After discovering Ottoman Treasures on Sydney Road in Brunswick three years ago, I’m sad to report that Rumi is closing her doors at the beginning of March.
Sonya Kraan is an RMIT graduate whose philosophy on the clothes she creates stems from hidden functionality and transformation. Doubly important is that the label sold through Gusto & Elan, a Melbourne store that aside from stocking their own label promote independent, Australian designers.
The Style Net composes local designers in one place, where you can shop online with the warm and fuzzy feeling that you are supporting local, Aussie labels. It’s a fab idea where they’ve done the hard work for you combing the Internet to bring you the best designer, avant-garde and vintage online fashion boutiques and fashion trends by profiling them in a functional directory that is every bit as chic as the stores themselves.
It’s here- the annual Lady Melbourne Christmas Gift Guide! I do love to put it together, and it is such a pleasure to be able to bring you everything from hand made indie labels right through to a bit of luxury.
We are running a little bit behind this year, but the guide doesn’t just have to be used for Christmas, think of it as a nice little handbook for gorgeous things you can find online and beyond for either yourself or the loved ones in your life.
Oh and did I mention you can win it all?! Keep reading!
One of the first stores I visited in New York was J Crew. Being an American institution operating 249 retail stores with a strong online presence, I’d stalked their necklaces in the weeks leading up to my trip. Ok I’d stalked their scarves, denim and blazers too.
They now boast an online presence where you can shop current collections with free shipping and free returns on all orders to Australia.
You can’t really go wrong for Christmas, so here’s my editors picks from their Christmas Gift Guide.
This morning I was invited as a guest of Chanel for an exclusive preview of the Melbourne flagship store that opened today. ‘Guest of…