Clothing & Fashion
Though clothes started as a necessity, in recent centuries, people have used clothing to differentiate, celebrate and even communicate. From the catwalks of Milan, to the salons of Paris and the boutiques of London, fashion is a thriving industry which attempts to combine art with commerce. It encompasses everything we wear; from clothes and shoes to accessories like hats, bags, jewellery and even lingerie.
Clothing and fashion in Australia is about much more than the way we dress. Well known for being at the cutting edge of clothing and the fun side of fashion, Australia has always welcomed new arrivals to the scene while celebrating classics, like the little black dress. Enjoying a diverse range of styles, the Australian fashion industry designs, manufactures, imports and caters for designer and haute couture labels to ready-to-wear or "off the rack" clothes. There is something for everyone and the Yellow Pages can help you find it all.
While fashion trends come and go, there are certain kinds of clothing made for specific purposes and people, which are constantly for sale in shops and online. There is a type of clothing for every age group, activity and taste, including:
Evening wear - for formal occasions and elegant events
Business attire - office wear such as shirts, ties, suits, and skirts
Sportswear - from athletic equipment to casual workout gear
Beach and swimwear - swimming costumes, board shorts, saris
Street wear - everyday clothes such as jeans and t-shirts
Costumes - dressing up for events like Halloween
Uniforms - generally used for jobs in trades and service sectors
Maternity wear - adjustable and loose-fitting clothing for pregnancy
Baby clothes - starting in size 00000, the first clothes many of us ever wear
Echoing the cyclical nature of fashion, vintage clothes can incorporate all these types of clothing and accessories, and it continues to be very popular. Often called "recycled clothing" these pre-loved items can be found in discount, variety and "opportunity" shops.
Ready to go shopping? The Yellow Pages can help you find the fashion you're looking for.