Manning Cartell - The Strand Arcade
Ethically made evening wear and sophisticated style is what you'll find from this Australian brand.
Ethically accredited since 2012, Manning Cartell's sophisticated clothing is made right here in Sydney (a very rare thing, even for local fashion designers). Sisters Cheryl, Vanessa and Gabrielle Cartell chose to use their family name to set up the fashion brand in 2005. It's since amassed a celebrity following, including famous fans Amal Clooney and Margot Robbie.
The socially responsible clothing label is all about kitting you out for the night (or a very fancy daytime do). It has embellished dresses, chic black jumpsuits and structured shirt dresses that range from $400–1000. Even casual polo dresses are made to stand out from the crowd.
It also makes and sells sustainable and environmentally friendly leather jackets, pants and skirts, plus a range of party-ready mules, metallic heels and shiny jewellery. You could easily drop $1000 in store, but you'd walk out with an entire evening outfit stored, which has value in itself.
Images: Cassandra Hannagan