Fashionistas it’s your time to shine. Sydney has raised the style stakes this week, holding unmissable sales to coincide with the jammed packed Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week schedule. And it is all about celebrating local designers, with Camilla and Marc and Misha leading the charge.
It has been a year since Bella Hadid walked for Melbourne label Misha Collection at Fashion Week Australia in Sydney, and while designer Michelle Aznavorian gave this year a miss to focus on her international expansion, there is a red hot sale taking its place. Following the Misha x Myer collaboration after-party at Icebergs earlier in the week, the label’s four-day sale will feature exclusive one-off samples and past season stock at reduced prices- with everything under $140. Expect large queues vying to add the brand’s signature edgy silhouettes to their wardrobe.
7 Little Bourke St. Surry Hills. Thursday 18 9am-7pm, Friday 19 9am-7pm, Saturday 20 10am-5pm, Sunday 21 10am-4pm.
Renowned for its expertly curated selection of luxury ready-to-wear and accessories, Sydney fashion mecca Parlour X has up to 50 per cent off across several of their house brands including Isabel Marant, Acne Studios, Celine, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, Vetements, Sacai, MSGM and Loewe. If you can’t make it to the Paddington store, don’t fret, you can shop the sale through their online store. To celebrate Sydney fashion week, the store enlisted artist Missy Gilbert to create a floral window display as a salute to MBFWA.
The Church, 261 Oxford Street Paddington. From Friday 19.
Missy Gilbert worked with Parlour X to create a tribute for MBFWA. Photo: Supplied
One of Sydney’s best vintage markets is back this weekend in Marrickville Town Hall. Round She Goes has 60 handpicked vintage and retro fashion, handmade jewellery and accessory stallholders who will be selling brands including Sass & Bide, Zimmermann and Scanlan Theodore. And if last year’s market is anything to go by, it’s important to get in early; with some coveted wardrobe pieces on sale at a fraction of the original price, thanks to stallholders who are successful in their respective television, retail and fashion fields.
Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Road Marrickville. Saturday 20 10am-3pm. Entry $2.
Round She Goes was built on sustainability, with pre-loved fashion on sale. Photo: Supplied
Inspired by French simplicity, Australian brand Pasduchas is having a two-day warehouse sale this week in Alexandria. With materials and production locally sourced in Sydney, expect sleek contour and bold silhouettes, as well as bohemian floral and pastel hued-patterns.
Shop 4a, 662-674 Botany Road Alexandria. Friday 19 9am-5pm, Saturday 20 9am-4pm.
Pasduchas will have past-season designs on sale. Photo: Supplied
Drawing their vision from bohemian vibes, Morrisday The Label is holding a three-day sale in Surry Hills, the perfect opportunity to pick up pieces for an overseas summer holiday, or if you just want to add romantic pieces in your wardrobe that can translate easily from AM to PM. Featuring samples, last pieces and online stock, expect the label’s signature embroidery, soft colours and whimsical styles, with nothing over $50.
Shop 2, 110 Kippax St, Surry Hills, Thursday 18 9am-6pm, Friday 19 9am-5pm
Everything will be $50 or under. Photo: Supplied
One for activewear enthusiasts is Australian compression brand 2XU’ yearly sale, happening this weekend at the coveted fashion space, Paddington Town Hall. With a focus on enhancing athletic performance, the brand will have compression tights, gym gear, wetsuits and accessories at up to 75 per cent off.
Paddington Town Hall . Friday 19 8am-9pm, Saturday 20 8am-6pm, Sunday 21 9am-5pm.
As mentioned in last week’s column, statement earrings are making a big comeback this year, and if you want to add some quirk to your outfits, Sydney queen of bling Kristy Dickinson is holding a Haus of Dizzy pop-up store in Chippendale for the next two weeks. Think kaleidoscope-esque eye-popping earrings, necklaces, bracelets and pins in the shape of glittery dinosaurs, hearts, stars and girl boss messages. The pop-up will also feature a personalisation activation, with customers able to purchase jewellery with their names or a custom message on them.
The Old Clare Hotel, 1 Kensington Street, Chippendale. 10am-6pm daily till Tuesday June 6.
Haus of Dizzy will add statement colours to your style. Photo: Supplied
Rachel Gilbert has an online exclusive sale with 50 per cent off selected items. But you need to be quick with this one because the sale ends on Friday.
After opening their Rosebery outlet earlier this year, Australian brand Camilla and Marc continues to expand into the Sydney fashion market, setting up their first boutique within the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Located in the Strand Arcade, the brother-sister duo have continued their relationship with long-term collaborator, Kevin Ho of Akin creative to design the layout of their eighth boutique.
The 75 SQM space, which houses their entire complete ready-to-wear collection, follows a similar design aesthetic to its sister shops in Paddington and Melbourne. Think signature European oak, marble accents and French panelling throughout the three-room store.
“We are thrilled to expand into Sydney’s CBD. We think our customers will enjoy this iconic shopping location. We love that our new boutique’s walls are encapsulated by one of Sydney last standing Arcades from the Victorian era, so much history in one location,” said co-founder Marc Freeman.
Shop 55, Level 1, The Strand Arcade, Sydney.
Kelvin Ho of Akin creative once again has worked on the design creative for the brand’s latest store. Photo: Richard Freeman Photography
The Galleries is also expanding their CBD offerings for fashion types and foodies alike, with six new retailers including The Grounds opening over the next few weeks. In terms of fashion, the retail space will now house sustainability focused denim brand Nudie Jeans, Japanese influenced Miniso, and UK’s Fred Perry among the already popular brands. It is all part of the space’s aim of disrupting the traditional shopping centre model through bespoke and curated offerings.
“Each retailer has been carefully selected for its unique proposition, as we continue to refine The Galeries bespoke hub of hard to find, cutting edge retail concepts,” said IPOH Group Marketing Manager, Melissa Prpic.
To celebrate the retail expansion this week the precinct will feature a Get Styled VIP shopping experience with 2 days of artistic and fashion activations with the Emerging Artist Exhibition (till June 1), dining offers and live entertainment by the enigmatic Alphamama. Vans will be offering a sneaker customisation station, there will be a monogramming station to ink your initials on your purchased items as well as sales at ATTICK, Ben Sherman, Muji, Monster Threads and Oscar Wylee.
Get Styled will be hosted on May 19 and 20.
Nudie Jeans’ new interior. Photo: Supplied
In celebration of MBFWA this week we are adding our favourite Australian designers to the cart. Sure, winter seems to be a time to wear neutral white, black and beige hues, but if the Alice McCall, Bec and Bridge and Dion Lee shows at MBFWA are anything to go by, this coming season will be all about being a rule breaker; mixing block colours (think back to your art colour wheels) with pastels for a feminine touch.
Think fiery reds, cobalt blue and sunshine yellows, complemented with this season’s dominating colour, millennial pink and sky blue. The difference this season is that every daring silhouette and colour is met with a softness of fluid silks, spots, ruched and extra-long sleeves, frills and whimsical lace.