Melbourne shoppers are having the best time in terms of the selection of brands and retailers that have set up shop. We now have the major high street brands, ultra hip French, Italian and even Spanish luxury brands launching in Melbourne with standalone boutiques at Chadstone, and some niche, Parisian/Marais cool brands all landing on Aussie shores recently. It’s shopping paradise in Melbourne indeed, but how much of it is arguably overpriced rubbish, marked up in pricing because Australia is so remote from the rest of the world in distance? So for this Christmas, we’re advocating everyone to buy quality and value, buy well-priced.
We’ve done some homework, and we really recommend the Christmas Gifting Collection – available for the first time in Australia this year – by British women’s wear label Karen Millen. What’s their value proposition? Genuine saffiano leather at prices around or less than $100, like the stylish women’s pouch, clutch and small satchel below, available at Karen Millen Chadstone Boutique. Now these bags (and their price tags) should get us all “carried” away by Christmas. Happy shopping!
Karen Millen BOW ZIP CLUTCH – AUD$85.00
Seriously, some of our male staff are thinking, they would even carry this clutch, make it a man bag. Anything with unisex appeal, you know is a style winner.
Karen Millen FAUX FUR AND LEATHER CLUTCH – AUD$90.00
Fur sure, the recipient of this bag will adore it. Don’t worry, if you like it too, give this black one as a gift, go get the ones in burgundy or white for yourself then.
Karen Millen BOW ZIP SATCHEL – AUD$115.00
Practicality meets functional, it’s perfect for the Christmas party where you want to be hands-free, to allow one hand to hold your champagne glass, another for the delectable nibbles, still looking stylish.
We want to thank the Karen Millen Chadstone team and their stylists for helping us pick out great outfits, accessories and gifts since knowing them this year. They’ve set an example for warm and intuitive customer service that really puts a few retailers in the shopping mall to shame. We wish Flora and her team a Merry Xmas and great success for the boxing day sales!
The Karen Millen boutique is at Chadstone, Chadstone Shopping Centre, G037/1341 Dandenong Rd, Melbourne VIC 3148