Sydney and Melbourne’s best shopping September 22-29

Sambag is offering up to 90 per cent off.

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This week’s guide is national, as your Melbourne Sales Whisperer, Melissa Singer takes a well-deserved break. As well as sales in both cities Uniqlo’s collaboration with JW Anderson and Sass and Bide x Barnados’ latest campaign are set to launch.

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Synonymous with classic Australian accessory designs, Sambag next week is holding a sale over two locations, with up to 90 per cent off their past season styles. The sale will feature pieces from their latest autumn/winter 17′ collection including knitwear, leather goods, boots and the brand’s signature ballet flats as well as past season samples and accessories.

The Cannery, Shop 9 & 12, 61 Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery. Thursday 21 9-7pm, Friday 22 9am-5pm. Saturday 23 10am-4pm, Sunday 24 10am-4pm.

Local brand Rodeo Show are bringing back their warehouse sale to Alexandria over three days. Featuring contemporary and feminine staples, expect up to 80 per cent off recent and past season collections, as well as one-off samples.
3 Hiles Street, Alexandria. Friday 22 8am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 24 11am-4pm.

Genevieve drape dress.

Genevieve drape dress. Photo: Supplied


Contemporary label Nique, which began in 1998 as a side project for founders Nick and Lucy Ennis, is returning its warehouse sale to Melbourne this weekend. Expect to find edgy wardrobe staples and timeless essentials including clothing archives, samples and more at up to 80 per cent off.

25 William Street, Balaclava. Friday 22 8am-8pm, Saturday 23  10am-6pm, Sunday 24  11am-4pm.

The warehouse sale will offer both men and women's wear.

The warehouse sale will offer both men and women’s wear. Photo: Supplied

After launching their Dash Collection, featuring My Little Ponies, New Zealand brand Deadly Ponies has now teamed up with David Jones to launch a collaborative pop-up space for the collection. After their stint at the Elizabeth Street store, the flagship is now moving on to Bourke Street for two weeks.

Following the current fascination with unicorns and rainbow hues, the collection combines My Little Pony’s energetic aesthetic with Deadly Ponies’ muted colour palette. The 13-piece capsule includes a range of two-toned and motif purses, colour-blocked bags, rainbow scarves and Pony Puff charms; which will all be available for purchase. For Sydney-siders, some stock will still be available in-store, otherwise the whole collection is still online.

David Jones, Bourke Street, From September 25- October 10.

Deadly Ponies has teamed with My Little Pony for a rainbow capsule collection.

Deadly Ponies has teamed with My Little Pony for a rainbow capsule collection. Photo: Toaki Okano


Across its national stores and online, Finnish textiles and homewares label Marimekko is holding a mid-season sale. The two week sale will offer up to 40 per cent off selected clothing, bags, accessories, fabrics as well as home items in the company’s signature bold patterns.

Instore and Online. Until October 8.

The sale will be in-store and online.

The sale will be in-store and online. Photo: Supplied

Heavily influenced by youth culture and street-style, Glue is holding their annual Big Brand Sale with up to 50 per cent off instore and online. Whether you are going on an adventure and looking for a party outfit, the sale features current and past stock from favourites including Adidas, Ivy Park, Stussy, Nude Lucy, Lulu & Rose, Vans and more.

Instore and Online. Until September 25.

Glue Store continues its run of sales.

Glue Store continues its run of sales.

Just Launched

On the back of London Fashion Week, UNIQLO is launching a collaboration with sought-after British label, JW Anderson.

The 33-piece unisex collection takes inspiration from British heritage garments and reflects both brand’s core values of thoughtfulness, quality, form and functionality. The incorporation of contemporary graphic design aesthetic with traditional British materials including tweed and patterns like tartan is at the forefront of the collaboration.

“For me, the point of doing this collaboration was that I believe in democracy in fashion, and what I hope will be achieved is that any age demographic can pick up and find something within the collection to relate to,”  Jonathan Anderson’, the man behind the label, said in a statement. 

Anderson believes both brands share a commonality.

“The idea of reducing something to its essence is a very Japanese cultural thing. It can be culturally, textile, or silhouette driven, but it’s about the idea of reducing something down so that you can create the most impact,” he said. 

The transseasonal work and leisure range features layering pieces such as a double-breasted trench coat, down jackets, turtle-neck sweaters and oversized knits for cooler weather, as well as ruffle skirts, oxford shirts in vivid hues in time for the warmer weather on the horizon.

The JW Anderson x Uniqlo range will include a classic double-breasted trench coat.

The JW Anderson x Uniqlo range will include a classic double-breasted trench coat. Photo: Supplied

Local brand Sass and Bide is once again lending its support to leading child protection charity Barnardos, with the launch of their Love and Protect tee. Now celebrating its 13th year, the brand is encouraging woman to start conversations around finding permanent solutions and support for children who need it most.

Model Samantha Harris is proud to be one of the Barnardos ambassadors behind the campaign, other celebrities including Lisa Wilkinson, Jodi Anasta, Jennifer Hawkins, Kyly Clarke and Melissa Doyle.

Women are encourage to share images wearing the white message tee, which costs $160, on social media from launch on September 25, with all the proceeds going straight towards the charity.

“I’m proud to support the release so Sass and Bide’s gorgeous Love and Protect tee again this year,” Harris said. “Barnardos do the most amazing work caring for and protecting our most vulnerable children, and I urge everyone to go out and grab themselves one for summer.

Model wearing Love & Protect tee.

Model wearing Love & Protect tee. Photo: Supplied

In collaboration with Cotton Australia, jeans specialists Jeanswest this week launched an industry-first, the largest all Australian cotton woven womens wear collection. Promoting the sustainability of natural materials.

According to Lisa Hunter, General Manager of Product for Jeanswest, key up-and-coming season trends are represented in the range, including ties, soft stripes and embroidery included in the “capsule of off-the-shoulder tops, timeless shirts, dress styles and indigo jeans,” with palettes of blues, whites and chambray colours.

The 9-piece collection, ranges from sizes 6-16.

“Buying Australian Cotton not only means a quality, sustainable product – it also means you’re standing beside farmers, and the 150 local communities they support across Queensland and New South Wales where cotton grows,” said Adam Kay, CEO of Cotton Australia.

Jeanwest's new range is in conjunction with Cotton Australia.

Jeanwest’s new range is in conjunction with Cotton Australia. Photo: Supplied


Following her effortlessly chic outfits on London Fashion Week FROW, we are taking style inspiration from it-girl Alexa Chung in our cart this week. The JW Anderson x Uniqlo and Sass and Bide new launches perfectly match her style. Think traditional British style patterns including polka dots and stripes.

As Jodie Fox, co-founder of Shoes of Prey, which released a global-first customisable sneaker range this week, said of Chung’s style,

“The thing I like about her is she matches sneakers with pants, jumper, hair a little bit messy, pop the sneakers on still looking chic. It is the type of fashion that feels really elevated, so casual and so easy to do.”

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