Adelaide may be famous for its churches but it’s the city fashion strips that attract more attention. And rightly so, they’re super attractive and leave you wanting more! Especially this spring with so many things to do, places to shop and fashion deals to explore.
Adelaide’s shopping strips are the perfect blend of fashion and coffee, which obviously go hand-in-hand. I have a particular soft spot for Melbourne Street, O’Connell Street and Rundle Street. With loads of offers and special free events happening in the next couple of months, here’s a little tease as to why you should visit.
A STRIPTEASE OF OUR FAVOURITE SPRING FASHION IN THE CITY:
Image: Dressed by Karibu Boutique on Melbourne Street
STRIPTEASE # 1 MELBOURNE STREET
Apart from the obvious “cool factor” that Melbourne Street exudes, it has the perfect mix of high-end and affordable fashion boutiques. It also houses one of my favourite coffee shops, E for Ethel – where lattes come with a chocolate freckle on the side.
Image credit: Adelaide City Council
EXTRA SPECIAL OFFERS:
:: If you’re after kids’ shoes Ollie Ashenden Children’s Shoes have 20% off fashion shoes. These guys stock some of the coolest shoes for dapper little feet, from bubs to teens.
Image credit: Ollie Ashenden
:: It’s also wedding season, so if your man needs a flash new suit, head to Alta Moda Menswear. They have 20% off storewide.
STRIPTEASE # 2 RUNDLE STREET
With so much personality and flare, Rundle Street is like the friend we all want to be. With such a fabulous blend of fashion boutiques, it’s the perfect place for high-end spring fashion items and more unique styles and brands.
EXTRA SPECIAL OFFERS:
:: One Rundle Trading Co. is a favourite with interior designers. Their furniture is reminiscent of European country houses. It’s timeless, classic and beautiful. This spring, they’re celebrating with 15% off storewide. Did someone say early Christmas present shopping? Sorted. They also do gift-wrapping.
Image credit: One Rundle Trading Co.
:: Endota Spa, you had me at spa. This season is all about looking after yourself and what better way to do that than with a facial. With Endota Spa providing two amazing deals: 20% off Dermalogica products or a one-hour organic facial for $99. You may as well book one for you and your mum or girlfriend.
Image credit: Endota Spa Adelaide
::Tu Yu Adelaide stocking all your favourite spring fashion brands, from casual wear to Spring Carnival and wedding outfits, there’s something for every occasion. And sometimes we need an extra reason to justify our purchases, so here it is: If you buy one item, you’ll get 10% off. If you buy two items, you’ll get 20% off. Sorry credit card, you’re in for a workout.
Image credit: Tu Yu Adelaide
Also, a short walk from Rundle is Hindmarsh Square, and on Thursday 22nd until Sunday 25th of October, it will come alive with fantastic local fashion as part of the Adelaide Fashion Festival. All the South Australian stars, including Sally Phillips, Liza Emanuel and Paolo Sebastian will hit the catwalk, plus a huge range of other local and international fashion icons.
STRIPTEASE #3 O’CONNELL STREET
If you love food as much as fashion, then this strip is for you. You can shop for all your favourite brands and then eat your way back down O’Connell again.
Image credit: makris.com.au
EXTRA SPECIAL OFFERS:
:: Spring has sprung and the flowers at Flowers Due North are simply divine! Until October 31st, spend $50 in store and you’ll receive $10 off your next online purchase.
Image credit: Flowers Due North
:: Visit the Emma Hack Gallery in North Adelaide Village and update your phone cover with 10% off Emma Hack’s stunning range of bespoke phone covers, featuring her amazing body artwork images. A matching background is offered to customers to use as their phone’s lock / home screen. And they also make a super cute Christmas pressie too.
Image credit: Victoria Square Art Market
:: Go to O’Connell for the fashion, stay for the spray tans! Brazilian Beauty have $30 spray tans this spring!
Also, if you reckon you’re pretty fashionable, you could win some awesome prizes! Just take a photo of yourself in your latest spring fashion purchase, post it to Instagram tagging @cityofadelaide and #fashiononthestreetsofADL to win a selection of shopping vouchers to the value of $400. You’ll also have the chance to snatch a double pass to a sold-out Adelaide Fashion Festival Show. The competition runs until Friday 23rd October, 2015. Get snapping!
Oh, and make sure you download all the awesome shopping offers from the Adelaide City Council Spring Fashion page. Offers are valid until October 31st, 2015.
So, If I do say myself, that was a damn good striptease. I’m coming back for more!