Clare Sheng

Clare Sheng

The Fitting Room on Edward

Clare is the owner of The Fitting Room on Edward, author of The Suit Book, and the co-founder of The Modern Gentry.

A second generation family business, The Fitting Room has been helping Brisbane men improve their look for almost two decades.

After a five year career as a pharmacist, Clare left her profession to take over her mother’s small clothing alterations service in 2011. Since then, she has grown the family business into a seven-figure operation, employing 20+ staff, to become the largest alterations service in Queensland. Her clients include CEOs, politicians, major retailers and influencers across many industries.

Clare overcame racial and social prejudices, adopting innovative approaches to run and grow this traditional business. In 2017, she won the Lord Mayor’s multicultural Young Business Person Award, Small Business Champion Award in Fashion, and a special mention in the Lord Mayor’s Business Innovation Award.

In 2019, Clare will be swapping her stilettos for dancing shoes, to become a Dancing CEO. Tango, Salsa, Flamenco or Bollywood, which dance style will she choose? There’s only one way to find out!