Looking to updates your style? We know all the creative folk who can help! Tucked away in corners across the city, boutiques and studios showcase and champion the work of Melbourne makers. Make a style statement and support locally-made design with a visit to these city gems.
Roberts & Hassett
The finest leather from around the world is handcrafted at Roberts & Hassett. All shoes from loafers to riding boots are hand-welted with hand-spun linen threads and stacked leather heels are secured with birch pegs. The handmade leather goods don’t end there. Make sure you check out their beautifully crafted bags, wallets and belts.
Gray Reid Gallery
A full range of jewellery design, customisation and restoration services are available at Gray Reid Gallery. Locally sourced, small-scale contemporary Australian jewellery meets the finest Melbourne specialists for a fool proof, gorgeous bespoke gift.
A gallery and retail store rolled into one tantalising space, Craft Victoria supports local makers with a bricks and mortar shopfront. A not-for-profit organisation, the contemporary crafts and designs showcased here are made sustainably. Artists who showcase their wares in store include Elise Sheehan, whose minimalist, handmade jewellery is one of a kind.
A spot for the dapper gentleman, ditch the street wear this season and ‘suit up’. Carl Navè’s individualised consultation covers styles, fitting, fabrics and the finer details (think: lining and buttons). You’ll never want to take this suit off.
Kuwaii believe a garment should occupy a special place in its wearer’s heart. Made entirely in Melbourne, the label produces very small runs, made to order, with a strong focus on designing forever. Championing a more diverse, inclusive perspective of women, it’s also a leader in sustainable and ethical production.
Pieces of Eight
Pieces of Eight’s architecturally-stunning gallery and retail space is home to one of the best selections of jewellery and small objects. The team also create bespoke, customised jewellery specific to your requirements.
A Melbourne-based label, the Elk flagship store on Little Collins Street hosts a bi-annual collection that snugly fits into every wardrobe. Designed in Melbourne and handmade with small manufacturers around the world, every product is carefully considered and ethically produced.
Representing a local community of makers and designers, everything at Melbournalia is made in Melbourne. Browse the the forever-changing timber wall for the latest gifts, surprises and unique treats.
Stranger Than Paradise Gifts
There’s a paradise in North Melbourne. Toys for all ages abound at Stranger Than Paradise Gifts. There’s a focus on vibrant, unique children’s toys, which have been hand-picked for fine craftsmanship.