Momento Dezigns

  An industry stalwart in Canberra, Momento Dezigns roared onto the scene over twenty years ago. Operating alongside their physical boutique in Manuka, is Frockoholics, an online destination also devoted to frocks, daywear, accessories and outerwear. While Momento is perhaps best known for its ocassionwear, the boutique offers so much more than just designer gowns.   Who: Ladies What: Labels include Alex Perry, Trelise Cooper, Camilla & Marc, Misha Collection, Zimmerman and many, many more. How much: $$$ – $$$$ Why: Plenty of brands, plenty of options and Where: 30 Lonsdale St, Braddon ACT 2612.

Braddon Tailors

  Braddon Tailors launched in 2009, drawing from a long family heritage in tailoring. Now with bases in not only Canberra but also Adelaide and Sydney, this local business has garnered international attention. Using their unique ‘Acton’ cut to guide customers though the design process, you are guaranteed to come away with something truly unique and special.   Who: Men and Women What: Expertly tailored bespoke pieces made from quality English, Italian, and French fabrics. How Much: $$$ – $$$$ Why: What could be better than investing in something made to suit and flatter your body? Where: 61/30 Lonsdale St,… Continue Reading

Stephanie’s Boutique Lingerie

  Most of us are wandering around in the wrong size underwear. The difference properly fitted lingerie makes to how you feel and look is incredible. Stephanie’s Boutique Lingerie offers what is regarded as the best fitting service in Canberra with a huge array of lingerie on hand to suit your needs and mood.   Who: You might think Stephanie’s is just for the ladies but it stocks a range of products for men as well. What: Lingerie, sleepwear, hosiery, and accessories pertaining to breasts. Labels include Calvin Klein, Berlei, Spanx, Pleasure State, Jockey, and many more. How Much: $$… Continue Reading

Cardif Collective

  Cardif Collective is the dedicated retail space for the Canberra and Region Designers in Fashion. As well as providing a retail space to support local talent, Cardif offers a range of classes and workshops open to anyone who wants to learn to sew, just make sure to book in.   Who: Mostly for the ladies but everyone can get behind homewares and workshops. What: Fashion, jewellery, accessories, and homewares designed by local designers as well as those from the surrounding region. You will find labels including Zilpah Tart, Claudia Owen, boyandgirlco, and Edwina Woods Millinery. How Much: $$ –… Continue Reading

The Canberra Centre

  Canberra’s premier shopping destination houses many of the brands we all know and love. Having recently been renovated, the Canberra Centre is looking its best. Art installations, clever merchandising, and plenty of skylights makes walking the centre a pleasant experience indeed. Don’t forget to catch free yoga classes, workshops, and pop-up champagne bars.   Who: Everyone What: Your typical shopping centre fare: mens, ladies, kids clothes, and accessories alongside products for the home, food, cafes, and restaurants. You will find Australian and international brands including Zara, H&M, Cue, Country Road, Mecca, Aesop, Saba, and Wittner. David Jones and Myer… Continue Reading

Assemblage Project

  The Assemblage Project is a creative hub and retail space located in the Ori building in Braddon. Quietly luxurious dresses, separates, and outerwear reside in a large airy space that also includes a design studio. A stable of over ten labels with a similar aesthetic and focus on sustainable and ethical fashion makes mixing and matching easy.   Who: This shop is for the ladies. What: Quality, timeless pieces from Canberra, interstate, and New Zealand based labels such as Karen Lee, SNZ, Pure Pod, and Kowtow. How Much: $$$ Why: The setup of the Assemblage Project retail space allows… Continue Reading

Dover Street Market

  Founded by Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons fame, Dover Street Market is a concept store. With an art gallery feel and super cool brands, this boutique provides a unique retail experience. Dover Street Market spans multiple levels with each brand housed within its own concept area. Who: Guys and girls. What: You will find Commes des Garçons, Simone Rocha, Junya Watanabe, Vetements, Dior, Molly Goddard, Paul Smith and Céline. You will also found accessories and bits and bibs for your home. How Much: $$ – $$$$ Why: Shopping at Dover Street Market is an experience. Plus there is… Continue Reading

Opening Ceremony

  Opening Ceremony (yes the name does reference the Olympic Games) was founded by two friends Carol Lim and Humberto Leon. What started as a boutique in New York has expanded into a global powerhouse with stores around the world, a blog and an e-commerce site. Who: Guys and Gals What: A haven for ultra cool brands from around the world including Acne, Christopher Kane, Giamba, Jacquemus, Issey Miyake, Shrimps, Comme Des Garçons and Maison Kitsuné. Opening Ceremony also designs its own in house brand. How Much: $$ – $$$$ Why: It’s so fricken cool. Plus Opening Ceremony collaborates with… Continue Reading