The pressure is on when youre shopping for someone special. Maybe you already have the perfect present in mind or perhaps youre panicking because your brain has gone blank. Either way, weve got you covered! Theres no way youre coming home empty-handed from these Brunswick shops.
345 Lygon St, Brunswick East 3057 |(03) 9388 1618
This eclectic and elegant shop does all the work for you. Owner Alasdair MacKinnon has an eye for stunning objects and clever design its obvious as you wander around the store. Theres an emphasis on Australian-designed products and The Boroughs regularly collaborates with local makers to create unique skin care products, chocolate, homewares, stationery and eyewear that you wont see anywhere else. Whether youre shopping for a man, woman or child, youre almost guaranteed to find the perfect gift here.
499-511 Lygon St, Brunswick East 3057 |(03) 9383 1883
Otherwise known as a warehouse-sized treasure chest! This 1000 square-metre market is just about bursting with vintage furniture, lighting, art, clothing, books, vinyl and fascinating bric-a-brac. Its made up of heaps of individual stalls, each selling items that the stallholder sourced themselves. So, as you can imagine, the loot can be incredibly niche. Lost and Found Market is the ultimate spot to shop for someone that loves to decorate, dress or behave a little bit differently.
381 Sydney Road (upstairs), Brunswick 3056|(03) 9078 7357
This shop will become your secret shopping weapon. Everything in this quiet upstairs shop is interesting even everyday items like bottle openers and key rings have a little quirk that set them apart. Mr Kitly specialises in handmade homewares, but they also source stunning jewellery pieces, books with intriguing titles, utensils that look like theyre from the future and more.
169 Sydney Rd, Brunswick 3056|0490 504 487
This secondhand store isnt your average opp shop. The owners scout far and wide to keep their collection of retro homewares, collectibles and clothes fresh. And youll be happy to know that they add new treasures to the trove every week, so youre in for a treat every time you go. Theres so much to see in this shop, so allow plenty of time to poke around in search of the ultimate present.