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Published December 19th 2014
For Upmarket Bargains
If you didn't notice the sign on the window or the bargains at the door you would be forgiven for thinking this was another retail store in Hawthorn catering for the well to do ladies of the area.
Experienced merchandisers hand-select every item, assuring each item meets high standards for quality, cleanliness and authenticity. They accept clothing and accessories in all sizes but they must be no older than 18 months and in excellent condition. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Always another item to admire
The store is organised and colour blocked into garment type and size to assist selection of the perfect outfit. The nature of this store ensures that the ever-changing items provide enormous opportunities for customers. It has always been full to the brim when I have dropped by. It also means that you need to allow plenty of time to forage around to make sure you don't miss anything.
Some items heavily reduced
My main disappointment is when you find a bargain… for me that usually means shoes you love… like those perfect purple boots that do not fit. There's no chance that you can order them in. I know I have to let it go now so I'll try to be positive. This is also the beauty of this store. Merry Go Round is like the proverbial box of Forrest Gump's chocolates… you never know what you are going to get.
Merry go Round are proud to carry a large selection of stylish and quality accessories. These including footwear, Spanish handbags and wallets, designer sunglasses belts, hats, fascinators and scarves from designers such as Chanel, Hermes, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi and Ferragamo. Many of these items are at available at wholesale prices.
Don't just do window shopping
Merry-Go-Round also stocks a large range of beautiful and unique jewellery. Some items are exclusive to the store. For example, long drop sterling silver pearls, onyx and other semi-precious stones. I had my eye on a one of a kind red stone necklace. I shouldn't have thought twice about it because I have never seen another one like it of course.
One of my regrets!
They stock new and pre-loved items for special events. This is a great place to visit during the spring racing carnival. If you join their mailing list you will receive advance notice of sales. If you think the prices are good already, wait for the sales. From June this year they cut a further 50% off winter items. If you are travelling through Hawthorn drop in, their staff are friendly and helpful and if you see another of those red necklaces or purple boots size 8 please let me know!