We can’t quite contain our excitement about the opening of JD Sports’ flagship store right here at MidCity. To share all the fun with our valued customers, we are giving away 10 vouchers valued at $200!*. To enter, simply follow us on Instagram, tag a friend in our competition post and tell us all about your JD sneaker ‘sole-mate’.

To help you on your sole-searching journey, or if you’re lucky enough to win one of our 10 vouchers, here are our top picks, the hottest styles that will be landing at JD alongside our brand new flagship store. 

NIKE DUNK LOW 

Lace up in a Swoosh icon with the Dunk Low from Nike. In a Black colourway with Medium Ash and Light Silver accents, these court classics have a crisp leather upper for lasting wear. With supportive stitched overlays, they feature a secure lace fastening with soft padding around the ankle collar for a secure fit. They sit atop a lightweight foam midsole for all-day comfort, while a tough rubber outsole with the iconic pivot circle keeps you gripped. Finished with Nike’s legendary Swoosh the sidewalls and OG branding to sign off.

NIKE AIR MAX 90 – INFANTS

Why should the adults get to have all the fun sneakers? The Nike Air Max 90 LTR returns with an even better feel for kids. Cushioning is softer and more flexible than previous versions, while the shape gives little toes more wiggle room. With a design and look that are still the same, it brings a ’90s fave to a new generation. Made with real leather for durability, but soft, cushy and flexible to do all the stuff that kids do best. 

NEW BALANCE 1906R

Refresh your rotation with signature sports-inspired style in these 1906R sneakers from New Balance. Named after the year NB began, these JD-exclusive kicks come in a Sea Salt and Cloud colourway. They have a lightweight mesh upper with sleek stitched overlays inspired by ’00s runners. Featuring a secure lace fastening with plush padding around the ankle collar to lock you in, they sit on an N-ergy sole with ABZORB cushioning underfoot for a spongy, responsive ride. With Stability web tech for arch support, and a tough rubber outsole to keep you gripped, they’re signed off with classic NB branding at the sidewalls, heel and tongue.

ADIDAS ORIGINALS HANDBALL SPEZIAL 

Back from the archives, these Handball Spezial sneakers from adidas Originals combine sporty style and classic comfort. Landing in a JD-exclusive Navy and Blue colourway, these low-profile trainers have a durable suede and leather upper, with an adjustable lace-up closure to the front. They’re sat on a smooth midsole for a lightweight ride, while the durable rubber grip keeps you gripped firmly to the street. These retro creps are finished off with a Gold Spezial wordmark and the iconic 3-Stripes to the sidewalls.

 

Still haven’t found your ‘sole-mate’ yet? Meet us at the JD opening, on August 3rd where you can explore and search until your ‘sole’ is content. See you there!

 

*Terms and conditions apply. The competition is only open to those who can collect their prize from MidCity shopping centre.

Roses are red, the sky is blue

I found my sole mate…

A pair of brand new shoes!


Still walking the streets searching for your ‘sole-mate’? Step into MidCity to find your perfect pair! With so many options – a sporty sneaker, a sleek boot or a soft moccasin – there are plenty of fish in the sea and the right one is waiting for you. Think of us as your match-maker, as we have collated the hottest bachelors and bachelorettes (of shoes) to find your ultimate sole-mate this season.

From Hype DC their latest ‘move in style’ range will have you absolutely blushing.
Hoka’s are all the rage right now with their latest in ultimate support diluted with trending fashion. Delivering a game-changing smooth, balanced ride that carries you over any distance. From the most cushioned shoe family in the Hoka One road shoe range, you can’t go wrong with the Bondi 8. Featuring a full EVA midsole, breathable mesh upper and it’s signature Meta-Rocker technology. You won’t be disappointed with the new and improved Bondi 8.
If you’re an everyday miler looking to elevate your experience check out the Clifton 9. Now with less weight, with added 3cm in stack height. Responsive new foam and improved outsole design, these are the perfect pavement pounders that really could be your new sole-mate.
Now if a cushioned runner isn’t your thing and your vibing more of a street-style, the latest from New Balance is where your heart will be. The original 550 debuted in 1989 and was reintroduced in limited-edition releases in late 2020. Now they are quickly becoming a global fashion favourite. The 550’s low top, streamlined silhouette offers a clean take on the heavy-duty designs of the late ‘80s, while the dependable leather and suede upper construction is a classic look in any era. If you’re in to the Y2K era aesthetic, set your eyes on the premium 9060. Recently restocked at Hype DC, The 9060 reinterprets familiar elements sourced from classic 99X models with a warped sensibility. Dual-density midsole featuring ABZORB and SBS cushioning, these shoes are like walking on clouds while keep well in front of the fashion trends.
If finding your match is proving tricky because you’re an individual who likes to stand out from the crowd, Culture Kings will have the perfect pair waiting for you. Once a staple on the basketball court, the Pump Twilight Zone “Solar Acid Yellow” have been reborn so you can rock them in the city. Taking design cues from their ’90s roots, they keep iconic details like The Pump and synthetic details on the sidewall for a structured look.
If you need even more freedom and a sneaker isn’t for you, Seichi has pulled out all the stops to take your favourite slides to the next level. The Yoroi V2 are a world exclusive, with a new moulded base and raised midsole is a standout feature and adjustments to the straps make sure they stay secure. Get them now to be ahead of the trend.
When describing your ‘sole-mate’ and the words ‘cuddly’ and ‘comfort’ come to mind than look no further than the Kings and Queens at Ugg Australian Classic. Thick and luxurious yet flexible and lightweight, 100% Australian sheepskin UGG boots will keep you cosy and comfortable all year round. Slip your feet into a pair of UGG Premium Short Classic Boots and feel the softness and warmth of pure wool. This iconic style is a staple of wintery days and chilly summer mornings to take you from home to the milk bar in true Aussie style. The premium sheepskin has temperature regulating properties and wicks moisture away from your feet. Sheepskin also has dirt and bacteria resisting properties – so come rain or shine, indoors or outdoors, your feet will be cradled in ultimate comfort.

Messi can’t kick without a pair of boots, Cinderella wouldn’t have met her match if she didn’t try on the slipper! So put your best foot forward and come in to MidCity to find your perfect sole-mate.

Alright, that’s it. Enough window shopping! Winters here, the start of the year has flown by and it’s time to level-up your wardrobe. Say goodbye to staring lovingly through windows and step inside where opportunity awaits. With end of financial year sales among us, you might just find exactly what you need for a price that won’t break the bank.

Past the squeaky shine of the window, there are trends to jump on and sales to take advantage of. And here are just a few of our favourites:

Hype DC

Hype’s end of financial year sale never ceases to amaze. Up to 50% off you can finally buy those kicks you’ve been walking past in windows of all year. Our top 3 choices, that are an absolute steal:
Asics Japan X Women’s in White – now $69.99 from $119.99
Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Vintage – now $69.99 from $139.99
Birkenstock Arizona Suede – now $119.99 from $209.99

Culture Kings Trends

Culture Kings is the home of hoodies, and with winter upon us it’s the time to find your next comfiest piece. Our favourites include this LA Dodgers oversized hoodies that are selling fast, or the new drop from Play Boy. These styles will keep you comfy, warm and looking fresh as anything.

Forever New

Forever New is our go-to for layered luxury. Everybody needs a capsule coat that’ll last you through the season. Look luxe in the Luella Faux Fur Collar Coat or go for a statement piece with the bright Hannah Maxi Coat in cream. Both these coats will stand the test of time and last for years to come. With so many coats to choose from, head in store to find the one that screams you.

Sheike

Escaping the cold of winter and heading on a holiday? Or have an event you want to look a million bucks for? Look no further than Sheike. With up-to 50% off on selected styles, you’re bound to find your new favourite piece. Check out the stunning green Sharene Maxi Dress, now 50% off. Perfect for jet-setting out of the country or a divine date-night out.

So many trends, so little time! Day-dreaming and window shopping sadly won’t help you to look the best you can! Make the most of the end of financial year sales and head into MidCity to find your favourite new pieces. You won’t regret it, we promise.

That’s right, Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it’s the one time of the year that all the Mums around the world get to let their hair down and do exactly what they’ve been wanting to do all year… absolutely nothing. Jokes aside, Mums really are the super-hero, knight in shining armour and Queen of the castle all in one – so it’s that time of year to treat them like it. So let’s get to it!

For the Mums who have been waiting all year for their breakfast in bed moment, this is the gift idea for her. Pop into Original UGG Australia and find her the perfect slipper. Whether she’s a classic boot style, or wants a fancy fluffy slipper you can’t go wrong with the sweet, soft comfort of an Ugg.
There’s always time for a bit of sparkle in Mum’s wardrobe. Forever New is sporting the most gorgeous array of sparkly dresses and accessories. Whether she’s got a special occasion coming up, or you just want to add a little shine to her day – Forever New has you covered. However, no glam outfit is complete without the perfect scent. Chemist Warehouse has the largest collection of luxury perfumes at an affordable price. If you really want to step up your game, check out the latest women’s collection from Seiko watches to find a timeless piece she’ll have for decades to come.
For something simple and thoughtful, pop into Edition Roasters at MidCity, because coffee and a sweet treat delivery in bed will never go a stray. Let’s cross our fingers that the sun will shine so you can take Mum and your cup of coffee on a walk down to the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens, only a short stroll from MidCity.
Now it couldn’t be a true Mother’s Day without honouring our pet Mums. For the dog Mummas out there, they’ll need the perfect pair of sneakers to take their pup out for their daily walk. Skechers have the highest rating for fun and comfort all stacked into a sneaker – in our humble opinion. Whether it’s a bright pink or baby blue, she’ll be catching smiles from across the park – and it won’t just be for the pup by her side!
Now we can’t let our cat Mum’s be left behind! Snuggle up on the couch with a new matching tracksuit and hoodie. Culture Kings and Rebel Sport will make it hard to choose, but you’ll find the perfect style for every cat Mama. A cup of tea and a kitty on her lap? We’d argue she couldn’t be happier.
Treating Mum to a pamper day at MidCity may be exactly what she’s waited for. Without even thinking, Leah’s Waxworks and My Healthy Massage are situated right next to each other on our lower ground floor. Mum can go from getting her nails done at Leah’s and walk straight into a massage next door – perfection!
Now you’ve got your gift, go tell all the Mums killing it out their just how much you love them. Go on, do it.
Easter is almost here, so it’s time to hop to it! It’s not all hot cross buns and bunnies, but all the other stuff that comes with it: a third of the year has already passed, and you are pining for the perfect excuse to indulge, and desperate for that long weekend!
Whether you’re celebrating Easter or using it as a good excuse to see the family – set aside some time to ‘hop’ into MidCity for you, not just for the bunny.
It’s April already?? You’ll be pinching yourself to see if you’re dreaming, as the year is going at lightning speed (as per usual). Those new years goals seem oh-so far away. Luckily, it’s never too late to jump – or shall we say ‘hop’ – straight back on track. Although you’ll be praying the Sydney weather will keep shining down, it’s the perfect time to stock up on some active wear must-haves for when the weather cools down. Rebel Sport at MidCity has all your activewear needs covered. Whilst you’re there pick up a fun new game for the long weekend to keep the kids entertained and active. Pair your new gear with some fresh new kicks from Hype, as no new fit is complete without.
Refreshed from your break, you’ll be ready and raring to pop on your activewear and hit the gym. Virgin Active at MidCity makes you feel like you are still on holiday. Sporting bespoke machinery and gorgeous spaces including a pool, spa, and sauna – Virgin Active never feels like a chore.
If you are getting caught up in the grind and the long weekend couldn’t come sooner, MidCity also has a few stops to get you along the way. My Healthy Massage has an array of different options to assist in all your relaxation needs. Book in a quick head massage to rid you of the day’s tension, or release the crazy start to the year with a full body massage. Whilst you’re there, hop into the Original Ugg Australia Store to find the comfiest pair to keep you as snug as a bun…ny.

Hop into the Autumn weather in style with the latest pieces from Forever New. Pick up a new statement blazer to elevate your look and keep you warm as it cools down. Pair it with a skirt or jeans – the perfect blazer will get you right through from Autumn to Winter.

If that’s not quite your style, indulge in MidCity’s Culture Kings. Whether it’s a new hoodie to keep you comfy or a pair of jaw-dropping sneakers, you’ll find limited edition styles that are only available in-store.
So don’t let that ‘busy’ bunny get away from you! Hop on into MidCity for a little bit of ‘you’ time this Easter.

So much to do, so little time! If you’re anything like us, this has become your life mantra. If lunch breaks and weekends seem like blimps in the calendar and you’re the kind of person who has everything planned to a tee – we have you covered.

 

Introducing: your perfect step-by-step plan to make the most of your ‘ultimate day out’ at MidCity Centre

First stop: Edition Coffee, because how could we start our day any other way? The star of the show is their matcha latte, with a croissant on the side – as everyone needs balance in their life. The tucked-away seating area will be the ideal sanctuary to enjoy a good cup of joe with some peace and quiet.

 

After indulging in some ‘me time’, Culture Kings is your second stop. Taking that escalator is a biblical experience, transporting you through time and space into sneaker heaven. Featuring a basketball court right in store, you can test out your new kicks fresh out of the box.

 

Now, to the nitty-gritty. With eyebrows that are looking like cousins not sisters, and a skincare routine that’s in dire need of replenishing – these next stops are definitely for you. Mid City sports both Chemist Warehouse and Leah’s Waxworks, for both your product and treatment needs.

 

Book in an eyebrow or facial appointment and pick up your favourite serums for a discounted price. You’ll walk out gorgeous and glowing regardless of the amount of sleep you may actually be clocking.

Of course, no shopping day is complete without a ‘quick’ pop-in to your favourite stores! Whether it’s a versatile LBD from Sheike or topping up your basics from Uniqlo, MidCity has you sorted in achieving the perfect capsule wardrobe.

 

 

Now we’d call that quite a successful shopping day – wouldn’t you?

Happy Lunar New Year!

Let’s jump into it – this year is the year of the Rabbit, representing longevity, peace and prosperity. We have outlined the ways you can manifest fortune all year round by what you do, eat, wear, and buy based on your zodiac sign.

Rat:

Physical health is this year’s focus point for the Rat, so make sure you’re keeping up with your fitness with a weekly Virgin Active boxing or pilates class. 

 

Ox:  

You are making great progress this year and may be offered a promotion! Keep it up by getting organised with a Typo stationery set and dairy; It is time to manifest your 2023 career win.

 

Tiger: 

It is said that your fortune is on the rise and you are destined to be comfortable in work and life. If there ever was a time for a wardrobe upgrade it is now. Head into Uniqlo to pick up your perfect work-week basics that will keep you comfortable all the way through to next Lunar New Year.

 

Rabbit: 

Make 2023 your main character moment! This year is your year, so expect success in health, and love. With everything else being on the up, it wouldn’t hurt to stop by Suncorp to maximise your financial growth and opportunities.

 

Dragon: 

This is your year of unparalleled joy and contentment. Adventure awaits you and Kathmandu is the perfect pre-hike pit-stop for your new explorations. 

 

Snake: 

You are in luck, stability and smooth sailing is your prediction for the New Year. Coast through 2023 with the perfect comfortable pair kicks from Hype DC

 

Horse: 

You will enjoy good health and have great financial prosperity this year- talk about being as steady as a horse! Book in for an appointment at My Healthy Massage to embrace your self-care-healthcare wins of 2023!

 

Goat: 

Time for an uphill battle! But it’s okay because this year your love life will flourish and all the time and effort you have put in will be worth it. Celebrate your patience with a new timepiece from Swatch so you can make sure to not waste even a minute of 2023.

 

Monkey: 

They say hard work pays off, and this could not be more true for you this year! Now is the time to prioritise what you want, while also still maintaining yourself and your health with some help from the team at Leah’s Waxworks.

 

Rooster: 

Fortune favours the brave! This year has the ability to be one of your most fortunate yet if you let it. Enjoy yourself and celebrate your newfound fortune with a new silk Pj set from Peter Alexander.

 

Dog: 

Health is your priority in 2023. Make sure to spend time taking care of you and set in place good habits while the year is still young. Head into the helpful team at Rebel Sport to get some advice on what you need to get started. 

 

Pig: 

They say hard work pays off, and this year that could not be more true for you! Work hard and everything you have been manifesting will be yours, so set your goals and make sure to reward yourself when you achieve them – we love the classic timepieces from Seiko.

Do you want to win a $2,000 Beauty Makeover from Leah’s Wax Works and My Healthy Massage to help you along your journey?

Head in centre, join our FREE in centre Wifi and opt-in to our VIP database for your chance to win!

We are breaking down the top beauty treatments to transform your skin for the ultimate “Hot Girl” Summer.

We know when your skin is struggling it’s hard to stay calm so we spoke to the team at Leah’s Wax Works and got the inside scoop on what you need to properly prep your skin.

 

Facial:

The European Deluxe Facial is one of the most popular services at Leah’s and we can understand why. The service focuses on ensuring your face feels well and truly hydrated and you have the perfect glow. Using exfoliant, steam extraction, and masks, topped off with a massage utilising essential oils, increases radiance, improves skin elasticity, and acts as the perfect general pick-me-up. If you want to take it a step further and spoil your skin then you can add on the enzymatic micro peel, a gentle exfoliant session that is designed to soothe flaking and sensitive skin types. 

 

LED Therapy:

Anyone who has been in the skincare game for a minute will be well acquainted with LED light therapy. But, no worries if you are not because we have broken down each colour of light and what their specific benefits are. Blue light is predominantly used for acne and general scar repair but can also reduce the acne-causing bacteria. Green light is used to neutralise and balance the skin and acts as a calming agent for sensitive skin, as well as helps lighten under eye circles, sun spots and hyperpigmentation. Similar to Green light, Yellow light is great for individuals with sensitive skin as it helps reduce inflammation and redness by promoting circulation in the skin. The last individual colour you can have is Red light which is primarily used for anti-ageing benefits, this includes smoothing fine lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen production and shrinking the pores in the skin. 

 

Eyebrows:

Sisters, not twins as they say! The perfect treatment to round out your Hot Girl Summer skin prep is one that perfects the brows because we all know that when your brows are done, it’s hard not to feel put together. 

 

Leah’s Wax Works offers multiple services including the standard wax and shape for those who just need a little help, and a lamination, wax and tint package for those individuals who need a little help with shaping and don’t feel like getting in front of the mirror every day with a spoolie and brow gel. For those who really want to wake up every day and leave the house feeling flawless – feather touch or powder brows might be the best option for you. Feather Touch brows involve microblading individual hairs along the natural arch of the brow in the direction that your hair grows to create a look that exactly mimics your own brows to achieve a very natural full look. Powder brows are slightly different in that they don’t use individual strokes, and instead, the result is more similar to brows filled in with brow powder. 

 

Now that your skin is looking and feeling fabulous we can move on to the rest of your body. After a long day, you carry that tightness and stress home with you through your body.

 

My Healthy Massage has treatments galore to help heal your body from stress. From full-body aromatherapy massages for relaxation to acupuncture treatments for deep muscle pain, they have options for every ailment. 

 

Aromatherapy Massage:

Think essential oils and the ultimate relaxation space. Aromatherapy massages consist of the standard manipulation of muscles and lymph nodes which aid the body primarily with circulation, accompanied by the beautiful scent of lavender or citrus, just to name a few. 

 

Acupuncture:

Acupuncture is an ancient practice of traditional medicine that involves piercing the skin with multiple thin needles. The practice utilises specific points in the body that are believed to stimulate the central nervous system of the body, which then causes a release of chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord and brain, with these chemicals then stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities. Think of it as a quick little jumpstart for your body.

Chemist Warehouse Finds.

If you find yourself in a pinch and still want that glassy flawless skin, look no further than Chemist Warehouse for a great skincare routine on a budget. We have broken it down into 4 easy steps: cleanser, moisturiser, serums and sunscreen. Our top contenders for cleanser are the CeraVe Foaming Cleanser and the Avene Gentle Milk Cleanser. For the moisturiser, we think you can’t go past the Cetaphil moisturising lotion for the perfect full day of hydration. When it comes to serums, there are a lot out on the market, but our go-to two are the Skin Republic Vitamin C and the La Roche Posay Retinol. Lastly, and arguably the most important step in any skincare routine- Sunscreen! Our top two picks are again the La Roche Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF 50+ or the Bondi Sands Hydra UV Protect SPF 50

 

If you look good you feel good!

The perfect outfit for you can really make you feel on top of the world. With Sheike’s new ranges, including the RSVP collection,  you will be sure to find the perfect simple dress, a show-stopping skirt, or a power suit – they have something for everyone!

 

As Elle Woods once said “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy”

With this being the case- make sure you are the talk of the town with the coolest yoga set, pilates mat or running shorts from Cotton On Body. Our top picks have to be the Blue Smoothing Cut Out Onesie– because come on- who doesn’t love a little throwback 80s moment, and the Pocket Move Jogger and tank set because everyone loves a matching athleisure moment. Pair one of these fits with an Active Drink Bottle and an Active Crossbody Bag you will well and truly look the part- even if you may not yet feel it yet. 

The Coastal Grandmother aesthetic has blown up on TikTok, a term coined by user @lexnicoleta, which describes a style of airy and laid back, with lots of linen in whites and beige tones. Think Nancy Meyers movies, Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep, where you live in a small coastal town, go to the farmers’ markets, read books and drink wine. 

Firstly, clothes. 

First stop: Forever New. Their Single-Breasted Longline Coat is a winter essential. This neutral staple will keep you warm and go with everything in your wardrobe. Their Poppy Linen-Straight-Leg Pants are the perfect linen pants for an everyday luxe look. You can dress these pants up or down, so you’ll be guaranteed to get lots of wear out of them. 

No need to look any further than Uniqlo to get your perfect knit. Chunky cable knit, Merino wool turtlenecks – you name it, they’ve got it. 

Don’t forget shoes! Any classic, simple slides that are easy to slip on and off that you can wear to the beach, to the markets and then to dinner – you’re on the money. 

Time to accessorise! In her TikTok video, Lex stated that having a bucket hat is essential. Think Diane Keaton in Something’s Gotta Give. Cotton On Body has a great range of bucket hats, including this Reversible Sherpa Bucket Hat. Pair that with a pair of small sunglasses, and you’ll be ready to hit the beach (or hide from people you don’t want to see)!

Clothes are just the beginning of the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic – because it’s more of a lifestyle.

The scent is simple – Sí by Giorgio Armani. Light, elegant and fruity is the epitome of the Coastal Grandmother. Pop into Chemist Warehouse to pick up a bottle. 

Whilst these women are mature; their skin is flawless and tight. Remember, prevention is always better than treatment. Head to Leah’s Wax Works for a microdermabrasion session, which helps with sun damage, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. 

A Coastal Grandmother’s home is a mix of warm and cosy and fresh and clean. Always have fresh flowers on the table, and make sure you have a bowl of lemons in the kitchen. Tapered candles on ornamental candle stands and a full bookshelf are all typical interiors of a Coastal Grandmother. 

Coastal Home, Source: HGTV

Most of all, the Coastal Grandmother’s attitude is one of contentment and appreciation of the small things in life. They always go out of their way to help others and enjoy simple pleasures. Let’s all embody the Coastal Grandmother in one way or another! 

 

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