Does your taste lie on the higher end? While splurging a little extra on a new garment or handbag can seem indulgent, it's worth remembering that quality really does beat quantity. So, what to look for when feeling spendy? Read on to find out!
You've saved up for that stylish new splurge, so how to pick your next purchase? While a fast fashion fix can feel great in the moment, it's these high quality, luxury garments that will ultimately stand the test of time and afford you hundreds of wears. Unlike throwaway fads and trends, beautiful, timeless pieces will last a lifetime in your wardrobe and save you cash in the long run. Get set to ditch the disposable duds for truly fabulous cuts and fabrics that will lift your wardrobe game and have you feeling a million bucks.
If you love a bit of luxury and value thoughtful, well-made labels, check out these top-notch shops.
For luxury picks at a steal of the price, look no further than Azura Runway. The e-tailer stocks international designer brands at just a fraction of the price along with one-of-a-kind pieces and gorgeous pre-loved goods. Plus, with every sale made, Azura will donate a percentage to a charity of your choice.
A stylish mother & daughter duo are behind fashion concept store Alyzz K, a one-stop wonder shop full of Aussie designer brands. With fan favourites like PE Nation, Mossman, Ena Pelly, and more, this retailer is part of a growing number of small boutiques working to support local brands and businesses.
Darwin's answer to the high-street is Bread Boutique, a goldmine of exclusive designer clothing and accessories from exclusive, lesser-known labels. Come by for some much needed retail therapy and a chance to celebrate Darwin's fashion set.
Created by dynamo stylist and designer Carolyn Rowland, Cazinc is all about inclusivity; no matter your body shape, you'll find a piece to love at this fab Aussie label. With an emphasis on eco-friendly essentials, Cazinc was recently awarded '2021 Best Ethical Fashion Label', and is proudly cruelty-free.
For a truly chic take on fake fur, look no further than this luxury faux fur brand. Founded by animal welfare advocates, Unreal Fur is your destination for decadent furs in an endless array of colours, textures, and prints. While the fur may be fake, the quality of this sought-after brands is world renowned, with premium cuts in luxurious, recycled fibre fabrics.
Fancy a touch of Italian luxury? From fragrance to home decor and leather goods, Italian Luxury Group offers a range of the very best Italy has to offer. As the exclusive stockist of brands like La Florentina, Acqua dell'Elba, and even Lamborghini, make Italian Luxury Group your go-to when hunting for that special something.
If you're seeking that minimalist, Scandinavian vibe, bookmark Nique as your new fashion favourite. Stylist yet practical, Nique pieces are designed to last the distance with sustainable, ethical practices at the helm of the brand. Nique also supports i=Change which donates $1 from each purchase to a range of charities.
For a standout handbag that bucks all the trends, check out this exquisite Aussie label. Exclusively produced in small batches, Cecily Clune is known for its understated elegance, no brash logos here! Made by a Japanese leather master craftsman, expect true, high-end quality without the price tag.
Join the slow fashion movement with X Nihilo, a brand that prides itself on its meticulous design and minimal aesthetics. The brand is also PETA approved, with ethical production values and a strong focus on sustainability. Did we mention their bags and leather goods are also #gorgeous?
Shop for handbags and... trees? That's the premise behind green handbag label, Nikki Williams, who literally plant a tree for each purchase made. Combining its slow waste, sustainable ethos with a commitment to beautiful, timeless accessories makes this brand a no-brainer for well-dressed eco-warriors.
At Better That, we know the value of quality workmanship and well-made clothes. Level up your style game and shop smarter with some of our gold standard brands. Because nothing feels better than clothes that feel great.