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Drop everything – Harbour Town's annual three-day mega sale is happening this weekend
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Drop everything – Harbour Town’s annual three-day mega sale is happening this weekend

Attention all bargain-loving fashion-forward folk of the Gold Coast – clear your schedule and your wardrobes because Harbour Town's annual three-day Get Outlet Sale is here and it is one pre-Christmas shopping bash that you do not want to miss. If you're often faced with the fact that your designer tastes don't match your budget, or you're keen to smash out your entire Christmas-shopping list in one hit (go you!), then this weekend – Friday November 16 to Sunday November 18 – is your time to shine. There are some wild deals happening across the mammoth centre-wide sale, so we took the liberty of hand selecting a few of our favourite bargains to give you a taste of what's on offer. Purses at the ready! more

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Gold Coast fashion label Isabelle Quinn unveils its latest collection and a dreamy new Mermaid Beach studio
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Gold Coast fashion label Isabelle Quinn unveils its latest collection and a dreamy new Mermaid Beach studio

Known for creating forward, wearable pieces for the unconventional, graceful and carefree modern girl, boutique women's label Isabelle Quinn has certainly paved its way over the past few years to become a well-known name in the wonderful world of fashion. It's been a busy spring for the Gold Coast-born label, launching its new Scarlet collection as well as opening the doors to a new studio and showroom space. more

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Crack a tinnie and toast to iconic beer brand Victoria Bitter’s debut merch drop
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Crack a tinnie and toast to iconic beer brand Victoria Bitter’s debut merch drop

Australia may have a famously diverse craft-beer scene, but we’re the first to admit that sometimes keeping it simple is best. Whether you’ve been slaving away in the office or on the worksite, that 2:00 pm-on-a-Friday feeling deserves a big cold beer – and the best cold beer is Vic. Okay, while best in this instance is a fairly subjective call to make, it’s hard to argue the raw appeal and cult status of Victoria Bitter. If you’ve got a soft spot for this particular brand of frothie, we have news that is bound to excite you – you can now cop official VB merchandise that is actually pretty cool. more

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Be bold and break a sweat in ethical activewear from Queensland’s own d+k
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Be bold and break a sweat in ethical activewear from Queensland’s own d+k

When it comes to a trend, activewear is one we will gladly endorse – what’s not to love about functional clothes that promote a healthy lifestyle? Unfortunately a rise in popularity usually comes with an oversaturated market – which means sifting through a bunch of poorly made products made in dingy factories with an absurdly high mark-up. If you’ve been chasing a brand that covers the bases of looking great, staying ethically sound and keeping you comfortable, your search is over – d+k is the homegrown activewear phenomenon that you need to get around. more

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Sleep sustainably with zero-waste pyjamas from The Very Good Sleep
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Sleep sustainably with zero-waste pyjamas from The Very Good Sleep

The founder of The Very Good Bra – a revolutionary undergarment crafted from sustainably farmed eucalyptus trees – has now launched a collection of sustainable zero-waste pyjamas. Under the brand The Very Good Sleep (makes sense) the pyjamas offer a completely waste-free alternative for all of the environmentally conscious sleepers and power nappers out there. more

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The period-proof undies that will give you total peace of mind
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The period-proof undies that will give you total peace of mind

There’s no skirting around it – periods suck hard. As well as the myriad of physical and emotional pain that they tend to bring, they also come with the added paranoia of leakage. Nothing ruins your vibe quite like worrying that you’re walking around with a patch of blood on your pants, and up until recent times it’s just been a constant gamble. One brand working to change this is Thinx, coming in hot with a two-fold mission of empowering customers and creating sustainable alternative period products – all while breaking taboos around something that about half the world’s population experiences. more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

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Rock ethical reclaimed threads from local label Hazel + Folk
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Rock ethical reclaimed threads from local label Hazel + Folk

If you're the kind of gal who was bringing your reusable bags long before you were told to and generally gives a damn about the environment, it probably comes as no surprise that the fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to global waste and pollution with fast-fashion trends the major culprit. No need to shed your threads completely and start Googling local nudist colonies, just take a peek at Hazel + Folk's range of reclaimed and ethical threads. more

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Drape yourself in conscious threads from Ricepaper The Label
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Drape yourself in conscious threads from Ricepaper The Label

Okay, so we've all officially ditched single-use bags, are armed with reusable coffee cups and now sip from stainless steel straws. What next? It's time to look long and hard at our wardrobes. Luckily brands like Ricepaper The Label (you know, the ones that genuinely give a damn) are here to help us remain sustainable, mindful and ethically conscious when it comes to fashionable threads. more

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Undress yourself with dreamy handmade intimates from Kate Ford
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Undress yourself with dreamy handmade intimates from Kate Ford

Ladies, when was the last time you put some sass into your lingerie collection? If it's been a while, then consider this a gentle nudge to direct some love and attention to your delicates. The new 2018 collection from Kate Ford will capture those with an appreciation for uniqueness and handmade quality, with each and every piece worthy of a spot in your dresser. more

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La Luna weaves the natural environment into the world of intimates
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La Luna weaves the natural environment into the world of intimates

Like it or not, this is a fast-paced world we live in. We're all very aware of how humanity's appetite for quantity over quality has impacted the fashion industry, but brands like Byron Bay's La Luna give us hope, with its collection of handmade botanically dyed intimates aiming to slow us down and reconnect us all with the natural environment. Yep, your underwear could change the world. more

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Make your designer fashion dreams a reality at the Harrolds mid-year sale
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Make your designer fashion dreams a reality at the Harrolds mid-year sale

Jeans, jackets, boots and sweaters are items that typically don’t get to make much of an appearance during our sweltering summers, but once the temperature drops we finally get to play with some new options. What better excuse to update your style than some serious discounts? Luxury department store Harrolds is holding a mind-boggling sale with up to 50% off its huge range of premium brands – that’s Balenciaga, Acne Studios, Saint Laurent, Balmain and loads more for half the price. We’ve picked five winter essentials available at the sale to kickstart your shopping inspo, but this is just a taste – shop the full range from Friday June 1. more

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Lust after Elkii's handmade collection of ethical threads
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Lust after Elkii’s handmade collection of ethical threads

If you're someone who always remembers to bring your own cup to your local cafe (or tries to anyway), refuses plastic shopping bags and generally gives a damn about Mother Nature, there's a Gold Coast-based fashion label that is going against the grain for all the right reasons, it's called Elkii and trust us when we say you need it in your life. more