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.


Cathleen Jia


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



Lady Petrova


Shop 3, 237 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

For quirky feminine gifts every girl will love



Madam Virtue


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



About The Author

Lisa Teh

Lisa Teh is the Editor-in-chief of Couturing.com, one of Australia's top fashion, beauty and lifestyle resources. She has worked on campaigns with brands including David Jones, Myer, Mecca Cosmetica, Simone Perele, Lenovo and L'Oreal. She recently appeared in Couturing's exclusive Australian Fashion Week reality web series, The Frow, alongside top industry names including Toni Maticevski and Maybelline Creative Director Nigel Stanislaus.

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