Trawling the net 14 hours a day to find interesting things to tell you guys can make shopping for clobber a little difficult. Sure there’s eBay for weird second hand stuff, and there’s also a boat load of online department stores, but what about us web monkeys who are into designer gear?

The Grand Social is an online store that represents some of Australia and New Zealand’s best young labels. What makes it truly unique is that it allows you to buy direct from the labels themselves. This means your hard earned cash goes to young designers who need it, and because the labels themselves get to choose what gets stocked, there’s a greater chance of finding one offs, samples, and stuff regular boutiques deem “too fashion forward”. Basically it’s like having your own private shop.

Labels currently showcased on The Grand Social include Jayson Brunsdon, Bec & Bridge, Chronicles of Never, Ellery, and swimwear genii Anna & Boy.