French Connection: check out the cute black and white stripe T with a patch pocket and white piping $69; the choc brown satin tank with a cotton trim in a loose shape, chic $89 and the fab dark navy crop trench jacket is a must buy in cotton $179.
Nine West: there are great shoes this season: buy the fabulous flat crossover toe sandals in lots of colors including a taupe suede and patent black $139; the gold pointy toe flats with a bow $139; the patent Mary janes with a peep toe $139 and the chunky wedges a la YSL in black suede $139.
Sportsgirl: Check out lots of short crop cargos $79; the cotton pleated skirts wide pleats a la Chloe $79; the crop trench jackets with short sleeves $79; and there are a lot of jeans here to choose from. Buy the cute Chloe style broderie Anglaise camisole in white $99. Check out the fab short sleeve stone trench belted long trench for about $129 – a great buy and the crop short sleeve trench jackets about $89. The shoes are cool: I see the Louboutin style peep toe platforms in red about $100 and also the black patent platforms $109. The footless tights are here in every colour for about $19 and I like the cute vintage style print head scarves.
Witchery: I like the extra long T-shirts and tanks so you can wear jeans without showing your muffin top – fantastic - $34 in cream and black with the cap sleeves. Check out the black and white stripe tank $34. Buy the cute drawstring cami with tie front $39 in cream or black; the V neck muslin tie back tops with short sleeves in orange, white or green $69, cool and perfect for weekends with jeans. There are,long grandpa top in a navy and cream stripe with 3/4 sleeve $44 that are chic. I like the Balenciaga ish black silk high ruffle neck sleeveless silk blouse $99 and the hoodie in white with a black stripe $49.
Mollini: Check out the cute flat navy peep toe flats $128 with a bow; the black Prada copy _ they are exact- faux snakeskin 3 strap sandals with ankle strap $148 and if you want gold or silver shoes and you must go here.
Portmans: check out the ticking stripe blazer in navy and white for about $89 and on sale are some fab short crop trench jackets that are belted and very cute in stone or dark navy for just $79. Bargain. Get one please. Also there is a very Miu Miu little black satin evening bag, almost a purse, that looks good for $29. The stone fitted cotton blazer is now on sale for $59.
David Jones Shoes: check out the Urban Soul heels that are the dead ringer for the platforms I tried on in Prada. Bless. They are round toe spikey heels in black patent with a platform and an anklestrap, for you $189. Also they have copied- there is no other word - all the Miu Miu sparkle shoes with diamante and the denim wedges. Bless
Country Road: best pieces are the petrol blue/grey silk wide pleat tulip skirts with a self belt $189; the cute little grey/white/or blue camisole in cotton jersey $49 - great price- ; the black cotton shirt dress with drawstring low waist is chic $189; and so are the empire cap sleeve jersey tops $119. Buy the chic sleeveless silky knit with a button front top and pintucks $119. Check out the Chanel style flat T bar sandals with the back filled in gold, chic ! About $120.There is a cool black leather standup tall tote bag with white stitching and buckle detail $249 and I love the cream lace trim sleeveless Chloe style blouse $179. Also the dresses here are great.
Jigsaw: best pieces are the navy cotton sundress with a tie front and deep V neck $179; the white shirt with a tie up double cuff, chic $169 and the red or taupe/brown knits that are handy $89. I do see watermelon just to haunt me for another season. I like the linen wrinkled taupe cargo pants $199 and the crushed linen stone jacket $219. The chiffon green simple dress with overlay and a wide satin hem is quite nice $399. The navy cotton shirtwaister belted dress -collarless with a full skirt- is a great buy $179 and it has short cap sleeves. The dark denim wrap skirt with white stitching and very simple is a great buy too for $149. There are some good white jeans here.
Saba: A great collection; they have a signature style that’s classic but still with a fashion edge. Go for navy and white stripe tank $199 with buttons on the front; the cute navy patch pockets short shorts – and I mean short -$199; the navy chiffon dress with cap sleeves and a crochet neckline is cute with a stripe fabric belt $379 and so are all the petrol blue satin camisole tops with crossover back $230. There is a short crop trench that is a trapeze cut in a choc brown or petrol blue, very chic $249 (or was that $349?). A fabulous buy. Also get the gorgeous petrol blue chiffon dress with grosgrain trim about $350 and the pin tuck linen shirts $229. Beautiful.
David Lawrence: The black trench here is a winner! It is single breasted with tortoiseshell buttons $289; and also check out the fab pin tuck, linen, collarless shirt with a chic thin little tie waist $119. another perfect for weekends. Also the suiting here is great for those searching for work wear. Bless. If you are going on holidays somewhere hot buy the white linen caftan top with embroidery along the top $129.
David Jones shoes: Don’t forget the groovy Kenneth Cole platform heels with a peep toe are here- very Miu Miu for $200 in a dark navy. Fabulous. Also buy the PedderRED black patent round toe ballet flats $139.
Sass and Bide: best pieces are the black drawstring tank with cut outs $370; a Balenciaga jersey dress with deep V neck and buttons also in white and grey $450 and a top in the same shape $290 with brass stud buttons. Check out the navy shirt with a white trim in sheer chiffon $320.
New Shop Alert: Lee Mathews has opened up in Bondi Junction opposite Macro (where Jute used to be).
Longchamps: Lots of divine new bags and wallets here. Check out the fab black square double handle oversized bag with silver buckles and zips $1500 and the small version $1200; They have canvas straps with a subtle ‘Longchamps’ written across it. Also in a divine chic brown . There is a double pocket version that is chic too for about $1500. Buy the 2 handles choc brown bags with pleating and draping and silver buckle detail and white stitching about $1300. And then of course the new big over night bags in a soft pink or tan are fab, about $700. I love the wheelie pull bags in all brown, green or light blue. Also check out the black and white check canvas lady-like bags $675 and the slouchy nylon bags are a classic for about $400.
David Jones: Check out the new season’s Burberry : You want the classic trench $1700 especially in this weather; the dive short black trench $1999; the cute knit top , the soft pink skirt with double rows of buttons on the front about $600; and a white knit sleeveless tank $299. Buy the gorgeous tan cotton satine safari dress a al YSL $1199 with chic patch pockets on the front and a belt. David Jones on Seven: Check out the new Missoni collection but I can’t say there is anything that is amazing… perhaps it’s all sold or perhaps we have had our Missoni moment and prefer it now in homewares. So go straight to Chloe for a divine soft pink chiffon almost Grecian dresses for $$$ ( don’t ask); the grey dress tunic dress with bronze and applique which is divine $$3300; the black sheer chiffon blouses $2000 and the white tops. Also buy the gold shimmer tank for abut $340 ( this is not a typo!). In the shoe department buy the fab round toe black patent Chloe heels with a huge wooden wedge heel $899; the Brown buckle heeled loafers $700; the blue suede round toe loafer heels $575 and the Prada Miu Miu sling back huge wedge platforms with crossover straps in black patent $499. Also don’t forget the Chloe tan stud sandals with wood platform that everyone and I mean everyone has copied $999. There are also some new flats with a pointy toe in satin, a jeweled gold toe and a cute tiny heel $925 and the Miu Miu round toe orange flats $525 also in white $595.Now head to YSL if you are very groovy and buy the fabulous square toe heels in black patent ankle strap with the huge and weird chunky heel $925 also in bronze. Also on sale is a fab stone simple trench with gold buttons from Jil Sander now about $2000; and also there is a cute Chloe black straight skirt it looks short but has cute side pockets on sale for about $380. There are some chic trousers to check out too.On the 3rd floor check out the Paul Smith stone belted trench reduced to $1000 from $1900.
Gucci: Love the new big open top tall two handle totes with just 2 big GG hardware on the side for about $2500 for the bigger and $1900 for the small ; the suede cute pullon hats with a small GG $310; the big black leather slouch with GG is about $2100 and the burgundy to handle open shopper is about $2500. In the shoes go for the patent heels with a rubber sole $590; the patent burgundy heeled loafers $625; the ankle strap peep toe heels with GG detail in stone $780. Then buy the granite ankle strap heels $780. In the clothing buy the fab black pencil skirt with a back zip on the hem and a tie stripe waist belt $795; the black sexy lace trim jersey simple dress $1025 and the top with a drawstring neckline and the red stripe tie detail $645. There is a divine black and white check print chiffon blouse $1800; a burgundy empire little top $835; a beautiful green velvet pencil skirt with buttons down the front $$ and a red signature check velvet skirt as well. Buy the gorgeous cotton satine in caramel jacket $1970 and cuffed pants $1100. There is the Gucci bag of the season with the horsebit detail ( very Luella looking) in white o the signature check $$.
Also rush into Hermes’ new store in Elizabeth St. All divine.