I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
New designer clothes for bargain prices? Yes please
Ussed&Abbussed sounds like a work of fantasy. The store sells designer clothes for incredibly low prices (well within my budget). Its offers products not just for women but for men too. And to top it off there's plenty of new pieces as well as the vintage threads (in fact, the ratio is about 80:20). However, I can assure you the store is real. And what's more, it's about to hold a huge sale.
All of this will be on sale soon
Ussed&Abbussed has been around for eight years and is tucked away on Parraween Street in Cremorne. The upcoming sale is a celebration of this milestone and the success it as had over the years, which included an expansion three years ago. Until now, the store has largely relied on word-of mouth to become known, but I find it hard to believe too many of those in the know (celebrities, models, you name it) would that willing to give away their secret.
Ussed & Abbussed is as much a destination as it is a store
However, now you know about it too and you'll want to head down there this September and October, when the drastically reduced prices will have a further 20% knocked off. It doesn't matter what your style or budget is, I'm confident you will find something at Ussed&Abbussed. There's items from over 2000 labels in store, a stylist in daily, and Di, the owner, travels overseas three or four time a year to stock up on new pieces.
There's racks and racks of clothes to go through...
..and not just clothes, but shoes, bags, furniture and more
In terms of prices, which I'm sure are of great interest, on my recent visit I came away with a Nicola Finetti dress for $65.00 and a Katherine dress for $78.00. The big names are affordable too; I saw one Armani jacket for only $99.00. And remember, these prices aren't even the the sale prices, which will come down a further 20% (most items I noticed on my visit were $100.00-$150.00).
A few years ago the store expanded into a much larger space to accommodate all the clothes on offer
The one problem with Ussed&Abbussed is that there's only one of each item in the store and it could be in any size. But that just enhances the sense of discovery possible here. Anyone could go in, find something they like, and have a designer piece (or, let's admit, a few of them at these prices) hanging in their wardrobe at home.
Many of the racks are conveniently sorted into sizes
If you're new to the label-conscious world you don't need to be intimidated by Ussed&Abbussed either. It's got one of the friendliest atmospheres I've ever encountered while shopping, only enhanced by the incredibly passionate and helpful owner, Dianna.