Smith St. / Gertrude St.

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Pop on those pow­er­walk­ing hot­pants and leave Loubis at home for this one, and note some shops shut Sun/Mon. Start on Smith St., just south of John­ston St., for mid-cen­tury Dan­ish furny and mod Oz h/ware at #311 Mod­ern Times / 9913 8598 / mod­ern­times.com.au. Exit right to un­earth fab vin­tage finds at #305 Smith St. Bazaar / 9419 4889, then if the time is right, cross over for a ne­groni at #304 Gorski and Jones / 9417 7779. Exit left for #294 Happy Val­ley’s / 9077 8509 / lo­cal de­sign, tome and art cache. Cross back for a mind-blow­ing salted caramel ice cream at Gelato Messina at #237 (see Sweets). Push on for in­die Oz/NZ fash (m/w) at Some­buddy Loves You at #193 / 9415 7066 / and denim re­vi­sion­ists Neuw at #169 / 9419 2882, then cross for hand­made, eth­i­cal togs at The So­cial Stu­dio #128 / 9417 2143, and earthy style at #120 Toolz / 9419 1645 / toolz.com.au. If you’re pecky, pop over for global share plates at #131 Huxtable (see Rest./Re­laxed), then trot on for C.20th Scandi furny at #113 An­gelucci / 9415 8001 / and ace all-pur­pose sacs at #87 Crum­pler (see Adv. Shop.). Cross over Smith and re­trace a smidge to ar­ti­san choc mak­ers Mon­sieur Truffe at #90 / 9416 3101. Exit left, skip over Gertrude St. and cont. down Smith St. to #36 Et Al / 9415 7062 / for edgy, back-to-black fash (m/w), then cross over and am­ble back to men’s em­po­rium Dou­ble Monk at #53 / 9417 3335 / by appt. / for fine hooves, Fox um­brel­las and P. John­son suits. Re­trace to Gertrude St. and swing left. On your right are triby kings Smart Alec Hat­ters at #235 / 9416 4664 / and Books for Cooks at #238 / 8415 1415 / sell­ing guess what? Shimmy on to Space­craft at #225 / 9486 0010 / for graphic tex­tiles. Next up, the Builders Arms Ho­tel at #211 is home to top gas­tropub eats, along with the fabby Moon Un­der Wa­ter (see Rest./Smart for both) for sup­per later, then on­wards at #203 Nom*d / 9416 3500 / stocks street-chic NZ gal­gear. Opp. is vin­tage Aladdin’s cave Tarlo & Gra­ham (see Stand. Stores) at #202, then, if you’re knack­ered, cross back for a top java hit at De Clieu (see Coffee) on the cnr. All pepped up, zip right into Ge­orge St. for Third Drawer Down at #93 / 9534 4088 / with witty art print tea tow­els, then spin right back into Gertrude for vinyl heaven Ti­tle on the cnr at #183 / 9417 4477, and colour­ful Aussie ce­r­ams at #181 Mud / mu­daus­tralia.com. Lotsa fash up next: start over at girlyglam Megan Park at #164 / 9486 9993, and bold Jap-Oz w/wear la­bel Akira #158 / 9663 5003, then re­cross for edgy Mel­lie femme style at The Signet Bureau at #165 / 9415 7470, and #161 Left / 9419 9292 / with Yo­hji, Comme et al. (m/w). Over the road is old-school style for the work­ing man at #126 Pick­ings & Parry / pick­ingsand­parry.com, then carry straight on over Brunswick for marvy Mexi h/ware at Amor y Locura at #77 / 9486 0270, kool bike bits at #73 Saint Cloud / 8415 0727, and kitsch Aus­traliana at #67 Cot­tage In­dus­try / 9419 2430. Re­trace and whirl left into Brunswick, scoot­ing a few blocks up for pretty pa­per prods at #197 Zetta Florence (see Adv. Shop), and quirk-chic Oz garb (w) at #235 Gor­man. Note rooftop sip­per Naked in the Sky at #285 (see Bars) for later, and trot on over John­ston St. along Brunswick to pong­tas­tic Kleins Per­fumery at #313 / 9416 4112 / and leafy lovely T2 Teas at #340 / 8415 0609. Re­trace to John­ston and turn left for vin­tage in­te­ri­ors at Guy Mathews #154 (see Stand. Stores), cock­a­too-print cush­ions a wee zip left at South­wood / 329 Napier St. / 9077 5474, and wood won­ders at Mark Tuckey / 231 John­ston St. / 9419 3418. Phew! Now, go get Naked in the Sky.

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