It’s little wonder that designer sample sales tend to bring out the worst in us. With that Isabel Marant jacket at less than half the price, who wouldn’t max out their credit card to get their hands on it?

For those of us who crave the thrill of the sale and hunting out beautiful clothing at a heavily discounted price, these two back-to-back pop-up sales are must-attend events.

First up is Australia’s wunderkind Dion Lee, with up to 85 per cent off selected styles from his SS11 and AW12 collection as well as archived and one-off samples that we’re sure will be snapped up quick smart.

Then it’s time for round two, with exclusive Sydney boutique Parlour X bringing their designer wares down to Melbourne for the first time. Azzedine Alaia, Balenciaga, Comme Des Garcons and Rick Owen are just some of the labels that will be on offer.

Grab your wallet, put your comfy shoes on and stay hydrated: the battle goes down on Chapel Street next week.

Dion Lee: August 31 to September 2
Fri & Sat 10am–6pm
Sun 11am–5pm

Parlour X: September 6 to September 10
Thurs 10am–6pm
Fri 10am–7pm
Sat 10am–6pm
Sun 11am–5pm
Mon 10am–4pm

587 Chapel Street, South Yarra