When a fashion label has to hire a whole new venue to showcase its sales options, you know you’re in for a steal. Some advice: get in as soon as possible and take no stragglers.
Here are the best sales around town right now; from the hustle-and-bustle warehouse events to those more subdued.
Green With Envy and Nicholas Designer Warehouse Sale
106 Rupert Street, Collingwood
To top off an already-super end-of-season clearance sale (which is currently boasting 70 per cent off stock both in-store and online), designer boutique Green With Envy is taking things to a whole new level and adding a warehouse clearance to the mix this weekend. Previous-season apparel, shoes and accessories from both international and local designers such as Alexander Wang, Peter Pilotto, Chloe, Dion Lee, Kenzo and more will be reduced by up to 90 per cent. A range of Nicholas sample styles will also be available from just $20. Cash, credit card and EFTPOS facilities available.
Maticevski Warehouse Sale
Australian heavyweight Tony Maticevski is hosting a one-day sale this Saturday. One-offs, past season and limited-edition pieces will be up for sale. Limited sizes, styles and stock will be available, therefore we recommend you get there at 10am on the dot. Cash and credit card facilities are available.
Alice Euphemia Mega Sale
122 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
After closing in 2014 Alice Euphemia has re-opened for one week only with up to 70 per cent off some of Australia's best homegrown brands. Ending on Saturday, it’s your last chance to get your hands on past collections, samples and designer vintage and fabrics, from brands such as Celeste Tesoriero, Gary Bigeni, Vege Threads, Rouda and more.
Fri & Sat 10am–6pm
White Suede and Autonomy Warehouse Sale
Lot Four, Studio 4, Railway Place, Richmond (Coles Car Park – Behind Swan Street)
Homegrown Melbourne labels White Suede and Autonomy are joining forces for two days only with their Richmond Warehouse sale this week. White Suede is a womenswear brand that captures the contradictions of modern sculptured designs and draping techniques. Autonomy, a menswear label, that captures Melbourne’s fashion underground. Both will have seconds and samples alongside past and present collections on sale. The sale will run for only two days.
In its winter sale, womenswear label Bianca Spender is taking a further 20 per cent off the already reduced price on sale stock both in-stores and online. Elegant gowns and blouses, tailored dresses, coats and skirts are priced to clear.
Ginger and Smart
Local designer Ginger and Smart is hosting an up to 40 per cent off sale both in-stores and online. If you’re on the hunt for some chic work attire, current and past season dresses, blouses, pants and skirts are on sale here.
Australian-made label Manning Cartell has cut prices on both past and present collections, with up to 70 per cent off both in-store and online. An array of winter coats is reduced alongside some matching top and bottom combinations that are strongly characteristic of the beloved local brand.
Melbourne-based menswear brand Jack London is offering up to 60 per cent off selected Winter ’15 styles in its end-of-season sale. Both in-store and online a range of classically tailored jackets, coats, blazers, knits, shirts and jeans, which aim to capture the style of the British/European Mod Rocker scene of the ‘60s, are on sale.
RetroStar Warehouse Sale
33–37 Stewart Street, Brunswick
Without enough space to hold all its pre-loved clothing and accessories (15,000 vintage pieces), RetroStar is hosting a warehouse sale ) this weekend with nothing priced over $10. Everything from dresses, knits and blouses to coats, footwear and pants will be priced at $5 or $10. EFTPOS facilities are available (minimum of $15) and limited parking is available.
Sat & Sun 8am–5pm
No.4, Level 3, The Nicholas Building Melbourne, 37 Swanston Street (Corner. Flinders Lane) Melbourne
Holly-Rose Butler from Melbourne-made store dot.COMME is releasing her rare Issey Miyake collection this Friday for an install which will last only nine days. More than 40 items from Issey Miyake’s Pleats Please collection will be exclusively available in-store only. There will be a wide selection of pleated one-off vintage garments such as the hamburger print top with a detachable tongue and a rare guest artist piece by Yasumasa Morimura from the A/W 1996-97 collection. A range of vintage Miyake books will also be available for purchase.
June 26–July 4
Mon to Sat 12pm–6pm
512 Malvern Road, Prahran East and 305 Coventry Street, South Melbourne
Up-and-coming Melbourne-born brand S. Wallis is currently on sale with up to 75 per cent off the A New Heritage (Autumn/Winter ’15) collection. Quality winter essentials, including coats, skirts and shirts are on sale whilst stock lasts. The sale is available in-store only.
Jardan Factory Sale
66 Ricketts Road, Mt Waverley
Australian family owned furniture business Jardan is clearing-out sofas, chairs, tables, stools, lighting, homewares, cushions, leather and fabric rolls at its Mt Waverley showroom this weekend only. With a first-in-best-dressed policy in place, the finest of the quality contemporary furniture will sell quickly, so get in early.
Third Drawer Down Stocktake Sale
Unique homewares, books and jewellery, as well as art and design editions can be found on sale at Third Drawer Down’s stocktake sale this week. With 25 per cent off all stock, it’s your chance to collect some out-of-the-ordinary pieces at discounted prices. Those items you’ve been mulling over to spruce up the house may now be that bit more affordable.
93 George Street, Fitzroy
Fri & Sat 11am–5pm
155 Greville Street, Prahran
175 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
Local business Great Dane, which specialises in Scandinavian furniture and lighting has extended its in-store and online sale until June 30. 20 per cent off designs by Arne Vodder, Hans Wegner, Erik Buch, String, Ox Design and Mads Johansen are available.
Scribe Stocktake Sale
12 Edward Street, Brunswick
A book sale in a doughnut shop. Amazing. That’s exactly what Scribe Publications is holding this Saturday. In a one-day-only stocktake event, Scribe will take over All Day Donuts in Brunswick with a variety of both old and new titles on sale. Books will be priced at $10 or under and All Day Donuts and the Taco Truck will be serving its tasty specialties to keep busy book worms fuelled: now that’s what we call a sale.