Dotti: Have a cool,pretty, chiffon, paisley caftan top $59 (get ready : it will the season of the paisley, chiffon, caftan top), and also check out the groovy Khaki marc Jacobs style military jacket with brass buttons in cotton $78. Groovy for $78 Just Jeans: there are heaps of cargo pants here and hippiy skirts (Tom Ford did the layered hippy skirt for YSL years ago, why does it haunt us so?). Hint: don’t go over board on all this hippy look, it’s finished for next winter) Esprit: Not much left on sale. The new seasons arrivals include a sweet cotton, soft pink/taupe stripe cotton cami $49, but is that a diamante jeweled trimmed singlet I spy? Last seen in Country Road, Witchery and Morrissey last year? Oops a daisy. Instead check out the simple stone belted trench $139,the side pocket chinos $79 and the overstitched black satin Cacherel style trench $279. Witchery: The sale is seriously happening and you can still find some great bargains: Go for any crop pants and satin cami a la Chloe and any blouses. Check out the choc brown, suede belted trench now $149, the shrunken cord velvet jackets (if you are last person in the western world without one) please buy this at $79. Also there are racks of slinky mininky tops in black or cream and mushroom now $39, cute crop to the calf side pocket pants ( big for next summer) to buy here for $39. True. There are some fab cotton track pants here, for those weekends away, with a double over waist band $59, A line flippy skirts $49 and drop waist cord skirts for an outrageous $49. Then check out the new flat, woven round toe flats in suede $129 and the Mui Mui style moccasins $129, but please enough already with the Balenciaga lariat bag $169. Sportsgirl: Yes, there it is; another paisley, print, chiffon caftan/peasant top $99 in bright colours! Check out the dark denim fabric shorts $99, and a cute cotton canvas military jacket that is seriously cropped to just under the boobs $89. Also check out the cute chiffon blouses in mint green $89 and also soft pink ( surprise). It seems that pink watermelon colour is baaack to haunt me too. There is a cool pink, paisley caftan dress ( similar to the Morrissey one) $149 and there is a Balenciaga style naval jacket (with tails) with brass buttons $249 , and some cute scoop neck, crinkle cut, wrinkly racer back Tanks $24. There are also a few oversized sunglasses for about $39, heaps and heaps of fab earrings, beads and bangles and some cute silk vintage scarves $20. Plus the shoes are reduced to about $50 so buy the open toe, 40’s, tan heels that look very Sergio Rossi .
Midas: are on sale and there are lots of cheapo bags in here. Check out the new season’s shoes; the tan sandals with an outrageous gold sequin wedge $268, and the hessian wedge heels with tan/brown leather appliqué $268. Plus I always say you can’t go wrong with a gold or black little ballet flats $198.Nine West: are having a HUGE sale with heaps of shoes and bags reduced down to cheap but chic prices.
David Jones; The label ‘Pedder’ is very good and always has a good version of what’s cool; Check out the version of the Louboutin patent, pointy slingbacks in every colour especially good if you can’t get into the round toe look $399. Check out all new DVF chiffon and wrap dress collection, the cute African print chiffon tops in browns $315, the gorgeous pinks/red, almost Missoni print, empire dress $739 and the African print chiffon dress in browns $700. The Strenesse summer collection is here but disappointing and very pink and linen. Eeew. Boss by Hugo Boss; A bit non de la non too, so when in doubt (and you can’t get excited by pink, linen and suiting) I say always go for the trench: check out the gorgeous double breasted belted camel here $1495, or go anything in black. There is a Chanel style tweed jacket ( yawn, Target have done a version : nuf said) but the dark green leather biker jacket with studs is OK $2295 and so is the dark green cotton blazer with a tie front, very classic $995. I like the look of the white cotton tank, perfect $$. Paul Smith ‘Pink”: buy the cute, little print pink/blue cotton shirred sundress $229, lovely, it has a belt ( very cool) or the matching top $199. Then check out the military, soft pink, denim jacket $529. There is a floral blue cotton trench by Paul Smith ( oops no thanks) $1599, but if you must buy, the trench is here in soft pink $1599. Marc by Marc Jacobs last season is here on sale and surprise there is quire a bit to choose from because it looks so cheap, tacky and is such bad taste. sorry Marc. Call me old fashioned but I really want to buy it and I raked through the racks but alas non. Go in and check it out if you must and if you are under 22, you might like it. DKNY: There is a black chiffon sheer shirt $329 and a black chiffon skirt $800, and the best pieces are the simple T shirts with a doubled over hem $219.Armani Jeans: have a navy and red cute cotton caftan top $189, a black jersey drape top $99, and chic stretchy T shirts $129. Check out the long, black, slinky dresses $289, the silk knit T shirts $219, and the green A line skirts $559, plus the navy and white stripe tiny tank $129. There is a new range of Paper cloth denim jeans here too $399.
Myer: There are still seriously reduced imports with about 70% off : a Cacherel black 50’s cotton sundress is now about $280 and an Alberta Ferretti black lace dress is now $800. Also some of the winter Agnes B (not boring) is on sale: buy the divine short fitted grey, poloneck knit with long cuffs now $230 and the fab cream chunky knit sweater now $260. New arrivals are here of Agnes B. Check out the Agnes B ‘special’ dark, dark, grey fine leather trench $2499, but the rest is boring, dare I say ( i.e black cardigans, black jackets, pink tops, denim jackets and lots of linen that I cannot possibly advise anyone to buy; so disappointing I love Agnes B). Also here is the ‘Just Cavalli’ but it is too glitzy/Versace so go to check out the new Cacherel collection and buy the empire cut black satin top $529 with short sleeves, and the black cami $269.. The See by Chloe collections is cool: buy the green funky beaded and illustrated T-shirts $259,the red and green patterned tops $399 ( in a cami version too) and the denim jeans $599. Kenzo jeans has a cute 50’s style print bright floral skirt for you $739 and Boss by Hugo Boss is rather conservative ( same as DJ’s) and too much linen in black and brown and pink. Best piece is the camel suede blazer $1700.
David Jones: On Seven: not much of the sale pieces left, they have gone back onto hiding to be brought out next sale. But there is small rack of last season Jil Sander on sale, check out tie dye sweaters around $400 or the red knit L/S T now $399. New season Alberta Ferretti is gorgeous: buy the pretty green and soft pink ruffled chiffon dress $2569, the sweet chiffon print cami $1469, the pink, long chiffon evening dress $2700 and the ruffle chiffon top $1200.There is a green halter top $900 and a bias cut skirt $1500, a patchwork chiffon cami in satins and burgundies $1500 and divine little black dresses $1995. Chloe: Please buy the gorgeous peasant, white, empire cotton dress with bell sleeves $3295 (ooh la la), also in a soft pink, the pretty, drop waist, blush, cotton shoe string dress $2995, the blush cami with a black ribbon trim $850 and the blush narrow denim jeans $2769, ( buy 2). There is a white peasant style guipure lace blouse $2495, a Victoriana cream lace blouse $1995 and a soft pink and beige paisley print top $1200. Check out the burgundy/brown satin and diamante trim, drop waist dress $2795, the stripe chiffon blouse $1295 and the gorgeous little soft pink cami $1295, and I love the denim skirt with the buttons all down the front $629 ( be prepared to see heaps of copies) Ditto the drop waist chiffon/satin skirt ( copies everywhere already ) for $2495. Also there seems to be some winter pieces here too: a black wool jacket $1550, tops and some suiting. But please buy the most photographed dress, as seen on Mischa Barton, in burgundy with cut outs and diamante bead rope trim $3400, and the simple, drop waist blue cotton sun dress $1800. Jil sander: buy the short, stone trench with big brass buttons $2995, the gorgeous stone L/S knit T in silk $1175 and the little black dress with chiffon trim $1700 with cutouts. Buy the black belted trench $1995 but maybe walk past the boring linen jackets and skirts. Calvin Klein: check out the double layer, mint, cotton, tank dresses with a cut out back $1400, the boiled wool vest with chiffon trim sleeves $1800 and the simple but chic rib wool tank cut on the bias $800. Also check out the jersey silk waist skirt $2295 and the long sleeve rib knit $1099. Donna Karan: not much here but check out the grey fitted jersey jacket $3990, and the burgundy, satin, shoe string dress $1700. Burberry: buy the latest version of the classic trench with epaulettes $2299. The Shoe department : check out all the new summer season. Best ones are Marc by Marc Jacobs aqua patent pointy heels, also in black $550, the patent sling backs $550, and the groovy liberty print wedge sandals/espadrilles $399 (also in tan and liberty print floral), Mui Mui check out the orange loafers with a flower $499, the white or pink patent flat sandals with a tan leather sole $450, the round toe heels with a big buckle, and a white and pink patent trim $450. There are Helmut Lang black satin 40’s style heels $700, cream snakeskin heels with lacing up the leg $750 and the blue suede tan platform sandals are fab with $650. At Anne Klein buy the silver heels with ankles strap $399.Sergio Rossis are not so exciting this season: best ones are the patent heels with pointy toes $799. At Jimmy Choo buy the tan sandals/mules with an amazing beaded turquoise stone detail $1800, and then the Giorgio Armani cute ballet flats in black patent or peachy orange $499. Prada: Buy the orange patent (or black) ankle strap heels $699, the butterfly trim tan mules $725, and the aqua, green and purple patent 40’s heels $700. Manolo Blahnik, check out the beige heels with cream over stitching, an ankle strap and aqua lining $1400. Chloe: buy the green or black ballet flats $599, the low heel black sandals with netting $800, also in a high version. At Ralph Lauren there are chunky, tan, strappy sandals $399, a round toe heel with pink ribbon trim $399, The Chloe bags in David Jones are fab; a new selection has arrived: gorgeous big tote bags with bras studs in green suede, black or blue $1700.