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BP (Bikes Please)

The westerly blows your sweat-sodden locks around the hard plastic of your helmet, you squint down the length of the river and drive your legs hard, cranking...

Dust Redux

Dust's underground location immediately evokes an archeological feel. Though theirs is a future-archeology beckoning visitors to stimulate the five sense...

Lygon St Nursery Pop Up Store at Curtin House

Plants are such a good gift option. They can be nice and neutral enough to give as an obligatory Kris Kringle type thing. Or, if you go to the trouble of mat...

The best places to buy cans before Meredith

Meredith. The one weekend of the year you can't cook on your camp stove, chill on your beanbag, or drink your ale from glass. But fret not. Thoughtful bo...

DUST store opening

New high-concept label and retail space DUST is opening on Saturday and wants to “engender a constant now”, which is an admirable ambition in the...

Plug Seven Pops Up on Smith St

Do you want an original pressing of Neil Young's Trans? His misunderstood masterpiece from 1983 when he had a bit of a midlife crisis and decided to soun...

Limedrop Loves Kinobi pop-up launch

Online fashion store, Kinobi (def: the amalgamation of function and beauty) are getting physical at Limedrop's Cathedral Arcade store. Up until Christm...

COS store opening tomorrow

COS, H&M's cool older sister, is making its Australian debut tomorrow and opening the doors to its Melbourne store, which has been months in the maki...

The Fox Darkroom

Photo of brunch. Selfie. Sunset. Legs at beach/next to pool. Selfie. Latte art. Selfie. Text message conversation between friends. Aeroplane wing. Nail art. ...

Pieces 4 Places

Doesn't buying homewares make you feel like such an adult? La-de-dah look at me with my newly-acquired angora throw. Nobody needs to know that you woke u...

Pet Shop Girls open new store

The ever-formidable fashion legends over at Pet Shop Girls have again defied their brothers and moved (north) east from their previous home in Curtin Haus to...

Verner flagship store

We need not introduce you to Ingrid Verner. She's been making the clothes you've been seeing on bodies around town for the past few years (and former...

John Yuyi swimsuits at RBK online

Is your life lacking in appropriate weirdness? Well, friends, your life will be boring no longer after you track the progress of Melbourne-based online store...

Sunday Morning Designs pop-up shop

We've all been stuck in a David Jones on Christmas Eve, questioning everything we know and love, leaving with impulse purchases, a disdain for consumeris...

APOM

Kajsa and Kate, brains behind local label APOM (A Part of Me), have spent the last couple of years designing some pretty sweet threads. Over time, a selectio...

One Night Stand pop-up

The peeps at One Night Stand's sleepwear won't stop sassin' us with all their Donut Disturbs and banana socks. They've got a one-week-only po...

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...