The northern end of Lygon Street is home to local designers, great vintage shops and spots to refuel along the way.
The ultimate shopping guide
Monk House Design
Back in 2005, Roula Tazidras opened her small boutique with a vision to stock independent labels from Australia and beyond. Expect womenswear, accessories and homewares by Dress Up, Kloke, Base Range and Monk House Design’s own selftitled and Melbourne-made range of staples. à102 Lygon St, Brunswick East 3057. 03 9381 1191. www.monkhousedesign.com. Daily 11am-6pm.
Lygon Street Nursery
It’s the attentive, knowledgeable service from locals Michael and Emily that keeps locals coming back. Whether you’re after a hanging indoor plant in a cute stone bowl or seeds for your future veggie patch, you’re guaranteed useful tips to become the green thumb you always wanted to be. à135 Lygon St, Brunswick East 3057. 03 8388 7245. lygonstnursery.com. Tue-thu 10am-5pm; Fri-sun 10am-6pm.
Beauty meets practicality at Obus: a Melbourne-based label that focuses on pared-back tailoring, natural fibres and quirky prints. Melbourne-made garments are all designed with comfort in mind, whether you’re after a pair of sleek slim-leg pants for work, or a breezy cotton smock for the weekend. à136 Lygon St, Brunswick East 3057. 03 9381 0280. obus.com.au. Tue-thu noon-6pm; Fri noon6.30pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-4pm.
On any given weekend morning, you’ll find families, couples and friends sipping houseroasted coffee and snacking on pastries at this East Brunswick mainstay. Padre have expanded their two-man roastery operation to a café and retail space, which sells
everything a home barista might need.
à438- 440 Lygon St, Brunswick East 3057. 03 9381 1181. www.padrecoffee.com.au. Mon 7am-2pm; Tue-sat 7am-4pm; Sun 8am-4pm.
Modelling themselves on the French ‘négociant’ model, Rewine buys wine directly from wineries across the country and stores them in the shop in barrels. It’s all about personal service here; spend time tasting, comparing and talking, then when you find something you like, buy it by the refillable bottle. That bright 2016 Tempranillo from King Valley you like? Your bottle will cost $18, but $15 for a refill when you bring your bottle back. à522 Lygon St, Brunswick East 3057. 1300 727 186. rewine.com.au. Wed-sun 11am-9pm.
Owner Robert Redpath is selling everything a hive needs to thrive and running information sessions for beginner keepers. His boutique is home to all the accoutrements of Earthfriendly healthy living, including cheesemaking kits, food dehydrators, fermenting kits and natural honey-based skincare. à500 Lygon St, Brunswick East 3057. 03 9939 7301. beesustainable.com.au. Mon-fri 10am-5pm; Sat 9am-4pm.
Lost and Found Market
It’s easy to spend hours at this cavernous vintage emporium, rummaging through ’70s homewares, knick-knacks, furniture, preloved clothing, crates of vinyl and more. ■ à499- 551 Lygon St, Brunswick East 3057. 03 9383 1883. www.lostandfoundmarket.com.au. Sat, Sun 10am-6pm.
Lygon Street Nursery