Portmans: The Kit Willow for Portmans collection has arrivedin store and It’s great: Check out the caramel cotton dress with the black beltand pin tuck front $249; the light blue or black cotton simple dress withoyster trim $159 or buy the black and white strapless with a tulip hem and abow front $169. There is also a black and white print dress with string straps$189. Cool. Also check out the hats here, there are some cool black cottonfloppy hats with a large wire brim, very 70’s for just $39.95 ..A bargain.
MNG: I see lots of fab new pieces in from the winter collection which isobviously now instore in Europe. The black and white story is rather chic: gofor the fabulous black and white tweed strapless dress $159; the boiled woolblack jacket military $359; the small rib cotton black tank $49; and the divineblack cotton cutaway shoulder high neck empire blouse $99. The cream satinpleat front blouse is very Chanel $179 with short sleeves and then buy theblack ruffle front tank that has flattened bows down the front, chic $79. Thecream round neck tank with ruching along the side is $79 and very simple andlong. I am always a sucker for a trench and the stone DB trench coat here withepaulettes is great $169. An excellent buy. Buy the cream ruffle blouse withsatin cuffs $229 and the sheer ruffle black satin Chanel esque dress you canwear to the races $279. The skinny dark denim jeans look good for $99 too. Plusgo here for summer dresses and cheap little tops.
Witchery: I see a sale happening with 30% off shoes. Alsocheck out the new tall tote in black, very new Balenciaga $189 and a smallermore classic Balenciaga style handbag $169 is here too. Also check out the cutelittle cotton dress with a drawstring front empire and subtle bow front (itseems a lot of people have copied it but I can’t put my finger on it), it’sgreat here in a lovely cream and taupe print. It seems to come in black, Frenchworker blue and in white about $129. Also check out the satin camisole $69 witha cream trim and the cute sundress in a red and white stripe $149. I see toomuch boho nono here.
Esprit: the accessories are good here if you are on aserious budget; try the thin chocolate brown belt $39.95 and the cute chic slouch bag with abig brass buckle and flap front $69.95 Also I love the shirt dress in chocolatecotton with roll up sleeves and the must buy cotton button front pencil skirtwith side pockets in a washed cotton $99. The chocolate brown cotton militaryblazer is handy for the trans seasonal weather $119.00. The red and whitestriped cross-back singlet $29.95 is cool too.
Kookai: Look like the major story in store this week is thevintage tea stained cream look a la Chloe too ( Oh No! It’s Boho No No) butcheck out the very nice white cotton trench with matt silver military buttonsand a glitter belt ( take that off quick smart ) $249; the cream T’s with athin gold sequin subtle trim is cute $69 and so are the simple tops with adrape front $49 ( they are a bit thin see through I must say). Buy the stripe Vneck crop rib waist cotton knit sweater in black and white, navy and white orred and white; very nice $89, the also the cute strapless bubble dress incotton jersey $109 in cream and black. Buy it wear it. Ditch it next season. Bless. I see coral andwatermelon still haunting me. There are cute black crop short cuffed shortswith a self belt for those with faaabulous legs $109 and lots of navy T ‘s $49.Cool.
Cue: Lots of new pieces every week; how do they do it? Buythe cream chiffon Victoriana s/s blouse with a thin belt ( it came in blacklast season) $159; the black pencil skirt with high wasit $189; the chic creamand taupe print empire top in cotton $139; and the lovely navy and white tie backsinglet with gros grain ribbon straps $69 ( also in black and white). Check outthe fab silk empire cami in choc brown or flesh pink with grosgrain straps (ala Prada) and belt in black $149. The straps are wide enough for a bra and thisis chic enough for the office or with jeans. Check out the blue and white orbrown and white spot blouse $149 and the square neck purple cotton empire top$109. There are lots of fab dresses here: go for a bow crinkle dress in fleshpink $239; the black chiffon dress with a belt $199; or the choc scoop neckdress with contrasting trim on the neck and neckline. There is a chic purplebubble skirt $149 and a fab short crop beige trench with tortoiseshell buttonsand a trapeze shape $209 and also short crop single breasted jacket in cottonwith a gathered back $245. Love the navy and grey striped drape sleeveless top $69.95. Needsome baggy wide man style pants? They are here $189. The Prada/Fendi belts areback again in black and taupe patent ; wide or skinny about $129. Chic Alors!
Mollini: Love the matte red leather heels with whitestitching and stacked wooden heels and the thick T back strap up to the anklestrap $128 the red patent Miu Miu stylepeep toe heels $128 and the flat snakeskin brown and cream sandals $89. Theclassic blackpeep toe heels with the all important wooden stacked heel are cool for $99 andso are the funky flat chocolate leather roman sandals $128.
General Pants: Go here for long simple cream tanks in a softjersey fabric by Agent 99 for $29 and for converse trainers.
Nine West: the shoes are great here this season and thereare lots to choose from. Try the very Miu Miu seriously chunky brown and goldflecked wedges with thick straps, groovy $149.00 and the divine Studio 9 blackleather wedges with lots of straps straight up the foot a la Hlemut Lang ( withthe wedge heel in a brown wood) $249.Buy the white or black patent flat sandals with a toe thong and a bit gladiatorstyle (they are in their ads) $139. The oversized bags are cool and I like thedark green oversized tote with subtle bras studs $89. The dead simple little brown faux croc flats T bars sandalswith an elastic back are all you need $119 but buy the YSL style patent blacksuede platforms $149 as well just to make sure.
Just Jeans: Go here for cheap but chic little Boho whitebroderie Anglaise tops in cotton. They are cute for summer and the last bohothing of any kind you will wear so why spend money? Wear them to the beach,with jeans or under a jacket and go for the one with a sexy halter neck $49.95and add the groovy black aviators $19.95. Buy the Seven dark denim jeans $99 ina skinny leg and check out the cute straw hats. Buy the cute short sleeve navyand white striped jacket in cotton as seen in the Whatswhat.com.au TVC…. theyhave obviously brought in more on demand $69.95.
David Lawrence: Looking very conservative and old here andthere are not enough fashion pieces. Perhaps they are now targeting an olderwoman. Best pieces are the trench coat ( of course) and the fab black oversizeshoulder bag $399. Buy the slim black cotton satine city shorts with cutemilitary Balecniagsa style buttons on either side $139 and the cream singlet$49
Midas: check out the plain wedge mules in black $228; thegold lurex espadrille with a flower on the side are kooky but cool $148; theblack Prada ish pointy style platform heels are great in black patent and nowin brown leather $228. Buy the cute round toe blue patent Mary Janes a la marcJacobs $198; or go for the bronze round toe flats with a wide strap - cute$198. Check out the flat plaited sandals with a cork sole $158 in silver, blackor gold; the gold heels $179 and the fab gold roman sandals with gold studs$198. The peep toe heels with a bow front in lots of great colours are greatfor those who don’t (or won’t) do a platform or wedge about $158. There aregreat short gloves here for the races and of course the cheap but chic of theweek the hats here are great for just $65. Bargain. Also check out the beltshere; they are simple with a leather covered buckle if you are not after abrass or metal buckle staring out at you in Wonder Woman style, $75.
Veronika Maine: Check out the sale items: go for the croptrenches, a great buy now about 30% off. What’s new in? Check out the gorgeousnew dresses: the concrete grey cotton dress with wide straps, empire shape,cargo style pockets and a belt is cool $249; and so are the simple grey Mariinspired dresses with a cream straps and Marni esque wooden brooches. There isa very groovy new Chloe style blouson loose baggy jacket $215 with a belt andcollarless. Check out the chic short fitted jacket with crop sleeves in a fabgrey $249; the matching pants $159; thecream pleat front button tie front shirt $159 and the fab ticking brown stripecuffed shorts. Plus much more.
Zimmermann: Some groovy pieces here: Go for the cutepinstripe cotton grey/black skirt with buttons either side on the front$260.00; the black ‘ingenue’ pleat pocket dress with crossover straps, pockets,heart buttons and a self belt is adorable $635 and so is the cute denim crossback dress. The knits in a camel and black stripe are very Sonia Rykiel.
Country Road; Lots to buy here and the prices are great.Check out the gold roman sandals $149; the fab cuffed short shorts $79; thewide, wide canvas belt in navy or red $49 and the divine cream and black knitbib front pleat cami $99.00. In the bag department go for the simple camelleather open top tote $179.00 and the standup tall tote with brass buckles asreported $249. The crop cardigans are so handy for any wardrobe so go for thered half sleeve v-neck cardigan or the one in grey $99.00. Buy the greypinstripe suit pant $199.00; and the cream lace shirt sleevless shirt to gowith it $149. There are simple 2 button silk camisoles in every colour $79which everyone needs as a wardrobe staple. The dresses are fab buy the blackjersey empire drape front dress with grosgrain ribbon straps in flesh pink a laPrada $199 also in red and I see a very nice black and white print empire dressjust right for the races. The singlets in every colour are perfect to wearunder anything $29.
SABA: How cute is that black cotton bubble skirt with sidepockets ? Very $229. Also go for the oyster satin camisole $129, the white cuffedshirt and the choc brown classic pants. Head to the sale rack for the croptrench coats now half price.
Ralph Lauren: Lots of new pieces which just hit the flooryesterday. Buy the fabulous simple white rib racer back tanks for $79; greatquality though a little thin ( read see through). They have a higher necklineinstead of that scoop that everyone is doing. Also in black. Check out the fab navy pink ribbon black zip hoodie $229;the navy blouson zip through sporty jacket with thin white piping $299 and thewhite navy and white stripe shirt $199 with patch pockets. Love the prettyflesh pink ruffle wrap and tie blouse $349, very lady like. Check out the whitefitted cotton round neck shirt, chic $199. There is a white and navy vest witha huge stripe through the waist, very nautical but nice $299 and a navy patchpocket cotton blazer with epaulettes - very Ralph Lauren $399. Buy the divinefine knit cream and navy stripe boat neck knit with ¾ sleeves $199 and thecotton canvas fabric belts in candy colours. The navy cotton blazer is classicchic $799 and I like the stretch cotton white cargoes $299.
Bally: Love the new stripe cotton canvas story: the bigweekender bag ( or is it just an oversized handbag?) is just gorgeous with atan leather trim and big pockets – a must buy $1150. Go for the smallerversions. Also check out the fab classic loafers in red, orange and white about$495; and the black wedges with an ankle strap $595. The divine shiny brownstructured lady like bag with gold hardware is still so right $1450. I stilllove the classic and very chic chocolate brown suede slouch with silverhardware it’s a steal for $795. Theclassic matte black square tote with white stitching and two handles is perfectfor the work $1450 and the brown slouch satchel with red stripe strap $995 isperfect for travel or weekends . The black version comes with a black and creamstripe strap. How chic. Buy the chocolate brown platform sandals with just twosimple straps and subtle white stitching $625 and the black round toe pumpswith white stitching will be perfect for the races $595
Belinda Paddington. Best pieces here are the shoe because they have sold out of a lot ofbags. Go for the Marc Jacobs pale bluepeep toe heels with studs $525; very simple the marc Jacobs blush round toeballet flats with 2 elastic straps $495 and the funky cute little silvermetallic flats for you $395. Check out the fabulous Sigerson Morrison T barsandals with bronze studs on the front $645; the Sigerson Morrison round toetan flats with 2 cute little buckles on the front and the Sigerson Morrisonchoc brown square toe heels with chunky funky heel sandals $645. Love theProenza Schouler tan open toe with a chunky heel and white trim and cute littlebuckles $795 and of course the fabulous Miu Miu silver sparkle sling backs that have asmall square heels covered in big jewel diamantes $945. The black distressedleather oversized bags with a silver buckle by Abro are a great price for about$650.