If you think you have nothing in common with A-list celebs and international models, well, think again. What makes A-listers so glamorous is their glamorous clothes, of course, but you too can get those looks from the very best Australian designers, including Camilla and Marc and Maurie & Eve. If you love to be in the know when it comes to fashion, make a beeline to these shops to find four of the best local designer brands and shop their latest collections.
If you adore feminine dresses, luxe black lace, white silk, and soft silhouettes, Lover is the brand for you. Like its name suggests, the clothes evoke romance and a sense of beauty; as you don the fabric you immediately feel like all eyes are cast your way. Head to the brand’s second flagship store at Westfield Bondi Junction, and as you browse the latest A/W collection called Journey, you’ll delight in the neutral, minimalistic space, inspired by the Art Gallery of NSW.
Maurie & Eve
These born and bred Sydney girls sure know style. If you fancy your fashion sense relaxed and fresh, with a quirky feminine aesthetic, Maurie & Eve is your go-to. Think sexy shapes, like off-the-shoulder figure-hugging dresses, boho sleeves, and ’70s-inspired flared pants. For a laid-back shopping spree in a leafy green neighbourhood, make your way to Burke Boutique in Mosman. Let your inner style goddess be swooned by pretty autumnal knits by Maurie & Eve, plus a range of sale items and other styles from well-known Australian designers. If you love a bargain, sign up to M&E’s newsletter—they run regular sales at a warehouse in Mona Vale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
If the idea of cool, eclectic prints teeming with botanical floral designs and psychedelic geometry gets your heart racing, then hot-foot it to Megan Park’s flagship Sydney store at The Strand Arcade. The shop itself in the stunning Victorian shopping arcade is effortlessly beautiful; low-slung designer lights set the scene as you shop amid a kaleidoscope of vibrant dresses, bejewelled bangles and clutches, flowing scarves, and funky homewares. Emerald green is the pop of colour in Megan Park’s dark, wintry A/W collection. And if you love embellishments you’re in luck: Textural flowers are constructed from beads and hand-cut organza in her latest range.
Camilla and Marc
Australian designers don’t get much better than this. Enter brother-sister partnership Camilla and Marc, a favourite label among Sydneysiders and all over the world thanks to its sophisticated, beautiful, and timeless pieces. The brand brings a whole new meaning to ‘investment shopping’; you expect to pay more, but in return you are treated to classic items you can keep in your wardrobe for years to come. The best place to find them is David Jones on Market Street. You’ll love the A/W collection; it features pops of teal, classy blazers, sheer bodysuits, and cosy knit jumpers.