SHOP Articles

 

Koncent

Koncent is the first Australian incarnation of the Japanese boutique store of the same name. It sells some really nice homewares and some beautifully designe...

PITCH shop

Crisp graphics, surreal product photos and pitch-perfect pastels aren't the only things PITCH are known for. Since Christie Morgan launched the online zi...

Minami

I first met Julia Busittil Nishimura in the middle of a Tokyo typhoon in 2012. We had mutual friends so we arranged a karaoke date, as you do. After a miscom...

Bassike Rankins Lane

Fresh white walls, polished floorboards, arched fireplace, big soft circular rug, casually draped sheepskins, artfully placed pot plants, coffee tables so lo...

Craft Victoria Pop Up Shop

Jeez. 28 days, over 60 makers, ceramics, glass, jewellery, paper, timber, textiles. Craft Victoria really have taken the idea of the pop up to it's logic...

Monchereamie at Dagmar Rousset

Monchereamie are an enigmatic collective of fashion and design types who have banded together to create an online collection of carefully selected garments b...

Found Sound

Places like Found Sound are the reason eBay will never conquer the boutique, street-side music shop. I was in there chatting to owner Lewis Boyes about how i...

Saibu no Akuma

Translating roughly to 'devil in the details', Fitzroy's Saibu no Akuma (細部 の 悪魔) take Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's architecture principles of ...

Trophy Wife Salon

Trophy Wife Nail Art's Chelsea Bagan started out little, doing house calls for parties and hen's nights, and painting her own nails. Just last week s...

Kuwaii Flinders Lane

Kuwaii's flagship store has just opened in Flinders Lane's beloved Cathedral Arcade. It's hard to imagine a more appropriate location for their s...

The Good Copy

The Good Copy is good copy personified. Or at least made physical. Aside from being extremely skilled at schooling people on ways of writing well, The Good C...

Chappelli Cycles

The cycling lanes aren’t dominated by lycra-clad, upper-middle-class men anymore. Turns out it’s just cheaper (and often quicker) to commute on your bike the...

Footscray Community Bike Shed

A bike is pretty much the best present you can get. What else gives you a lifetime's worth of transport, exercise, independence and bunny hops? Right now...

Bitter Orca Guitar Works

Ryan Lamb is going to make my beat up old Epiphone Dot wail like it used to. I trust Ryan because he's a real deal guitar tech; one of those flannel-clad...

Limedrop

Known for geometric prints, neon colours and bold cuts, Melbourne-based label Limedrop was created with dreams of travel in mind. Clea Garrick is the woman b...

Lucky Buster Hair

Lucky Buster Hair is all pleasant smells, plants and beauty. At the helm of this hair paradise is the beautiful Sarah. Sarah started hairdressing at 15, mak...

Local Organics

For the last four or so years, Angie Orrego and Marcus Garafillis have been selling organic fresh fruit and veg out of their backyard in Brunswick East. They...

Loose Leaf

On entering Loose Leaf for the first time I was filled with the overwhelming feeling of wanting to stay. Everywhere I looked made me feel happy and every tim...

Claude Maus new store and sale

Claude Maus, those drapers quality fabrics and savvy sheerness, have just opened a new store on Chapel Street. They also happen to be discounting 30% off sel...

Soapranos Coin Laundrette

In case you didn't know, Soapranos in Collingwood is a coin laundrette whose business is providing machines in which you can wash and dry your dirty clot...

dot.COMME

I'm not normally one for hyperbole but riding the lift of the Nicholas Building and stepping inside the door of dot.COMME's new physical space is kin...

The Standard Store

The Standard Store has, we hear, been doing some pretty good business for the past three or so years up in Sydders. So it's only natural (Neil Finn voice...

Centre for Style new space

After a reasonable hiatus and some serious spring cleaning, Centre for Style has reopened in a brand new space behind SLOPES gallery. The shop has re-emerged...

Schoolhouse Studios, expressions of interest now open

For two and half years Schoolhouse Studios gave creatives cheap rent, wild parties, strong vibes, left-feild workshops, a warped old basketball court and a f...

Happy Valley

Chris Crouch is no stranger to the retail business. After having owned Polyester Records for over a decade, he took a hiatus and is now back in the game with...

Feel The Future

Renee Warne and Gibson Fox (the two we know from Billy Bride, in addition to - respectively - doing a million other things) have been feeling their way aroun...

Herr Blick Northcote

“Herr Blick ist kein preisgekrönter Salon.” sternly proclaims the landing page of the Herr Blick website. Floating below is the disembodied, leat...

NOW + 4EVA pop-up concept store

If you think about it, everything is a concept. This concept, however, has been heavily adhered to. Architecture in Helsinki just launched their new album, N...