I want! I want ! I want !: This week best buys are: The ‘Luella’ bag in Cue, the red canvas bag at FCUK, the red ballet Milana shoes at David Jones, the Witchery choc brown ‘sausage’ slouch bag, the Max & Co double breasted black short peacoat with a big Claude Montana collar, in soft soft cashmere and the gorgeous big green woven tote bag from Bally ( and the rest )and all the Scanlan & Theodore..
David Jones; Their shoes sale is still happening and if you look carefully you will find a copy of the Chloe ballet shoes by Pedder in great leather now for about $160. Sachi shoes have done the Mui Mui esque snakeskin 40’s peep toe jeweled encrusted heels in green $199. Witchery: Best pieces are the bronze sequin shrug $99, the paisley chiffon peasant top $119 ( handy to cover arms), the silver sequin shrug $149, and the Gucci style aviator sunglasses reduced to $19. Check out the T bar silver heels $139, the metallic bronze sling backs $149 and if you are going somewhere cold perhaps you should buy the puffa jackets with detachable sleeves and hood in black or brown for a very cheap $149 ( can that be right?). There is black chiffon pleated skirt, very nice, soft and pretty, and would look great with boots and coat or a white T and flats for you $99. But is that a shrunken cord jacket I spy?? Speedo: love the black tankini with fab chic dull silver square ring detail and a cross back $89 and also in a bikini version, plus it comes in a print too. FCUK; Have a grey maille sloppy v neck T $59, and the DVF style wrap dress in a peacock print $159, cool.
Agnes B is now at Myer.It is very classical almost secretary plain. ( secretaries are groovy now anyway). There is a choc brown cardigan $170, simple pants around $300, a trench coat $1200 ish and also great white shirts for under $200.Plus there are some interesting skirts and simple straight ones too. Great quality and the prices are very good . Saba: Lots of new pieces in. Best buys are the tweed strapless black and white dress $425, the grey knit sweater with gold sequins along the V neck ( very Prada) $265,( also in burgundy) the lovely grey knit sweater with a deep V ( wear it over a white tank) the white shirt $125 and the gorgeous lace trim knit cami $135 ( in teal or black). Check out the side pocket cotton sateen chinos $225 and there is still 75% off a lot of good things like the flippy black jersey skirt now $175.Country Road: Check out the scarves, there are lots of big, soft, fine wool ones in all colours $99, the lovely steel grey ribbed cardigan $119 and the Choc brown cardigan $119 is cool ( wear with a belt and brooch a la Prada).There are suits galore, scoop neck knits (cut to flatter the neckline) cardigans with a scattering of sequins $150 ( for day) and I think the track pants and tops with over stitching are the go for doing therapy on the weekend.Max & Co: more winter pieces have arrived, you want the black (Yes, black its slimming!) pleated 50’s skirt with a belt $290, the blue cute hand knitted sweater $230, the short belted canvas trench $545, the orange round neck sweater $215 and the V necked ribbed orange sweater with belt dingle dangles $250. There is the previously mentioned peacoat $710. and a Balenciage style black swirl patchwork chiffon tank $195, and I do love the red tweed belted princess coat $1295. Scanlan & Theodore: Ahh bliss, what a great winter collection, what an original eye. Hands down the best Australian designers) Please go in and buy up big,It just looks right .First off you want the bags by Scanlan and also by Sissi Rossi ( the red one is gorgeous $750), and the shoes. You want the print floral skirt pinks and oranges chiffon in $640, yes, a pink cardigan $300, the long riding coat in camel cord $750 , the chiffon secretary style chiffon blouses $300.There is a fab red sweater $240, a choc brown double breasted jacket in a knit $500, a beautiful paisley wrap dress in browns and gold, $600 and satin goddess dress $800 and check out a beautiful ruffle chiffon top in an amazing print $450. Need I go on? Ok, buy the mint green leather jacket $1200 and the op art print tank $200 and the classic black pants , a great cut $300.
Morrissey:has the perfect black shift dress a la Audrey Hepburn $279, a brown short cotton peacoat is perfect for the weekend too ( and it’s called weekend) and don’t forget the great sunglasses and the good choc brown bags with white stitching $229. Allannah Hill: has a cute 50’s skirt called ‘birds on a fence’ in cherry red $449 and she has some cool little print chiffon tops on sale and you will find the Spencer and Rutherford copy of the Balenciaga Lariat bag here (best in green) $289. David Lawrence: Has great rib knits in green or teal $89, and also in a good choc brown (rib is slimming, doesn’t cling),there is a chic brown suede skirt $249 also in burgundy, a Prada esque bag with the eyelets $159,a black single breasted trench $269 ( very Burberrry). CK Jeans: where are all the fabulous winter clothes? It’s all very casual but you want the nice zip through cream knit $199 for those weekends away and there is a childrens wear range in here now too, which is very cool. Jigsaw: still on sale but there are a few good winter pieces in : the lanvin style dark black pinstripe layered skirt $325, a good camel cropped shrunken jacket $329, a bejeweled bronze beaded capelet $199, and a poncho in brown argyle knit $159. Midas shoes: have had a relaunch with lots of new bags and shoes just arrived in store. Will report next week
Bally; ooh la la there is a whole new winter collection just arrived and it is all gorgeous. Fabulous quality (made in Italy not China) .You want the divine nylon green tote bag like an oversiezed toned down Balenciaga with silver rings etc $795 ,the black barrel version $995, the divine blue suede slouch bag with leather and silver ring detail $1400. You want the clever gold woven bag that has a detachable pouch inside so you can wear either the pouch or the woven version, two for the price of one at $1050. You want the black patent tote $1200 with silver buckles, the tan tall tote with an antique finish and the bally red and ream stripe $1050, the black suede slouch bag with overstitching $995, and the choc brown suede slouch bags with leather trim $1200. The shoes are great: the round toe heels in black or tan $595, or buy the motorcycle boots with a round toe and a detachable strap $795. Plus check out the chic flats with white stitching $495 and the brown heels with brass buckles $775. Oh and the woven belts in striped red and cream or green and cream are lovely $190. Evelyn Miles: Have lots of fab boots, and more new shoes: You want the divine Evelyn Miles own label round toe flats $450 ish, Sergio Rossi patent flats $795 in red and black and the Sergio Rossi choc brown suede bags and lots more. Parlour X: has a few new pieces of Cacherel in: knit sweaters with flower petal necklines and a few skirts too, there are still lots of fab cacherel scarves $150 and some bags by Mooii and don’t forget they have a bargain room upstairs , 50% off ( should be more) but it’s worth a rummage. Ralph Lauren: Has a very classic navy velvet jacket $1485, and a fabulous classic trench $2195 and of course white shirts and lots of polo tops. Varino: in Chatswood Chase has some cool Chloe pieces such as divine floral dresses $2395 , also check out the gorgeous Blumarine Anna Molinari too.