Tivoli Road Bakery in South Yarra make a fabulous range of pasty, savoury items, and breads. All their bread is baked on a stone hearth, and handmade using locally milled organic flour. They use no artificial ingredients in any of their products, with their simplest bread containing nothing but the highest quality flour, water, salt and wild yeast.
3 Tivoli Road, South Yarra VIC 3141
Tel 03 9041 4345
Bookbinders Design is an international concept which was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1927. We specialize in quality-handcrafted products, the range of notebooks, photo albums, diaries, boxes and all things paper are characterized by a wide spectrum of materials, bindings, shapes and colours.
The products are made in an environmentally friendly manner in Sweden and there is a great deal of manual work behind Bookbinders Design’s beautiful products. Our aim is to create functional and durable products that last for a long time by the use of carefully selected high-quality materials. The in-house product development is in constant progress and we proudly collaborate with some of Sweden’s foremost graphic designers and illustrators. This way, we are able to market a broad base range of products with regular seasonal changes.
The Galleria (Flagship store)
385 Bourke Street (Elizabeth St level)
Phone: (03) 9642 4050
Basement Discs is much more than a music store – they present regular free live in-store performances at lunchtimes featuring local and international artists. Some of the artists who have performed on stage include Richard Thompson, Jimmy Webb, Ron Sexsmith, John Scofield, Michelle Shocked, John Hammond, Dave Alvin, Chris Smither, Stephen Cummings, Mick Thomas, Andy White…to name just a few!
24 Block Place, Melbourne
Telephone : (03) 9654 1110
Zetta Florence is one of Australia’s leading archival product companies, providing today’s professional conservators and personal shoppers with the best choice in quality presentation and storage merchandise. Zetta Florence Retail displays a treasure trove of products from Milan, Florence, New York, San Francisco, UK and Australia. You’ll find an extensive collection of journals, albums, diaries, artistic calendars, handmade presentation boxes and portfolios, conservation quality enclosures and archival storage products.
197 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Telephone : (03) 9417 6211
Tucked away in Campbell Arcade, underneath bustling Flinders Street, The Cats Meow has been making itself cozy since 2002 when Karen Bjornenak and Kylie Golsby-Smith first set up shop with their two labels, Kylie’s namesake Kylie-Jane, and Karen’s Berserk Clothing. Today, the independent clothing store has expanded to include around twenty other fashion, accessory and textile designers from Melbourne and Australia. Ranging from one-off original pieces, to practical everyday fashions, the garments and accessories from The Cats Meow always offer something a little bit different from the ordinary, and customers have come to expect attention to detail, originality and ‘real girl’ sizing. Because Karen and Kylie support independent businesses that care about quality and about people, The Cats Meow only stocks garments and accessories designed and made in Australia using registered companies and workers. This more hands-on approach to clothing design means production runs are small and stock arrives weekly so there is always a reason to venture underground!
Shop 9, Campbell Arcarde, Degraves St Subway, Melbourne.
Telephone : (03) 9654 3011
Haighs Chocolates is Australia’s oldest family-owned chocolate manufacturing retailer. Synonymous with fine chocolates since 1915, Haighs Chocolates are one of the few remaining chocolate manufacturers in the world still making chocolates from raw cocoa beans – with more than half the chocolates being made by hand. If you’re looking for pure chocolate indulgence while in Melbourne, Haighs Chocolates should be at the top of your list.
Shop 7-8, The Block Arcade, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne
Telephone : (03) 9654 7673
e.g.etal is one of Australia’s leading contemporary jewellery and object spaces, in a city known the world over for being a hub for contemporary jewellery talent. Down the stairway into the depths of 167 Flinders Lane, the gallery opens up into a cabinet wonderland of over 50 Australian and New Zealand artists, each with their own individual style and influences. Wedding and engagement rings excite us, as well as one off and limited edition earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets and cufflinks.
Monday to Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 7pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Address: Basement, 167 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Telephone: (03) 9639 5111
Over the last 21 years, Matt Irwin’s iconic photographic images, particularly of Melbourne, have gathered a dedicated following. Matt’s work can be shared by all; from cards right through to magnificent large scale canvas’ and prints.
Opening the Matt Irwin Gallery in Scott Alley (just off Flinders Lane) in August 2008 was the realisation of his dream to be part of the fabric of Melbourne’s vibrant and creative laneway precinct – an epicentre of inspiration for many of Matt’s images over the years.
Wherever he goes in the world, Matt uses the language of photography to convey the essence of the place; portraying our favourite locations as we know and love them – those quintessential moments, vistas and the cities hidden secrets. His photographic studio is a lab of creativity and the outside world is his backdrop.
Come and experience life through Matt’s eyes.
Mon: 12:00pm-5:00pm, Tues-Fri: 12:00pm-6:00pm, Sat: 11:00am-5:00pm, Sun: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Address: Shop 4, 239 Flinders Lane (enter via Scott Alley) Melbourne VIC 3000
Telephone: (03) 9663 2858
HelenGory Galerie is nestled in the renowned fashion and food area of Greville and Chapel Streets, Prahran (Melbourne, Australia). The interior gallery has been reviewed as comparable to ‘entering a New York warehouse style space’. helengory galerie prides itself on maintaining accessibility, by being informative and creating a relaxed atmosphere for clients. Since 1995 HelenGory Galerie has been committed to exhibiting up and coming and mid-career artists that reflect the pulse of Melbourne and Australia. “Melbourne’s haven for fresh and unique contemporary art”.
25 St. Edmonds Road, Prahran
Telephone : (03) 9525 2808
Vespa House, a landmark in the scooter history of Melbourne, was opened as a full time scooter workshop in 1956 by an immigrant from Northern Italy by the name of Vittorio (Tony) Tonon. It has passed through 3 generations with his son Frank and Franks son, Dean, continuing the tradition by running the workshop and showroom, respectively, to this day. Another Vespa House legend is Giovanni (Johnny) Scriba who started at Vespa House as a mechanic in 1960. In 1967 both he and Vespa House reverted to part time due to the slowing down of the scooter phenomenon. John originally worked at his cousin’s workshop as an apprentice mechanic in Italy when he decided to migrate and at the age of 20 arrived in Australia in October 1959. He has chalked up 36 years as a Vespa House mechanic. Vespa House, in its forty plus years, has not only worked on Vespas but all types of scooters, however proudly remembers servicing four times as many Piaggio Vespa’s than Innocenti Lambretta’s, Piaggio’s bitter rivals back in the scooter halcyon days of the early sixties. The latest chapter of the Vespa House story has been the opening of their permanent showroom in February 1996 manned by a third generation Tonon, Dean. “Vespa House”, “Tonon family”, “Vespa scooters” – all interchangeable terms in the history and legend of scooters in Melbourne, Australia.
157 Johnston Street, Collingwood
Telephone : (03) 9417 0342