Jurlique have opened up in Oxford St Paddington
Playtypus shoes have Converse trainers in every kind of colour: floral, 60’s, cartoon, paint splattered, brown, white lined in orange high tops, you name it around $89
David Jones Shoe dept: have a Milana copy of marc jacobs flats in pink or cream $138, some great Milana green suede knee high boots $425 with a strap around the leg and for a classic black work stilletos (not too high) try the Milana black heels with stiching across the front $219. Urban Soul have done some cool low heel sling backs $139, and Jane Debster has copied the Prada pointy toe suede loafers with white stitching in choc,caramel green and black with a silver buckle across the front $139! Bargain!!
Sportsgirl: have gone a bit too cheap mod and there’s not a lot to find: Best pieces are chiffon leaf print 80’s loose tops $79, tweed pencil skirt in lots of colours which would look cool with floral tops a la Prada $79, a black Marc Jacobs style black Jaqui kennedy coat $199.
Sportscraft have done their sell out trench coat from last season in a fab red $299 and also have a great black car coat trench in black or cream $249 and Portmans have a great black satin shirt belted trench for $69?? ( seems to cheap?).
Witchery: have done a chic shirt-waister dress with long sleeves in caramel or black $139, a groovex black leather and knit Balenciaga style jacket $399, pinstripe single breasted fitted jacket $239 and trousers $129, and there’s a cream or black Akira style asymmetrical drape knit top $99.Keep away from all that hot pink! Crickey!
Esprit: have done a mini tartan skirt in lots of different colours $79 and a knit fringe poncho in black or red $79, and a cute tight denim bomber jacket $129 and a cream car coat $159 and a black asymmetrical wool skirt with fake zips on the front $89 and a really cool Bottega Veneta copy woven slouch bag in pleather? $49! in white, black and green.
What a life! I’ve spent hot days in the cool of David Jones discovering all their winter stock just being unpacked!
David Jones: Check out Hugo by Hugo Boss chic tweed trousers suit $1995, the HUGO brown peacoat with $1495, HUGO panelled poloneck knit $489, gorgeous Paul Smith pinstripe trousers suit $2495, a funky Paul Smith brown and pink leaf top with groovy puff sleeves $869, and also a skirt in the same print $995 and a silk leaf print very 30’s style cocktail dress $2295.Moschino Cheap and Chic have a black beaded dress $1795, a hot pink skirt $929 and shirt $849 ( in light blue too).If you want animal print there’s a Moschino Cheap and Chic shirt $429 and a fab Prada style animal print coat $1795
Burberry is in now too with a gorgeous cute mini kilt in lots of different colour ways $949 from classic tartan to plain black ( and they’re selling out!) The must have Burberry trench with a slim fit and epaulettes $2494, a groovy fitted black jacket with epaulettes and nylon pockets $1795, divine black knee length double button down the front skirt $849.
Also check out the gorgeous pink Akira dress asymmetrical long dress $1019.
Marc by Marc Jacobs has just arrived in David Jones: it is very expensive for a cheap second label which seems to contradict its vintage look but there are some cool pieces like the Black mod dress with white panels and stitching $749, heart print satin cami $499, pink poloneck rib sweater $379 and a cute orange silk with bows $1045!! (that’s a Gucci bag!) Too much army canvas stuff you don’t want to go near ( sooo last season. sorry) but there is a cream handknit multi stripe sweater $599, and great T shirts with ‘Ce Soir’ across the front… Yes me likie! $199.
Dolce & Gabbana diffusion line called ‘&’ has some great quality work pieces: a fab grey or black knit sweater $239, a classic trouser suit $849, zip ski top with grey stripe along the arm $499, and cute knit cami $189
Armani Jeans is also worth checking out: it’s good quality at good prices like a polo neck red knit $279, a cream chunky knit sweater $279. Get in there and start thinking about winter or at least to escape the heat!
David Jones shoe dept: Have the label L’Autre Chose with some fab 3/4 length black or pink boots $750 or high black ones $750 and groovy stilettos loafers $350, Marc Jacobs shoes ooh la la! Check out the red suede round toe boots with lacing up the side $1200 and 70’s round toe stack heel green suede with buckle $999.There is a black satin cream ribbon flat $550, red mini mouse heels $599, patent leather loafers in pink, green or black $599.There is some new Ralph Lauren, Walter Steiger and Jill Sander shoes which are Ok but not so exciting. Same with the Sergio Rossi: not as exciting as last year but worth a look from around $899.
So check out the black Jimmy Choo kitten heels $999.Emma Hope has done some fab black leather boots with a white stripe up the side $1200 and the Patrick Cox collection includes Tods style driving shoes $450 in white, blue and some cool hessian Khaki mules $399.
Also check out the shoe sale still on with shoes in every size: I spied some fab Rossi’s for $550 from $700
Paul and Joe: Their winter stock will begin to arrive in 2 weeks and the sale is still on and it’s all ½ price and there are some great buys: The pretty floral slip petticoat dresses are so next season and you want them in blue, yellow, pink or green now $200, and the matching cami $160.There’s a cute grey zip sporty top $160 and some blue Cult cream cords $170 and don’t forget the Petit Bateau T shirts not on sale but always faaaabulous!
Back to David Jones and I head to Heaven on Seven! It’s worth going to the top floor to check out the most fabulous Alberta Ferretti dresses. Too Too Divine! Drool over the divine Chiffon beaded burgundy dress $3995, a rose pink chiffon dress $3995, a rose pleat rose top $2295, a black beaded chiffon embroidered top $7995! Black suede embroidered coat you can buy when you sell some Sydney real estate at $3995.
Jil Sander is gorgeous. Check out this winters divine black Duffle coat $3995,a classic simple wool shift dress $1795, a cool raw edge blazer $2495, a gorgeous polo neck sheer knit sweater in black or red $1295.
And there are still some things on sale and some bargains: Jil Sander dark navy knit top $350, cream knit cashmere sweater with tie front now $645.Get in there now!
Loewe is so beautiful..You will die wanting the leather biker jacket $6450! Buy one in each colour! Or the brown leather jacket $5995.
Calvin Klein:There is a pretty green velvet print skirt $1795, a teal sweater $995 and a belted leather trench $6995 and a double cuff top black cashmere knit $995.
Also some Ralph Lauren blue label collection is there as well as Sonia Rykiel but you want the Calvin Klein.
Parlour X: Has a sale on with !0% to 50 % off selected items. The best buys are the groovy Alkira embroidered button singlets now $240, a House of Jazz black top $155, Cacherel floral tops now $221 and a Roland Mouret orange chiffon top now $400.There is also some funky gold lurex Yesim Chambray tops $290.There’ll be a 50% off rack this weekend and some Vivienne Westwood will be reduced too.