Well Shopistas... this Sleuth queued, she saw, and she shopped!
The Zara experience starts with a crowd of like-minded Shopistas in Pitt St Mall, all vying for a piece of the big Z action. The front entrance is set up similarly to a rock concert, with crowd control barriers, security and police. Luckily this was one well-behaved crowd, but Sleuth could tell come lunchtime, the chaos levels would heighten considerably!
Kudos to the Zara folk for their foresight, not only were they handing out bottles of water and espressos to waiting customers in the queue, there were ample staff on hand once in-store, and while many of them were buzzing around the place re-stocking and the like, it was fairly easy to track one down with any price or size queries.
Shopista HOT TIP - If you're planning to hit Zara in the coming days (even weeks!), try queuing on either the lower ground floor (accessible via escalator in Westfield) or top floor (again via Westfield) as queues were much quicker on both levels.
Set over three levels (lower ground is youth, ground is women's fashion and first floor is menswear), Sleuth suspects most Shopistas will find their joy on the ground level, where coats for the coming chilly months are ample, leopard print is abound and affordable fashion is plentiful.
Sleuth is happy to report that Sydney Zara measures up to international standards on all fronts. The designs are exciting and bang on-trend, the prices are hopefully not too-good-to-be-true, because at the moment you can pick up some serious fashion for seriously credit-friendly prices.
And of course, the quality and selection is mind boggling, making Sleuth wonder how a sector of Aussie labels are going to react in the coming months, with this new kid on the block that EVERYONE wants to be friends with now in the playground!
So without further ado, find below some of the hot finds Sleuth came across on today's Zara venture, and SWLS hopes you too have a fabulous Zara experience. Write in and let me know!
Happy Shopping! x
|Let the queuing begin!|
|Fortunately these lines are worth it once you get inside!|
|Handing out espresso to waiting customers - smart!|
And now for the really exciting part....INSIDE!!
|Hot fuchsia jacket - Sleuth is just imagining this with denim and drooling - $89.95|
|Be a fashionable caped crusader in this tweed number - $219|
|What's more fabulous than this faux-fur coat? The price! $159|
|Great with a pencil skirt for work, and even better with black denim for the weekend. Animal-esque print blouse $69.95|
|For those who dare to bare their winter pins, this leather mini skirt is a hottie! $139|
|PROW! There's nothing Jersey about this classic coat! $219|
|High-heel hottness with these exclusive-to-Sydney heels $199|
|Feeling Chanel-fabulousness with this must-have jacket - $199|
|The perfect tailored jacket - channeling Jackie O (aka Kennedy) in this divine number - $239|
|A Sleuth favourite, can't wait to swing this puppy (or should I say cheetah?) around town! $219|
Sleuth even loved the soles of these hot heels - too cute! $69.95
|Every wardrobe needs to have a trench - this is a great start! $119|
|Classic leather two-tone bag- in love! $99|
Twinkle twinkle - add some bling to your day-to-night look with this lightweight jacket $89.95
Game, set, match! Putting sexy in tennis, this is a sassy trans-seasonal wardrobe must - $119
This faux-fur vest will have you purring, another Sleuth fave for the coming chilly months! $89.95
Only for the brave, these leatherette short shorts are not for the faint-hearted, and should not be worn around anyone with a heart condition $45.95
A little more tame, this Paddington coat is cosy and stylish, add gumboots for the sophisticated english look (minus the velvet scrunchie) $139
Stand tall with this fabulous two-tone giraffe print cotton scarf - versatile colours in one of THE prints of the season $25.95