Designers Down Under

With my venture to the land down under happening later today (weather depending, thanks Chicago) this seemed like the perfect opportunity to gush over some Australian labels you need to know. Not only are these brands creating cool clothes, but they’re actually making things that are reasonably priced. Even better…you don’t necessarily need to travel over 9,000 miles to get them.

fashion designers, australia fashion

This isn’t the first time you’ve heard me love on Australian designers (first Josh Goot, then a few from last fashion week + Ryan Storer AKA the Ear Cuff King). But with so many fantastic contemporary designers coming from so far away, I thought I’d bring the Aussie fashion to you. And the best part is when I say contemporary designers I mean ones that actually have contemporary prices. Woo hoo!

finders keepers the label

Finders Keepers makes pieces that you can easily incorporate into your wardrobe but they’re far from boring. Finding the perfect jumpsuit took me about two years (finally succeeded last summer) but now I’m thinking my wardrobe could use two perfect jumpsuits (and a square print top…and a cut out playsuit).

Pictured here: Game Plan Jumpsuit ($152). Star Eyes Top ($143) but don’t forget the matching shorts. Like Smoke Playsuit ($181), also comes in black.

bec and bridge, australian fashion label

Bec & Bridge happened as a result of two design school friends, Becky Cooper and Bridget Yorston (get it?) wanting to break out into the Australian fashion scene. Although not a new label (they’ve been around over a decade) they only became available in the US in 2010. Plus, they can proudly add “carried at Saks and Bloomingdales” to their resume.

Pictured here: Anemone Dress ($212). Pomponette Dress ($197). Isis Angle Dress ($254).

blessed are the meek,

Bless’ed Are The Meek actually started in Melbourne (while most Aussie brands are born in Sydney) but made the big move just five years ago. This label has a little more edge than the others…but that’s what makes someone like me a fan. And with prices mostly under $300…that easily turns a fan into a customer.

Pictured here: Contrast Jacket ($275). Delusion Faux Fur Jacket ($110, was $220). Terrace Dress ($187).

cameo australia fashion label

Cameo is one of those brands that really has something for every occasion. Whether you want to get a little risqué (without being slutté) or if you want to look like a badass (or even be able to eat a whole pizza and not have to wear Spanx), Cameo makes it all possible.

Pictured here: Operator Romper ($190), also comes in black. We Are Young Dress ($178). Feel It All Dress ($174).

If you’re looking for more by these designers, online stores like Shopbop and Revolve Clothing have a great selection, as well as local boutiques like Edith Hart and Sofia. Plus, with average price of these designers being under $200, you can add to cart without clearing your entire bank account. See for yourself…

Because I’ll be 17 hours ahead of Chicago for about two weeks, my post timing will be a little off. I will do my best to post daily but considering I’ll finally be on a beach that’s not on Lake Michigan, you can’t blame me if I don’t. I’ll be sure to continue to update CCF Loves and of course, Instagram is the best place to find me. So for now…see ya Chicago and see you soon Bondi Beach.

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