Hot buys for this week? The Mui Mui shoes half price at Fusion, a green Gucci bag, the Nine West velvet shoes, the Hugo by Hugo boss shearling coat , a Ferragamo or Loewe bag, an Esprit Trench, all the Strenesse in David Jones and the Milana print scarf for $20.
Sportsgirl: Have a cool (mock) suede peasant skirt in a brown with embroidery $169, there’s a good buy for winter! and is that a Chloe copy denim jacket with velvet patchwork? Very Sergeant Pepper for the people who might have to ask who were the Beatles ( bless), $129 and there is a paisley rust chiffon top $129 and some nice Helmut Lang style chinos $79. Nike Women’s store ( WBJ) has lots of fab things for keeping fit so you can fit into your other clothes. There’s fab teal yoga pants $89, a light blue yoga wide neck top $99, and lots of great running track pants and cutaway tops plus how good are those bags? Very! In burgundy nylon, and with a rubber trim, they are very slouchy, and with a cool long strap with lots of great pockets to zip away wet bathers or goggles $169. Kookai: Go for the DVF wrap dress that is turning up everywhere. The one here is soft blue and green chiffon print one $219, and I like the fab khaki very marc Jacobs style military jacket $199, the cheap but very chic black rib cardigan with a velvet tie and chiffon frill edge for you $129. Esprit: have a YSL blue teal velvet jacket (think Demi Moore) $139 and don’t forget the lovely paisley floral floaty dress. Witchery: have a few new cool pieces in. Check out the camel cord belted trench $160, the choc brown suede belted coat, very nice $399, the silver sequin bolero $149,the teal V neck sweater $79, and there is another drop of the over sized Balenciaga bags in bronze or black $199 ish. Supre: well I never: they have done an exact copy of the Gucci small horsebit shoulder bag with a chain strap that is actually quite good in brown $30! At a distance you could carry it off. EDC: esprit has a rack of European designer samples in the WBJ stoe and check out a cool khaki jacket $49 and a lot of black pieces. Target: have a great fake fur black sleeveless vest $49. Funkis homewares is on sale (in the Strand) but check out the fashion: the Filippa K is 30% off, it’s great for simple T ‘s, also for a Mui Mui style graphic print skirt you’ll find a great selection here a la Marimekko. A must buy. Mollini: have some fab shoes in fabulous gold shot Chinese brocade! Sound a bit daggy but they are great: round toe heels with a button in pink/red colour $128. Esprit: have a done a good black pencil skirt without that awful suburban split up the back, but with 2 small ones $129. Also a black pencil skirt without any splits and with some overstitching, chic, good for work $119. Check out the Mui Mui esque op art skirt in burgundy and pink $89, and the good dark grey blazer, looks expensive for work $279, and the fab trenches are great in blue or camel $129. Also there is a cool chiffon vintage style blouse but it is in, surprise! dirty pink $119.Portmans; Have black wool flippy skirt with a white floral print: trust me it’s tasteful and more exciting than boring black $129.Nine West: I love the velvet pointy heels in velvet with an expensive looking jewel and ribbon across the front. So cheap at $169 and they come in green, black, soft pink and mustard. A must buy for evenings. Also the best buy here are the fabric shoes with round toe heels $139. Cue: are very good (not too much pink!) and check out for knits for work ; the dark purple, V neck sweaters $89 ( the piece of the season see Bottega Veneta and Louis Vuitton and wear with a thin belt) check out the full skirts in dark pinstripe ( with a flattering flat waist) $129 and the wide leg, side pocket, baggy pants $179. There is a leaf print in black and grey full skirt: wear with boots, wear with heels, wear with black $179. And yes there is a cherry pink/red fitted jacket that is quite stunning $249. David Jones: have 2 fab must haves! (ground floor) a graphic op art print “silk” scarf in pinks, reds oranges $20, and the fab wide stripe knit poncho in red/oranges/browns for $159. Cool. MYER: Have some really great leather slouch croissant bags in leather by Faith $99 in great colours to sling across the body (the green is good).
Coach: Have a few new things in. There is a cream square bag with overstitching in textured leather in lots of different shapes which are cool around $680 and a cute fringed bag in lots of bright colours $1000. Country Road: are just getting better and better. Check out the groovy trilby in red, or black and white tweed $79, a lovely dark navy belted DB trench $490, a grey check cotton canvas belted trench $298, the chic SB princess black and white tweed fitted coat $499, and scarves in every colour. The green suede pointy toe kitten heels are good $199, and don’t forget the stone grey chinos $199 and the satin, teal, pleated skirt $199 very Jil Sander, and the seersucker blazer in brown $249. David Lawrence: have an amazing dark brown chiffon and sequin skirt $299.David Jones: Found the Marc by Marc Jacobs (moved near Saba on the first floor) but Oh dear, It looks much better on the runway on style.com. Some of it is incredibly awful. Obviously designed by his London stylists but who cares! this is so bad it’s almost subversive. Be amused by the cream woven knit jackets $? But the best pieces are the orange stripe wrap top $349, the burgundy cord shrunken jacket $749,( seen everywhere else for $100) the denim belted coat $$ ( ditto) .Blue Lurex shirt $429 and very nice dark teal side pocket pant $629 and some fab wide leg pants with a self black belt ( the buckle has an owl on it: don’t ask) $650. Oh and the black pinstripe jacket with hook and eye fastening is cool $ 999. But for the best value for money and chic-ness go to the Strenesse label on the 2nd floor. It’s quite delicious. It is quite black but not boring, just a more interesting cut. Check out the black jersey drape to $379, and you want the black and white tweed wrap skirt, a black pencil skirt cut like a jean with back pockets $499, a black tweed belted coat $1295 and a black cashmere shell tank top $599. I like the black jersey drape top with a sparkle of quiet black sequins lurking under $349 and I want the black zip through hoodie with a red and white stripe up the front $459, Yum. If you keep going you will walk into the sale section of imports (Burberry, Paul smith etc). And don’t forge the range of DVF dresses is quite big here from $600. Myer; They have a lot of bags on sale: DKNY ones are all reduced and also check out the ones by Desmo ( some reduced from $1000 to $350) and the label Via Spiga has a big Jimmy Choos style black one on $500. Zambelli Donna: has a lovely print chiffon dress in red/pink print $299 and a very nice knit polo tops with an open neck $99. Morrissey: has some cool pieces in for winter: A DVF esque wrap jersey dress in a swirly red/cream/pink print $199 and also a skirt $159 and top in same fabric . I like the purple knit vest with the sequins on the trim $129 and the cream cotton peacoat $399,and there are a great pair of chic narrow black shorts $179. Saba: has a new black and white tweed princess coat with a cute black leather belt $695 and don’t forget the grey deep V neck sweater with the gold sequins along the V (just enough Bling) and the cap sleeve V neck grey knit T $75.
Gucci: Poor old Alessandra Faccinetti, the Gucci bubble has burst since Tom Ford left the building. There are still fabulous things though the accessories don’t make you want to sing anymore. But your baby might like to be sitting in the Gucci logo sling/babyholder/kaboose( what are they called?) with matching logo baby bottle holder $$ or have the logo teddy bear and baby shoes. Checkout the conservative green suede, lovely horsebit bag with studs $1400, the classic Jackie O shoulder bag is all sorts of colours $1100, the gold 40’s sandles $700, beautiful cream heels sandles $645, and the fab logo waxed nylon shopper with blue trim $500 ( true) .The ‘cruise’ fashion collection is in: check out the hot pink peasant shirt $1855, (hot pink is different in Gucci). Also I love the rust and cream canvas bags with plaited straps $$ and the plain slouch bags with a big G about $1400. And Floral limited edition watches are in (same as the bags) but I am not so keen they look like a swatch. Oh my god. Heresy. DFS in the rocks: Used to be great in here with GAP and Banana Republic ( all available at retail) but it is not so exciting, even the Prada store has gone. But check out fab paisley Etro scarves $430, gorgeous, and the divine Loewe bags: a choc brown structured bag with a pink and red stripe at top $2000,or the caramel slouch bag ( with 40% off some make up bags and shoes). The Dior boutique has too much pastel pink and baby blue logos, but The Burberry store has some good trench coats and lots of bags but it’s obviously for the Japanese. There is a fab ostrich bag with silver buckles in Ferragamo $$$ and also the Ralph Lauren store has the kids range in with Polo tops $54. Fusion in the rocks: They are having a huge 50% off sale and I am wondering if they are closing down …not much left but check out the Mui Mui shoes all now $260, the Dolce & Gabbana small stripe knit top now $500, the print shirt now $400, the DG animal print tops $600, and one small caramel leather Mui Mui bag about $400, worth getting down there foe a rummage. MYER: In the shoe department I like the marc by marc Jacobs teal boots $1300, the black round toe flats $520, the pink boots $1300 and the red suede flats with pointy toe and patent strips $520. Also check out the Pucci shoes including the gumboots!! Fabulous for the gardening at the farm $120.Plus of course the Manolos are here: you want the blue teal round toe ankle strap heels $1350 and red heels suede $1000. Check out the Chloe brown 40’s heels with brass studs $850 and the gold/bronze T bar heels $800 .And I was so excited to see shoes by Kors by Michael Kors but he was obviously in rehab designing these; Blue suede clogs and wedge suede loafers in mustard. David Jones; have An Armani Jeans black leather blazer, gorgeous $1195, perfect cut.