Shop with Melbourne’s most talented makers online. Find perfect iso birthday gifts or treat yourself to a forever piece designed with love. Here are some of the coolest brands delivering Australia-wide.
The ultimate indie shoe shop – with free shipping Australia wide
Who says you have to wear heels? Certainly not North Melbourne’s shoe fitting salon for modern women, Radical Yes. They only deal in flat shoes. Liberate your feet with statement flats and timely winter boots. Want something both warm and practical? You’ll stand out from the crowd in a pair of Saturn Returns high-top trainers. These bottle green, shearling-lined boots feel like Uggs but look super stylish.
A new online Feminist marketplace
For women. By women. That’s the mantra at feminist maker’s store, Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Shop! It’s a curated collection of quirky designs by Victorian women and non-binary artists and designers. Step back to the 80s with cute ceramic earrings from Shuh. Go for gingham studs or daisy drops. Or grab a pair of love heart earrings from FTLOV, the home of the candy heart brooch. Read up for info on their interstate shipping.
The ethical designers behind Melbourne’s famous llama print
If you know a few cool girls from Victoria, chances are you’ve seen the iconic Obus llama smock dress. Jump online to find more womenswear of exceptional quality, made with sustainable materials and fibres. Obus only engage suppliers who comply with their high environmental and ethical standards – so order that super cute pillow case set guilt free.
Rare vintage and retro fashion
Disney inspired, designer, 80s denim and 90s grunge looks. Vintage sellers in Victoria just do it better. Vintage Sole has you covered for oversized sweaters and tees in unique cartoon prints – think mickey mouse fleece and tweety bird tops. American Rag has been serving Melburnians with lit looks for yonks. Check their etsy for a bumper range of vintage threads with free delivery. The denim range is particularly impressive. Retro Star and OTC are also iconic spots well stocked with retro looks from the US and beyond. Japanese and Korean pieces can be found at Replayground.
African designers merging Melbourne and Nairobi
Two African-born and Melbourne raised sisters are behind the eclectic Collective Closets. They’ve successfully married Melbourne’s monochrome tones with Nairobi inspired chic. The designs feature tribal prints and earthy colours, African inspired and made in Melbourne. You’ll find your perfect pair of high-waisted, tailored linen pants here. The best part? Shipping within Australia is free.
French fragrance and stylish scents from iconic arcades
If you’ve never met a scent you didn’t like, then MetaScent is the bespoke perfumery for you. Head online for kakadu plum hand cream, sensational gift sets and a luxe range of perfumes. The ultimate luxury pamper pack is sure to get you feeling gorgeous again. Or try Paint n Powder, a Royal Arcade icon that has been serving glittering glam for over 50 years. Visit online for fab fragrances, sparkly accessories, winter scarves and more. Both stores are offering free shipping Australia wide on orders over $100.
Sustainable Melbourne-made women’s wear
At Kuwaii, the focus is on sustainability. That means craftsmanship, low volume runs, made in Melbourne and designed for forever. So yes, these well-tailored pieces are the polar opposite of fast fashion. Think pinstriped pants and all-season wide-leg trousers that will become wardrobe staples. To tide you over this winter, and many more to come, warm up in corduroy. That could be a cord jumpsuit, skirt, pencil-leg trousers or a pair of wide-leg pants. It’s your choice. Or make a playful statement in everyone’s favourite, the tartan Thea skirt in fuzzy orange and blue.
An edgy laneway design wonderland
For a range of individual, contemporary designs you won’t see twice, head online to Monk House Design. You’ll stand out in the crowd in silk floral trews from Melbourne designer Ingrid Verner. Her kaftans and beachwear look forward to summer, and who can go past that iconic headband. And those distinctive geometric prints are by Indigenous artist Lisa Waup. Or cheer up with the cheeky smiles plastered over Rittel’s unique pieces.
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