A David Jones spokeswoman told Sydney Confidential that Perry's departure will make way for others. "The deletion of this brand means we can reallocate this valuable floorspace to new brand Martin Grant and to high performing brands Camilla World and Rachel Gilbert," she said. "While we wish Alex all the best we are a publicly listed company and we have a responsibility to our shareholders to delete non performing brands and to replace them with new brands or high performing brands. Our decision to exit the Alex Perry brand from our business was based on the declining sales of this brand over the past three years at a time when our Australian designer business has grown by more than 27% over this same period."
For the woman who waits all year for Summer, and stays hours past everyone else at the beach, we have this: The ultimate gift guide for the beach babe. Here you'll find everything she's been lusting over all year, from the swimwear to the accessories and more. And if you still have more people to tick off your Christmas shopping list, step this way for chic gadget gifts, ideas for the man in your life, cute clothes for kids, presents for your stylish sister, and more!
The 25 year old designer, Christopher Esber, said he was 'honoured' to be chosen by David Jones. "David Jones has a strong track record of helping establish young designers and I look forward to growing my brand and expanding my creative vision with their support.”
Christopher Esber will be available in David Jones’ CBD stores as well as its Chadstone (Victoria) and Bondi Junction (New South Wales) stores from February 2014.
It's most fun being female — but it can also cost a pretty penny trying to keep up with cool new products and trends to try! That's where these goodies come in. All coming in at less than 20 bucks each, these are the kinds of products you can fill your makeup bag (gym bag, car, bedroom, house. . .) with. And, with everything from gradual tanners and bold lipsticks to great-quality Kabuki brushes and long-lasting top coats, you'll be covered for Spring as well as maintaining a stocked-up essentials kit. Ready to splash a minimal amount of cash? This way!
David Jones has added another local fashion favourite to its designer line-up — the precise tailoring and clean and modern statement pieces Michael Lo Sordo is known for are landing now at select flagship David Jones Stores and online.
We think it's a bit of an understatement to simply say it's been a busy couple of years for the designer — in 2012 he was named winner of the QANTAS SOYA365 Fashion category, a finalist in the LMFF National Designer Award, was included in the Wool Modern International Exhibition and was one of five Australian designers chosen to showcase his AW12 collection prior to New York Fashion Week in conjunction with the Australians in New York Fashion Foundation. Busy, right?
Donna Player, group executive of merchandise at David Jones said, she was excited to have Lo Sordo on board, and that the retailer's 'younger customers have embraced the brand.”
For the designer, being a part of David Jones is literally a dream come true. “I began my career working with Giorgio Armani at David Jones and I always dreamt of one day having my own brand available at the store so I am thrilled to be launching at David Jones," Michael Lo Sordo said.
With no shortage of celebrity ambassadors, Megan Gale's swimwear line, Isola by Megan Gale, is at the top of its game. A few months ago, supermodel Nicole Trunfio was announced as the official face of the brand and now Jessica Gomes is having her turn. She's the quintessential Isola girl — with her flowing dark hair and fabulous figure — and she made no mistakes as she posed for the camera while Megan styled the Sydney shoot.
The pair go way back — it's been over 10 years since youth ambassador Jessica joined then Fashion Ambassador Megan in the David Jones family; now Jess has stepped up while Megan focuses on the swimwear line, as well as acting and TV presenting. Looking at these shots, which Megan posted on Instagram, you can see the two make a great team. Click through to see the beautiful shots, and keep your eyes peeled for when the official campaign lands.
The entire month of October is dedicated to raising awareness of breast cancer, and David Jones is doing their bit by donating all of today's profits to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Now in its fifth year, Shop Pink Donation Day has so far raised over $4 million for breast cancer — and with celebrity supporters like David Jones ambassador Megan Gale and The X Factor's Natalie Bassingthwaite, the store is looking to outdo themselves this year.
With the long weekend coming up, there's no better time to stock up on some party-time essentials. From cleansing wipes and hydrating mists, to makeup pouches and a day-to-night lipstick, we've scoured DJs to find all you need to carry you through the upcoming good times. And remember, all the profits from whatever you buy (in store or online!) will go directly to the fight against breast cancer. It can't get better than that!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and today retail giant David Jones will continue its largest fundraising initiative of the year 'Shop Pink Donation Day'. So, if you buy from any of the 38 David Jones stores across Australia (online included!) today, all profits will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Now in its fifth year, the initiative has raised an impressive $4 million towards the fight against breast cancer — that's more than any other Australian retailer in history.
David Jones Brand Ambassador Megan Gale, plus Erika Heynatz and Natalie Bassingthwaighte will join leading local fashion faces including the girls from Bec & Bridge, Ginger & Smart, and Camilla to appear in the David Jones Elizabeth Street store (Sydney) between 12.30pm and 1.30pm today. Head into the store to support the cause — and to meet the designers!
Image courtesy of David Jones
As if the bevvy of Australian fashion favourites weren't enough to get you into David Jones stores, the retail giant has just announced Stella McCartney RTW, Carven and Cacharel have all been added to its designer line-up.
The new international additions simply reflect what David Jones customers expect of the retailer, with group executive of merchandise Donna Player explaining, “Our customers are well travelled and well versed in fashion so they already know and love the international brands announced today. We have simply responded to our customers’ desire to be able to access Stella McCartney RTW, Carven and Cacharel, locally at David Jones."
And (perhaps most importantly), the brands will be 'cost harmonised', which means you (and we) won't pay more for buying the brands locally at David Jones — and the brands will land in David Jones stores at the same time as the become available in the Northern Hemisphere.
All three brands will launch in line with David Jones’ new season fashion launch, with the Spring Summer 2014 collections available at David Jones in February 2014. Stella McCartney RTW and Cacharel will initially be available at David Jones’ Elizabeth Street, Sydney and Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne stores and Carven will initially launch in David Jones’ Elizabeth Street store.
Every once and a while, you have to get savvy with your beauty buys. Products aren't cheap and if it's an obsession for you like it is for us, there's really no way out of hitting Priceline, Mecca Cosmetica and the department store beauty counters on pay day for your next makeup fix. But there's some aspects of your beauty routine you can save on, and one of them is your makeup case. A lot of beauty bags speak to runway trends, so we're saying ditch the clutch and make your cosmetic case a multitasking two-in-one. That's right, from the bathroom to the bar. . . Shop our favourites inside, just add heels.