Sydney and Melbourne’s best shopping September 29- October 6

The FentyxPuma collection will pop-up in Sydney exclusively for three-days before being available across Australia.


With the long weekend upon us, there aren’t many warehouse sales. But the good news is there’s still loads of new season collections and mid-season online sales to replenish your wardrobe for warmer days ahead. We have curated a list of dates, but be sure check back in with you favourite designers as they are likely to be offering discounts this weekend.

Sales Guide and pop-up

She’s already revved up NYFW with one of the most anticipated shows of the season, won the Met Gala red carpet, launched her own beauty range, and became one of the highest selling activewear brands globally, but in true Rihanna fashion, she’s taking things up a notch with the launch of a Fenty x Puma pop-up store making its way to Australia this week.

Her AW 17 collection will come to life in an immersive American college and dormitory style space at the Foot Locker George Street flagship store. Think preppy hues as the dominating accent on flatform “creepers”, sneaker heels, exaggerated varsity jackets, snap trackies and caps. The three-day pop-up is set to feature DJs and giveaways alongside the collection. If you can’t make it down to the pop-up, don’t fret, the likes of JD Sports, Stylerunner, Peppermayo and PUMA will all stock the collection.

“I wanted the entire collection to be very diverse. I wanted different silhouettes, I wanted small silhouettes, I wanted huge silhouettes, I wanted colour, stripes, plaid. I wanted to play around, and I felt like a back-to-school theme was the best way to do that,” said Rihanna in a statement. Her spring/summer NYFW collection will arrive in stores next year.

Foot Locker 542 George Street, Sydney.  Thursday 28- Saturday 30 9am-9pm.

Online store Shopbop is holding their ‘Event of the Season’ sale over two days, with 20 per cent off if you spend up to $500, and 25 per cent if you spend more than that. Use the promo code EOTS17. The US site houses more than 800 clothing and accessory brands including Australian labels Alex Perry and Zimmermann.

Online Only. Till September 29.

Shopbop stocks more than 800 brands.

Shopbop stocks more than 800 brands. Photo: Supplied

Need to update your activewear collection? Australian site Stylerunner is holding a mid-season markdown sale with up to 50 per cent off clothing, shoes and accessories. Expect to find pieces from local and international athleisure brands including Adidas, Nike, Lacoste, C & M by Camilla and Marc, First Base, Ivy Park and Jaggad.

Online Only.

Stylerunner has up to 50 per cent off in its mid-season sale.

Stylerunner has up to 50 per cent off in its mid-season sale.

Luxe activewear and leisure brand Mode Spotif is offering up to 50 per cent off their curated mix of international ready-to-wear fashion and sport-focused brands during their spring sale. Expect to find designs from A.L.C, T by Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, Ganni, Kenzo, Opening Ceremony and The Upside. 

Online Only. 

Heavily influenced by youth culture and street-style, it’s the last week of Glue’s Big Brand Sale with an additional 25 per cent on the already up to 50 per cent stock instore and online. Whether you are going on an adventure and looking for a party outfit, the sale features current and past pieces 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.

Respected New York retailer Opening Ceremony is now shipping to Australia, which means it is time to jump on their up to 80 per cent off summer sale. There is men’s and women’s stock from their own label as well as casual, streetwear and summer separates from  X-Girl, Vaquera, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, Adidas, Reebok and Anna Sui.

Online Only. 

What’s better than 1000 donuts? Well according to The Iconic it is their mid-season sale which is offering up to 50 per cent off going out and athleisure clothing as well as shoes and accessories for both men and women. Expect items from Adidas by Stella McCartney, Assembly Label, KITX, Alice McCall, P.E Nation, Bec & Bridge, Tommy Hilfiger and more.

Online Only.

If you are in the lookout for swimwear, Australian brand Seafolly is currently holding a sale online with up to 50 per cent off their statement prints and cuts from active one-pieces to fashionable bikinis.

Online Only.

Seafolly will have their siganture prints at a fraction of the price.

Seafolly will have their siganture prints at a fraction of the price. Photo: Supplied

Just Opened

With six stores in the Sydney region, international beauty brand Sephora last week expanded their successful brick-and-mortar presence into the Eastern Suburbs with the opening of their Bondi Junction Westfield store. Beyond their usual cult and exclusive brands, the new store has a greater focus on niche, luxe and natural local and international offerings including their latest recruits, Tom Ford, alongside cult brands such as Ouai, The Beauty Chef, Edible Beauty and Miranda Kerr’s Kora.

Westfield Bondi Junction, Shop 3032/3/4, 500 Oxford St, Bondi Junction.

The new Sephora store in Bondi.

The new Sephora store in Bondi. Photo: Chloe Paul

Just Launched

It’s no secret that Australian athleisure label The Upside has taken on cult status in recent years, and their latest Casa Azul collection is sure to be a success. Taking reference from Mexico, the women and men’s collection’s pieces were inspired by Frida Khalo, blending vibrant and traditional Mexican fashion prints with function and form

“For High Summer we were inspired by Frida, not only her incredible use of colour but also her ballsy spirit. We loved the idea of our UPSIDE girls working out and going about their day with a bit of that Kahlo fire and soul,” said the company’s creative director Jodhi Meares.

As well as the bold hues, the collection offers variations of classic black leggings, waterproof anorakd, high-waisted bikinis, paddle suits, crops doubling as swim tops, relaxed kimono cover upd, oversized cotton jersey hoodies and the usual activewear silhouettes with prints including muted palm fronds, florals, intricate tiling and indigo bandanna patterns.

The new Upside collection with photographed in Mexico.

The new Upside collection with photographed in Mexico. Photo: Supplied

As part of their spring summer collection Australian label Sambag is launching their first diffusion collection for their younger shoppers, India Grace. After celebrating 20 years in the business, the first collaboration between Sam Wagner and her youngest daughter India, will introduce quirky and functional summer sandals blended with the timeless elegance the brand is renowned for. India played an integral part in the collection process by selecting styles, prints and textures, including avant-garde cut-outs, shimmering metallics, fun tassels and a kaleidoscope of colours.

“I’ve always wanted to design a label for my younger customer—something which is affordable, fun, on-trend, and undoubtedly stylish,” said owner and creative director, Sam Wagner.

“I love the idea of mothers and daughters shopping together—something I enjoy with both of my daughters—and now, by introducing the India Grace collection, I hope my customers will also share this experience at Sambag.”

India Grace Pompom sandal.

India Grace Pompom sandal. Photo: Supplied


Whether you are planning on heading to the beach, or attending an event over the weekend, spring is well and truly here, making it the perfect time to start refreshing your wardrobe with new season trends including stripes, pastel hues ruffles and daring prints. Take cues from Milan, New York and London Fashion Weeks if you’re searching for inspiration.

Zimmermann has also launched their latest Resort swimwear collection. It was photographed on the French Riviera and conjures a nostalgic 70s summer vibe.The collection revisits the label’s bestselling silhouettes, think crisp frill tiered dresses, broderie blouses, loose linen stripes, belted high-waisted bikinis and lattice panels one pieces.


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