If you’re currently in need of a wardrobe revamp for the warmer weather ahead, look to local labels such as Alice McCall, Seafolly and Dion Lee who are all holding warehouse sales this week.
Known for her eclectic designs, this week Alice McCall is holding a two-day archive sale; the perfect opportunity to pick up one of your favourite past designs. Reaching international cult status in recent years with their signature prints, the sale will feature the brand’s dresses, tops, skirts and jumpsuits at up to 75 per cent off.
44 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills. Friday 18 9am-5pm, Saturday 19 9am-5pm.
With spring around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get your swimwear sorted. Australian swimwear brand Seafolly is holding a three-day warehouse sale in Paddington, with swimwear separates starting at just $30. Known for their statement prints and cuts, the sale will also feature kids items and accessories at a fraction of the usual price.
249 Oxford Street, Paddington. Friday 18- Sunday 20 9am-5pm.
Seafolly will have their signature prints at a fraction of the price. Photo: Supplied
Specialising in bridesmaid and formal ready-to-wear gowns, Sydney based retailer White Runway is having a two-day warehouse sale with up to 75 per cent off selected past season stock, discontinued styles and samples. Expect dresses from designers including Alex Perry, Shona Joy, Elle Zeitoune, Pasduchas, Pia Gladys Perey and Jadore.
Suite 22, 21 Collins Street, Alexandria. Thursday 24 12pm-8pm, Friday 25 10am-6pm.
White Runway’s range includes dresses for bridesmaids and formals. Photo: Supplied
Next week local favourite Dion Lee is hosting a warehouse sale in Paddington with 50-80 per cent off past season designs and samples. Fans can expect Lee’s signature intricate detailing alongside the more structured, timeless pieces that has earned the brand its cult following.
17 Oxford St, Paddington. Friday 25, 8am-7pm, Saturday 26 9am-6pm, Sunday 27 10.30pm-4pm.
Mark Dion Lee’s sale in your diary. Photo: Supplied
If you are looking to shop online this weekend, many stores are clearing out past season stock to make room for their spring/summer collections. The Iconic has up to 40 per cent off exclusive styles, with brands including Dorothy Perkins, Spurr, Oasis and Miss Selfridge. Meanwhile US brand Reformation has up to 50 per cent off spring gear, while ASOS is holding a week-long up to 70 per cent off clearance which includes evening and athleisure brands such as Adidas, Misguided and River Island.
Locally, organic sleepwear and activewear brand ALAS has up to 30 to 60 per cent off in their end of season sale, while feminine brand Third Forms has up to 60 per cent off its feminine winter collections.
Feminine hygiene and fashion don’t usually appear in the same sentence but TOM Organics is trying to shift the conversation.
The company has recruited some of fashion’s most recognisable faces, including Lindy Klim and Heidi Middleton, one of the founders of sass & bide, to promote a new grants program that will help fund projects started by women, for women.
To help fund the $25,000 grants, TOM has created T-shirts with slogans such as “Female & Fearless” (thanks, Lindy), with all proceeds from the sales going to the fund.
Anyone can apply for a grant, so long as the project tangibly empowers women and the funds will remain in Australia. Nominations are open via the TOM Organics website, and close on September 29.
TOM Organics founder Aimee Marks wearing one of the T-shirts that will help support the grants program. Photo: Remy Ventura Horta
Melbourne-based bag and luggage brand Crumpler is extending its Sydney presence, with the brand opening a store in the CBD shopping precinct, The Galeries. The fit-out follows the brand’s signature industrial design with exposed brick walls and black steel beams.
The brand, which prides itself on being for busy adventurers and people “who pack a lot into their day,” will sell its functional and statement designs, which includes backpacks, laptop bags, camera cases and luggage. The shop has moved in as part of the Galeries’ curated fashion and food expansion, which opened in May.
The Galeries 500 George St, Sydney. Monday-Wednesday, Friday 10am-6pm, Thursday 10am-9pm, Synday 11am-5pm.
Crumpler continues to expand its Sydney presence. Photo: Supplied
Fashion continues to love faux feathers. They dominated on Europe’s autumn runways, with Chanel, Prada, Miu Miu and J.W Anderson all on board with the trend in their F/W 17 collections. We are still taking inspiration from Rihanna’s coral and red feather skirt at the Valerian premiere in Paris.
Ruffled feathers are less roaring 20s, and more laid-back this time. They add texture and dimension to street and workplace friendly tops and skirts. The key is to pare it back with a more staple item, like black pants, jeans, a tee or a block coloured skirt.