Forget eBay, shop the (magazine) Editor’s Closet for your designer bargains


They’re the glamorous girls who put together some of the most prestigious magazines in Australia and you’ve lusted after their wardrobes for years thanks in large part to street style photography outside of every major fashion week around the world… now you can shop their closets!

True story!

Thanks to the guys behind the aptly named The Editor’s Closet, you can snap up designer pieces from Alexander Wang to Louis Vuitton and Isabel Marant for a steal – straight from the covetable closets of Australia’s fashion and magazine editors.

We had a few pressing questions we wanted answered before we pulled out our credit card, so we fired off a few questions to The Editor’s Closet founder, Alexandra Thompson (a glamorous former magazine editor in her own right) about this new venture.

What was the idea behind The Editor’s Closet?

I’m lucky enough to have worked with, and be friends with some of the most stylish gals around and spent years drooling over their clobber only to realised that while they may not want to wear ‘last season’ buys, I most definitely would, and figured there would be plenty of other designer-loving shoppers out there who would too. After doing a little research (read: wine over dinner) I discovered that these girls were harbouring an absolute gold mine of designer finds that I needed to be shared with the world wide web.

What kind of condition are the items in?

The Editor’s Closet is an invitation-only service, which means we can not only be super selective about the kinds of items offered on site but also the condition they are in. Only products that are gently worn, or brand new, are posted on site. Any fault or wear and tear is clearly photographed so there are no surprise faults when you receive your new purchase.

Without naming names, could you hint at some of the fabulous names who’s closets some of the pieces have sat in?

Think some of Australia’s most snapped street style starlets, magazine editors and social page regulars. These threads have seen the inside of some of the most coveted closets in the land and now want to be in yours.

Why should we shop The Editor’s Closet?

Because you dream of a wardrobe to rival The Olsen’s but don’t quite have the billions to make it happen. The goodies we sell are 100% authentic, have been hand-picked by Australia’s most stylish and get delivered to your home within days – all at a fraction of their purchase price. What’s not to love?

What can we expect to see uploaded in the next few weeks?

The Editor’s Closet HQ is filled to the brim with some stellar Aussie designer pieces like Josh Goot printed pieces and sass and bide frocks as well as luxe items from the likes of Louis Vuitton and Gucci. Once we stop fawning over them and talk ourselves out of keeping them, they’ll get uploaded, we promise. New items are being picked up almost daily so the stock on site is constantly updated.

Visit The Editor’s Closet and follow them on Instagram to find out when new items are uploaded. If you thought the closets of Australia’s top fashion bloggers were covetable (and shop-able semi-regularly on eBay), you haven’t seen anything yet.


Main image source: Breakfast With Audrey – street style at MBFWA 2013