October 13, 2017

Bamboo Linen Recline Dress

New Bamboo Linen Recline Dress. Relaxed 3/4 sleeve fit, cut from beautiful indigo bamboo linen and cupro collar and gussets, with angled pocket and seam detailing. Worn over white French Linen Wide Pants, they're the perfect companion for summer


October 10, 2017

Reversible Lyre Dress

Our sublime new Reversible Lyre Dress. Layers of white cotton and black cotton organdy intermingle with unique sleeve and raw edge detailing


Front view



Sleeve detail



Back view

October 6, 2017

Nourrice Shirt

Our Nourrice Shirt in the shadows: another piece in a beautiful blue shirting cotton, perfect for the warmer months. Featuring contrasting white stand collar and selvedge details along the placket and cuffs


October 5, 2017

Panier Dress

Our lovely Panier Dress: one of our new pieces in blue shirting cotton. Cut similarly to our Cirque Dress but with the softer material lending a different look



September 28, 2017

AFL Grand Final Hours

A quick notice to our patrons that we will be closed tomorrow (Fri 29th) and open limited hours Sat 28th.

Warmest wishes,
E.S.S

New arrivals from SIRI SIRI

We have some beautiful new jewellery from beloved Tokyo-brand SIRI SIRI now in store. Carefully handcrafted from glass, high-clarity perspex and rattan matched with gold, pieces like the Satin Sphere Necklace (pictured) are sure to stun.


September 20, 2017

New Anthracite Pants

Our new Anthracite Pants in charcoal linen: a straight legged cut, fully-lined with cotton with a concealed internal drawstring. Worn with our Spiderling Shirt in black, JSP 19th Century Large Beaded Jet Necklace with Jet Cross and black Spacecraft Buckled Brogues


Anthracite Pants in charcoal linen



Close up of JSP Jet Necklace and 
bib detail on Spiderling Shirt

September 19, 2017

Boxy Dress Shirt, now back in store

Our beloved Boxy Dress Shirt v2.0, perfect for the coming warmer months: the same arresting match of formal and casual motifs people love but with more minimal contrast stitching. An oversized off the shoulder fit with a shorter body length and sleeves to maintain balanced proportions, side splits for comfort and mobility and with white contrast top stitching now just around the raw edge bib to make it pop! Also available in white


September 15, 2017

Our Washi Zip Jacket, on the human form

Another shot of our newly restocked Washi Zip Jacket, this time adorning the body


September 13, 2017

Circle Top / Bamboo Linen Wide Pants

Circle Top now available in cream, worn with Bamboo Linen Wide Pants, in beautiful new indigo colour (blue with a touch of green). Also pictured: REN Two-Way Bag in Navy and Kamilavka Asymmetry Hat in Natural



September 11, 2017

Washi Zip Jacket, back in stock

A second run of our highly coveted Washi Zip Jacket has arrived in store. For those who missed out the first time round, now is your chance!



September 7, 2017

Triad Waistcoat, now in black

Glimpse of Triad Waistcoat in black herringbone linen variant, in store now. Pictured with last Curved Placket Shirt in organic cotton



September 6, 2017

Alpaca Socks

We've a few pairs of Alpaca socks left, perfect for keeping your extremities warm in this relentless chill...


September 5, 2017

Reversible Wattle Shirt

Our new Reversible Wattle Shirt, cut from sumptuous Indigo/Herringbone organic cotton


August 31, 2017

Spiderling Shirt / Ringleader Pants in Wool

Our stunning new Spiderling Shirt in luxurious silk with silk/alpaca bib detailing (also available in black), paired with our Ringleader Pants in a new felty wool variant. Worn with Kamilavka Line Cloche Hat and Spacecraft Buckled Brogues



August 25, 2017

Radiant Pavilion 2017 at E.S.S

E.S.S is delighted to be a part of Radiant Pavilion 2017 - Melbourne Contemporary Jewellery and Object Biennial! Drop by our Gertrude St boutique and marvel at our small but stunning selection of works by contemporary jewellers Melissa Cameron, Jo Hawley, Johannes Kuhnen and Larah Nott. Running until end of day Sun 27th


Pictured: "Penetration" stainless steel and vitreous enamel brooch by Melissa Cameron

August 21, 2017

Les Enfants Terrible Smock Dress

Another one for the wee ones: Les Enfants Terrible Smock Dress in striped cotton. Designed to last as they grow, first as a dress then a shirt as they shoot upwards!


August 18, 2017

Swiss Army Jersey Hoodie

The Swiss Army Jersey Hoodie is another new hooded E.S.S piece, featuring our trademark overlong sleeves to keep one's digits nice and warm, with simple yet beautiful herringbone tape detailing on the hood


Front View



Back View



Closeup of herringbone tape detailing

Orime Hood Jacket

Our new unisex Orime Hood Jacket, cut from a sumptuously textured cotton with sleeve zip detailing and oversized patch pockets


Back view



Front View



Side View



Closeup of sleeve and pocket detailing

August 11, 2017

A-Line Shirt Dress

A-Line Shirt Dress in our store window. Made with beautifully textured herringbone linen with contrasting cupro collar and sleeves. Pictured with new JSP 19th Century Oval Metal Locket on Vintage Chain


Swiss Army Jersey Top

A tight fitting E.S.S basic, cut from super-stretchy cotton jersey. Long in the body with an asymmetric bottom hem, it's sure to keep you nice and warm through to the final stretch of biting weather


August 1, 2017

Window Display

Covenant Coat in black wool with recent arrival JSP 19th Silver Spectacles on Vintage Chain. Pictured with High Collar Pullover Shirt and Encercler Skirt


July 28, 2017

JSP 19th Century Crochet Purse Necklace

One of many sublime new pieces from JSP, the 19th Century Crochet Purse Necklace. Pictured with our Large Collar Shirt


Elytra Jacket

Our stunning new Elytra Jacket: cut from bamboo linen and fully-lined, it features stunning panel and pleating detailing and lapels that can be done all the way up


Front view with lapels down up



Side view showing exquisite panelling detail



Rear view displaying pleating detail and single vent

Styles for Garçons

Basting Blazer matched with 100% Fine Alpaca Scarf in grey and exciting new JSP arrivals Early 20th Century "4" French Telephone Technician Leather Bag and 19th Century Curling Tongs Necklace



New JSP Arrivals

A large delivery of stunning jewellery arrivals from JSP today! Pictured: 19th Century Dance Book on Vintage Metal Chain


July 20, 2017

Winter Blues

Aequalis Dress in charcoal, cut from contrasting herringbone linen and silky black cupro, matches wonderfully with our new Covenant Coat in black wool, perfect for keeping snug in stormy weather


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July 18, 2017

Wattle Shirt

The Wattle Shirt: the paired-back sibling of the ivory Lyre Shirt


Silk Frillneck Top

Frill detail on our new Silk Frillneck Top, also available in black


July 14, 2017

Lyre Shirt + Triad Waistcoat

Our new Lyre Shirt in white cotton, featuring a draped silhouette and raw edged panel detailing, paired with Triad Waistcoat with asymmetric pockets and elongated body. Also pictured: Encercler Skirt and JSP Gunmetal Long Necklace with Key


Les Infants Terribles

Les Enfants Terribles: our line of classic E.S.S styles, miniaturized for your precious mini-me's...


July 11, 2017

Wool Gauze 2017




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Please find below a guide to our current wool gauze styles for 2017. A much coveted staple of E.S.S, this medical-dressing like fabric is beloved for its amazing tactility, unique weave and ability to insulate against the cold whilst remaining light and breathable

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Wool Gauze Frillneck Top
Fitted women's style that twists around the body, with distressed frill around collar. Available in black and cinnamon [pictured below]



Wool Gauze Crewneck Top
As above, in cinnamon variant



Wool Gauze Highneck Top
Relaxed unisex style, long body length and an extra thick and warm turtleneck. Available in black, navy, cinnamon and charcoal [pictured] 



Wool Gauze Crewneck Top
Relaxed unisex style with casual crewneck with its long length lending itself perfectly for layering. Available in black, navy [pictured], cinnamon and charcoal