If seasonal change has left you in a dizzy headspin of brand new colours and fabrics and prints and jackets — or if, y'know, you just like some fancy new clothes now and then — you'll be pretty pleased to know that the Big Fashion Sale is coming back to Sydney for four days this September.
The name pretty much says it all. This thing is big — they've even moved to Paddington Town Hall. You'll find lush items from past collections, samples and one-offs from cult Australian and international designers, both well-known and emerging, including Marni, Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, Isabel Marant, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Kenzo and Iro alongside local favourites from McGraw, Gary Bigeni, Karla Spetic, Emma Mulholland and Benah to name a few.
With discounts of up to 80 percent off and items for as little as $20, this is one way of upping your street cred with designer threads that'll leave your bank balance sitting pretty too. Prices this low tend to inspire a certain level of ruthlessness in all of us, though, so practise that grabbing reflex in advance. This is every man and lady for themselves.
The Big Fashion Sale opening hours:
September 7 — VIP PREVIEW
September 8 — 9am - 8pm
September 9 — 9am - 6pm
September 10 — 9am - 6pm
September 11 — 10am - 4pm