Hailed as one of Melbourne’s most stylish suburbs, Armadale is a city slicker’s paradise packed with designer threads that deserve a spot in every fashionista’s wardrobe. Although no easy task, we have handpicked eight must-visit boutiques along the lively High Street.
Design duo Adrian Norris and Edwina Robinson, created this cult brand in the winter of 2008 to bridge the divide between urban and coastal style. Devoted to the sustainability of artisan techniques, each seasonal collection accentuates handloomed and hand-woven fabrications, handsewn embellishments, and hand-painted prints inspired by the rugged beauty of natural and urban landscapes. Aje Signatures include the Simple Stripe Tee and the Aje Logo Tee.
1045 High Street, Armadale, VIC 3143
If timeless pieces and contemporary basics are synonymous with your personal style then Assembly Label is just the place for you. Assembly Label prides itself on being the epicentre for wardrobe essentials for both men and women. Think low maintenance yet high style looks based around coastal living. The label’s debut in May 2011 saw a collection of refined menswear but has since has expanded to womenswear, fashion accessories and a modest range of homewares.
1062 High Street Armadale VIC 3143
If your house is beginning to look like the photo below, you’ll need a smart way to display your plants. Enter Ivy Muse, a botanical ware studio that designs beautiful, functional plant stands and botanical wares with an aim to encourage creative with greenery. Crafted by hand, using quality materials, Ivy Muse plant stands suit a variety of pots and botanical vessels, giving plant lovers ultimate freedom to showcase their greenery in and around the home.
1250 High Street Armadale VIC 3143
Though established as a highly sought-after knitwear label, Jac + Jack has grown to encompass all aspects of the contemporary wardrobe for men and women. Its signature collections carry luxurious knitwear with a strong focus on cashmere and luxurious yarns like Australian superfine merino and fine cotton, silk, linen and bamboo twill – making Jac + Jack – your go-to boutique for chilly nights and beyond.
1021 High Street Armadale VIC 3143
After Australian-born Megan Park launched her eponymous label in London, she followed her heart back home and now has three boutiques across the country. Renowned for her artisan’s touch, the women’s fashion label creates a collection that mixes the ancient traditions, printing techniques and craft of hand embroidery with modern cuts, shapes and fabrics, all of which are designed and developed in-house. The result – modern silhouettes clad in some pretty mean prints and patterns.
1039 High Street Armadale VIC 3143
Created out of founder and design director Penny Brown’s love for making old things new, the collections from Ryder are drawn from vintage inspirations, showcasing a quintessential Australian style. RYDER works with a unique mix of denim, flannel, lace and leather and explores palettes from the bush to the ocean, creating a feeling of nostalgia for the free spirited.
1073 High Street Armadale, VIC 3143
Built on a simple principle that pure and natural fabrics are the building blocks for a luxurious and casually elegant lifestyle, Skin and Threads make clothes that are destined to become future classics. Select from effortlessly cool and chic work and play staples for women made from fabrics like cashmere, merino wool and organic cotton.
1104 High Street Armadale VIC 3143
Get out of your workwear style rut and pay a visit to Viktoria & Woods. With a simple approach to creating effortless wardrobe staples with a pared-back and contemporary feel, this women’s fashion label is perfect if you’re on your toes from day to night. From collections with a cool “sports-luxe” vibe to elevated basics and crisp outerwear you are sure to make a statement at any occasion.
1087 High Street Armadale, VIC 3143