Saturday, August 24, 2013

DFO Brisbane: Shopping for Father's Day

Father's Day is getting closer (next Sunday!)  so today I headed out to Brisbane DFO in the hunt for the perfect Father's Day gift for my Dad and Father-in-law. I usually find guys are so tricky to buy for.

Thankfully, Brisbane DFO has a lot of choices available for men's fashion, and some special offers just for Father's Day. We had a nice day browsing some of the stores and looking for great gifts for guys. And of course we couldn't resist buying a few things for ourselves! At up to 70% off, it's hard not to buy!


Here's what I wore:

Necklacecustom Cooper charm by Silhoupette
TopSpectrum basic v-neck tee in washed lilac
JeansSass & Bide Jekyll and Hyde zippora jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs studded mouse flats in grey
Bracelets: the usual plus Indigo Rose Design black leather Swarovski beaded wrap bracelet
BagBalenciaga RH city in 2008 sapphire


Last wornlilac teezippora jeans, studded mouse flats, Balenciaga city bag.


Yep, that's a few shopping bags.....click through to see more pictures.

Browsing in Country Road:


Big shout-out to the super helpful sales assistants in Country Road! They were really helpful when I explained we needed a bit of help shopping for menswear and pointed out lots of great options to us. The store was setup really well to make shopping for Father's Day easier.


Checking out the shirts in Industrie:












In the end we came home with some great bargains:

  • Industrie Leonard short sleeve shirt reduced from $49.95 to $20
  • Industrie Mulvane short sleeve shirt reduced from $49.95 to $20
  • Industrie basic crew neck tee in white reduced from $19.95 to $10
  • Country Road Pique polo shirt reduced from $59.95 to $19.95
  • Country Road Oxford shirt reduced from $99 to $29.95

So what do you think, did we have a successful shopping trip? We certainly saved a lot, and put some of the savings towards a few things for ourselves ;) What do you normally buy for Father's Day?


Brisbane DFO: located at Skygate; 1 Airport Drive, Brisbane. Open 7 days, 10am - 6pm.
You can sign up to the mailing list to receive VIP offers on the DFO website, and keep informed on the DFO Brisbane facebook page.

Note: some compensation was received for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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53 comments:

  1. Aaaahk, I love shopping time!! (who doesn't?) And I love how you wear a nice and comfortable outfits for shopping. You know, I wonder how people can wear some "difficult" outfit for shopping. Seriously, Especially when the entire mall says end of season sale. I usually spend all day at the mall to explore every stores. That's why I need a comfy outfits for that time. So I can explore all of them one by one to find some great items with affordable price :)

    100% Nerd

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    1. Great point! I always try to have comfortable clothes for shopping, so I can relax and enjoy the day :)

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  2. amazing shopping i realy love this post
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  3. you are looking lovely! got a pair of those marc ballerinas too and wear them soo often:)
    love the things you bought, especially that electric blue polo shirts!
    he will like it for sure:)
    lots and lots of love from switzerland,
    Nina and Rachel from
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    1. Thank you! I think they will make lovely gifts.

      And the shoes are so comfortable!

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  4. I have driven passerby a few times but never went inside (one time was Sunday afternoon it was too late and they were closed already). I reckon you did good on the gifts! Men are hard to shop for!! Show me what you got for yourselves? lol

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    1. I'll be wearing some of the stuff I bought over the week! :) And I think DFO is open till 6 now, it's really good! :)

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  5. Father's Day must fall on different days in Australia...haha, you made me panic for a minute and think "Wait, what month is this??" Haha, anyway, great shopping outfit, your print pants are so cute :)

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    1. haha, it's always been September here! :)

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  6. Amazing bargains babe!
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  7. Ohh how cute to shop for your father :) we celebrate this day in June.

    xxo

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  8. you look adorable!:)





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  9. Glad you made out so well! I never know what to get for my father either.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  10. Who's been naughty?! Love your jeans!
    Mafalda ❤
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  11. I'll have to check the DFO out when I'm in Brisbane! Great buys! :)

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    1. It's a great place to visit! I take friends and family there when they come by :)

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  12. Oh sure you got the perfect present for father's day!
    xx

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  13. Great prices! I wish I lived near DFO! I really like the cute jeans you wore too :D
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    1. It's worth a trip I think! :) And I really like those jeans too.

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  14. those shirts are really pretty!


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  15. Beautiful your pants! i like!!!

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  16. love your look! XoXo I waiting for you on my blog!

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  17. Like I see you had a nice shopping day.

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    1. We had a lovely day of shopping :)

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  18. Love your pants =) and those clothes are very nice =) father's day is on March 19th here in Italy !

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    1. It's funny how it is different around the world! :)

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  19. Cute jeans! I love shopping for presents hehe xx

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  20. I love your pants!
    I never knew that Fathers day (and I'm assuming Mother's day) are on different days in different countries! Ours is the third Sunday in June (or second, I can never remember) :P

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    1. Yes, I'm learning a lot about the different days! :)

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  21. I love DFO! I remember going to the one in Brisbane on the way to the airport, we'd always leave a few hours early haha. They have one here too, but it's quite far away. I've always found really good bargains every time though ;) Thanks for the father's day reminder! x

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. Oooh that's the one I shopped at on Saturday! It's the best DFO in my slightly biased opinion, being the one I live closest too, haha!

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  22. Love those Sass and Bide jeans! Hope your fathers day shopping trip was a successful one :) x

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  23. you look amazing, dear!
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  24. Wow those are some really great bargains you got there!

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  25. Mica, you wrapped up girl! I couldn't stop laughing at the pic you showed on FB with you sitting in that big chair with all those bags. It was too cute! Good job!
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    1. hehe, thanks Kim! I always end up brining lots of bags home from DFO! :P

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  26. You definitely had a successful trip! I love the shirts you brought home and the lucky daddies will love them undoubtedly as well :) I love outlet shopping, but there's little outlet store around where I live. It's a two-hour drive to the nearest center, so we only visit about one time a year :) xo

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    1. Thanks Nikki! I hope they like the gifts too! :)

      I'm lucky (and my credit card unlucky!) to live near the outlets, I think only visiting once a year is a wise choice for somewhere it takes so long to get to. otherwise you don't have much shopping time, hehe!

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  27. I usually buy my dad some cologne, lol. :D

    x Krizia

    Shark Attack - Fashion Blog

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    1. Oh, that's a good safe purchase if you know what he likes! :)

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  28. I'm sure they will thank you for these lovely shirts. Dads don't usually seem to be the clothes shopping enthusiasts most of us girls are, so it's a good idea when we do it for them, I say! x

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    1. hehe, yes! Sometimes they wouldn't grow their wardrobe at all if it wasn't for our input! :)

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  29. What a sweet custom charm necklace!

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    1. Thank you, it's very special to me as I love Cooper so much!

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  30. Oh you got some great finds here. And I love your bottoms. The print is so fun!

    xx.
    fashion and tea

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  31. Thank you all for your kind comments - glad you enjoyed reading about my shopping trip! :)

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  32. What a generous daughter you are! :)
    And how fun is it to get some bargains...

    I LOVE your jeans...
    Pretty pics of you...
    xoxoxo,
    - Irina

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  33. Great shopping !
    & I really like your trousers !

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  34. Love you outfit here! Looks like you had fun! Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog, Hun! xo

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