Wednesday May 7, 2008·
One man had a vision, and that vision was that the good people of Melbourne would abandon their consumerist label-whoring and embrace good old fashioned quality basics. From this lofty ideal came a store, Plane, which houses a broad collection of plain (get it?!) clothing from all over the world. One of the few places to stock American Apparel before their flagship opened, Plane also stocks an array of wardrobe staples …sans pretentious faux-French graphics and whatever else kids are wearing on their clothes these days.
Most of the buzz generating about the store at the moment relates to their impressive collection of canvas shoes, which take care of all your multicoloured plimsole and Dunlop Volley needs. Owner Tristan is doing a big makeover in the coming weeks, so look out for more up-and-comer locals like Minty Meets Munt, tailored pieces from cult NY label 429, and an organic clothing range to grace the shelves in the near future. Already you can get super-softies which seem to be made of bamboo. I know – as if the Pandas haven't suffered enough.