Sportsgirl: What’s new? Check out the cute little navy cuffed short shorts $69; a navy pleat front, short sleeve tie back cotton dress - very ingénue- $119; a trench dress with short puff sleeves $149. There are simple black cotton pleat front pencil skirts $99; and the lovely rib knit black sweater with scoop neck and buttons on the shoulder $69. I see a cute crop black short sleeve trapeze jacket or trench– soon to be seen everywhere - $89. NB: cast your minds back to The FiFi Report’s issue 78 in April 05 and you will see the crop trench was the FiFi item du jour. I hope you have been paying attention. If you have been you will already have one. You will now have 3 seasons wear out of it. Take heed. The item du jour are always worth investing in. So are good dark denim skinny jeans $89. Check out the cute muslin round neck, wrap and tie top in white or black $89 and footless tights/leggings are $19 in every colour and style. On sale are the red Lanvin esque platform peep toe sling backs – how so? Now $99 and also in black. A great buy. Also check out boots on sale too. There are marc Jacobs style corset style top now $39; and check out the chic grey and navy stripe tank $24.
Witchery: New arrivals in store and the best buy are the shoes: Buy the classic round toe wooden platforms Lanvin heels (now seen just about everywhere) $149; the silver little T bar summer sandals; and the silver flat pointy toe sling backs $139 with a grosgrain bow. Sweet. In the clothes department it’s not looking so exciting; too many basics T and tops and not enough fashion pieces. Best buys are the puffa jackets, the stretchy wide elastic belt, the Roland Mouret style dresses $159 and the empire stripe tops. There is a chic tulip style wide pleat skirt $129 and a short, single breasted, one button short sleeve, crop trench jacket here too for $169. I see watermelon and pink. And yet I stayed instore hoping there may be other options. And there were: on the sale rack. There is 20% off already marked down prices. Go for the Prada style brown handbags now about $65; the slouch bags now about $60 and the simple black skirts.
David Jones Shoes: if you are after a Tods style driving shoe head to the label ‘Prego’ for cheap but chic loafers in black with white stitching and the rubber soul $110. Very chic but cheap. Urban Soul has done the exact copy , yes a copy, of the Miu Miu denim wedges with a tan bow on the toe $149, a very good I must say. Also check out the little ballet flats a la Chloe $149. Stella McCartney for Addidas: check out the store within a store at DJ’s. Lots to choose from here. Best pieces are the bikinis $70 for top and bottom in white and light blue; the one piece swimsuit $120 and the running tops in white with a built in bra $160. There are simple paneled tanks in grey $100.
Nine West: There is a sale here. Go for the black peep toe heels with tiny studs al a Miu Miu now $79; and the chic gold and silver flat T bar flats sandals now $49. Perfect for next summer or your holiday in St. Tropez. Buy YSL style platform twist front 40’s heels in gunmetal now $79.
Just Jeans: Check out the cute eyelet Broderie Anglasise empire tops $$ and the navy and white crop puff sleves jacket about to be seen everywhere. Bless.
Sussan: They seem to have had a redesign here and I see Prada and Marni inspirations lurking. Check out the stone crinkle cut, ¾ trench $139; the black cotton full skirt shirtwaister dress, not bad at all for $99 and the side pocket simple classic jeans $79. There is a tiny pinstripe black and white seersucker blazer $89, a long baggy V neck sweater that could be a mini dress $69 and a very simple wide ish classic belt $29.
Country Road: New arrivals here this week. I see navy and more navy. Best pieces are the fab short double breasted fitted short jacket in a heavy knit (think Alaia) in black or cream $229; the navy and white corset cami $89; the lovely black buttonless V neck cardigan with a navy trim and self belt $139 and the cotton ruched empire cotton jersey dress with a purple trim $189. There is a nice black and navy check cotton cami $129; a snazzy , dark navy cotton, chic, short trench ( seen everywhere already ) $189 and a nice black empire cotton jersey dress $189. Check out the pinstripe white collarless oversized dinner shirt $159. The big oversized shirt was seen at Prada and Stella McCartney. It’s hot. Buy the side pocket chinos in cotton $169.
Scanlan Theodore: Always divine here. Buy the grey poloneck sweater $140; the narrow dark grey, light weight wool skinny pants $320; the grey knit tank $90 ( buy three) and the beautiful high waisted pencil skirt with its own little thin self belt – a great trans seasonal buy to keep wearing into next summer $350. It’s in a dark grey or black. Check out the amazing buttery leather short crop trapeze jacket $1200 in cream or tan to die for. So soft, just take it home and stroke it. And your credit card. There is a divine navy embroidered almost artist smock ‘Heidi’ little cotton dress $600; a navy pleat front dress with a cream bodice $300; and little ruffle neck orange hand knit sweater $300. Love the little shift dress with a stone bodice $300. Check out the funky navy cord little pinafore button through dress with a leather belt $400 and the must buy grey V neck sweater dress $320. There are some divine blouses: go for the stone pleated chiffon one $300 then buy the navy cami $120 and the perfect black skinny front pocket pants in light weight wool $320. And don’t forget the accessories from belts to shoes to fab bags. Lovely.
David Jones: Shoes: Hot find: love the Kenneth Cole exact copy of the Miu Miu peep toe heels in a dark navy /black $200. On sale are the Pedder round toe ballet flats in gold now $339. In the clothing department the new Paul Smith collection has arrived. The best pieces are the very Chloe style cream antique ish lace long dress – a bit boho with a tie back waist - $1499 and a pretty light blue floral chiffon dress $1499. There are some chic suits in a pinstripe but go past the Pucci style dresses and the over top prints. I see bright spots and candy stripes before my eyes. It’s the preppy look.
Sally Smith: I spy a fabulous dress in David Jones; a black broderie Anglaise simple square neck shift dress, very Prada, with shoe string straps. Chic de la chic for summer $299.
Jigsaw: is starting their Winter Sale July 12th. 40% off all sale items. ‘You will find Corset Boots in taupe, red and black $299 ( were $499 ), Jerry Print Floral Dress $179 ( $299 ) and Wool Jacquard Bolero’s $79 ( $139) , Stretch tweed pant $199 ( $119 ). www.jigsaw-aust.com.au
Marc for Marc Jacobs at David Jones: it’s pretty kooky; Best pieces are the Victoriana style denim jacket $749; the silk burgundy and navy print Tank $499 and the jeans with a side pocket $299. There is a simple black cotton fitted jacket $879 and a cream cardigan with a jewel trim $399
Also here are D Squared and Catherine Maladrino. Worth looking.
New Shop Alert : Next week, Burberry Prorsum will open in King Street: a three-storey 250-square-metre boutique selling trenchcoats ($2585), Manor bags ($3185) and Prorsum jackets ($5785).
David Jones: The new summer Burberry collection is here too (not Burberry Prorsum). Check out the new stone trench coats $1749; the sleeveless stone trench dress $1599 and the white single breasted trench $2299. There is also an outrageous candy pink trench $2499; a choc brown cotton military jacket $1349; and the stone classic trench with a tartan trim $2299.
David Jones Shoes: Buy one pair get 30% off the other pair. Check out the fab Prada silver platform sandals $1200 also in gold and bronze; and the divine Prada black patent round toe flats $650. In YSL please buy the black patent chunky ankle strap platform $925; the black patent platform with the square toe, sling back and the signature platform chunky heel $850; and the chunky platform heel also in bronze $945. There are YSL stone suede, round toe, heeled loafers with a choc brown trim $925 and choc brown classic heels $845. Also check out a black/silver ankle strap platform heels with a silver trim $800. There are some fab Miu Miu black patent round heels with a peep toe and cone heels $450; Miu Miu T bar stone sandlas with kitten heel $525 and the chunky wooden platform mules with tan straps in a bow front $550. Love the Helmut Lang navy suede wooden platform heels (very Lanvin) with ankle strap on sale $450. There are new Manolo Blahniks arrived in but they look a bit classic - almost dare I say Boring. Outrageous. Bless. I know he hates platforms and wedges so we won’t be wearing Manolos this summer. Check out the chic brown ankle straps with panels of strips of leather $1325 and the other chic heels. There are some fab new Chloe shoes. HOT. Buy the huge wooden wedges with a round toe in black (THE shoe of the season ) $999 with a bow tie leather tie front and ankle strap; the same in a ballet flats $799; the choc leather crossover sandals with a wooden platform heel and a silver buckle $1100. At Kate Spade there are some chunky platform round toe tweed heels $499 and a chic black velvet platform ankle strap heels $499. In Jil sander go for the black patent wedges with a peep toe $599 and the slim wedges in black patent with a sling back $699 ( almost Prada last season. This is a good thing) also in a tan. Love the new Tods Ballet flats: a must Buy. With a cute elastic back they have a little crossover bow front with a gold rivet detail $575 in black or a fab orange. Buy the Tods tan T bar flat sandals, cool $599 and the wedge in tan with ankle straps $599. Check out the gorgeous new L’autre Chose collection; Go for the tan round toe chunky heels $390’ the tan platform mules, very nice $350 and the cute little ballet flats in red and green $350.
On Seven: Check out the Chloe: The beautiful nude pleated chiffon Grecian style dress with self belt $3699; the 40’s style dress with a round neck $2799 in blush and the blush champagne cami is only $349 ( the copies are almost more expensive) . It’s also in black and I think cream. Also buy the white skinny pants $1149. There is a divine blush, chiffon, crossover top with drape front $1499; a blush tank in silk knit $349 ; a fab investment. Also check out the black shift with a huge silk taffeta bow waist $2599; the gorgeous ruffle short sleeve chiffon blouse $2499 and the blush ruffle organza short sleeve blouse $999. There are some fab long sleeve, scoop neck T-shirts with a silver or gold almost lurex fleck over it for a very good price of $499. Go for the gold cream, the silver grey, or the silver light blue. It’s also in a tank version too. There is a divine black chiffon, pleated, bell sleeve blouse $1549; a sensational choc brown leather, crop, trapeze jacket $4999 and a black pleated short skirt $999. The white jeans are cool $649 and so is the empire muslin V-neck empire top $1295. Check out the Dolce Gabbana black and white print cotton sleeveless tops $1599: the corset cami top in white broderie anglaise top $1599; the gorgeous black button through round neck knit top $1449; the black tank with serious beading $949; the scoop cardigan and top $1249. And I like the red and white very preppy polo button through top $479. On the sale rack:Only a few sizes available but it might be your lucky day: Buy the black or was it dark grey? Chloe wool melton inverted pleat skirt with tiny stud detail now $379; the divine Chloe grey classic pants $269 and the Chloe cream tank $499. There is some Alberta Ferretti on sale too. Check out the black chiffon ruffle front tops with black beading now $399 and the amazing evening dresses but they are in purple. Also check out the Jil Sander black A line satin paneled skirt $499 and the black silver fleck A line skirt, lovely $399.
Gucci: Still on sale. I see a new rack and cute silky knits tops from about $400.