There is a reason they call it sales “fever”. Unfortunately though, unruly piles of disheveled cast offs and claustrophobia-inducing hordes often temper the thrill of the bargain hunt. Allow us to guide you away from cramped department stores and steer you clear of the rabid cheapskates ravenous for any old slashed price tag. Here are ten of the most promising sales around town to tempt your credit card out of hibernation and into bargain-hunting nirvana.

33 Simmons Street, South Yarra
Time to get your greedy hands on some Bassike pieces, after the eco label garnered Sarah Jessica Parker’s hallowed seal of approval. Their ‘Bassike Goes Bananas’ sale is the smart way to stock up with samples of tees, dresses, singlets and denim on sale this weekend only.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 18, 19 and 20.

Tiffany Treloar
195 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
After a decade in the rag trade, Tiffany Treloar has opened her first boutique in Fitzroy. Naturally her first mid-year sale follows, with up to 30 per cent off the Autumn Winter collection and up to 75 per cent off further reduced items in store.
Sale on now while stocks last.

Eco Fashionista
Melburnian Alex Hume created Eco Fashionista to ensure that there’s no need to sacrifice fashion to be green, even while we may have pledged to give up plastic bags and driving around in gas-guzzlers. Find 30 to 50 per cent off Beyond Skin vegan shoes, bags, dresses and tops by earth-conscious labels including Sublet and Cylk.
Sale on now while stocks last.

The Humble Vintage for bookings
The Humble Vintage Bike Hire Co. is holding a winter sale with a difference. They are encouraging us to get on our bikes, whether rain, hail or shine (mostly the former two), by offering their bikes for hire at the same price as the forecast temperature for that day. Should the day be an unlikely sunny 18 degrees you pay $18. Should the mercury plummet to a bone-aching six degrees, you only pay $6 and so forth. Email a couple of days ahead to book your humble ride.
Monday to Friday until August 31.

Suite 6, 1 Yarra Street, Richmond
This special one-day-only sale features a multitude of hip labels from the fashion agency. But even if your style tends towards Maurie & Eve, Fluxus, Gypsy 05, Bec & Bridge or Nicole Ritchie’s labels, it’ll still be worth heading over to Richmond.
Saturday June 19.

QV, Harbourtown Docklands, Jam Factory and 292-292 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
The evocatively titled ‘When Past Meets Future’ is the latest collection in store from local, under-the-radar label Dizingof. Also in store now, you’ll be treated to up to 60 per cent off across the floor with an extra 50 per cent off each additional purchase.
Sale on now while stocks last.

Arabella Ramsay
Melbourne’s GPO and 1073 High Street, Armadale
Arabella Ramsay is offering up to 40 per cent off during her winter sale at both her Armadale flagship boutique and her ‘Temporary Pleasures’ pop-up store. Find drool-worthy leather pieces and her own label alongside offerings by Anna & Boy, Dr Denim and Lucy Folk.
Sale on now while stocks last.

Yeojin Bae
Studio 4, Level 1, 249 Chapel Street, Prahran
The gorgeous Yeojin Bae’s showroom will be sale central with 30 per cent off the entire ‘Feminine Noir’ autumn winter 2010 collection and an amazing 75 per cent off past summer pieces. There will only be limited amounts available so get in first should you desire a particular piece.
Thursday to Saturday from Thursday June 10 while stocks last.

The Dressing Room
56 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Relocation + mid-year madness = a nothing over $99 sale at The Dressing Room. Discover bargains on vibrant young designer labels like Tali Roth, Born 1986 and Violet and I.
Sale on now while stocks last.

et al
50 Dight Street, Collingwood
et al recently shared news of their upcoming sale, featuring a trinity of labels: the title label, as well as comma and showroom. They will be clearing samples and discontinued designs from their warehouse, so expect drastic reductions to warm the cockles of your by now sales-weary heart.
Wednesday June 16 to Saturday June 19.