Melbourne Sales Wrap: Best of the Week, November 22, 2018

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 
Two of the biggest events on the US shopping calendar are almost upon us. We’ve hand picked the 32 best sales shipping to Aussie shores.

Fri 23 to Mon 26

Shop the City 
Melbourne’s huge Shop the City event returns this Friday, with exclusive discounts across the city’s major shopping districts. Score more than 300 offers across 1000-plus stores at Emporium Melbourne, Melbourne Central, QV, The Strand, David Jones Bourke Street, Myer Bourke Street and GPO. This includes 20 per cent off full-priced items at The Strand’s Gorman and The Bathing Box, plus 30 per cent off storewide at Neuw Denim and Desigual. VIP members will be treated to 20 per cent off at Rag & Bone, too. The GPO’s H&M is also offering up to 70 per cent off selected items.

Fri 23

Designer Fabric Sale 
Fabric from independent local labels including Limb, Livia Arena, Kloke, Ka-He, and Arnsdorf are on sale this weekend. Get heavy and lightweight wools as well as silks, leather hides, cotton, linen, Lycra blends, jersey, synthetics, and many more by the metre or the roll. Free off-cuts will also be available.

Sat 24, 10am–5pm

Greener House 
Collingwood nursery Greener House is heavily discounting a huge range of indoor plants, including Devil’s Ivy and other favourites. Decorative resin pots will be slashed by 50 per cent, some starting at just $10. This sale is dog-friendly too, so bring your furry friend along.

Sat 24, 10am–4pm.

Third Drawer Down 
In-store and online 
Since 2003, Fitzroy’s Third Drawer Down has housed a delightful showcase of illustrations and prints from more than 200 artists including Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago, Guerrilla Girls, Chris Johanson, Alex Katz, Yayoi Kusama, Marilyn Minter, Chris Ofili, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Jim Shaw, Kiki Smith, David Shrigley, and Mickalene Thomas. The light and airy store also offers works in more left-field formats, such as tea towels, pillowcases and socks. This weekend there’ll be 25 per cent off everything.

Thu 22 to Sun 25.

Nimble Activewear 
In-store and online 
Australian activewear label Nimble has 20 per cent off full-priced products online and in-store for 48 hours, beginning 10am Thursday 22. Get a range of high-performance gear, including shorts, sports bras, tights and tops in bright colours and lively prints.

Thu 22 to Fri 23

Le Louvre 
Luxury women’s fashion store Le Louvre is hosting an end-of-season sale with up to 30 per cent off selected items from designers including Balmain, Chloe, Ermanno Scervino, Moncler, Roland Mouret, Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney. Head in for investment pieces to amplify your summer wardrobe.

Mon to Fri, 10am–5.30pm 
Sat 10am–5pm 
While stocks last.

Somerfield Swim 
Get 25 per cent off sitewide at Somerfield Swim this weekend. The Aussie-born swimwear label was founded by model Renee Somerfield and each piece is made with elements of spandex, which is a breathable fabric that helps to accentuate the body. Sizes range from an A to E cup. Read about more flattering D-plus-cup labels here.

Until November 26.

Nobody Denim 
Score up to 70 per cent off past season, archive, samples and seconds at Melbourne-born Nobody Denim’s warehouse sale. Get jeans from $40 and shorts from $30.

Thu Nov 22 and Fri Nov 23, 10am–7pm 
Sat Nov 24, 10am–5pm 
Sun Nov 25, 10am–4pm

Seed Heritage 
Women’s and children’s fashion store Seed Heritage is swinging open the doors to its warehouse this weekend so you can stock up on clothes just before Christmas. Trawl the racks for seconds, samples and new arrivals for women, teens, children and babies, plus discounts on accessories, footwear and gifts. Limited sizing available, but items are restocked daily.

Sat 24, 8am–3pm 
Sun 25, 9am–2pm

Boutique gift shop Pookipoiga is discounting brands including Toms shoes, Nine Yaks cashmere ponchos, Lore Lore beanies, Organics for Lily teas, Apiary Made beeswax wraps, and many more by up to 50 per cent off. Plus, for every purchase Pookipoiga donates a meal to the homeless.

Sat 24, 10am–6pm

London-based global retailer Matches Fashion is offering up to 50 per cent off across luxury labels including Isabel Marant, JW Anderson, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Valentino, Self-Portrait, Fendi and more. These Italian-crafted motorbike wheel earrings are already in our cart.

While stocks last.

Moda Operandi 
If the above sales aren’t enough to keep you going, online luxury fashion retailer Moda Operandi just listed of 2000 items at up to 50 per cent off. Shop local labels such as Zimmermann and Alex Perry alongside international labels Givenchy, Burberry, Off White, Prada, Temperley London, and many more. Our pick? This delicately sketched yellow clutch by Evie Parker.

While stocks last.

Home to Australian and international make-up and skincare lines, Sephora is taking 15 per cent off everything for two days only. If there’s something you’ve been eyeing off for a while, like this Fenty Beauty limited highlighter palette for instance, then this is the time to get your hands on it.

Fri 23 to Sat 24

Frank Body 
Melbourne-based Frank Body is known for its extensive range of innovative (and messy) coffee-based products. Right now it’s offering 20 per cent off site-wide (it does just one site-wide sale a year, and this is it). Get the original coffee scrubalongside just-released skincare.

Until Mon 25

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