Monday, November 16, 2009


If I owned these pants I would try to find an excuse to wear them everyday. I love them and their name and their designer and and and...I could go on and on.

Sass and Bide Cracker Jacs Pants

Here's a little Sass and Bide history:

Sarah-Jane Clarke (a.k.a. Sass) and Heidi Middleton (a.k.a. Bide) first met in 1992.

The duo started the sass & bide label in 1999, following a stint in London. The name "sass & bide" was born by combining both of their nicknames.

In February of 2002 sass & bide had their first international show during London's Fashion Week where the collection "Thumbelina" was launched.

sass & bide went on to be the first Australian designers to be invited to show on schedule at New York Fashion Week where they have shown for 8 consecutive seasons.

By July of 2003 the label was stocked nationwide in David Jones in Australia, Bloomingdale's in the United States, Harrods, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols in the United Kingdom.

The label launched their diffusion SS08 collection, 'S&B VIE by sass & bide' in 2008 at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week and have just returned from the SS10 shows at London Fashion Week where they showed their 'FUTUREGRAND' collection. The show was their first in London in 7 years.

sass & bide currently have 9 stores: three in Sydney, four in Melbourne, one in Adelaide, and one in Brisbane with talk of a London store to open in 2010.

- Lex

picture: shop bop history: wilkipedia