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Issue #5, Autumn 2018 FREE
Meet the Locals With Kelly Barrett
In Full Swing
On the Street
Stonnington’s Best Street Art
Close to Home
Pinot Gris Mojito
Publisher Furst Media Editor Leah White email@example.com Editorial coordinator Tara Smith Editorial assistant Nikki Escalante Graphic design Ben Driscoll, Ruby Furst Interior and food photography Kamilla Musland COVER Photographer Eddie New Model Victoria at Chic Model Management Victoria wears COS Blue wool jacket $290 and blue wool pant $390, Maje Magrite 3/4 sleeve jumper $375 BACK COVER Cafe featured Market on Malvern Photographer Kamilla Musland
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Finally, a place where all animals can come together in peace. Pets in the Park invites you to bring your furry, scaly or feathered friends for a day of entertainment, competitions and more to Malvern East’s Central Park. There’ll be a main stage with live music, pet parades and array of stalls with the latest pet products for you to spoil your best pal with. Expect a haven for all animals and animal-lovers alike. Where Central Park, Malvern East When Sunday 25 March, 11am - 4pm
Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition Fashion Weekend in Stonnington With the arrival of March, Stonnington will turn into a hub of runways, in-store promotions and launches as Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Fashion Weekend takes place. Head to page 27 for more info on all the best offers. Where City of Stonnington When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March Vintage Clothing Sale at Como House
If you’ve ever wanted to explore the history of Louis Vuitton, Time Capsule is well-worth a visit. The current exhibit follows a visual timeline of the house’s landmark moments. Think live experiences with Louis Vuitton craftsmen, a selection of its most memorable creations and distinctive design features that can be traced back to the brand’s very first trunks. It’s the first time the exhibition has been presented in Australia, and admission is totally free. Where Chadstone Shopping Centre When Saturday 24 February - Wednesday 21 March
Vintage lovers, take note. Como House is hosting its annual Vintage Clothing Sale for two days across March. Browse carefully-curated collections including men’s and womenswear, scarves, jewellery, 1950s linen and more. As well as vintage finds, the sale will feature a variety of Australian and international designer labels including Max Mara, Yves Saint Laurent and Dior, to name a few. Entry is $2, with proceeds from the sale going towards the conservation of Como House. Where Como House, Corner of Williams Road and Lechlade Avenue, South Yarra When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March, 10am - 4pm
Back for its 17th year, the Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition is a true mark of local talent. Toorak Village will be transformed into a 24/7 street gallery as sculptural works from over 90 artists are put on display in shop windows and footpaths. The exhibition will take place for the entire month of May and into the first two weeks of June, with over $8,000 worth of prizes up for grabs. All works have been made in Australia, and will be accompanied by nine permanent sculptures purchased by Toorak Village businesses in previous years. If you like what you see, each sculpture will be available to purchase by the public too. Where Toorak Village When Tuesday 1 May - Sunday 10 June
Louis Vuitton Time Capsule Exhibition
Pets in the Park
↓ Stonnington Jazz This coming May, we’ll be welcoming back Stonnington Jazz for its 13th year. Widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading jazz festivals, Stonnington Jazz proudly presents 100 per cent Australian music. Local city spaces will set the stage for 11 days across the festival, including restaurants, bars, galleries and halls. For a taste of what’s to come, head to page 5. Where City of Stonnington When Thursday 10 May - Sunday 20 May
Flavours Festival International Women’s Day Luncheon
Provocaré Provocaré is Chapel Street’s art festival for grown-ups. After dark, the precinct will come alive with a range of music, theatre and performance art designed to intrigue and shock. For 10 nights, the festival hosts a range of world-renowned artists and acts, with Chapel Street transforming into a cultural hub. Cabaret star Reuben Kaye is the first headliner act announced for 2018, with the full lineup arriving soon. Where Chapel Street When Thursday 5 July - Sunday 15 July
Consider this an official invitation to lunch with Lisa Wilkinson. For International Women’s Day, City of Stonnington is putting on a luncheon at the Malvern Town Hall with everyone’s favourite TV presenter. Listen to Lisa as she talks through her successful career, from becoming Australia’s youngestever editor of a national magazine, through her years on the Today show and her recent arrival on Network Ten’s The Project. Where Malvern Town Hall When Thursday 8 March
Take a trip around the globe with Flavours Festival, a free cultural event hosted by award-winning actor, comedian, playwright and artistic director, Candy Bowers. The annual festival celebrates culture, traditions and heritage through live music, performances, cooking demonstrations and food stalls. This year, MasterChef winner Poh and local favourite Charlie Carrington from Atlas Dining will host cooking demos, while kids can get their faces painted and take part in craft activities. Where Grattan Gardens, Prahran When Saturday 17 March, 11am - 4pm
Meet the Locals We recently launched fashion bras for DD to G cup bras. The range is called Busted. These women have very few options out there and ours are kickass, but still wellengineered. Melbourne is a really exciting place to be, I love where it is going. What excites you most about getting involved in Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival? As a new business in a crowded world, it's great to have the support of VAMFF. We want to reach as many women as possible. We know how hard it is to find [the products] we are offering and we want people to know that we exist. We’re hosting a runway for VAMFF. Customers can then ‘shop the runway’ at our two open studios in Malvern, where we will be offering 20% off. We donate comfy cotton undies to women in need, so every sale supports that too.
with Kelly Barrett of Silent Arrow
Lingerie label Silent Arrow is a love letter to women who are honest, brave and unapologetic. Its lineup of bras, underwear and swimwear is an alternative to unflattering and uncomfortable lingerie. As a lover of streetwear and design, founder Kelly Barrett takes her passion and adds a unique spin to each garment. Think architectural lines and mesh, paired with graphic text statements. We sat down with Kelly to chat entrepreneurship, female empowerment and the evolution of lingerie.
What sets Silent Arrow apart from other lingerie brands? The lingerie business is one that is based on either seduction or unattractive practicality – there could be a whole feminist theory on it. Sexy lingerie often doesn’t fit well. And as women, we blame our bodies, rarely the product. Wires dig, materials scratch, we have over-hanging bits and we think there’s something wrong with us. You then get comfortable, but super daggy lingerie that makes you want to hide everything quickly.
I wanted to make high fashion lingerie that is actually comfortable and works with a woman’s body. I have never had any desire to be high-end, so it is important to me that my price points are accessible. It’s unusual to find an independent lingerie label that can offer thin foam moulded cups and underwire construction. It’s really hard to do, the minimum requirements for manufacturing are huge. A lot of labels need to answer to investors and dilute their message, I’m lucky I don’t have to do that. I can be a feminist brand and have swear words on my garments without needing sign-off. How has Silent Arrow contributed to shaping the Melbourne fashion scene? The worn-to-be-seen trend has been gaining more and more traction over the past two years. Tops that are see-through, or dropped underarms worn with longline bras, and bralettes worn as tops are common now. Our range is designed to layer with clothing. It’s more in line with fashion wear than regular lingerie boutiques.
Your label is aimed at empowering women. Tell us about the ladies in your life who empower you. I have my girl gang that challenge my thinking and are brave enough to be honest, which is a rare thing. I learn so much from them. I always feel loved and supported for being exactly myself. Do you have any career advice for aspiring entrepreneurs? Most people have no idea, don’t listen to them, try and follow your gut. The most successful things I’ve done with Silent Arrow, I’ve been told by others not to do. Where do you see Silent Arrow in five years? Our wholesale business in The States is growing fast, in five years I am sure we will have a much bigger presence there. By then I would liked to have donated one million pairs of undies to women in need.
Shop the Silent Arrow Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival runway during Fashion Weekend at Level 1, 220 Glenferrie Road, Malvern. wearesilentarrow.com
In Full Swing The SURFACE Project isn’t a traditional jazz band. Bassist Claire Cross describes it as ‘jazzrock’ with textural components, influenced by musicians that blur the line between jazz and other contemporary music.
We caught up with Claire to chat about the upcoming show, Björk and Melbourne record shops. Hi Claire, can you tell us a little bit about The SURFACE Project? The SURFACE Project is a six-piece ensemble that I have been running for about four years now. We make use of a combination of acoustic and electric instruments. We’ve played at a great range of venues in Melbourne…as well as programs like the Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival, the Tilde New Music Festival and more.
I don’t think I was particularly desperate to play or learn bass, but it seemed cool and no one else was doing it, so I figured why not? It’s been my thing ever since and I love it. Can you tell us about the Björk: Interpreted show at Stonnington Jazz? I’m so excited about this show. I have been working with our amazing guest vocalists to put together a set of songs they love and want to interpret. All of these artists and the whole band have been hugely influenced by Björk’s music over the years, and this show will be a special way to honour that and find new ways to reimagine Björk’s music through our own lens. Who will be performing alongside you? This performance will feature guest vocalists Mama Alto, Georgie Darvidis, Nkechi Anele, Hannah Cameron and Tom Barton. In the ensemble I have two other original members from The SURFACE Project – Liam Werrett and Cameron Sexton. We also have Harry
Is this your first time at Stonnington Jazz? This will be my first time performing at Stonnington Jazz! It’s nice to be able to tick this great festival off the list.
↓ What excites you most about this performance? I spend so much time performing in the inner north of Melbourne and in quite small venues, so I’m excited to play to an audience from a different part of the city. It will also be so wonderful to use the incredible space at Chapel Off Chapel to present this concert – I think that’s something that I feel really energised about, having a beautiful setting to play in. Where’s your favourite place to wind down? The Windsor Deli has some of the most outrageously good cookies I’ve ever had. I love Borsch, Vodka & Tears on Chapel Street – it’s so homely and cosy. I’m a sucker for Melbourne-made goods and record shops, so walking down Greville Street and checking out what’s on offer is also something I enjoy on a sunny day, coffee in hand of course!
You can catch The SURFACE Project at Stonnington Jazz in May. stonningtonjazz.com.au
How did the band form? I put the group together a few years ago when I’d just finished studying my undergraduate degree at uni, out of the desire to have a vehicle to compose my original ideas and music.
When did you first get into electric bass? I’ve always played music in some form since being a child, and when I was in late high school, I had to choose an instrument to specialise in.
Cook on keyboards/synths, Xani Kolac on violin and effects, and Anita Quayle on cello and effects.
If you’re familiar with Melbourne’s local music scene, you would’ve seen the group at countless jazz bars across the city. If you haven’t, now’s your chance. The SURFACE Project will perform at this year’s Stonnington Jazz festival in May, reinterpreting music by Björk to present a genre-bending jazz show.
I also really wanted to work with some of my close friends and share in an experience together. I always love watching musicians perform together who you can see have a strong bond. It’s exciting and interactive, and I was really striving to find a way to achieve that same sensation in our performances.
On the Street You don’t have to look hard to find pockets of creativity around Stonnington. It turns out, the area is home to some of Melbourne’s best street art. Here are a few of our favourite works. #artinstonnington
Mural by Sofles
Mechanics Lane, Windsor instagram.com/sofles
Purraran by Tristan Kerr
King Street, Prahran instagram.com/tristan_kerr
Robot by Phlegm
Chapel Street, Prahran instagram.com/phlegm_art
Mural by Heesco
Artists Lane, Windsor instagram.com/heesco
Shoptop mural by David Bromley
Chapel Street, South Yarra instagram.com/bromleyandco
Contemporary Dancer by Guido Van Helten
Mechanics Lane, Windsor instagram.com/guidovanhelten
JD Fox by Jack Douglas
Artists Lane, Windsor instagram.com/jacklesdouglas
Mural by Brad Eastman (AKA Beastman)
Grey Street, South Yarra instagram.com/bradeastman
Middle South East
670 Chapel Street, South Yarra middlesoutheast.com.au
For those who like to brunch, lunch and drink at the same location, Middle South East ticks all the boxes. Boasting a bar licence and happy hour every night from 4pm to 7pm, you can head in for a long lunch and stay for dinner. The Chapel Street eatery combines contemporary Australian cuisine and Middle Eastern flavours in the heart of South Yarra. On the menu, you can expect everything from blueberry waffles to haloumi burgers and panseared rockling fillet.
Market on Malvern
Village Way Arcade, 8/501 Toorak Road, Toorak 03 9824 0965
1235 High Street, Armadale giorgiosrestaurant.com.au
388 Malvern Road, Prahran facebook.com/marketonmalvern
Any place that stocks a good bottle of rosé gets our seal of approval. The brains behind Toorak Organic Wines are also the owners of Meloni Vini and Bertoldi Vini wineries – so they know their stuff. The retail space was created with the goal of offering customers top-quality liquor, and its lineup does just that. Expect a premium selection of white, red and rosé wines including vermentino, pinot grigio, cab sauv, moscato and more. Selling only bottles that are preservative-free, the store boasts a ‘healthier’ range of wines for the diet-conscious.
Armadale locals will know that Giorgio’s has been a High Street mainstay for years. Most recently, the restaurant has undergone a major facelift, with a bright new interior hosting diners from day to night. The menu spans traditional Italian fare – linguine marinara, eggplant agnolotti – to new Asian fusion dishes, including pork gyoza, kingfish ceviche and Japanese Hokkaido scallops. Also on offer is an impressive range of smoothies, boasting flavour combinations of kale, berry and acai, to pineapple, celery and avocado. Fresh new look, same authentic Giorgio’s.
Finding a health-conscious brunch destination can be the ultimate Sunday morning struggle. MOM cafe, however, is a hub for those with specific dietary and digestive needs. Its team of chefs, doctors, nutritionists and naturopaths have curated an easy-to-follow menu with paleo, FODMAP, GAPS, vegan and yeast, dairy, nut and gluten-free options. The selection includes dishes like an antioxidant super salad and a macrobiotic buddha bowl with cured salmon. You can wash it all down with a vitality organic tea, or an immune-boosting hot chocolate.
Toorak Organic Wines
Street Talk Espresso
Tonic & Grace
710 High Street, Armadale streettalkcafe.com.au
63 Glenferrie Road, Malvern facebook.com/tonicandgrace
Tok H Centre, 15/459 Toorak Road, Toorak meetpatty.com.au
Take a walk down High Street and familiarise yourself with Street Talk Espresso, which boasts some of the best brunch offerings in the south-east. Its renovated front room and refurbished courtyard offers the perfect atmosphere for unwinding or catching up with friends. Dean Fourtzis has led the friendly team since 2009, with a loyal following to show for it. Expect dishes like the Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater Bruschetta, a roast pumpkin smash with wild mushrooms, poached eggs, coriander shoots, local charred haloumi and a lemon and beurre noisette.
Tonic & Grace is adding a sprinkle of colour to Glenferrie Road. Anyone who’s sat down at the Malvern brunch spot can tell you all about its welcoming white brick interior, specialty coffee and nutritious selection of food. From Japanese pancakes to poke bowls and kiwi fruit smoothies, the cafe’s vibrant menu is inventive and caters for all diets. An array of vegan and gluten-free options ensures no one misses out. It’s no surprise that Tonic & Grace has been showered with impeccable reviews, with customers praising its atmosphere, tasty treats, and lovely staff.
Toorak Village is well overdue for a burger shop, so it’s time to Meet Patty. The freerange burger destination cooks up beef, pork, chicken and sweet potato in a range of tasty buns. The beef is sourced directly from the farmer, while Meet Patty also uses Bannockburn Free Range Chicken and Greta Valley Free Range Pork. Its top-quality offering is accompanied by shakes, loaded fries and onion rings, and is bound to be your next guilty pleasure. Better yet, head along for Cheesy Tuesdays to score a burger, chips and a drink for $15. Like you needed an excuse.
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Jazz Tables The return of Stonnington Jazz isn’t just about celebrating exceptional music. The festival has once again partnered up with OpenTable to connect music lovers to top restaurants, with a series of special performances, offers and entertainment. Check out our hit list of participating venues and take in the best this city has to offer.
Resto BoBo 110 Chapel Street, Windsor restobobo.com.au
Cuisine… French. In a few words… casual French share food for modern Melburnians. Chef’s pick… spicy salmon tarte flambée (French pizza) with julienne apple and mint. Come for… a pre or post-show beverage and bite. Stay for… the French dining scene in the heart of Windsor. The night spot will be immersed in jazzy tunes for the duration of the festival.
213 - 219 High Street, Prahran thesmithprahran.com.au
Cuisine… modern Australian. In a few words… a favourite among locals for its fresh and contemporary take on Australian gastronomy. Chef’s pick… Flinders Island lamb shoulder with Moroccan spices, chickpeas, honey and yoghurt. Come for… $1 oysters on Wednesdays from 4pm-8pm during Stonnington Jazz. Four-course express menu also available. Stay for… the newly refurbished interior, complete with a retractable roof over The Smith’s new atrium bar.
Ladro Tap 162 Greville Street, Prahran ladro.com.au
Cuisine... Italian. In a few words... an eatery specialising in Roman-style wood-fired pizza. Chef’s pick... Badabing pizza with San Marzano tomato, provolone, pork sausage, oregano, chilli, basil. Come for... Ladro’s commitment to the environment. The restaurant recycles 100 per cent of its organic waste into compost. Stay for... a selection of over 18 taps of craft beer, house wine and kombucha.
Neptune Food & Wine 212 High Street, Prahran neptune.melbourne
Cuisine… Mediterranean. In a few words… a local favourite that will have you reimagining the notion of a wine bar. Chef’s pick… Chitarra pasta served with spanner crab, sugo and chilli. Come for… the Mediterranean-inspired menu, accompanied by a selection of over 300 bottles of wine. Stay for… Impala, Neptune’s upstairs cocktail and whisky bar. 11
Remy Bar de Tapas y Vino
283 - 285 Glenferrie Road, Malvern remytapas.com.au
Cuisine... Spanish and Mediterranean. In a few words... delicious tapas in a rustic European lounge. Chef’s pick... Spring Bay mussels poached in Spanish white wine and garlic. Come for... the warm, inviting interior, transporting you straight to Spain. Stay for... the house-made sangria.
Sagra 256 Glenferrie Road, Malvern sagra.com.au
Cuisine… modern Italian. In a few words… dishes rich in old-school Italian flavours and fresh new tastes. Chef’s pick… lobster linguine with garlic, chilli and parsley. Come for… the menu produced with fine quality, seasonal ingredients. Stay for... the view. Sagra has its own rooftop bar where you can catch up with friends in a light, airy space.
PHOTOGRAPHER ADRIAN GRASSO
Clockwise from top COACH DINKY BAG IN SIGNATURE LEATHER $725 THE COOL HUNTER BULLET PEN $15 MONOLAB REVIVAL OF TOKYO GLASS SMALL $55 AND LARGE $65 ACRE BRASS FORK $8.90 MONOLAB SOBA CHOKO CUP $40
STYLIST JAM BAYLON
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VENDÔME WISKY DECANTER $260 FROM THE COOL HUNTER ACRE HAWN GOLD PLATED WINE GLASS (PART OF SET) $79 AQUILA KENYAN SHOES $449 MONOLAB SOLA CUBE GLOBE THISTLE $60 TAF POTTERY TRAY $40 FROM MONOLAB ACRE BRASS KNIFE $8.90 MONOLAB KOUSYUHAI CUP $35
Photographer Eddie New at Lion Artist Management Stylist Jade Leung at Vivienâ€™s Creative Hair and makeup Bradwyn Jones at Union Management Model Victoria at Chic Model Management Shot at Decent Exposure Studios, Prahran
ELLERY ORBIT ASYMMETRICAL SKIRT $895 AND HIGH NOON FRILL SLEEVE CROP TOP $750 FROM THE NEW TREND
OPPOSITE PAGE SANDRO CHANTAL SILK TOP $345, DOMUS OVERSIZED KNIT $425 AND KEEP ON DANCING SKIRT $295 ASILIO RENEE EMBELLISHED DRESS WORN AS COAT $449.95 SANDRO MOCCASINS WITH CHAIN $630
ELLERY ORBIT ASYMMETRICAL SKIRT $895 AND HIGH NOON FRILL SLEEVE CROP TOP $750 FROM THE NEW TREND, NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD CASATI PEARL SLIPPER SHOES $715 FROM THE NEW TREND, SANDRO LOU BAG $490
ELLERY RESPIRO SILVER BASKET EARRINGS $425 FROM THE NEW TREND
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NO21 DOUBLE BREASTED JACKET $1900 FROM CHRISTENSEN COPENHAGEN HELMUT LANG DROP NEEDLE TOP $400 FROM THE NEW TREND, TED BAKER WINNY FRINGE INSERT TROUSER $309, ELLERY RESPIRO BASKET EARRINGS $425 FROM THE NEW TREND
SANDRO FELICIE COAT $950, VIKTORIA & WOODS DIPLOMAT JUMPSUIT $450, VENESSA ARIZAGA BANANA EARRING $248 FROM GRACE
COS BLUE WOOL JACKET $290 AND BLUE WOOL PANT $390, MAJE MAGRITE 3/4 SLEEVE JUMPER $375
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Photographer Jesper Hede at Cubed Studios Stylist Jam Baylon Grooming Rob Povey at People Agency Model Noel at People Agency
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Pinot Gris Mojito PHOTOGRAPHY BY HOLLY ENGELHARDT
Photographed on location at Vintage Cellars, 481 Toorak Road, Toorak vintagecellars.com.au
Our recommendation come the end of a long week? Treating yourself to a homemade cocktail. The kind folk at 6Ft6 have shared their recipe for a pinot gris mojito, so we popped into Vintage Cellars Toorak to whip one up.
Combining mint, lime and agave, you can easily mix this concoction in your own kitchen – no fancy cocktail equipment necessary. ↓ YOU WILL NEED 2 wedges of lime 1/2 cup of mint leaves 1 part agave syrup 6Ft6 Pinot Gris Soda water, to top
METHOD 1. Add ice cubes to a 1L jug. 2. Combine lime, mint leaves and agave syrup in the jug and muddle gently with a wooden spoon. 3. Add 6Ft6 Pinot Gris and top up with a splash of soda water.
4. Stir with a wooden spoon and enjoy. *If you like your mojito even sweeter, try swapping out lime for a dash of coconut juice.
Fashion Weekend in Stonnington Come March, the City of Stonnington turns into a hub of runways, special offers and in-store promotions as Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Fashion Weekend takes place. Expect champagne breakfasts as you walk down High Street, personalised shoe workshops on Chapel and a vintage clothing sale at South Yarra’s Como House. We don’t want you to miss out, so we’ve compiled every in-store offer and promotion in one handy little guide. To kick it all off, here are two events we think you should mark down in your calendar as extra important.
Fashion Weekend Runway 27
Think of this runway as the launch of the Autumn/Winter fashion season. Held at the Malvern Town Hall, the event will see the best of local designers including The Ark Clothing Co., Coco & Lola, ECO D., Friend of Mine, mg2, Monte Establishment and Shy Pony. Better yet, you can shop all the designs at each label’s boutique right after the runway. See you there. When Sunday 18 March, 1pm Where Malvern Town Hall Tickets $39 at vamff.com.au
Back by popular demand, Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s High Tea is the ultimate display of decadence. Supported by the Australian Women’s Weekly, the event will showcase a runway alongside an exclusive high tea menu designed by Peter Rowland Catering. Expect designers like Anna Hoffmann, Torannce, Lisa Barron and more in the elegant setting of the Malvern Town Hall. Two sittings are available, but if you want a spot you better be quick, the second is already sold out. When Saturday 17 March, 11am - 1pm and 2.30pm - 4.30pm Where Malvern Town Hall Tickets $99 at vamff.com.au
What's on at Stonnington Fashion Weekend It’s not just about runway shows and high tea. The entire City of Stonnington is putting on a show, with launches, in-store promotions and events happening around town over Fashion Weekend. Before you get out and about, it’ll pay to know the best deals going down. Here’s our guide to what’s on.
Cotton On Kids
View a special selection of the upcoming season. When Saturday 17 March, 10am - 2pm Where 555B Chapel Street, South Yarra
30% off full-priced products. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March Where Malvern Central Shopping Centre
Gift with purchase and drinks in-store. When Saturday 17 March Where 1062 High Street, Armadale
Shop the new range with a champagne breakfast and take 20% off swimwear. When Sunday 18 March, 10am - 12pm Where 16 - 17 Beatty Avenue, Armadale
Attend the in-store events including a HIIT45 session with Monica Ross (Fit Food Fit Body), enter the draw to win Jaggad tights, take selfies at the photo wall, and enjoy 20% off storewide. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March, various times Where 1033 High Street, Armadale
Bared Footwear Receive a $40 voucher as a gift with purchase. T&Cs apply. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March, 10am - 2pm Where 1098 High Street, Armadale
Bernadette Pimenta Take 5% off all new couture wedding gowns. When Saturday 17 March - Saturday 24 March, 10am - 5pm Where 1256 High Street, Armadale
Coco & Lola Enjoy 20% off, alongside a VIP and influencer launch. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March, 12pm - 3pm Where 582 Malvern Road, Toorak
Como House Vintage clothing sale with curated racks of clothing and accessories for women, men and children. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March, 10am - 4pm Where Como House, Corner of Williams Road and Lechlade Avenue, South Yarra
ECO D. View the new Autumn/Winter collection and see artist Martina Martian customising Superga sneakers in-store. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March, 12pm - 4pm Where 1064 High Street, Armadale
Eyescan Check out the window installation and one-off discounts. When Saturday 17 March, 10am - 6pm Where 469 Toorak Road, Toorak
Feathers Enjoy 20% off full-priced items. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March, 9am - 5.30pm Where Malvern Central Shopping Centre
How Two Live Meet bloggers Jess and Stef Dadon and customise your own pair of TWOOBS shoes at a dedicated design station. When Saturday 17 March, 10am - 12pm Where 467 Chapel Street, South Yarra Entry $30, limited spaces available
Larix Exclusive VIP discount. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March, 9am - 5.30pm Where 1015 High Street, Armadale
Laser Clinics Australia 50% off laser removal when four or more treatments of the same area are purchased. 50% off all skin treatments. More offers available and T&Cs apply. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March, 10am - 6pm Where Malvern Central Shopping Centre
LIFEwithBIRD Enjoy 20% off at the Chapel Street boutique. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March Where 563 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Linen House Receive 10% off as well as a free gift with purchase. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March Where 511 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Receive a $50 e-store voucher and sip on a free glass of sparkling. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March, 10am - 5pm Where 1031 High Street, Armadale
20% off all sunglasses. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March Where Malvern Central Shopping Centre
Shop the Silent Arrow runway with an exclusive 20% off in-store only. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March, 12pm - 3pm Where Level 1, 220 Glenferrie Road, Malvern
Megan Park Preview the Autumn/Winter styling launch. Spend $500 to receive an exclusive Megan Park gift. When Saturday 17 March, 9.30am - 5.30pm Where 1039 High Street, Armadale
Micheli Jewellery 20% off all store purchases, free jewellery cleaning, free remake consultations. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March Where Malvern Central Shopping Centre
Monte Establishment 20% off storewide. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March Where Malvern Central Shopping Centre
Nicole Fendel Free gift for the store’s first 50 guests. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March, 12pm - 1pm Where 1189 High Street, Armadale
Nimble Activewear Receive exclusive discounts and preview the brand’s latest collection before its official launch. When Saturday 17 March, 9:30am - 10:30am Where 1014 High Street, Armadale
Pharmacy Neo 20% off all ARTDECO cosmetics, plus a free mini lip or eye makeover with any two products purchased from the ARTDECO range. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March, 10am - 3pm Where Malvern Central Shopping Centre
Prahran Red Cross Find a range of recycled and pre-loved designer clothing. Special discounts on offer in-store. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March Where 188 Commercial Road, Prahran
Primness Exclusive offers and discounts in-store. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March, 10am - 5pm Where 1054 High Street, Armadale
Scanlan Theodore Enjoy a glass of champagne while viewing the Winter ‘18 collection and be dressed by Scanlan Theodore boutique stylists. When Saturday March 17 - Sunday 18 March Where 1063 High Street, Armadale
Seed Heritage (Seed Woman, Seed Sport and Seed Child) 20% off storewide. Conditions apply. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March Where Malvern Central Shopping Centre
Shoes & Sox Buy one, get one half price on all fashion shoes. T&Cs apply. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March Where Malvern Central Shopping Centre
The Daily Edited Create your own bespoke print on selected TDE items at the store’s pop-up design station. Take 20% off storewide. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March, 9am - 5.30pm Where Chadstone Shopping Centre
Viktoria & Woods Attend a styling session and enjoy refreshments at the Armadale boutique, plus special in-store offers. When Saturday 17 March, 10am - 5pm Where 1043 High Street, Armadale
Windsor Smith Exclusive VIP offer. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March, 10am - 6pm Where 471 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Witchery 20% off in select stores in Stonnington, plus a pop-up coffee cart at the Chapel Street store from 10am - 1pm. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March Where Chapel Street, Toorak Road, High Street, Malvern Central Shopping Centre
Wittner 20% off full-priced product. T&Cs apply. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March Where Malvern Central Shopping Centre
Yarra Trail Spend $100 and receive 20% off. Full-priced products only. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March Where Malvern Central Shopping Centre
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25% off full-priced styles. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March Where Malvern Central Shopping Centre
15% off storewide, T&Cs apply. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March Where Malvern Central Shopping Centre
Visit the store to see Mister Zimi’s 2017/18 summer collections. Take up to 50% off La Dolce Vita and Santorini collections. When Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March Where 555A Chapel Street, South Yarra Kings Arcade, 974 - 978 High Street, Armadale
1371 Malvern Road, Malvern
Rear 99 Toorak Road, South Yarra
If you have a penchant for homewares, we’d recommend a visit to Aura Home. The Malvern concept store is brimming with interior essentials, stocking a range of goods for your bedroom, bathroom, living, kitchen and outdoor areas. From pastel cushions to hallway rugs and pendant lighting, its extensive range of high-quality decor promises to impress. You’ll also find a selection of gifts, spanning salt bath scrubs, scented candles and platter sets. As well as the brick and mortar store, Aura Home offers its entire range online, with speedy same-day dispatch for Melburnians.
ByAzumi isn’t an ordinary florist. The studio space on Toorak Road instead offers a wholistic approach to floristry, specialising in flowers for events as well as providing courses and workshops. Founder Azumi Ishikawa draws on her knowledge of European and Japanese traditions to create expressive floral designs. Nature is at the heart of her work, inspiring each arrangement. A selection of design courses are offered at the studio, including floristry for beginners, garden bouquet lessons and flower crown workshops. The studio is open to the public from Wednesday to Saturday, or by appointment at other times.
42 Toorak Road, South Yarra
Whether you’re in the market for new work attire, stuck picking a dinner date outfit or simply want to update your wardrobe, Indosso can point you in the right direction. Designer Andrea Zwerling channels her love for timeless fashion through the brand’s sophisticated range. The result is a collection full of high-quality coordinates, tailored for the everyday woman. With a range of easy-to-wear staples, Indosso’s offering also includes dresses, cardigans, linen shirts and bottoms. A focus on earthy tones and monochrome colourways means each piece is simple to mix and match, and ready to wear on any occasion.
1014 High Street, Armadale
Nimble knows a thing or two about functional athleisure. Founders Vera Yan and Katia Santilli took their love for fashion and active lifestyles, to create a range of comfortable workout wear. Bras, shorts and leggings make up the collection, and each garment is lined with Nimble’s signature Compresslite fabric. Made with a blend of recycled PET and spandex, the material ensures durability and promises a lightweight feel. With moisture-wicking technology, flattering fits and a style selection that makes for perfect brunch wear, we’ve finally got a reason to swing by the gym on Sundays.
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540 Malvern Road, South Yarra
281 Wattletree Road, Malvern East
If you’re after a homewares store that’s a little more unique, Ondine Living delivers the goods. The store aims to offer beautiful pieces that can’t be found elsewhere. Think a curated range of candles, ceramics, perfume, jewellery and clothing. Owner Naomi Dunlop bought the business three years ago, and has since revamped the layout and everything inside. Expect brands like Rollie Nation, Urban Rittuelle, Mil and Me, Città and more. Naomi and her team also pride themselves on customer service, meaning the products aren’t the only reason you’ll come back.
If you’ve paid Hawksburn Village a visit of late, you may have noticed a new addition. Shy Pony opened up shop in December last year, bringing with it a curated selection of fashion and accessories from around the globe. The boutique is run by the duo behind footwear label Jam Squared Style, who have stocked the store with labels and pieces you’d find in their own wardrobes. The aim is to curate a selection of essentials from both local and international brands. Head in-store to get your fix of footwear, clothing and accessories from the likes of Superga, Annukka Byron Bay, Naudic and RES Denim.
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ACNE STUDIOS High Street, Armadale acnestudios.com
INCU Chadstone Shopping Centre incu.com
ACRE Davis Avenue, South Yarra acreinteriors.com.au
JACK LONDON Chapel Street, Prahran Chadstone Shopping Centre jacklondon.com.au
AQUILA Chapel Street, South Yarra Chadstone Shopping Centre aquila.com.au
MAJE Chadstone Shopping Centre us.maje.com
ASILIO Myer, Chadstone Shopping Centre asilio.com.au
MONOLAB Toorak Road, South Yarra monolab.com.au
CHRISTENSEN COPENHAGEN Toorak Road, Toorak facebook.com/christensencopenhagen
SANDRO Chadstone Shopping Centre us.sandro-paris.com
COACH Chadstone Shopping Centre coachaustralia.com
TED BAKER Chadstone Shopping Centre tedbaker.com
COS High Street, Armadale Chadstone Shopping Centre cosstores.com/au
THE COOL HUNTER Commercial Road, Prahran thecoolhunter.net THE NEW TREND High Street, Armadale thenewtrend.com.au VIKTORIA & WOODS High Street, Armadale viktoriaandwoods.com.au
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