Retail therapy: Drink it up

Kmart drink fountain, $22.00. Photo / Supplied
Kmart drink fountain, $22.00. Photo / Supplied

It's almost time for summer barbecues and dinner parties, which we think would be made even better with this quirky three-tier drink fountain. Your drink of choice is pumped to the top tier and cascades down, while lit from within and constantly changing. Practical and fun. The best thing? It's only $22. Available from Kmart stores from the beginning of November.

Virtual water world

Liquid style by Mister; the Anastasia wrapped wedge; drink fountain Local menswear label Mister have launched their own online store so you can shop for their summer range "Water World". The first 50 customers will get a free gift, with free postage within New Zealand for purchases. The collection is inspired by the "liquid life of the deep blue Pacific Ocean", with quirky prints, tailoring and casual tees perfect for summer days. Get shopping now, and support young New Zealand fashion, at

New fabric at Fabric

Exciting new labels have recently arrived at Fabric - including new season Acne womenswear and shoes from Opening Ceremony. The shoes include a standout suede bootie, oxford clogs and wedge boots, with western detailing. From Acne comes a large range of pieces including a leather jacket, printed tees, relaxed shirting and more (prices start at $120 and go up to $995). Both brands are available from Fabric on High St, (09) 366 4528, and MRKT by Fabric in Newmarket (09) 529 1890.

Runway to reality

They appeared on the runway in Huffer's fantastic show at NZ Fashion Week, and now you can bring them into your own wardrobe - Sogni Di Giorgia's "Anastasia" wedge. They're in store exclusively at Scarpa for $480, and also come in black. Ph (09) 520 1424.

Pop into Parinto

Online T-shirt nirvana has opened in Ponsonby, bringing the virtual world into reality. The pop-up store is open until Christmas Eve, with exclusive pieces - including T-shirts, cushions and tea towels - made especially for the shop. Check out the bright yellow store at 181 Ponsonby Rd (entrance on Franklin Rd by Agnes Curran), ph (09) 551 3809.

Wunder-ful sale

Get your hands on some incredible Wunderkammer jewellery which goes on sale for three days only, from this Friday. There is 20 per cent off all pieces, including gold. Wunderkammer, 76A Ponsonby Rd, ph (09) 360 4090 or go to

Attention emerging designers

2011 iD Dunedin is seeking local and international emerging fashion design talent for next year's event. The awards are open for entries, with the winners announced in Dunedin on April 7. Prizes for the global competition include $5000 for first place, $3000 for second and $1000 for third. To enter, designers must be recent graduates (within the past five years) or final year students from a recognised diploma, BDes, BA, MA Fashion, MA Jewellery or fashion related course. Applications must be received by Friday December 3, 2010 - go to to download an entry form.

Dress swap

Tired of all your clothes? Looking for something new? Head along next Thursday, October 28, to Bar Twentyone at Skycity for an uber "dress swap" party. You can drop off any items you have to swap tomorrow or 30 minutes before the event kicks off. On the night there will a $10 entry charge which will go to the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation, plus 2-for-1 cocktails, a stylist on hand, goody bags for the first 50 through the door and a DJ.

- NZ Herald

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