If I was wearing something you thought was cute and you were to ask me where it was from, chances are I’d say, “It’s from Australia!”. You’d then proceed to give me a confused, muddled look, which would be my cue to explain my complete and utter love for Australian online retailers. Amazed by my excitement and passion for said retailers, you’d then mention that you’ll definitely have to check them out, only you never will because you’re a ‘convenience shopper’ and can’t fathom waiting more than 2 days to receive an item (Amazon Prime sure has spoiled us all!).
Well, friends, this is a dialogue I’ve had far too many times, so to prevent you from missing out on one of my best kept (not so) secrets, I’m filling you in on the top 5 Australian websites you NEED to be shopping at. With summer in full swing, now is the time to stock up on rompers, dresses, crop tops, and matching sets, all of which the Australians do best!
A few things to note before we dive right in…
- All of these websites I’m about to mention display AU Dollars. Make sure to select the currency applicable to you before you shop.
- They use international sizing, so for reference, I wear a size Small or an 8 in all clothing.
- If you’ve never shopped any of these sites before, sign up for their newsletters, and you’ll get $10 off your first order!
Okay, let’s begin!
Saboskirt was the first Australian website I discovered in high school, and boy has it come a long way! Back then, Saboskirt was known for their “playsuits”, which is the Aussie term for a romper. Everything used to sell out so quickly, so if you made the mistake of adding items to your cart and walking away, chances are it would be sold out by the time you decided to get it. Saboskirt was and still is my favorite Australian website to buy rompers. Everything on their site screams resort wear, and they have the best selection of playsuits, two-piece sets, and dresses, which all double as beach cover-ups too!
(*I bought this a few years ago and it’s the best romper I own! I had to wait six months for it because I didn’t scoop it up quick enough the first time. I’m not sure how long it’s been sold out for, but add your name to the waiting list, and they’ll shoot you an email when it comes back in stock!)
Peppermayo is the more affordable Australian website of the bunch and one of my favorite sites to shop at because they have such a large inventory of clothes. You’ll start to realize that a lot of these stores will carry the same items, but Peppermayo will most often have it available in your size, and for cheaper too! Take this romper for example. It’s $53 on White Fox Boutique, but Peppermayo carries the exact same one for $42. I highly recommend that you take a look at each of these websites because they all have different vibes and style the clothes a little differently, but when it comes to actually making a purchase, check Peppermayo first to see if they offer it for a better deal!
Esther Boutique is an Australian website that’s different from the rest. Inspired by the story of Queen Esther from the Bible, Talita Estelle launched Esther Boutique, not only to provide the busy woman of today a pleasant shopping experience from the comfort of their own homes, but to also create a platform to influence global social change. When you make a purchase, Esther Boutique will donate $1 to a charity you select at checkout. Your efforts will help prevent human trafficking, child abuse, and maternal death — who wouldn’t want to join in on that fight? There’s nothing that brings me more joy than to see people who are inspired by God’s Word, and choose to be a light in the world by using whatever gifts God has granted them– in her case, fashion!
Aside from their honorable charitable efforts, their clothes are amazing too! The Esther look can be described as simple, classy, girly, yet trendy, with stripes and ruffles frequenting their site. They have great dresses for attending weddings, sophisticated yet fun work attire, and the best looking basics for everyday wear. They also launched a bridal collection, so if you’re in need of affordable bridesmaids dresses that won’t compromise on style, be sure to check them out!
WHITE FOX BOUTIQUE
When I’m in need of an outfit for a dressier occasion (college formals and graduations, now weddings and Sunday brunches) White Fox Boutique is where I turn to first. They carry a ton of simple fitted midi dresses, which is great news for me because that’s what looks best on my body type. I will say a lot of their clothes are hit or miss for me, but I am a huge fan of their rompers, t-shirt dresses, and their large selection of Quay Australia sunglasses! Also, this site doesn’t give you the option to view US Dollars, so make sure you use a converter to calculate exactly how much you’ll be spending (It will be less than the AU Dollar amount, though!).
This Australian website has quickly become one of my faves, not only for their adorable clothing, but also because the company has such an inspiring startup story and the CEO is the ultimate #girlboss. As you can see, I prefer each of these sites depending on what type of clothing I’m looking for, but Showpo is my one stop shop for everything. With over 1M followers on Instagram, this brand has nailed the art of capturing the bohemian/edgy/cool girl style so effortlessly, and we get to reap the benefits because you can shop their Instagram directly on their website! I’ll be going on a trip to Palm Springs in August, and I found SO many outfits on Showpo that will be perfect for the desert. I cannot rave enough about this site, I highly recommend you check them out and see for yourself!
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