Starting with the Basics for your Wardrobe
So you’re wanting to revamp your wardrobe and wanting to do it properly. It’s easy to fall into the trap of overbuying women’s fashion from large, fast-fashion giants. Don’t worry. We’ve all been there. But it’s time to invest in some ethical staples made right here in Australia. Good for your wardrobe, good for the planet and good for Aussies. Here’s where to buy good quality women’s clothing in Australia.
It’s a whole lot easier to start with the basics. Jeans and denim wear, vintage remakes, smalls, tops and bottoms, then the rest.
At Nobody Denim, it’s all about attitude, bold styles and clever design. Above all they value comfort and quality in women’s fashion. Since 1999, they’ve been producing timeless denim pieces in-house from their own denim factory in Melbourne. Check out their ‘Signature 24/7’ range, curated for transeasonal everyday wear. For just over $200 a pop, you can nab one of Nobody’s famous pants, knowing that sustainability and locality is at the core of their practice. Online and in store in all states.
Things We Lost
Up in our Canberra capital, Things We Lost are busy brewing up vintage-style womens fashion. Created by Landspeed Records (Canberra’s famed music hub), Things We Lost produces wearable, modern vintage women’s fashion. Their muted colour palette, soft fabrics and classic cuts make their offerings comfy to wear and effortless to mix and match together. Come for the retro designs, stay for the affordable prices. Online and in store in the ACT, Victoria and New South Wales.
Nicki Minaj would be proud, ‘cos Le Buns definitely have got buns, hun. Knickers, jocks, underwear, panties. Whatever you call them, you wear them every day. Why not let them be eco-friendly and made from organic and regenerated fibres? Le Buns stock basics that will take you from the bed to the beach. They’re all about swimwear and intimates that are flattering and naturally sexy. Online and stocked beachside in Western Australia and New South Wales.
Sister Studios is headed by two gal pals Alice and Emma. This dreamy duo creates women’s fashion that’s made for frolicking and exploring. They use natural fibres like linen, cotton and dead stock fabrics. Their clothing features feminine silhouettes and pastel colours. They’re designed and manufactured in Brunswick, Victoria. Sister Studios donate Australia day proceeds to organisations that provide culturally sensitive support to Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander women and children experiencing family violence. Online and in store in all states.
Wool you be mine? These guys aren’t just about women’s fashion. Woolerina is here for the whole family. It makes sense seeing that they’re a family-run Aussie business that’s been around since 2005. Look no further for your woolly, wintery needs. Woolerina have been hand-picking their merino fleece for over 10 years. Besides, a good outfit is nothing without a good base. Online or in stores in all states and the ACT.
An online curation of ethical women’s fashion driven by thoughtful design, Lagom Studio champions slow and sustainable fashion. Their Swedish namesake loosely translates to “achieving balance by having just enough.” But don’t be mistaken. Their garments are anything but plain. With various brands and styles, their offerings of women’s fashion ranges from cotton lounge wear, silk pants to calico outerwear. There’s a higher price tag, but it comes with the reassurance that your dollars are going somewhere good.
Once you’ve got the basics sorted, you’ll want to know where to buy quality women’s clothing to add to your wardrobe. Check out Arnsdorf, the most transparent brand in Australia, well known for its ethical and sustainable practices.