So here I was, profusely apologising for my lack of regular updates during what seemed like an eternal exam period, then just like that, I completely dropped off the face of the Earth as soon as I was done. To be fair, my girl Jayne is, for once, in the same part of the world as me, and there’s nothing better than seeing your own city through the eyes of somebody who’s never been before. Cue swooning at the sight of our flawless ocean. We really do take it for granted.
Meanwhile, I’m in a mad scramble getting my ducks in a row before we head off to NYC next week – all of the work that I’ve been holding off on. So, to distract myself – or perhaps more accurately, to distract you from my infrequent Instagrams, and in response to the astronomical number of questions I’m getting on where to buy formal dresses, where to buy luxe staples, and where to shop discounted, but high quality, apparel, I thought I’d throw together a list of the best sales happening this weekend, both in Sydney and online. Here goes:
ON THE GROUND:
Dion Lee has samples flying at up to 85% off retail price, which is about as ridiculous as this top (above) that is floating around the racks. Run, don’t walk – all weekend at District 01, 7 Randle Lane, Surry Hills, Sydney.
Josh Goot‘s studio sale is going through till Sunday afternoon – I popped in yesterday and can attest to the fact that it’s pretty heavenly. 2-14 Vine Street, Redfern, Sydney.
ZIMMERMANN: for those of you who have been asking me about more fashion forward occasion dresses and accessories, ZIMMERMANN’s sale should be your go-to. Their best store is 16 Glenmore Road, Paddington, Sydney.
ASOS is my go-to for jersey basics (because nobody does a turtleneck better than they do), but every time they have a mad million percent off sale like they’re having now, I always load up on bralets and some of the UK designers they stock.
EOCENE is the only Australian online boutique that I know of bringing in the very best of international contemporary luxe lab designers. My red lip moment last week was a tough dress-vs-top decision from their Peter Jensen selection, and the Opening Ceremony edit is excellent.
Farfetch‘s business model is the best in the bag (as I so excitedly discovered while in London). Because everything available on the site is from brick and mortar boutiques all over the world, you essentially have every collection piece from every designer under the sun shipped to you in three days. This also means that their sale section is painfully good.
NET-A-PORTER‘s sales are notorious for inducing panic attacks of the sweetest kind. It’s been going for just over a week now, and a lot of styles have sold out, but I managed to snap up some Balmain boots with the most slashed price tag I have ever seen, and I’m still a cat with a canary about it.
Super Street is the new cool kid on the Los Angeles block – I got my good old Benedetta (squishy couch) bag from there, and the buy is so quirky that nobody is ever going to be wearing the same thing as you.
THE OUTNET is basically a giant designer sale all year round, but what would a sale round up be without it? It’s the best spot to hawk-eye for pieces that ‘sold out’ in two seconds when it was hot three seasons ago.