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Spring is only a month away, but who’s counting, right? From community markets to the Rachel Gilbert clear-out, this month’s sale roster is certain to get you out and about in Sydney. Furthermore, for the first time, every Burberry boutique is offering in-store personalisation, hand-painted by one of their brand’s UK artisans, and Birkenhead Point is opening up Australia’s first Harrold’s shop in its newly opened development.

Australian designer Rachel Gilbert is holding her next Sydney warehouse sale of the year and it is one of the biggest on the annual Sydney sale calendar. Famous for lavish and intricate hand-embellished designs, the five-day sale supplies approximately 80 percent off previous seasons such as autumn winter 17, spring and resort summer 16, samples, bridal dresses, women’s ankle boots and high heels and much more.

Held in a brand-new Paddington store, the brand wants to clear out all inventories, making it the perfect time to pick up an outfit for any special events coming up in the next half of this year. Be prepared for queues and wear clothes that make it effortless to try on clothes in minimal space.

Have you got monogrammed products in your mind? For the first time a Burberry Artisan has moved to Australia to provide customers a distinctive leather goods painting service. Over the weekend an assortment of the British fashion house’ signature bags, accessories and gifts can be personalised with up to three hand painted initials. Moreover there’ll also be exclusive gifts and prizes not usually offered in stores, like a backgammon set, domino cases, playing cards and travelling accessories available, besides Burberry’s signature classic trench coats, scarves and rucksacks that could be personalised online, you could also buy shoes online however they can’t be personalised. The free service for new purchases comes in two fonts and fifteen colour choices, with each bag taking around an hour to hand paint.

One of Sydney’s largest classic niches is also returning next weekend to Marrickville Town Hall. Round She Goes has sixty handpicked vintage and retro design handmade jewelry and accessory stallholders selling items from the 1950s onwards, a number of the items used to be displayed on plinths but today they can be yours to have. Shoppers can expect to find a mix of local and international preloved brands like Gorman, Zimmermann, Max Mara, Moschino, Ralph Lauren, Fendi, Carla Zampatti and a lot more, if the market held two weeks ago is anything to go by, it’s very important to get in early.

Australian active wear brand Running Bare is having a three-day warehouse sale this weekend, with discounted prices on spring summer and autumn winter samples, discontinued and clearance stock across its active wear, women’s shoes and Rival Swim lines in sizes 8-22. The sale will feature the brand’s signature printed and arranged layouts to inspire us to stay active in the cooler weather. There are not any change rooms on site, so wear something which you can slip things over in case you want to try items on.

If you missed out on last week’s Ellery sale, you’re in luck! The Parisian inspired Australian brand that has become renowned for its trademark flares and eyelet pieces are holding their sale for another fortnight. Located in Westfield Sydney, the pop-up features 70 percent off casual wear and spring, including the popular the Sword Bubble gowns and Witch Doctor Sleeve apparel.

Etsy, in Cooperation with payment aid Square, is holding a neighbourhood marketplace in Central Park over the weekend. It’s a chance to connect with a range of your favourite Etsy Australian designers and creative skills, with over 70 stores on the day. The market will feature handmade goods, vintage items and craft from fashion and accessories to stationery, to museum art and design pieces.

Mark your journal, Friday, August 4 is Jeans for Genes day. It is practically compulsory to wear denim in support of genetic research and if we are honest, goodwill is the best trending style to follow.

Just Launched

Spring clean your drawers, there’s a new beauty player coming to town. Well technically, it’s a cult favourite, but Mecca will be launching their latest eponymous choice, MECCA MAX in-line with the brand’s 20 year celebrations online and in-store from Tuesday, August 1. The new collection is available and extensive enough for beauty junkies and beginners alike. The products are created for experimentation, personalisation and play.

That is what comes to mind when exploring the 206 products from foundations and eye shadow duos to make up brushes and blenders. The best part is that the price range sits competitively with pharmacy sold products. Lipsticks are going for $20, concealers for $22, foundations for $32, and an artistry palette is the biggest ticket item at $45.

Mecca Brands creative manager Marita Burke states that the new brand plans to be a game-changer in the beauty retail location. “MECCA MAX has been created for the girl who is as obsessed with beauty as we are. Our innovative products are smarter, work harder and will do more for your look than anything else in your beauty arsenal. Think the perfect nude, the best lash, the boldest lip, the brightest illuminator and everything in between. It’s MECCA’s beauty obsession, bottled,” said Burke of the MECCA MAX range.

Just Opened

With the multi-million dollar redevelopment of the location, Birkenhead Point is a brand new regional first for Sydney shoppers. Australian luxury style home ware store Bally will be introduced to the center together with Harrold’s that will open its first and only outlet store. The pair will join other luxe designers such as Coach, Calvin Klein and Michael Kors who established their presence in the previous outlet. The revamp has also brought with it home ware store Peter’s of Kensington, along with street wear brand Zanerobe.

“With its unrivalled location on Sydney Harbour and just minutes from the CBD, the centre appeals to not only Sydneysiders and domestic visitors, but also to international tourists,” said Mirvac Senior Development Manager, Christina Nelson concerning the developments. This newest development responds to our clients’ needs and wants and greatly enhances the appeal of Birkenhead Point. We have improved the customer experience by offering a sophisticated and contemporary palette of finishes, including new mall ceilings and floors, bespoke furniture and shop front upgrades, whilst embracing the heritage backdrop of the unique and much-loved building. The new space will also exhibit work from Australian artists in glass showcase display systems in cooperation with Art Pharmacy Creator, Emilya Colliver.

What’s In This Month

Since the beginning of this year it appears that red colours have spread like wildfire. After Kate Middleton wore a dance woman emoji off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen number during the Royal Tour and Rihanna rocked the Valerian premiere in similar fashion, we are seeing red in our cart this month.

The good news is that red may be worn in various seasons, and pairs with about anything like denim, leather and clashes flawlessly with millennial pink tones. The actual trend this season is a ruby red pair of shoes, and you can definitely purchase a pair of these shoes online. Examine the ones worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz for inspiration. If you would like to make an impression with fiery red women’s sneakers, keep the rest of the outfit minimal with neutral tones, a white shirt, light blue jeans and a trench coat.