This alternative label, designed by husband and wife duo Misha Hollenbach and Shauna Toohey, has been making waves overseas since its inception in 2000. Perks and Mini or P.A.M is not a traditional fashion label; they shun the catwalk and overt consumerism. Nevertheless, their iconic graphics and attention to construction have earned them a cult following.   Who: Men and Ladies. What: Graphic, left of centre pieces. How Much: $$ – $$$ Why: The pair have sold pieces to the Tate Modern and are a favourite with the arts crowd. And these designers love to collaborate so there is always… Continue Reading

Pretty Dog

This boutique is the destination for the brave at heart, with owner and buyer Tanya Stevanovic celebrating intelligent, fashion forward pieces. The boutique makes it’s home in a pretty Victorian terrace house and has an expert team on hand to help with your every fashion whim. Tanya is known to stock entire collections from a label rather than just an edit of pieces so there is a huge variety of choice for lovers of the brands that make their home here.   Who: Ladies. What: You will find labels like Bec & Bridge, Christopher Esber, Emma Mulholland, Karen Walker, Jenny… Continue Reading

Designer Op Shop

Not only does this Canberra boutique stock pre-loved clothes and accessories, it is also home to glasswear, homewares. and furniture, making it a one stop shop for luxurious finds. Owned and operated by a mother and daughter team who strive to provide a range of national and international designer pieces, the Designer Op Shop is a must on the Braddon retail trail.   Who: Ladies. What: Pre-loved fashion and accessories in excellent condition. How Much: $$ – $$$ Why: The perfect place to find something special for yourself and your home. Where: 18 Lonsdale St Braddon ACT 2612   More… Continue Reading

Parlour X

  Founded in 2001, this multi brand boutique is something very special indeed. Located in the stunning St Johns Church, Paddington (the boutique moved here from Fiveways in 2015), Parlour X is home to some of the world’s most revered labels as well as Australia’s most recognised designers.   Who: Ladies What: Shopping at Parlour X, you will come across labels such as Azzedine Alia, Balenciaga, Celine, Isabel Marant, Maticevski, Proenza Schouler, Romance Was Born, and Valentino. How Much: $$$ – $$$$ but keep your eye out for amazing sales. Why: A handpicked edit of coveted labels and a stunning… Continue Reading

Rebel Muse

  This elegant, modern boutique houses an edit of the latest trends alongside a core collection of luxe wardrobe essentials. Clothes are arranged to suggest entire outfits so as to make shopping as simple and enjoyable as possible. And it doesn’t stop with the clothes; Rebel Muse also stocks beautiful shoes, accessories and jewellery. The team of ‘Muses’ are on hand in store to help with any of your fashion desires while their website offers styling tips, fashion news and of course, the option of shopping from your very own home.   Who: Ladies What: Labels include Acler, Matteau Swimwear,… Continue Reading

Pink Ink

This Canberra boutique celebrates the art of fashion and sets out to offer more of an experience than just straight up shopping. With a team of trained stylists on hand to help with your every wardrobe desire, you are sure to come away with something truly special. The space features original artworks, spacious dressing rooms, and comfy chairs for your shopping buddy to sit on while you try absolutely everything on.   Who: The ladies. What: You will find labels such as Ellery, Missoni, Max Mara, Trelise Cooper, Jerome Dreyfuss. How much: $$ – $$$$ Affordable basics ranging to luxury… Continue Reading

Chatuchak Market, Bangkok

The Chatuchak Markets, or JJ Markets as we have always referred to them (I am not entirely sure why to be honest) are my number one shopping location in Bangkok. JJ is the world’s largest weekend market and is packed with stalls selling anything you can imagine from fashion, beauty products, and accessories to food, homewares, and even live animals. The market boasts a mix of old and new products.   Who: Everyone. What: Everything. the vintage section in particular is amazing. How much: $ – $$$ This is the place to try out your bargaining skills. Remember there is… Continue Reading


  Incu is a boutique that nails a mix of luxe basics, cult labels, and covetable accessories for both men and women. The minimal fit out of each Incu boutique (the men’s and women’s stores are located opposite one another) allow the clothes and accessories to shine. Incu is a home for quiet luxury, timeless style, and investment buys.   Who: Guys in one store and Girls in another. What: You will come across labels such as Acne, Karen Walker, Bassike, Isabel Marant Etoile, and Etre Cecile. How Much: $$ – $$$$ Prices range from affordable to aspirational. Why: Incu… Continue Reading