I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
I found a Gucci bag for $20 - what will you discover?
Ussed and Abbussed, a discount designer store in Cremorne, has become increasingly popular over the last few years. If you haven't checked out its 2000 different labels yet, then there's no better time than this July.
Throughout the month, the store will reduce its already discounted prices a further 20%. Considering I managed to get two tops and a bag for $145 (before the sale), I'm sure you'll find something.
The clothes here are genuine designer labels, with 20% being vintage. Labels I saw when I visited included Ralph Lauren, Miu Miu, Armani, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Charlie Brown and sass & bide. Most items I saw were in the $60-$200 range, while I came away with a Gucci bag for $20 and a Marc by Marc Jacobs top for $80.
Every item is different so there's heaps to look through, but clothes are conveniently sorted by type. There's dresses, coats (I noticed multiple Armani coats and jackets), pants and more. Within these categories, everything is sorted by size.
The clothes here are very sought after and worn by politicians, news anchors and celebrities on the red carpet. On my trip to the store I witnessed a costume designer for an upcoming television series drop by to source items for her cast, an occurrence I'm told happens a lot.
If you like the sound of the store's prices but aren't confident among all the high end labels, consider taking advantage of stylist Helen. She's not always in, but can lend valuable advice and style you for any event you want.