Another indie-Aussie women’s designer, Sass & Bide has an industrial, Spartan thing going on at its Eastland store, especially with the black-metal wire clothing racks and the light and white interior. The vibe is amplified with the some of the clothes, including the see-through bra (à la Milla Jovovic in the Fifth Element) and the gladiator-style sandals: the current season is bringing fierce back. Sass & Bide has also launched a new Love Notes series of candles, which are spenny at $90 a pop, but they smell fine and look pretty, emblazoned with breathy missives. The visual merchandising is art – particularly, the little display boxes built into the walls, which house objects of beauty including a tiny Greek warrior and a leather horse.
|Venue name:||Sass & Bide: Eastland|
Eastland, level 2, shop 2110
175 Maroondah Hwy
|Opening hours:||Mon & Wed 9am-5.30pm; Thu & Fri 9am-9pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun & Tue 10am-5pm|