If you're like us and didn't plot an escape for the long weekend, we've got other plans for you. Instead of braving the crowd for some much needed retail pampering, we've discovered two new local labels that you can shop from in the comfort of your own home.

Arete Goods
Are you a ballet flat devotee that's frustrated with the lack of well-crafted quality choices out there? And for the flats that do cut the mustard, you cringe at the hefty price tags? Arete Goods may just be what you've been looking for. The recently launched online womenswear label offers a range of classic ballet shoes expertly crafted in Spain. Every pair is made from full grain leather — including uppers, insoles and outsoles — allowing the shoe to mould to the unique shape of your foot. Available in six classic shades, Arete Goods also carries pure cotton sleeveless shirtdresses, single-piece construction leather cardholders and pure silk twill sashes.

Beyond The Vines
This new contemporary womenswear label focuses on producing easy-to-wear and stylish separates. Expect wardrobe essentials in clean cuts, relaxed shapes and modern yet simple silhouettes — all presented in classic colours and soft feminine hues. The label also offers beautiful basics in their 'B' line such as the soft jersey T-shirt and the longline asymmetrical top. Best part? These chic pieces won't break the bank, starting from $39 for a top and $89 for a dress.