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If you have any interesting ideas for shopping, things to do and see, places to visit, not only in Sydney, or if you just want to have a bit of a ‘rant’ let me know.

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  1. Hi!!!
    I just stumbled up on your blog in the internations expat blog lists. I’ve been searching for blogs related to fashion in Sydney… sadly as you mentioned many of the stores that you posted seem to have changed their websites or no longer exist. Are you still in Sydney? It seems as though you haven’t posted for a few months. I’m moving down there in a few weeks and I’m desperately trying to determine what to pack/not pack. It seems everyone says shoes and jeans are hard to come by.. at least ones that aren’t incredibly expensive.

    I’d love to get your take if you have a minute. Hope you’re well and had a great new years!
    Iris

    • Hi Iris!
      It has been a while since I’ve added a new post indeed… Perhaps that ought to be my NY resolution :).
      I have to agree that shopping in Australia is rather tricky.I’m still in Sydney but will be moving to the Philippines for a few months in a month or so. I will definitely be back in Sydney (no better place to live in my opinion as long as you love the beach and outdoor lifestyle).
      In terms of packing… I’d definitely stock up on shoes, it’s quite hard to find something that’s looks good and quality (I only buy leather shoes). There are some shops like Wittner, Nine West, etc or little boutiques that have European leather shoes but those can be expensive. I wouldn’t bring long winter boots with you, it’s never that cold and I haven’t really taken out my big winter jacket out of the cupboard (I only used it once when snowboarding).
      You can wear ballerina shoes all year round, and I have a couple of pairs of ankle boots as my feet always get cold in winter. I’ve got a pair of Hunter boots and they come in handy when it rains. I’d say a light coat (spring/autumn is sufficient for winter) plus a rain coat and jumpers come in handy. It’s never really cold in winter 15-20 degrees during the day, however the temperature drops sometimes and as there’s no central heating at home it can be a little chilly especially if you are sitting at home or work without much movement.
      In last couple of seasons a few high street chains got their style together (at last!) and I did think it was a bit easier to shop, look at Seed, Country Road, Witchery (bit more expensive) and the British French Connection:
      http://www.seedheritage.com
      http://www.countryroad.com.au
      http://www.witchery.com.au
      http://www.frenchconnection.com.au
      We’ve had Zara in Sydney for a couple of years (more expensive than in Europe) and Top Shop has opened last year (not my cup of tea but you can find stuff).

      With regards to jeans… I guess it depends. Thinking about it now I always end up bringing a pair home from my US, Europe or Asia travels. I don’t like spending hundreds on expensive brands. I’d prefer to get them from H&M, Bershka, (not available in Australia) or Hollister (they’ve just opened a shop in Bondi Junction). I absolutely loved Forever 21 when went to the US in October and the lady said they should be opening a store in Australia… will see
      http://www.forever21.com

      I hope this helps and let me know if you have any other questions. I’m always happy to help. 🙂

      All the best in 2014!
      Kasia

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