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The Sales Whisperer: Sydney’s best shopping August 18-25

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Local luxe is on the wish list, with Dion Lee and Romance was Born both holding sales this week. Plus, where is the only place in Sydney to find Raf Simon’s debut collection? A Paddington boutique, of course. 

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The Sales Whisperer: Sydney's best shopping August 18-25
Dion Lee is offering 50-80 per cent off.  

Local favourite Dion Lee starred at the David Jones show two weeks ago, and while his latest designs won’t be on sale for a while, the cult brand is hosting a warehouse sale in Paddington with 50 to 80 per cent past season classics. Fans can expect 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.

Romance was Born is holding another two-day Surry Hills warehouse sale this weekend with up to 50 per cent off past season designs. Expect storytelling motifs, theatrical graphic prints and whimsical silhouettes from design duo Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales with the sale featuring samples, as well as the Queen of The Night and Whispering Angel collections.

District 01 44a Foveaux Street, Surry Hills. Friday 25-Saturday 26 10am-6pm.

The Sales Whisperer: Sydney's best shopping August 18-25

The sale features stock from the Queen of The Night and Whispering Angel collections.

Renowned for her distinctive yet functional designs, New Zealand based brand Kate Sylvester is offering 60 per cent off pieces from the 17 autumn and winter collection. With a mixture of monochromatic and bold tones, the sale features staple day and workwear including jackets, trousers and skirts alongside more statement going-out pieces and accessories.

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The Sales Whisperer: Sydney's best shopping August 18-25

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Specialising in bridesmaid and formal ready-to-wear gowns, Sydney based-brand 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 versatile lengths, cuts and hues 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.

The Sales Whisperer: Sydney's best shopping August 18-25

The two-day sale will feature designs at 75 per cent off.

Streetwear and denim specialist General Pants Co. is holding an “End of Lease Sale” before the brand moves their Sydney CBD presence from Mid City Centre to George Street. The sale will feature both men’s and women’s pieces  from brands including Wrangler, One Teaspoon, Ksubi, Insight, Zanerobe, RVCA and more. Sale prices start from $10, with nothing over $50.

197 Pitt St, Sydney.

The Sales Whisperer: Sydney's best shopping August 18-25

The sale stock will be available until the store relocates.

Set to close their doors in coming weeks, Double Bay’s The Corner Shop is clearing out past-season stock at up to 70 per cent off all sale designs. Stocking many cult international designers, the sale will feature clothing, shoes and accessories from the likes of Isabel Marant, Self-Portrait, Marques Almeida, Aquazzura and Stella McCartney at a fraction of the usual price.

Shop 2, 20-26 Cross Street, Double Bay.


The dreamy bonded shirting frill dress by Self Portrait was $595, now $180. 

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Parlour X is renowned for its expertly-curated selection of luxury ready-to-wear and accessories. So it is no surprise that the boutique will house Raf Simons’ debut collection CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC exclusively in Australia. The 2017 ready-to-wear collection focuses on the brand’s cinematic and romantic traditions.

“The acquisition of Raf Simons’ debut CALVIN KLEIN collection within our brand portfolio at Parlour X reflects our commitment to delivering the finest luxury multi-brand edit, tailored to the Australian client.” says Parlour X Director, Eva Galambos.

Featuring multiple runway pieces, the Parade collection, which includes structured outerwear, signature denim and layered knitwear, will continue to be introduced into the store throughout September and October.

As Raf Simons puts it on the Calvin Klein site, “It reflects the environment. All of these different people with different styles and dress codes. It’s the future, the past, Art Deco, the city, the American West…all of these things and none of these things. Not one era, not one thing, not one look.”

All the designs will be available in the Parlour X Paddington boutique, as well as online for all Australian customers.

The Church’ – 261 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021 and Online.

The Sales Whisperer: Sydney's best shopping August 18-25

Parlour X will house Simon’s debut collection exclusively in Australia.

Local brand Gorman is one of the many brand’s lending support to the same sex marriage campaign in the form of white message tees. In collaboration with illustrator Monika Forsberg, Gorman will be distributing 5000 Love is Love tees, incorporating the brand’s signature quirky design flair to show “all people are created equal”

With limited quantities available in every Gorman store nationwide, customers can get their hands on one of the tees by showing a screenshot of their updated Australian Electoral Commission details on their movbile, with enrolment closing on Thursday, August 24. 

“I strongly believe that our country must accept that love between two people who want to marry, no matter the gender, should be acknowledged legally,” said Founder and Creative Director, Lisa Gorman. “As a brand, it’s about using our voice to promote something we stand up for.”

All Gorman Stores nationwide. Friday 25.

The Sales Whisperer: Sydney's best shopping August 18-25

Founder Lisa Gorman with the brand’s Love is Love t-shirt, available in-store for free on Friday.

The twice-yearly department store launches may be over for another six months, but the news keeps coming from Myer, with accessories label From St Xavier joining the company.

From St Xavier is one of the country’s emerging accessories labels, with a commitment to handcrafted pieces with a social and ethical focus.

Its pieces blend glass beads, semi-precious stones, resin, natural metals and other premium materials.

The range will launch in Myer Melbourne, Sydney and Chadstone, and online from September. 

–Melissa Singer

The Sales Whisperer: Sydney's best shopping August 18-25

Accessories brand From St Xavier is joining Myer this spring.


Time to raid your grandfather and dad’s wardrobes, because this season’s unexpected revival of plaid oversized blazers looks here to stay. Calvin Klein’s Raf Simons made Working Girl references in his debut collection, micro-plaid was a staple on Fall ’17 runways including Chanel and social media is abuzz with women incorporating them into their street-style as well as work and casual-evening wear.

For the country-side neutral prints, opt for earthy-hued sweaters, jeans and trousers on the cooler days. Heading into spring, pair with a skirt, silk shirt or a-line dress on warmer days. If you feel the blazer is slightly swamping, tone down the masculine silhouette with a belt to cinch in the waist.

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