The words “orthopedic shoes” don’t exactly conjure up style but Bared Footwear has changed all that. Designed by a podiatrist but with fashion front and centre, the range features men’s and women’s styles you will want to be seen in. Prices at the warehouse sale will be up to 70 per cent below retail. Best picks include the Cardinal calf hair boot ($199, was $329) and the Duck White lace-up ($179, was $249). Sizes range from European 35-43 for women, and 40-48 for men.
Warehouse 19, 18-20 Edward Street, Oakleigh. Friday 9.30am-7pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm.
Bared Footwear has great styles that are also good for your feet.
Not all markets were created equal, which is why Erin Cox decided to establish the A-Plus Market for sizes 16 and up. The all-weather market features clothing and accessories from a range of regular stallholders and makers, including Simply Christene and The Happy Shoe Shop.
Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell Street, Coburg. Saturday 10am-3pm.
The A-Plus Market specialises in clothing for sizes 16 and up. Photo: Anna Madden
Before a certain fast-fashion brand came along, GANT was one of the biggest fashion labels to come out of Sweden. At its warehouse sale this weekend, expect below-cost prices on men’s suits, shirts and accessories, womenswear and homewares.
12-14 Little Miller St, Brunswick East. Thursday 7.30am-8pm, Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-3pm.
Gant is holding a warehouse sale this weekend.
As Dior fever hits Melbourne ahead of this weekend’s opening of The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at the National Gallery of Victoria, the brand is also celebrating the opening of its new womenswear boutique at Chadstone.
At the same time, David Jones will host a Dior pop-up at its city store for two weeks to coincide with the exhibition launch.
Chadstone Shopping Centre, Dandenong Road, Chadstone. Monday-Wednesday 9am-5.30pm, Thursday-Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 10am-7pm.
The new Dior boutique at Chadstone Shopping Centre. Photo: Timothy Burgess
Here at The Sale Whisperer, we know having a stylish bedroom is just as important as a stylish closet. Linen House has just opened a new boutique in the heart of South Yarra, where it is showcasing its range of seasonal bed linen plus its new range of homewares.
Linen House creative director Michele Duncan said the expansion of the brand into “hard” homewares, including vases, rugs and dinnerware, was a natural progression for the family-owned business.
“From eclectic florals to plain-dye linens to beautiful textures across soft textiles, dining and bedlinen, we really have something for everyone,” she says.
511 Chapel Street, South Yarra. Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm.
Linen House’s new store on Chapel Street, South Yarra.
In other news
The twice-yearly department store launches may be over for another six months but the news keeps coming from Myer, with accessories label From St Xavier joining the company.
From St Xavier is one of the country’s emerging accessories labels, with a commitment to handcrafted pieces with a social and ethical focus.
Its pieces blend glass beads, semi-precious stones, resin, natural metals and other premium materials.
The range will launch in Myer Melbourne, Sydney and Chadstone, and online from September.
Accessories brand From St Xavier is joining Myer this spring.
#inthecart: Dior fever
Even if your budget barely buys a Dior paper shopping bag, it’s hard not be swept up in the excitement gripping Melbourne this week ahead of the opening of House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at the National Gallery of Victoria. The exhibition will feature more than 140 pieces, including the dress Miranda Kerr wore for her May garden wedding to Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel. The show opens Sunday and runs until November 7.