I have been everywhere as usual this week (how can I keep away from all the sales?) but here’s the scoop de la scoop: If you want to see for yourself what’s on sale ( and my highly recommenced suggestions) before you hit the stores, visit these websites which show the markdowns. Brilliant. Go to http://www.ninewest.com.au and click on shoes, and you can see the velvet heels with a jewel toe now $79 (good in black), the ankle strap heels called Kama are cool too now $79, and check out the YSL esque satin wedges called Happier (you will be): not on sale but they may as well be for $149. There are shoes not online so check out the fake snakeskin sling backs for $89, the ‘Jackson Pollack’ splash heels now $79 and the suede orange YSL heeled loafers are now $99. Go to http://www.witchery.com.au to checkout their sale online and instore: Buy the sequin shrug ( hot look with a white T and jeans) now $149, the ‘Ivana’ Chloe pocket bag now $169 and the Marc Jacobs style tan round toe tan boots ‘selena’ now $249. The ‘Gale’ flat pointy brown shoe is $49.Then check out the fur trim parka $149, the faux fur vest $99 and the twisted rib cardigan now $99. Then buy the new tan ‘Sadie’ bag $169 and the Larry tan vintage style slouch bag new at $139. In store the Larry tan vintage style slouch bag new at $139. In store there is a chic dark brown pointy boot with a low heel now $249. Esprit: has a few new arrivals: check out the chunky wrap oversized cardigan with belt $119, dark jeans (like seven) for $99 and a dark denim pencil skirt but surely you already have 5 of these? There are chunky knit zip through tops $59 and tight little knit choc brown hoodies $99.Go to http://www.cue.cc/ but sorry no sale items on the website but instore there is to 50% off. Yes, I repeat the Chloe buckle bag is now on sale $265,check out the red Marc Jacobs ish tweed coat princess now $299, and the chunky cherry red zip top is cool $169 also in green. New in: the very Balenciaga style navy trousers with the brass sailor buttons ( Hello Sailor! be prepared they will be everywhere for summer) $179 , the very tight, crop, cotton jacket in black $169, plus the dark grey maille coat with a ribbon belt is on sale for around $400. Mollini: has some new choc brown suede long boots $248 with white stitching; tres chic, and some very groovy new season round toe heels in a woven Hessian (not so sure about those.) But check out the round toe suede wedges with ankle strap $128 and the fake snakeskin open toe wedge $128. Just Jeans: have a choc brown suede/fake lambswool jacket now $49. MNG: Sale here. I repeat; if you want a suit that looks expensive but ain’t then check out the dark grey suits here $100. There are also some dark green leather blazers now $400 but ouch! that’s too expensive for this label. Check out the black nylon belted trench for $79 (that’s more like it). FCUK: Buy the graphic print fold up umbrella in pale red and bleu for $19 and make a scene when it rains. There is black cream and grey fine knit zip tops $49, crop jeans for $49 and lots of T shirts. Buy the dark, dark, grey very chic, trousers for $89 and the matching pencil pleat skirt $49. Outrageous. Kookai: New in: a tweed story (in a light wool); check out the belted coat $289, the brown cuffed shorts $119 and the wool baggy pants $159 plus the bags here are very good for the price; the Chloe bag is about $169.
Country Road: http://www.countryroad.com.au/ There is a huge 35% off the already discount price but the sale is not on their website though you can see the original prices. In store check out the books and homewares such as the dark, wooden chunky picture frames $19 ( like the Ikea ones) and the white very fine egg shell ceramic votives $9. Check out the very narrow, crop, dark pinstripe side pocket pants, were $129, the trackie pants in grey and a camel maille, were $89, the narrow black and white grey tweed pants $199, also the Balenciaga clutch bags with a dull silver strap are not bad for $99 and neither are the tweed princess coats now about $200.
Armani Exchange is still on sale: Best picks are the black and white vest now $125 and the black cotton lined trench now $200 and the white shirts with pleats down the front $132. David Lawrence: Go to http://www.davidlawrence.com.au and click on accessories and check out the fabulous Missoni copy green zig zag scarf for $49 and the choc brown suede skirt now $189, but there is not a huge selection here. Instore check out the baggy side pocket pants now $99, the chic camel high collar wool single breasted coat now $289 and the black wool military crop wool peacoat is very CK $219. Zimmerman: on sale; You should buy the trousers suits here, great cut , the very marc Jacobs esque pretty 50’s dress in a black and white print now $266 and the cute little diamond print sundresses are now $100.
Mimco: On sale so check out the jewels but watch those bags they can be expensive. (let’s face it, you can buy the original from Belinda or a great Italian label like Coccinelle for not much more and its far better quality).Max & Co: Sale is great here with 40% off. Nothing new from last week but this is sensational quality and sorry to say no one can do quite like that in Australia. Check out the black wool peacoats, great for our weather, our lifestyle and they’re great with jeans or for work with a pencil skirt from $276. There are also chic little black dresses $247, knit from $99, skirts from $200 and cute satin evening bags for $147.
Myer: Shoes; the Chloe round toe heels with brass studs are still here amazingly for $500 and so are the teal suede Manolos with an ankle strap for $700 ( heaps of sizes; perhaps the Myer customer is not a Manolo customer?) and check out the groovy marc by marc Jacobs red suede pointy flats now $350. New seasons Chloe sandals are here: checkout the woven gold heels $800. Christensen Copenhagen: Have some new gold Louboutin heels $900 and some Nine Ricci shoes $990 and bags. Evelyn Miles; Check out the $150 shelf and try on the Michel Perry red and pink square toe, sling backs or Michel Perry red round toe, high heels plus there are YSL loafers now $350. Ralph Lauren: now has another 25% off. Buy the stripe T shirts $99 and the knits. Bally: head here for delicious quality and 30% off. Check out the fabulous black, round toe pumps now $415, the little toe thongs with a heel and signature red and cream stripe $345, also in brown. There are black long boots with a kitten heel $625, fab black patent bags ( big news for next season) now $595 and black or brown suede bags with a leather horn strap now $735.Gucci: There is a new rack of clothes out with up to 50% off . Check out the black narrow leggings $855, the simple black knits $800, the slinky pink knits now $600, the amazing purple satin dress now $3000, a black pencil cotton skirt $600 and a grey silky knit $625. There are also silky tanks for $300 in plums and purples and tops for about $400.Prada: sale time! Buy the shoes please. The beige and caramel sling backs with a square toe and chunky heel are now $330, the black patent wedges are classic but cool now $378 and flat the sandals (seen in every magazine) in red patent are now $335.There are patent, peacock, purple flats; very cool $335 and the pink satin strappy heels now $400. In the clothes check out Prada Sport for simple T-shirts now $217 in white, khaki and black, a zip through anorak now $315 and some crop pants now $300. There are little boat appliqué T-shirts now $690, tan straight skirts with a contrast trim are now $1000 and the polo chunky knits with a red collar are now $580. Check out the fabulous bead necklaces in red, yellow and white. More jewel brooches have arrived but not on sale $280 and neither are the dingle dangles but they are very cute. Some bags are on sale and some are not. Damn. Too many to mention. But checkout the new bags: the Hessian and leather baskets are around $1800 and the new cream canvas and red leather ones are gorgeous..