There is no escaping the Boho Chic for summer, it’s everywhere but beware it’s about to be Boho Geek next season so don’t go overboard.
Supre: Have a very ‘Easton Pearson’ style embroidered, full skirt in a black and white print with a scattering of sequins $60; and some fabulous bargain, scoop neck, baggy T-shirts $18, plus a lot of tracksuits, hoodies and shorts, if you are a size 6 or age 12. EDC esprit; There is a cool brown Khaki cotton twill blazer $99, and a cute red and orange batik hippy skirt $59. Shoo Biz: There are some groovy but cheap shoes here in gold and silver for around $99; check out the round toe, lower heel, with a criss cross front. And the peep toe, 40’s style with a heel and a chic little ribbon laced around the edge with a bow, ever so lady-like $99. Also check out the metallic silver and black version too.Portmans: have some sexy Liz Hurley white jeans (but a bit flared) $79 and of course the choc brown, military jackets in cotton twill $99. Esprit: check out the cool little jersey T shirt tops with a cinched in ruched waist in red $39; the chinos in choc brown $79; the black, long hippy dress from last week $139 and the handy black cropped narrow pants with a cuff $69.Nine West: have some new black pointy flats in black with punched leather, I’m thinking very Pierre Hardy, for you $129.Cue; Love all the Miu Miu inspired colours in here. Smart move, no obvious signs of Boho chic, thank the lord. Buy the graphic print 50’s skirt; the dark grey fitted jacket $279; the chic classic knits in great colours $89 and the bronze metallic bubble skirt dress with a drape front, very Jil Sander $233. Plus there is a chic purple, mini pleat, full skirt in chiffon with a satin band $189 and a cool print cream, blue, brown chiffon blouse wt short sleeves $189.
ZU Shoes: go here for some YSL style dark brown leather sandals. Check out the brown heels with a T bar and ankle strap $100, and the mini platform T bar ankle strap heels (high) $100 in black.MNG: Have some cool pieces in. Check out the stripe (purple/green) chiffon blouse, very Scanlan and Prada with the secretary tie at the neck $139; a cute prince of Wales short peacoat $189 with epaulettes; a beautiful brown leather jacket with patch pockets and overstitching, it must be real leather at $599. Check out the crop beige trench, bolero style $119 and the choc brown leather blazer this one is wrinkled but still chic $599 ( ouch).There is a groovy cream, vintage lace, Victoriana high neck sleeveless blouse $59 and a nice cream cotton baggy T shirt with raw edge $39. Speedo: Lots of simple, chic classics here. Go for the simple cotton caftan tops (no embroidery) with a drawstring waist $69 and some simple black or brown one piece with silver ring detail if you are going to Noosa. Not for Capri not glamorous enough. David Jones: Checkout the Milana shoes; there are some cool Birkenstock styles obviously inspired by Robert Clergerie (or was it Sergio Rossi?) from last year ; in a fab dark choc brown leather and with a brass ring detail $129 and also a very nice Miu Mui style ankle strap wedges in choc brown with a flower on the front $199.FCUK: best pieces are the pink/brown harlequin print wrap dress $169, skirt and tops as reported last week. Plus I see a lot of watermelon.
Country Road: have some cute short, shorts with a cuff and over stitching $95; the Prada ish thin T bar flat sandals (very Jackie O on Capri) from last year have been redone this year in a silver, white and tangerine. $99; There is a raw edge, silk, full skirt in a steel grey $225 and a lurex crochet cardigan $139. Check out the blue sequin shrugs $199; the oatmeal knit shrug with a silver thread thro it $119 and a baggy tank in a blue lurex (but it’s a bit too pastel). There is a also a very Chloe style satin cami in champagne $129 with black straps. David Lawrence: has a chic little black knit shrug with black sequin trim $99; a lovely choc brown, simple, satin cami ( no lace) $99 and the black rib poncho is still here $129. Check out the choc brown single breasted trench is $269 and I do l like the choc brown crop trench with epaulettes $269.There is a beige velvet blazer $189 and an oatmeal knit cardi with a huge collar $119 but oh dear so much watermelon.Queenspark: they sometimes have groovy ish things in here. They have gone mad on bags so check out the YSL style croc or snakeskin slouch bag $299. I see a beaded caftan $120 but you already have a million of those from last year don’t you? But there is a chic camel suede jacket ( (very Marni) with scalloped edge and a flower brooch $250 .Karen Millen: has a chic red, cotton, single breasted trench coat $595 and a very Missoni silk stripe scarf $190 and I like the red and pink slinky singlet tops with a plaited straps and a dinky self belt $270.Bettina Liano: Best pieces are the white muslin pieces as reported last week; the fab slim denim jeans and the Missoni style stripe tops. And of course the funky grey waistcoat $245. Wear it a la Kate Moss with shortest of shorts.A/X: So much hot pink and purple I am speechless and that’s saying something. But check out the crop stone trench $250;the silver tank $89 and the grey singlet with a sequin trim as reported $120.Max & Co: Lots of fab new pieces have arrived here. Buy the gorgeous rib knit round neck sweater with silver military buttons along the shoulder and on the cuffs $295; a white cotton blazer $520, a cute print multi patch top $160; an orange/pink hoodie $260 and a cool white military style jacket $420 with silver buttons. Check out the grey maille tank with silver sequin trim $215 also in white; the beautiful black leather blazer $895; and a brown tie dye T shirt with Lanvin style jewel encrusted front, $210, it’s cool.
Sass & Bide: Check out their new store in Paddington. The jeans are great of course and so is the cool little waistcoat $270. I see a cool military style denim blazer $320 and but I also see watermelon and yellow.
Bally: Love the fabulous red or black suede wedges with lacing up the ankle $525; the white, orange or aqua loafers with silver detail $375; and the big, black slouchey bag with silver ring detail ( from last season and it was also in blue) $1100; There is the fab choc brown strappy heels with a wooden clumpy sole a la Miui Mui $525, quite divine and very high; and a nylon red messenger satchel bag $750. Also check out the fab gold drawstring bag $899 and I see some sexy gold heels too.Ralph Lauren: has some sporty spice orange zip tops $399, some very classic stripe shirts and some cool stripe T shirts of course. Christensen Copenhagen Double Bay: Have some new pieces of Paul & Joe and Mayle have arrived. Checkout the green, pretty, vintage style, 40’s dress $650, a blue vintage satin 40’s style dress with a red floral sketches scattered on it $695; and a babydoll empire dress in green silk $650. New Paul & Joe is a light blue cropped cotton pants $350; a light blue cotton twill, military jacket with silver buttons and epaulettes $495; ( also in black) and there are some cool Capri pants $250. Check out the chic little camisoles $455 in satin; the Paul & Joe black lace and cotton coat/top $895, the black cami/tank $375; the tie back black cotton tiered dress $895; and a black cotton military jacket $495. Checkout the Collette Dinnigan floral dresses, all on sale (obviously didn’t sell) $250. There is a Pureheart white cotton or is it silk?caftan tan ,very Indian $250 and some cute ballets flats by Pure sole and also some cool jeans by Acme from $200 to $400. There is 25% of the Nina Ricci. Checkout the red knit V neck cardigan top now $1295 and a grey silk skirt with a silver lurex trim $1200. Buy the Missoni: a stripe silky jacket $1895, a cream stripe silky skirt $1415, and a long skirt in a green and pink stripe $1395.