December 21, 2017

Holiday Trading Hours

Please find below our trading hours for the festive period~

Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Closed
1st - 3rd Jan: Closed
(Please note that these times are still subject to change, and normal hours will resume from the 4th of Jan)

We are so incredibly thankful for all of your support this year, and wish everyone a joyous and restful festive season and the very best for 2018.

Peace, love and gratitude,

December 8, 2017

Sleeved Cereta Dress

Sleeved Cereta Dress in black silk/cotton worn over classic Cotton Organza Bustle Dress: a pair made for summer!

Front view

Back view

November 23, 2017

Spacecraft Pouches

Washed Leather Pouches from beloved Japanese brand Spacecraft. Beautifully textured and in 3 different sizes, these make a perfect everyday companion or festive gift

REN Drawstring Bag

Drawstring Bag in Gold: one of numerous new accessories from REN leather goods

Aequalis Reversible Top, in black

Quick pic of the all-black Aequalis Reversible Top, in store now

November 14, 2017

New arrivals from Spacecraft

A shipment of new footwear and accessories from Japanese shoemaker Spacecraft has just arrived at E.S.S: pop by our Gertrude St boutique and try these handmade beauties for yourself! Pictured: SC-304 Laceup Boots in Brown

New arrivals from REN

The Washed Goat Leather Two-Way Shoulder Bag: one of many stunning new pieces from Japanese leather goods REN

November 10, 2017

Aequalis Reversible Top

New Aequalis Reversible Top in lightweight cotton, white raised dot variant. A one size top with four ways to wear it: inside out and back to front! Worn with Encercler Skirt

Bar Tack Dress

Our new Bar Tack Dress, cut from a beautiful indigo cotton featuring over a 100 of the namesake bar tacks. Also pictured is a new arrival from REN, the Goat Leather Mesh Lunch Bag in white

October 30, 2017

Bamboo Linen V-Neck Shirt

Bamboo Linen V-Neck Shirt: a unisex button down, cut from gorgeously textured and coloured rusty grey bamboo linen with a neckline reminiscent of vintage baseball jersey's

October 25, 2017

Wide Spread Collar Shirt

Wide Spread Collar Shirt: a classic unisex style constructed from our beautiful indigo bamboo linen, with front patch pocket and rounded horn buttons

October 20, 2017

Reversible Camisole

New Reversible Camisole: black on one side and white on the other with white binding and side split detailing. Knotting the sides as pictured allows the contrast reverse side beautifully peek through! Worn with Wrapped Wide Pants, Spacecraft Buckled Brogues and REN Goat Leather Mesh Bag

October 19, 2017

Reversible Lyre Dress

Our blue Reversible Lyre Dress variant: a beautiful rich indigo on one side (pictured) and a refreshing light blue on the other

October 18, 2017

Flounce Sleeve Jersey Top

New Flounce Sleeve Jersey Top worn with iridescent Wrapped Wide Pants: some drama and some shimmer!

October 13, 2017

Bamboo Linen Recline Dress

New Bamboo Linen Recline Dress. Relaxed 3/4 sleeve fit, cut from beautiful indigo bamboo linen and cupro collar and gussets, with angled pocket and seam detailing. Worn over white French Linen Wide Pants, they're the perfect companion for summer

October 10, 2017

Reversible Lyre Dress

Our sublime new Reversible Lyre Dress. Layers of white cotton and black cotton organdy intermingle with unique sleeve and raw edge detailing

Front view

Sleeve detail

Back view

October 6, 2017

Nourrice Shirt

Our Nourrice Shirt in the shadows: another piece in a beautiful blue shirting cotton, perfect for the warmer months. Featuring contrasting white stand collar and selvedge details along the placket and cuffs

October 5, 2017

Panier Dress

Our lovely Panier Dress: one of our new pieces in blue shirting cotton. Cut similarly to our Cirque Dress but with the softer material lending a different look

September 28, 2017

AFL Grand Final Hours

A quick notice to our patrons that we will be closed tomorrow (Fri 29th) and open limited hours Sat 28th.

Warmest wishes,

New arrivals from SIRI SIRI

We have some beautiful new jewellery from beloved Tokyo-brand SIRI SIRI now in store. Carefully handcrafted from glass, high-clarity perspex and rattan matched with gold, pieces like the Satin Sphere Necklace (pictured) are sure to stun.

September 20, 2017

New Anthracite Pants

Our new Anthracite Pants in charcoal linen: a straight legged cut, fully-lined with cotton with a concealed internal drawstring. Worn with our Spiderling Shirt in black, JSP 19th Century Large Beaded Jet Necklace with Jet Cross and black Spacecraft Buckled Brogues

Anthracite Pants in charcoal linen

Close up of JSP Jet Necklace and 
bib detail on Spiderling Shirt

September 19, 2017

Boxy Dress Shirt, now back in store

Our beloved Boxy Dress Shirt v2.0, perfect for the coming warmer months: the same arresting match of formal and casual motifs people love but with more minimal contrast stitching. An oversized off the shoulder fit with a shorter body length and sleeves to maintain balanced proportions, side splits for comfort and mobility and with white contrast top stitching now just around the raw edge bib to make it pop! Also available in white

September 15, 2017

Our Washi Zip Jacket, on the human form

Another shot of our newly restocked Washi Zip Jacket, this time adorning the body

September 13, 2017

Circle Top / Bamboo Linen Wide Pants

Circle Top now available in cream, worn with Bamboo Linen Wide Pants, in beautiful new indigo colour (blue with a touch of green). Also pictured: REN Two-Way Bag in Navy and Kamilavka Asymmetry Hat in Natural

September 11, 2017

Washi Zip Jacket, back in stock

A second run of our highly coveted Washi Zip Jacket has arrived in store. For those who missed out the first time round, now is your chance!

September 7, 2017

Triad Waistcoat, now in black

Glimpse of Triad Waistcoat in black herringbone linen variant, in store now. Pictured with last Curved Placket Shirt in organic cotton

September 6, 2017

Alpaca Socks

We've a few pairs of Alpaca socks left, perfect for keeping your extremities warm in this relentless chill...

September 5, 2017

Reversible Wattle Shirt

Our new Reversible Wattle Shirt, cut from sumptuous Indigo/Herringbone organic cotton

August 31, 2017

Spiderling Shirt / Ringleader Pants in Wool

Our stunning new Spiderling Shirt in luxurious silk with silk/alpaca bib detailing (also available in black), paired with our Ringleader Pants in a new felty wool variant. Worn with Kamilavka Line Cloche Hat and Spacecraft Buckled Brogues

August 25, 2017

Radiant Pavilion 2017 at E.S.S

E.S.S is delighted to be a part of Radiant Pavilion 2017 - Melbourne Contemporary Jewellery and Object Biennial! Drop by our Gertrude St boutique and marvel at our small but stunning selection of works by contemporary jewellers Melissa Cameron, Jo Hawley, Johannes Kuhnen and Larah Nott. Running until end of day Sun 27th

Pictured: "Penetration" stainless steel and vitreous enamel brooch by Melissa Cameron

August 21, 2017

Les Enfants Terrible Smock Dress

Another one for the wee ones: Les Enfants Terrible Smock Dress in striped cotton. Designed to last as they grow, first as a dress then a shirt as they shoot upwards!

August 18, 2017

Swiss Army Jersey Hoodie

The Swiss Army Jersey Hoodie is another new hooded E.S.S piece, featuring our trademark overlong sleeves to keep one's digits nice and warm, with simple yet beautiful herringbone tape detailing on the hood

Front View

Back View

Closeup of herringbone tape detailing

Orime Hood Jacket

Our new unisex Orime Hood Jacket, cut from a sumptuously textured cotton with sleeve zip detailing and oversized patch pockets

Back view

Front View

Side View

Closeup of sleeve and pocket detailing

August 11, 2017

A-Line Shirt Dress

A-Line Shirt Dress in our store window. Made with beautifully textured herringbone linen with contrasting cupro collar and sleeves. Pictured with new JSP 19th Century Oval Metal Locket on Vintage Chain