If youre worried your credit card is going to get cold this winter, warm it up on an outing to Church Street in Brighton. While other shopping strips have lost their personality thanks to big brands moving in, Church Street battles on with its distinctive specialty stores. These sweet shops will have you cuddling your plastic close as you choose what to splurge on next!
Bold, bright and beautiful contemporary Aboriginal artwork is the go here. With a spectacular range of original work decorating the walls, this gallery is as eye catching as they come. The gallery also sells sculptural work and takes commissions. While the prices will put the artwork out of the reach of many, dont be put off browsing youre always welcome to look!
113 Church Street, Brighton, 3186 |0406 995 697
Spruiking The Life Athletic, JAGGAD is all about performance active wear. The brand was bought by ex-AFL players Chris Judd and Steven Greene and reinvigorated with the Brighton buyer in mind. The result is a trendy label in which to get bendy. The store itself is worth a look even if you rarely move the look is clean and classy and may just inspire you to sign up for a triathlon after all!
123 Church Street, Brighton, 3186 |(03) 9592 5986
Its hard to stifle a sigh of delight when entering Handworks Nouveau Paperie. While the name itself might be hard to say, the stuff on offer is pretty easy to look at. One side of the shop is given over to every type of card imaginable from the funny to the earnest. The rest of the shop is a bowerbirds display of pretty shiny things, from pens and gifty-type objects to lunch boxes and artwork.
80 Church Street, Brighton, 3186
Make sure youve got time on your side before entering Hamish & Grace Homewares. This tiny shop packs a lot into its itty floor space. Every available surface is cluttered with exquisite little bits and pieces from vases and rugs to light fittings! And as if that wasnt enough, Hamish & Grace also manages to squeeze in some razzy clothes, too!
29 Carpenter Street, Brighton 3186 |(03) 9592 7414