When we were asked to prepare a list of Christmas gift ideas for online Entertainment, music and Fashion hub, The Vine, we thought it would be good to have an underlying theme to tie our selections together, rather than suggest a whole lot of random products.
Since we both started blogging, we’ve met and been supported by the most amazing retailers and designers, so this Christmas, it’s time, not just for us, but for the Australian community to support them.
With the rise in chain stores and online buying, combined with a favourable exchange rate, spending trends have seen our hard earned money go overseas. This has meant hardship for a lot of Australian businesses. with many having to close down.
So this festive season, whether you are shopping for gifts or looking to spend your Christmas money, instead of sending the money overseas, why not inject it back to our economy and show your support for the many amazing businesses right on our doorstep. To make it easy for you, we’ve done some research and selected a few of our favourite pieces and stores.
For some fantastic online ideas, check out our Christmas List for The Vine here.
If you are still looking for inspirations, make sure you check out the following retailers and designers. Hopefully you’ll find something you or someone else will love, while at the same time supporting Australia’s wonderful retailers and designers.
For stunning dresses inspired by 1920’s and 1940’s glamour
Elgar & Lyle
For unique hand crafted jewellery made from recycled laminate
Kings of Carnaby
328 Chapel Street, Prahran and Melbourne Central, Shop GD059 Ground Level 211 La Trobe Street
For 1960’s English mod era inspired pieces
Shop 3, 237 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
For quirky feminine gifts every girl will love
5 Crossley Street, Melbourne
For amazing overseas ready-to-wear and couture pieces and archival accessories, as well as their own in-house label
Peony Haute Parfumerie
107 Auburn Road, Hawthorn
For the perfect unique fragrance
For form fitting pieces with stunning silhouettes
Scene Fashion & Lifestyle
107 High Street Preston, Melbourne
For on trend Australian designer clothes and accessories