Monday, October 3, 2011

Spring Racing Fever

Giddy Up if you are planning on a visit to the races as Spring Racing is in Full Swing

Monday, September 12, 2011

'Here Comes the Sun'

Well with colours as gorgeous as these you do feel like Summer is coming !!!!
Arlington Milne products are all made using the highest quality fabrics and leathers.  They are committed to and passionate about great quality, value and simply beautiful and original products (here, here)
So if you are bored with your old black handbag, come and add some colour to your life !!!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Dames & Divas Vintage Kimono Wedge is Back

They are back but as usual these heavenly expressions of Spring Colour are limited edition, so if you are interested hurry in. 

If you miss out I won't say I told you so !!!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011


With all the gorgeous new stock that is arriving, how would you like to
a $250 House of Balaklava Gift Voucher

Make any purchase before 6pm on Friday September 30th 2011
to go into the draw to WIN
Prize Drawn and Winner Notified Saturday 1st October 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Gina & May Umbrellas

Don't be fooled by the Winter Sunshine - the rain is coming and when it does you will need one of the new Gina & May Umbrellas to keep you sheltered

Think compact size for practicality

Or Long Handled for glamour

Whichever way you go, these umbrellas will always look fashionable, will keep you dry when it rains, protected from UV when the sun shines and they come with a 12 month warranty on the umbrella frame - bottom line is they are gorgeous, weather worthy and they'll last - enough said !!!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fingerless Gloves are Under-Rated

I may have mentioned previously that I find the Under-Rated and Over-Rated mentions in the Sunday Age 'M' Magazine interesting, very witty and in some cases highly relevant to our business - as was one featured a couple of weeks ago.
Under-rated were Fingerless Gloves - we have been saying this for quite some time so it was fabulous to read the following extracts from the article of a like minded soul:
"There's something about nude fingertips protruding from the top of woolly gloves.  Fingerless Gloves are supremely practical when fumbling in freezing weather for a tram ticket or some change for a coffee.......You can text and tweet to your heart's content.  Gr8!"
Whilst your fingers may be exposed, your hands and wrist are constantly warm and as was alluded to in the 'M' Magazine article you can still function.
If you want to be warm and practical come in and invest in a pair of woolly fingerless gloves before they all disappear

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Schadenfreude Jewellery

Schadenfreude actually means "pleasure derived from the misfortune of others" - the only misfortune here will be if you miss out on one of these ridiculously gorgeous rings. 
Created by two very talented girls from Sydney, these large and dazzling cocktail rings are not for the faint hearted. 
Made from Sterling Silver and brilliantly cut Cubic Zirconia, they are certainly a statement piece but in a simple and oh so glamorous way.
In oval, baguette or square and a range of heavenly jewel colours, there is a ring for every person and every occasion.
The other thing we love about these girls is their like-mindedness (if that's even a word) - they have a coat of arms just like the House of Balaklava - how very sophisticated !!!!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Little Red Riding Hood Needed No Encouragement

If you love the childhood story and always wanted to be like Little Red Riding Hood then The Encouragement Award Brand Made in Melbourne will be right up your story book alley !!!!!!

Fantastic Hooded Capes (The Little "Black" Riding Hood), The Hooded Scarf and The Cap - totally reversible for what ever mood strikes you - could be just like the big bad wolf pretending to be grandma !!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Under-rated Snood

So in "The Age M Magazine" on Sunday I always look forward to seeing what "they" deem to be Over-Rated or conversely Under-Rated and was very pleased to see that they believe the Snood is totally Under-Rated.  What's a Snood you may ask - well a snood is a tube of fabric worn as a scarf which basically equates to a practical neck-warmer!!!!!

Check out the images of the Woolli Woolli Snoods now in store

Monday, May 23, 2011

Winter Warmers

The cold Melbourne weather has arrived and the best way to survive the depths of Winter is to wrap yourself in beautiful wool.

Introducing woolliwoolli - Unique and Contemporary Pure Wool Knit Accessories lovingly MADE IN AUSTRALIA - novel but fabulous !!!!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Habbot Shoes - Welcome to Shoe Heaven

Just to keep you all on your toes, we have another footwear range gracing the fixtures of House of Balaklava, but only for a limited time.

The Habbot Studios Footwear Collection is designed in Australia by Annie Abbott, and hand made in Italy from fine Italian Leathers.

Habbot Shoes combine a charming 'French' inspired approach to design, with superlative Italian craftmanship at an attainable price.

Make a purchase at House of Balaklava before end of trade on April 29th and enter the draw to WIN your own pair of Habbot Shoes - like entering total "shoe heaven"

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday House of Balaklava, Happy Birthday to us

Today is our 2nd Birthday and Presents could be yours.

Any purchase made from today, February 23rd till end of trade on March 23rd will give you entry into the draw to win this amazing Sophie Kyron Vintage Bloom Neckpiece valued at $220.

This is just one of the great prizes available to win - come and see us in store or become a fan on our face book page to take advantage of our birthday gifts.
It's our way of saying thanks for your amazing support

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Australia Day

Be wise like the Owl and buy locally made product and not just because it is Australia Day.  The Folk Owl Collection by Pirdy is a new Melbourne made range and just one of the many locally designed and made ranges available at House of Balaklava - Please Support Local Designers

Folk Owl Brooches are $29 and there are 15 Wise Owls to Choose from

Friday, January 7, 2011

We Are Back

We have taken our well earned rest and have returned from Summer Vacation for another fantastic year filled with gorgeous adornments.