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Find Locally Made Jewellery, Objects & Homewares in Melbourne

The best concept stores to visit for locally designed wares and accessories in Melbourne.

Happy Valley Shop

From the outside, Happy Valley looks more like a quaint bookshop, but step inside the relatively small shop to discover a great selection of beauty, jewellery, stationery, greeting cards, games and homewares. Most items are the work of Australian brands and artists. There’s also a cool selection of vinyl records. The gifts for Men’s section is particularly impressive. Any previous difficulty in buying a great gift for the men in your life can be eliminated with the Happy Valley’s range including Melbourne brand Solid State’s cologne, to Status Anxiety wallets and miniature tool kits. It’s located on the busier end of Smith street in Collingwood, very close to some of the best food and bar spots the North has to offer. 

Melbournalia

If any city were able to create souvenirs to treasure, it would be Melbourne. Melbournalia features homewares, kitchen items, books and art, focused on original and artistic designs of showcasing Melbourne, Melbourne artists and more of Melbourne. But in interesting ways to capture your imagination.  Melbournalia also stocks successful local beauty brands; Kester Black nail polish, Kleins perfumery Bath and Body products and Ena Products. Located in the classically stylish Melbourne Bourke Hill Precinct in the CBD, you can find a gift or keepsake for lovers of Melbourne and local design. 

Rose Street Artist Markets

Open on weekends, located on Rose Street, Fitzroy is this grass-roots style artist market featuring emerging jewellery and fashion designers, printmakers and more. It’s also surrounded by luminous street art that is quintessentially Melbourne. Discover up and coming talent, or stay a little longer for a beer at the rooftop bar.

Third Drawer Down

Located just off lively and eclectic Gertrude street in Fitzroy, you’ll find Third Drawer Down, a store with unique items that make life more fun. Here, presented in a gallery style, you will find everything from artwork, games, books and eccentric novelty homewares, to children’s clothing and household decor by local and International artists. A great place for gifts, or if you want to add a quirky piece of art or homewares to your own collection.

The Woodsfolk

Located on Church street in Hawthorn, Melbourne’s inner East, this light and colourful store ranges pretty much everything you need for the home, from bathmats and cushions (and a strong eco living selection), to art and olive oil. The Woodsfolk features mostly Australian brands with some International gems. There’s also a ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ selection of jewellery, clothing, accessories, grooming and gifts. Plus a selection of charming yesteryear style children’s toys that are beyond your wildest dreams.

Guild of Objects

A rustic, earthy store featuring Australian made jewellery, ceramics, textile, homewares and more. Stay longer for the coffee, books and plants, or find a stunning card by a local designer. You will find Guild of Objects on Smith street in Collingwood. Bonus, they also run classes and workshops with the local artisans and have an interior design service available to help declutter, decorate and design your home.