Nine West: Still love last week’s Cheap but chic of the week; the Chloe esque round toe black patent wooden sling back wedges $129; and the white or black patent toe thong flats are still here begging to be bought $129. So are the chunky platform heels with tan leather straps a al Chloe. $149. The sexyStudio 9 heels with a big black strap up the front and a wedge heel are gorgeous $229. The black net and rubber trainers with a velvro strap will be comfortable $79! I need to wear them for all my hours of shopping instead of heels that are rendering my feet as numb as my black Amex.
The best buys have to be the cute sundresses with the drawstring neckline in cotton and with a slight empire look $99; the black silk high ruffle neck blouse, sleeveless $129 and the very Hugo Boss black chiffon strapless empire dress with fabric flower detail $199. Gorgeous. The scoop neck tanks with a bit of a drape at the neckline are cool $29 and so is the very simple cotton navy blazer $129. In the accessories I like the simple black patent heels with a fabric flower on the toe obviously for the races $169; the bags a la Chloe and the belts.
The palate here is all very cream, oyster, sand and soft pink with a dash of chocolate and black; Best buys are the black and white small check high waist wide pants $189; the divine black camisole with a sash and black velvet straps $169 and the black and white small check –pinpoint- pinafore style dress $159. Also check out the same fabric in a skirt and the fab black A line basic skirt with a fabric belt $159. There is a brown elastic waist blazer with puff sleeves, $259 chic; a belted stone puff sleeve jacket $259, it’s quite short and the crop stone trapeze trench with button detail is a winner $169. The chic black and navy abstract floral print dress (in exclusive German print!) with wide straps and empire line is a great buy $229 and so is the long black high waist pencil skirt $129.
The Willow collection still looks cute here. Also check out the groovy sunglasses; the aviators are great and also go for the cute strapless cotton sundresses $89 with a belt and the nice little red cardigan with a high rib waist, V neck and short sleeves for $49 . Don’t forget the thin patent belts here are perfect to razz up any sad and tired wardrobe.
Check out the flat T bar sandals with silver stud detail in white or black $99, with an ankle strap also in gold; and they are also available sans (this means ‘without’ in French for those not fluent in the fashion mother tongue) the studs. Also check out the Miu Miu inspired peep toe black wedge sling backs, cool $128 also in cream. Check out the very Jimmy Choo inspired Ramona bag with gold hardware in tan $159; the fab heels with a lace up T bar in great colours and with a stacked heel $128 in orange, stone black or white; and please buy the T bar heels with white stitching and a stacked wooden cone heel $128 in great colours. I like the brown tan or the red orange colour. The mini wedge black patent sandals a la Prada last season are for those who can’t do the serious high heels $128. The satin Chloe style ballet flats with a bow are very cool
Lots of fab flat T bar sandals here in great colours, well, lets say black ,cream and brown and, ok, there is watermelon. If you must. For $70 you can’t complain. Also look out for the red wedge sandals with stud detail $99; the woven plaited metallic silver or bronze flat thongs $90 and the Miu Miu inspired black or brown flat T bar, almost Birkenstock with stone jewel front, $60. Bargain. Also check out the seriously beaded and diamante heels all for around $150. Go here for cheap but chic clutch bag around $60.
Scanlan & Theodore:
Always a pleasure here; it all looks rather fabulous. Check out the beautiful silky satin simple black dress with a round neck and a black patent belt $600; the navy dress with a black patent belt and wide straps $440; the red and white stripe T $220 and the cute very Lanvin inspired 3 button knit tops with short sleeves with a ruffle $140. There is a gorgeous Prada style navy dress (we have seen everywhere) with grosgrain straps in an contrasting colour $600; a divine knit and chiffon white empire top $180 and a black jersey ruched sundress $450. Buy the grey cotton satine crop short sleeve jacket $600; the cotton satine black bustier style dress $600 and the cream chiffon open neck wrap blouse for $300. Check out the chiffon ruched poets blouse $350 ; the black belted patch pocket jacket –gorgeous- around $600 and the almost bridal, tie, chiffon baby doll dress. Also buy the black bubble dress in chiffon with patent belt $660. And so much more.
Not a lot here; it’s all very young and shall we say lacking in taste? Too much lace, too many boudoir looks and very eighties Madonna.Best buys are the skinny jeans -of course- and the jumpsuit in a stone silk $450 and the white silk shirt about $200. Also check out the shoes and cute little stripe story: go for the red and white stripe cami top with bows and buttons $125 and the T shirt $135. The mod short black mini dress with a square neckline and huge black buttons all the down the front is hot.
I love this store, lots of fabulous pieces with a groovy edge with a chic cut and tailoring , great fabrics. I see there is not one piece of watermelon. Or tacky lace or garish colours.Buy the cute little rib knit tanks, almost see through but for wearing under everything $79; the black sheer chiffon strapless cami with a flesh lining a la Prada and a little shredded a la Lanvin $279; the beautiful tailored stone blazer $498; and the navy or stone slim skirt with double row of buttons a Balenciaga $229 There are a lot of fab black drape dresses here. Also check out the Lanvin esque huge puff sleeve very crop bolero in black taffeta $349 and the cute elastic short sleeve drape T $159. Buy the silver metallic racer back T: I love it especially for $179 as I do the ruffle cuffed black leather jacket with a small peplum $1200. There are also a lot of fab classic pieces here such as trousers and a gorgeous sheer chiffon blouse that wraps and ties for about $300
check out the black satin front knit back twist knot cami also in blue or cream with an elastic bottom $79, the black short cuffed shorts with ribbon belt $129; and the short sleeve crop oyster trench jacket that has a round neck $229. Buy the T bar choc late sandals $99 also in gold and the red wedges with a wooden heel if you can. Also the flat T sandals with the silver stud trim also seen in Mollini are cute $129.The ruched handbag is cool in a brown $249.The belts are great here too. The dark denim knee length shorts (as in cut off jeans0 are a great cut because the leg is narrow so it’s a slimming look $119. Also buy the ruched elastic empire waist shoestring dress in a navy or grey marle $99; it’s great over a T and again is a very slimming. Repeat slimming. I should know. The black narrow YSL inspired cotton pencil skirt with big buttons down the front is the skirt we all want and need. NEED. Do I have to mention the word slimming again? $139. Bargain. Also I love the long knit V neck T, it could be a mini dress but otherwise wear it over cute shorts or leggings $79 and then buy the tanks in every colour with straps wide enough for a bra $29.
Tiffany and Co: Don’t forget to check out Frank Gehry collection in at Tiffany & Co.Divine.
David Jones on Seven: Chloe: A lot of gorgeous new winter pieces in: check out the strapless dress in a raw silk satin $3999 with big jewels detail; and the beautiful cami in an oyster cream $349; buy 2. Buy the beautiful sheer chiffon blouse in black $2000 and the black button through pleat front dinner shirt (sleeveless) $649 and the white jeans $649. Check out the fabulously over the top long gold cardigan with big buttons cardigan $1449; the divine caramel knit sweater $449 and the cream chiffon blouse $2000 with cuffs and puff sleeves. There is a gorgeous peach drape front cami in chiffon $1400; fabulously chic side pocket silk pants in taupe $740; and a beautiful silk black sheer blouse $1500 with a pussy bow. Buy the caramel cotton satine tank $349. Jil Sander: buy the soft pink suede jacket button through jacket $3990; the taupe cotton satine simple jacket $1800; the ruffle edged cardigan knit jacket $1240 and the cream chiffon knit tank with chiffon inserts $899. There is a beautiful navy poplin shirt $449 and light blue rib short sleeves sweater $599. Please check out the saleroom here, there are always a few little gems such as the Martin Margela black dress now about $400 reduced form $1500. The new collection of Alberta Ferretti is here too. Divine. Buy it all. Nuf said.
Belinda Double Bay:
Check out the chic label called Rozae Nichols (it’s affordable); there is a fab little khaki satin drape empire cami $455; a cute black bubble skirt $645; and a funky grey marle and blue satin reversible hoodie $795. There is also a very chic black simple skirt with a subtle tie-dye under a sheer black netting over lay $595. In Lanvin buy it all: the claret satin kimono style top with wide sleeves $1595; the black satin skirt with a black elastic detail on the waist $1495; the purple and blue Kimono dress with an black elastic obi sash $1245; and the grey satin drape top $1495. Drool over the divine olive satin dress that is draped with an amazing bejeweled brooch $3350.The Lanvin black cardigan with an inbuilt bustier attached is fabulous $2195. Also buy the Lanvin dark blue simple round neck bubble dress about $2009. Also check out the fab Miu Miu camel leather coat; the Miu Miu white crepe de chine camisole with black straps $600 also in a dress version $1280;and the Miu Miu peach chiffon soft pleat full skirt. The Comme is also here for al those Comme des Garcons fans. In Marni there is a lot more to arrive for the new Belinda Marni store opening in Transvaal Ave some time soon. Also the Erickson Beamon jewellery is divine and so are all the Lanvin necklaces.
Belinda Shoe Salon:
Check out the cute little St Tropez blue or yellow flat T bar sandals $295; the Chloe gorgeous cream or black pointy toe satin ballet flats with a jeweled toe $995; the Marc Jacobs round toe tan flats with gold hardware $995 and the Marc Jacobs light blue patent flat Mary Jane’s $995. Drool over the fab Jimmy Choo flat bejeweled T bar roman sandals in bronze and blue $995; the Jimmy Choo bejeweled thongs $995 and the cool Nicholas Kirkwood black peep toe heels $795. You will love the Pierre Hardy black patent platform sandals with a serious wooden stacked sole and heel $895; the same in a fab tan beige and the Pierre Hardy tan canvas with white piping, peep toe ankle straps $895. Buy the Lanvin bronze tan chunky platform sandals - the last pair of course-$995. Also buy the Prada animal print and gold heels $1100 and the gold sequin trim Prada heels about $1110. In the bags buy the new Jimmy Choo black 2 handle bag with gold stud hardware and clasp $2200; the big black patent Jimmy Choo Ramona bag $2900; the small brown Ramona bag $200 and the Marni black nylon bag with wooden disc detail. Lovely.That should keep you going for another week.