14 Mar 2010 2:20 AM
Just wondering about womens clothing, what sort of shops are available. I love uk shopping from high street shops, monsoon, warehouse, topshop, to designer shops too (which I know Sydney have some) But what are the high street clothing shops like, any good names to look up?
14 Mar 2010 2:33 AM
|cue, sportsgirl , witchery, biba, country road, |
14 Mar 2010 8:33 PM
|Thank you, I'll try and take a look at these on the net :)|
14 Mar 2010 11:20 PM
|Kmart, Target, Best and Less.
Not to mention Salvo's|
15 Mar 2010 2:15 PM
|Myer stores are Australia wide and have an enormous amount of designer clothes but you will also see that they can have an enormous price tag so you wait for the big sales at the end of each season.!!
Here's just a few and I have only got labels from A to F.
Brands (A - F)Aero
Calvin Klein Collection
camilla and marc
Cozi by Jennifer Hawkins
15 Mar 2010 2:19 PM
Gordon Smith Petites
Grace & Hart
Hi there from Karen Walker
Jane Lamerton Petites
Jane Lamerton Woman
Maticevski Sweethearts Matthew Eager
Moschino Cheap & Chic
15 Mar 2010 2:30 PM
|Here's a few more from Myer Store but Perth also has David Jones which caters for all tastes.
In the smaller shopping complexes they have Portmans, Esprit,Sportsgirl etc. However to get an all over view of this topic go to Myer Australia Womens Catalog.
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel
Stitches Stitches Petites
The Clothing Company Woman
Vera Wang Lavender
Viktor & Rolf
Vivienne Westwood Red Label|
15 Mar 2010 5:03 PM
|MYER is a great store and thankfully is coming to Joondalup!|
15 Mar 2010 7:57 PM
|I read on the Monsoon website last night that they will be shipping to oz soon. Bring it on!!!!|
15 Mar 2010 9:00 PM
|River Island would be my ultimate, I love that shop!|
15 Mar 2010 9:17 PM
|Or even French Connection. No stop .... what about GAP!!!!|
15 Mar 2010 9:24 PM
|Oh I know, God how sad are we ha ha! |
16 Mar 2010 1:31 AM
|You can buy French Connection in Perth|
16 Mar 2010 2:14 AM
|Yeah I know DJ does quite a few of the brands ... but they are all cramped in a corner, not quite the real deal!!! |
16 Mar 2010 3:40 AM
|Thanks alot, at least there is some shops, not quite the same as the Uk, Monsoon,Ted Baker,Top shop, but I'm sure I'll get used to it. I'm defianately going to stock up in advance, even took a trip to Harrods on Friday, get those shoes in well in advance
Thanks again :)|
16 Mar 2010 9:43 PM
|I second Jimboman for the stylish shops, England has English shops, Australia has Aussie shops, live with it or stay where you are!! Is that the only reason behind you moving over here? i guess not! Sorry for being blunt as no one likes the truth but it gets my back up hearing people whinge about what they can buy in the UK and cant get here!!!! well stay there and stop whinging!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry again for being blunt but it goes to all the people on this site not just you.
Paddy over!!! |
16 Mar 2010 9:53 PM
|Are people not allowed to talk about the things they miss without being shot down in flames? I didn't read anyone whinging, it was a discussion. This is a discussion forum, it's what people do. Yes I miss River Island like I said, doesn't mean i'm gonna jump on the first plane back just so I can get my fix!
I think someone needs to take a chill pill and calm down, there are more important things to moan about!!
Sorry for being blunt, just saying it how I see it!|
16 Mar 2010 10:04 PM
|You know when I lived in England I pined for ice coffee to mention but one thing. It is part of being abroad, harking back to something you loved but something you were prepared to live without. No one was whinging, except you in blunt statement about those of us 'chatting' about what we miss! We were information sharing about what we can still get and what we would love to be able to get when they join the internet abroad shopping revolution! I say if you are happy with Target and Kmart then you should get back in your box and let those of us that love clothes and shopping enjoy a bit of information sharing without having to justify why we moved here. Goodness only knows it certianly wasnt for the fashion! Rant over!|
16 Mar 2010 10:04 PM
|Well done Bee = you got there before me. And to satisfy Baz and Nicola - I love Veronica Maine and that is a very Australian label!|
17 Mar 2010 12:06 AM
|I'm quite new to Aussiemove and really didnt realise the offense I would cause talking about thing's I may miss from the uk, wow Anyway great news about Monsoon maybe shipping out to oz and for the record, i think there is quite a bit I'll miss including family, friends, Football and MARMITE......oops I'm talking about the uk again. Like I'm sure there are things from the UK I'd miss from oz.
Thanks guys for all your great comments, I love fashion and you guys have been very helpful, DeRoberto - Thanks for that great list and meandbee and Kayandandy thanks for your support and fashion help :)|
17 Mar 2010 12:35 AM
|Part of being a new arrival is missing things. And in missing things you learn about your new environment as you scavenge about trying to find a best fit! We still miss loads fo things from Europe and I am a bloody Aussie - so not sure where I can go to! I lived abroad for thirteen years and met my English husband there! Good luck with your move. All things considered it is a great place to live!|
17 Mar 2010 12:56 AM
|Football and Marmite are easily found lol. As for 'offending' people I wouldn't worry, some people have nothing better to do than 'bait' people.
We have been here 2 and a half weeks, not really missing anything as such, but I am sure I/we will.
17 Mar 2010 1:48 AM
|My Daughter purchases from Top Shop online as they will ship out here.|
17 Mar 2010 2:04 AM
|Apparently Melbourne is the place to go for shopping if you run out of choices in Perth. There are often cheap flights & short break accommodation available to treat yourselves.
You will be able to buy Marmite in the British food shops & some of the supermarkets.Plus a selection of other things you miss from home.
As for football it is becoming more popular here now. You can access UK premiership games on Foxtel and my hubby also watches the ozzie soccer team matches on TV saturday afternoons. Perth Glory haven't played too bad this season!!
My daughter plays in a saturday soccer league (under 17's)and there are Sunday soccer leagues which I think are more competitive.
You might become an AFL fan too!!
Don't worry it will make more sense when you get here.
17 Mar 2010 2:10 AM
|Good luck settling in & at least you have experienced some hot 40 degree weather since you have arrived although I prefer the more comfortable 25 degree days!
18 Mar 2010 12:50 AM
|The best shop in Perth is Scarborough Longboards but I think the only clothes they sell are wetsuits. Everything else is catered for in one convenient location in the guise of Target, Big W or Kmart - where you can pick up a pot plant, a car battery on some cheap fishing stuff and make your shopping trip worthwhile.
If clothes are really that important to you then you will need to earn plenty of cash, have a lot of holidays back home to stock up or get used to buying online. WA is not really up there with Milan, New York, London or Paris in the fashion league. Sometimes it thinks it is, but really it is all about thongs and boardies at at the beach in spring, summer and autumn and a pair of jeans and a hoody in the winter.|
21 Mar 2010 12:20 AM
|Do you know that there is a French Connection shop in Karrinyup mall?
21 Mar 2010 2:34 AM
|NO I didnt! I havent been to Karrinup since I came back! thanks for that ... might need a wander out there!|