The Love Vintage and Retro Fair Melbourne

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The most exciting and entertaining vintage shopping event is nearly upon us! The Love Vintage and Retro Fair, being held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne this weekend!
Make your way through the extraordinary collection of vintage fashion and home ware dealers and shop for the best quality selection of vintage treasures. See the classic cars on display, fashion parades, special guest speakers and burlesque shows or take part in a vintage styling makeover and photoshoot, and try out a burlesque workshop! See the full program of events here and a full listing of exhibitors and retailers here.

For anyone who loves being inspired by the fashion and lifestyle of the dazzling eras gone by, the Love Vintage and Retro Fair is an event not to be missed!

Let the good old’-fashioned fun begin!


Opening Hours:

Friday, May 16th 5.30pm – 9pm

Saturday, May 17th 10am – 5pm

Sunday, May 18th 10am -4pm



Royal Exhibition Building

9 Nicholson St

Carlton VIC 3053

Carlton Gardens, Melbourne



Adult $15 (at the door)

Age & Disabled Pensioner $12

Senior Card Holder $12

Student $12

Children 10-16 years $7

Under 10 years free

Or buy your Early Bird tickets online here!

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Lark Fitzroy Store Opening

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The delightful label Lark has been making kitsch cool with their well-known Daylesford store and retail website, stocking cute, quirky and crafty home wares, party goods and accessories.  Lark owner, Allison Jones certainly has a good eye for design, handpicking all of her merchandise from prominent local and international designers, stocking everyone from Love Mae to Orla Kiely. It therefore shouldn’t come as much of the surprise that the location Allison selected for a new Lark Pop-Up store is situated in the urban artistic hub of Gertrude Street, Fitzroy.

The much anticipated opening of the Lark Pop-Up store has finally arrived, with the store opening its doors for the first time today, Friday 27th September. The store is only planned to occupy its Gertrude street location for a six month period, so if you are not yet familiar with Lark’s lively collection of vintage inspired goods, now is your chance to become quickly acquainted. The Fitzroy store will stock an extensive selection of the goodies from their online store, as well as a few exciting new additions, including in-store pick up for online purchases, in-store craft events and a ‘confetti bar’ where you can customise and create your own confetti.

From the sneak peeks that Lark’s social media pages has provided it’s eager followers over the past few months, this bright, gelato coloured wonderland will have you feel like you’ve stepped into Cindy Brady’s dream birthday party and this is one pretty party you definitely don’t want to miss!

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Lark Fitzroy Store,

94 Gertrude St

Open Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm


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Melbourne Store Opening: West Elm

American retail giant Williams-Sonoma launched their first ever Australian residency a few months ago with the opening of Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm stores in Sydney. Thankfully it did not take them too long to make their way to our stylish city of Melbourne!

Originally from Brooklyn, the furniture and homewares store ‘West Elm’ opened its first Melbourne store on Thursday 21st September in Chapel Street, South Yarra. You may be familiar with West Elm, known for their eclectic mix and match collections if you happened to shop at one of their stores in New York, and luckily, you no longer need to worry about that far distance freight! The best thing about West Elm, even with just a quick browse through their website,  you will find it ever so easy to imagine incorporating their versatile and modern pieces amongst your own collection at home. Another impressive factor is the store’s attempt to deviate from their ‘American giant’ image through their creative effort to collaborate with local brands and Etsy sellers to showcase and sell locally designed homewares in store too! I personally find myself drawn to their nature-inspired twig and branch designs!

Here are Melbourne Darling’s Top 5 Picks:

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1. Extra Large Cast Metal Jewelry Tree

2. Branch Side Table

3. Kite Kilim Floor Pouf

4. Brass Twig Cutlery Set

5. Martini Side Table in Antique Brass


Store Details:

West Elm

464 Chapel Street

South Yarra VIC 3141

Phone: (03) 8396 0300

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