The first real snap of winter calls for seriously warm clothing. For me, it doesn’t get much better than cashmere, so Nuan Cashmere’s pop-up in the CBD has come at just the right time. Gorgeous Florence Nightingale-inspired cloaks, jackets, cardigans, jumpers, scarves and gloves are on offer in an array of colours. There’s also the recently launched Eco-cashmere range, which is a goat’s wool that comes in dark brown, cream and greys; it has not been treated or dyed. Nuan uses only 100 per cent long yarn cashmere, rather than a cashmere blend, used by most ready-to-wear designers. It is expensive but doesn’t pill like most other cashmeres/wools. Established in 2006 by Irish-born, Australian-based designer Caoihme Ryan, the brand is (ironically, given its warmer climes) Brisbane-based. Sharing the space is Ballettonet shoes,which are usually only available online. Australian Stephanie Waters set up the shop after a trip to Italy, during which she fell in love with the array of hand-crafted leather shoes, made sustainably, often through family businesses.
Specialising in ballet flats, there are also glam high tops (such as the Olivia, honeycomb sneakers, pictured). Kerrie Hess has designed a very cute range of flats for Ballettonet, inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s Funny Face. In the heart of the city’s suit-land, where there are few retail offerings, it’s great for that I-want/need-to-treat myself lunch break.
494 Little Collins Street, city. Prices for Nuan collection from $140 for a pair of cashmere mittens and up to $1293 for the signature Coco long coat with 15% off in June; eco-cashmere starts at $449 for a scarf, $598 for cardigans. Ballettonet prices are from $110 with up to 30% off for pop up. Mon-Wed 10am-6pm; Thu 10am-7pm; Fri 10am-6pm. Open until June 30
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