David Jones shoes: Must go straight to the Milana section and buy the black square toe patent flats with a bow and a ferragamo flat square heel $189. Cute and very Marc Jacobs.
KMart: rush in here and buy the black chiffon sleeveless shirts with a ruffle front which are reduced to, wait for it ! an outrageous $15. What the? Snazzy baby.
Jag: The hunt for the perfect cheap but chic classic dark denim jeans is over. if you can’t wear skinny jeans but know that flares are over! over! over! then head here and grab a pair of the ‘Bondi’ jeans. I’ve tried these on and they are look great; not too low or not too high, not too skinny or too wide legs… it says it all on the label and they are right. Buy 2 pairs! $99
Kookai: There is a cute little empire jersey dress here with shoestring straps in a few colours, it won’t keep you warm but it’s $139; and the stone high neck frill cotton top with cap sleeves is cool $59. I see lots of wrap dresses here if you don’t already have a million already. There are seriously skinny stove pipe jeans here in dark denim $139.
Review: spotto a cute navy and cream stripe T with buttons down the front $99 and a red wool peacoat to the knee with epaulettes $399. Ouch! Too expensive for that label head to Max and Co for quality a thousand times over.
Portmans: Seem to have their act a little more together this season. Bless. Try the scoop neck navy and grey seen everywhere T-shirt $59; and buy the cheap but cheap must have black patent ballet flats for an outrageous $39. No, not leather but cute. Also the Roland Mouret dress are reported for under $100. And of course the black patent wide belt is the go for $29.
Witchery: Check out the navy crinkle silk cami but I am so nearly over that cami look. It’s probably popular in Sydney because its an easy trans seasonal look. Whack them under a jacket and off you go. Goodbye. There areblack ballet flats here $129, v cool; the Roland Mouret dress too $$; the short puff sleeve cotton jersey wrap dress is cute in black or red $139 and there is a blue print button through dress or $139. Buy the city shorts $99 and the tan platform round toe sling backs. How can they be on sale for $89? They are hot. I am seeing way too many teal and green knits. Best casual buy are the dark grey grandpa tops $79.
Cue: Best pieces are the dresses here so check out the brown fine shift wool $219; the fab new cap sleeve black empire dress with a ribbon detail $249; the black scoop neck taffeta Prada or is Lanvin inspired? dress with jewels dotted on the neckline and hem $325; and the long grey knit V neck sweater dress with pockets is hot! It’s by the letter Q ( their diffusion label ) $95. Also check out the fine wool knits: love the long oversized V neck cardigan $129; the dark green short V cardigan $85. There is a lovely square neck dark navy jaquard silk empire dress with tie back $179 and buy the oh-so- fabulous must have high neck cream chiffon blouse with pintucks and huge bell sleeves and big black bobble buttons on the long cuff , its gorgeous and it has a tiny black trim $219. There is a chic choc brown velvet jacket with bows on the cuff $215.
Scanlan & Theodore: Always dangerous going in here. The credit card could just explode knowing you were just thinking about heading there. Buy it all. The end. Ok perhaps you want a bit more detail? Best pieces are: the most beautiful bow front navy and black 50’s dress with a black satin trim $550; the boat neck grey and black batwing oversized mini check top $140; the beautiful cream poets muslin blouse $350; the stretch velvet belted sleeveless dress in dark green with $650; the sexy mama shoes string empire ombre taffetta dress $350 and the blue tweed princess coat $800. Buy the little pinstripe navy skirt $300; the poets blouse in tangerine print chiffon $350 and the navy dress with bow front $650. Look at the black Azzedine style heavy knit sexy pencil skirt with leather $300 and dream; or the rust print short sleeve 40’s floral dress $450; and the sensational lurex purple/green ruffle neck sweater $280. Love the brown stripe chunky knit sweater $300. Feel the melt- in-your-fingers soft leather boleros in black or tan $1500. Delicious. Buy the cream blouse with pearl buttons and big cuffs with a thin stripe through it $200 and of course the Alaia shoes the peep toe sling back wedges in denim are quite fab for you $850. I could go on and on. Divine.
Jigsaw: Check out the new pieces in choc brown ; good for work wardrobes in here. There is a brown tweed belted single breasted coat $299; also a brown wool crop jacket with white overstitching $299 with a preppy skirt $179; some gorgeous grey side pocket slouch pants $190; and a donkey brown velvet short blazer $229. The same thing in a peacoat version in velvet $299. The peacoat also comes in black and I think it’s rather good. I see watermelon/ peach here. Please leave the building. There is a crew neck rib sweater , very chic $129; a sheer very fine wool knit sweater with a faint check through it in grey $129 and a very chic dark brown velvet fitted blazer with a chic raw trim on the lapels $269; and the brown tweed side pocket slouch pants are chic $199.
Country Road; Here’s the scoop on the best pieces; check out the stone suede wedge boots $299 also in black ; the Chloe esque black jersey dress with a tie key hole front $199, very handy, wear it anywhere . It has tulip sleeves, will look fab with boots and has a flattering cut. New in is a fab black (or purple) chiffon silk georgette pleated dress with a V neck and petticoat , it will look great with boots and a white T shirt under it a la Prada and wear under a tweed coat. Oh, wear it in the day I say. $299. Also new is the chic de la chic grey jersey empire shoe string top with a black wrap and tie belt, awfully handy under black anything $59. Is that the right price? A must buy. There is a grey cardi with a black trim and a rib $139. The black princess coat is chic $449. The silk cami in a green/brown print is a great buy too $129. Add some colour why don’t you?. The black and white stripe (or navy and grey stripe) wide neck fisherman’s T with long sleeves is very Agnes B and a fab buy $49. is that the right price or was I blind? There is a cute spot black and white ‘fashion’ cami $129. Buy the cable knit cardigan in grey $189. For evening don’t forget the black chiffon (white lining) dress with black beading along the bottom $499 and the black trench. Mais Oui!
Saba: check out the fab dark navy velvet blazer $259; the cute navy short sleeve silk blouses $199; the brown tulip skirt $199; the navy knit cami with a ruffle chiffon trim $149; and the green chiffon print Chloe dress with 3/4 sleeves is still a bit boho chic if you must $459. Maybe not for that price. Buy the black jersey cotton empire cap sleeve dress with a black ribbon satin tie back waist $299. That will take you anywhere, any season. The military black or navy cotton shirts with epaulettes are now on sale for you now about $80. Wear with a tie and a frill skirt a la Chloe if you are feeling groovy.
CK Jeans: these stores seem to closing down all over the place. And on sale. Best buy is the wool melton single breasted camel or black coat now about $240. The mens wear looks good so time to send George Clooney to check it out.
Prada: It always brings such peace and happiness to arrive here back at the Mothership. To pay respects (or just pay.) Buy the divine black chiffon goddess dress $5050; the gorgeous grey T shirt with blue velvet straps with drawstring sleeves $850; the amazing fur trim puffa jacket $3130; the scribble faille light grey shift dress $3040. Check out the Prada Sport denim jacket $860; the dark denim jeans $600; the white cotton shoe string dress $760 and the cute scoop neck navy tank is a great buy for just $260. That is not a typo, the price is right. Less expensive the copies. There is a stone weather beater jacket with a hood $1800 for those cold weekends away. In the shoes buy the shoe that has been in all the advertising and magazines; the black patent Mary Janes with white trim, and peep toe heel $720 also on pink ; the black crossover peep toe patent wedges $740; and the red patent sandals are a must have $660. I want them. Now. The rope sole wedges are cool $660 and so are the black platform sandals $700. Buy the Prada coat of arms bags as reported in camel canvas and tan leather; all here from about $2000 or grab the matching sunvisor and wallets. There are cute robot bags in every colour and all sorts of nylon bags. I could go on and on or I might move in.
Hugo Boss Woman: Love all the classic pieces here. Check out the chic brown wool bomber $1999; the chic, choc brown mushroom wrap knit top $399; the choc poloneck knit $279 and the black cotton satine wrap high collar dress is lovely and classic $899. Buy the black silk tanks $199; the cashmere round neck black knit $349; and the black and white spot dress with a tie back $999. The black peacoat is gorgeous $999. There are some chic T bar flat in black patent with ankle sandals for your St Barts holiday . Gorgeous. Check out the dark green fine knit wrap dress $1099 and a luxurious dark green leather blazer $1999. Buy the shot dark green taffeta trench with epaulettes $1599, go on, it’s gorgeous. There are a few summer pieces in but they look very casual and a bit too boho chic. No thanks.
Myer: They have a lot of fab designers shoes here: from Marc Jacobs , Pucci, Kate Spade, Alessandro del Aqua, and Stella McCartney.
David Jones shoes; Check out the Emma Hope version of the converse Chuck Taylors in velvet in rubber and suede in chic brown $425. They are great.
Gucci: Not so keen on this collection but next season it should be better ( a return to a strong sexy Gucci woman) . In the bag department check out the huge big shopping tote in red with a short strap and gold ring detail $2250; and the small shoulder bag in tan with a horse bit bamboo detail $2300. The pale pink patent logo is horrendous. Shocking. Looks fake. I don’t even think the Asian tourist would buy it. Ditto re the over the top very Versace looking the black patent bags with too much hardware. Over it. Pass that and head to the brown stamped leather in burgundy from last season still chic $2200 or the classic Jackie O bags in a larger size in stamped leather $1600.In the clothes there is not a lot new since last reported. It’s S/S 05. Buy the gorgeous dresses in green chiffon or the cream top with a knot at the back $1180; the puff sleeve grosgrain jacket in black $2200 with matching pants $850. In the shoes go for the green huge clunky platform ankle straps in suede $765 also in black and white; the black patent flat pumps with signature Gucci stripe and bamboo on the toe $650; the canvas suede heeled loaders $600 and the bronze heels loafers $700.
Belinda: the sale started yesterday so get in here pronto!