Tucked away inside Melbourne’s beautiful and iconic GPO building on a bitterly cold Thursday evening, we find the crème de la crème of pop up sales. Tempted in from the chill with bowlfuls of liquorice allsorts, we are whisked into a fashion wonderland that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Ellery and ManiaMania; two Australian fashion icons joining forces, bringing joy to the masses in the form of heavily reduced samples and back catalogue pieces at up to 85% off.
The exquisite ManiaMania jewellery on offer is unique and sculptural in design, a fusion of the psychedelic art of the 70s and the mysticism and magic of sorcery. Pieces range from beautiful and ostentatious crystal embellished cuffs, thick gold chains dripping with luxe pendants and claw-like silver rings encasing colourful crystal balls. Each piece is unique, moody and utterly captivating.
Ellery’s offerings, including both sample and archived styles, are completely timeless. Featuring directional cuts in monochromes, lemons, azure blues, mustards and lilacs, each piece is both wearable and on trend; even stock from the 2011 collections is still entirely relevant.
Pouring through racks of silk bralettes, neoprene peplum tops, iridescent separates and floor grazing chiffon skirts we come across a structured mini dress with waist window cut outs in an on-trend metallic bronze lame at close to 70% off the recommended retail price, and Ellery’s iconic Duchamp Jacket in every colour imaginable.
There’s a reason this long line silk blazer is recut by the label each and every season; it’s a timeless and versatile modern wardrobe essential.
If your wardrobe is in need of a facelift, now is the time to give it the tender loving care it deserves. Encompassing a stunning edit of clothing in trend-driven colours and textures as well as contemporary-classic neutrals, plus a selection of accessories to amp up your sartorial street cred, we challenge you to leave the Ellery x ManiaMania sale without discovering your new favourite dress/necklace/blazer/skirt… you get the idea.
The Ellery x ManiaMania pop up sale runs from Friday 26 October (8am to 8pm), Saturyday (10am to 5pm) and Sunday 28 October (11am to 5pm) at Melbourne’s GPO, Level 1 Shop F01
Images courtesy of Anne Hasegawa