School Formals are expected to run a little differently this year however the need to find a show-stopping gown remains the same!
Owner of Gearbox Boutique at The Oasis, Christine Deaves says she’s been inundated with School Formal requests recently with many Mothers and Daughters “making a day of it” gown shopping together.
“Whether it be school formals or gala balls – dress shopping can become a competitive sport”, says Christine.
“I’m constantly up-styling my collection and accommodating amazing (and sometimes outrageous) requests from local ladies who seek something a little different for their next big event”.
The busy boutique owner has operated out of The Oasis shopping centre in Broadbeach for over 15 years, and with the hundreds of school formals, charity balls, race day events and soirees that take place on the Gold Coast each year, Christine has carved out a reputation as a ‘go-to’ for local fashionistas, socialites and celebrities alike.
“I’m known for keeping a Little Black Book of Gowns, where I list all the biggest events on the Coast and who’s wearing what. This way, my customers know they will be dressed in something beautifully unique and won’t end up in the same outfit as anyone else”.
Gearbox Boutique stock a range of beautiful brands such as Elle Zeitoune, Bariano, Jadore, Tahlula, Pasduchas and more, with many of the garments available for under $500. Plus, customers get the added benefit of personal styling by Christine. Amen!
Located on level one of The Oasis in Broadbeach.
Discover more about Gearbox Boutique HERE.
Also be sure to take a look at these Gold Coast boutiques:
One Honey Boutique at Bundall is famed the Coast over by many an Insta model and socialite. They have so many amazing gowns on offer starting from just $200 – which is lucky for your credit card because you’ll be hard pressed to leave the boutique with just one gown!
There’s classic cuts, cleavage boosting cuts, glitter or sequin mermaid styles, black tie gowns and more from a range of Aussie designers including Honey Couture, Jadore, Tina Holly Couture and Portia & Scarlett to name just a few.
Young, fun and sophisticated – that’s the Studio Minc girl! This gorgeous boutique on Chevron Island prides itself on sourcing the most beautiful, unique, and inspiring fabrics to use in their custom designed gowns including French, Italian, and Korean laces, embellished nets and the highest grade sequin fabrics. It’s the handpicked fabrics, extensive pattern making and premium Australian manufacturing that sets Studio Minc apart. Chanel your Met Gala – at a fraction of the cost. You’re welcome.
Have you considered hiring a gown? Sure it’s not going to be brand spanking new fresh from the boutique shelves but you will get some serious bang for your buck with this option. Our pics? Glam Corner and The Vault.