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By Chief Bargain Hunter Chelsea Thomas

Have you been to Uni Hill? It’s located in Bundoora, Victoria.

I flipped when I started shopping. Seriously. Amazing. Bargains.

When I’m surprised / impressed, you know the bargains are good.

My mission was to find a few outfit options for Derby Day. I wanted accessories, heels, dresses, bags and fascinators.

Here’s how it all went.

First stop was Mossman.

This sleek LBD was down to $50 from $109.95! Team with your fave pair of black heels and black and white clutch and you’re already bringing your ‘A’ game. The shop assistant said many girls walked past this dress but it was a goody for girls that like structure. I would wear my Nancy Ganz to suck everything in and a push up bra would make the décolletage more shapely (especially after breast feeding two bambini’s!). Also an incredible ‘Suits-esque’ dress that Donna would wear to break up with Harvey. Yeh? You’re feeling it?


I also found this Mossman top ‘n’ skirt ensemble. I’m not usually a massive fan of the crop but the high waisted skirt was super comfortable and had some nice stretch. The Lord Snow top is now $55 (was $109.95) and the skirt is $65 (was $129.95). Pair with nude heels and feel free to add a nude singlet if you’re not planning on being as sexy as me (just a bra!). Ha. 


I then yelped because I found my number one item for the day! This cape, also from Mossman. Can. Not. Deal. And it was down to $60.

It has sheer pieces at the back and totally reminded me of something you’d find in Sass and bide.



You can see how happy I was at this point. I’ve found the perfect piece to get you through a rainy race day. I will also be wearing into board rooms when I need to broker serious deals. I’m going to be corporately karate chopping people in this cape.

Moving right along.

Next stop was Country Road.

The maxi option is important for all of us. Especially those that don’t want to have our bits hanging out. This is the Country Road Stripe Maxi Wrap Dress and it cost be the grand total of $49.95 down from $279.95. Full lined. Very well made and NOT AVAIL ONLINE so you can only purchase in store. Mega plus to shopping at Uni Hill.


I picked up the Country Road Larissa wedges (would be good for car park setting as they are a bit more casual) for only $19.95. May I note they were $180!

Onto the accessories. I like Mimco. A lot. But I have never been able to afford it.

At Uni Hill, everyone can afford a piece of Mimco for Derby!

The Super Star bag was so beautiful in the flesh and would be a real crowd (girlfriend) stopper. IHB’s Content Director caught me going ‘uhhhhh maaaaa god!’ Down to $99. So silky smooth ‘n’ glamorous!


Then I got styling my flat lays in their store (thanks girls) to showcase the most incredible range of Derby Day accessories.

Star heels down to $99 and head piece (which also came in pink/peach colours) was down to $59.


Then stuff got real. The clutch ($99) and necklace ($49). I die. It really is a Rachel Zoe moment without the price tag. The visor which would be really beautiful with an up-do is also down to $99. Typically you would pay double this price for these items!


I also ran round Seed and Bardot like a loony. Country Road has kids and it’s beautiful and super affordable for those that like their kids looking nice for special occasions.

Highly rate Uni Hill for a day out and I think Melburnians should keep it in mind for spring racing. Lots of unique finds, well under $100!




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