I’ve noticed lately that Melbourne’s markets – whether they be local farmer’s markets, vintage, or second-hand – are experiencing something of a renaissance. Suddenly big, glossy malls have fallen out of vogue in favour of the chance to enjoy the open air, real characters in retail and possibly a cider or two as we shop for our daily bread.
Now one of our oldest markets has become a shopping destination for fashion savvy locals as SO:ME Space opens at the South Melbourne market.
SO:ME Space will house several resident “stalls”; including new collaborative jewellery store Stone Glint & Bone, Jane (which hawks labels like LifewithBird, Skinny Nelson and An Ode to No One) and No Vacancy’s SO:ME Gallery featuring rotating artists. Temporary stalls will play host to an ever changing line-up of retailers. Some of my current favourites – present through December – include Livia Arena, Chip Chop and Maidenlove.
While offerings are mostly fashion focussed there’s also a little art and lifestyle in the mix to keep things interesting.
Find SO:ME space within South Melbourne Market, corner of Coventry and Cecil Streets, South Melbourne.
One Little Piggie books.
Mecuriaist at Stone Glint & Bone. Please note: model in dire need of a sandwich.
Eveline Tarunadjaja’s gorgeous works currently at SO:ME Gallery.
Wet & Wendy pop-up.
Vintage fabric and leather sandals by Maidenlove. Love.
Livia Arena knows how to do basic luxury.