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Aussie Winter Wear - shopping tips needed!

Postby Miss Swan » Fri, 22 Jun 2012 9:25 am

I'm heading to Brisbane in 11 days. Temperatures are looking at low 10's and 20's. I was looking to pick up some winter wear but had a disappointment and fruitless shopping trip yesterday. Popped over to places like Uniqlo because the hoodies and sweaters look deliciously warm on the website but were threadbare thin when I got to the store and felt the actual fabric. I also dropped in at Winter Time but I am in no way getting fit-for-the-Alps jackets or paying >$100 for a granny looking cashmere sweater.

I don't think I'm being fussy or mingy. It'd be great if someone can point me to anywhere that sells sweaters or hoodies (without busting my purse) that I can bring over to Brissie. Just going to get a couple of each! I'll do more shopping when I'm there (good ol' Target!), as I can get cheaper for better.

P.S. I also know now is right in the middle of summer and it won't be easy finding nice winter clothing in stores.

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:10 am

Coldwear? Not exactly Target prices but not that expensive compared to other stores. They're above the middle, I think. At least, that's the impression I got when I was shopping around for gloves.

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Postby Miss Swan » Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:33 am

Thanks nakatago! Certainly worth checking out :D There's hope for me!

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Postby Asian_Geekette » Sun, 24 Jun 2012 1:06 am

Have you tried looking at the stores over at Chinatown (People's Park Complex and People's Park Centre)?
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Postby Miss Swan » Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:35 am

Oh, the disappointment. Cold Wear's fleece jacket costs $99, which may sound alright for some but that's a great leap over my budget.

I was recommended Chinatown by a friend too but is there any particular shop to look out for? I haven't got much time left and despite being a female, I actually find going from store to store for an item an absolute nightmare and a headache. :P


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