Fathom Favorites : Melbourne Shops

1. Greville Village Market

Find fashion people flocking to this neighborhood botanic garden on the the first and third Sunday of the month. Emerging designers and artisans sell their hip textiles, jewelry, and home decor.

Corner of Greville and Grattan Sts.

2. Rose Street Market

Rose Street Market

Super hip enclave of weekend vendors fill this bright and sunny lot with plants, clothes, vintage goods, and more.

60 Rose St.

3. Books For Cooks

Books For Cooks

Immerse yourself in Australian vintage culinary titles and new food works from around the world.

233 Gertrude St. 

4. Uscha


There are several small design shops — Danish modern, mid-century — on this stretch of Johnson Street in the Fitzroy neighborhood and this one falls into the wabi-sabi category. The ‘70s-era Japanese aesthetic is organic, rustic, minimal, and perfectly imperfect. Here, you can find hand-molded soaps, wooden cutting boards, one-of-a-kind clay tea cups, small wooden furnishings, and hard-to-find books on ikebana, the art of minimalist Japanese flower arranging.

248 Johnston St.

5. Captains of Industry

A gentleman’s club of yesteryear, without the misogyny but with a cafe and barbershop and studio for bespoke suits.

2 Somerset Pl.