Closed Labour Day 12th of March March 12 2018, 0 Comments

 We're having a holiday!
The Factory Girls of Melbourne Leaving Work
Wood engraving published in The illustrated Australian New, 
May 20, 1873 
Author / Creator: Samuel Calvert 1828-1913, engraver.
Publisher: Ebenezer and David Syme 
Digital Source: State Library of Victoria

Do we call them Gift Cards or Gift Vouchers?!? March 01 2018, 0 Comments

 We're not sure...
It's like; "Biscuits v Cookies", "Jumpers v Sweaters" or "Chips v French Fries"!
  Whatever the name, if you're not sure what piece of Melbournalia you would like to gift to your "Mate v Buddy" we now have the online solution.

January Shipping Offer Ends Soon January 30 2018, 0 Comments

Enjoy free local shipping & 1/2 price international shipping
until 12 midnight AEST January 31!

Public Holiday Hours January 25 2018, 0 Comments

We'll Be Closed January 26th - 
Easy as ...
Oh and #changethedate

Summer Hours 2018 January 01 2018, 0 Comments

Tuesday Jan 9 - Sunday Jan 21: 11am -6pm

Our bricks 'n' mortar store is located at 50 Bourke Street Melbourne

Extended Trading Hours in December 2017 December 03 2017, 0 Comments

Every weekday in December our hours are 9am - 8pm!!
Our corner store will be filled to bursting with good local goods - drop by...
(on the weekends in Dec we sleep in and maintain our regular hours 11-6pm)

Trading Hours December 2017

Mon - Fri:  9-am - 8pm

Sat - Sun: 11am - 6pm

Sunday Dec 24 Xmas Eve: 11am - 4pm

Monday Dec 25 Xmas Day: CLOSED

Tuesday Dec 26 Boxing Day: CLOSED

Wednesday Dec 27 - Sunday Dec 31: 11am -6pm


Spring Racing Carnival Hours November 06 2017, 0 Comments

Mon 6 Nov: 11am - 6pm
Melbourne Cup Day
Tues 7 Nov: CLOSED

Rainbow Connection August 24 2017, 0 Comments

Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what's on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions, and rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it.
I know they're wrong wait and see.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me...lbourne
Actually we hope the whole rainbow coloured land makes it to the other side!
Lyrics: Paul Williams & Kenny Ascher, 1979


Sale into July July 06 2017, 0 Comments

Sailing into July, we have a few very sweet sale items available on our website
(and in store) for a few weeks more.malt o milk cushion

STOCKTAKE CLOSURE June 30 2017, 0 Comments

On Saturday July 1 we will be closed for stocktaking
Open again on Sunday July 2, 11am - 6pm

JOLLY JUNE SALE June 23 2017, 0 Comments

Simply enter the discount code JOLLYJUNE at our checkout to receive a healthy 15% discount on your entire purchase! But do keep in mind that this is an online only offer. There are a few selected items on sale in our bricks and mortar store, as well as a great range of regular priced winter woollens for you to be enticed by!

If you're in Australia, online orders over $120 are shipped FOR FREE!

We now offer a free Store Pickup option so you can simply pop into our Bourke St store to collect your goodies. We'd love that..drop in and say hi.

Queen's Birthday Long Weekend Hours June 09 2017, 0 Comments

Sat 10 June: 11am - 6pm.
Sun 11 June: 11am - 6pm.
Monday 12 June: CLOSED
Cake Time!
queens birthday hours

#ReuseRevolution May 30 2017, 0 Comments

Did you know that 5 million KeepCup converts worldwide have diverted around 3.5 billion disposable cups from landfill?!
Join the #ReuseRevolution with @keepcup and @frankgreen_official at Melbournalia!
We have two fabulous Melbourne brands available; Fitzroy based KeepCup, established in 2008 with the world's first Barista standard reusable cup! Also, award winning local outfit Frank Green - with so many colour combos, the FG SmartCup (and SmartBottle) are only available in store!

Vintage Prints of Melbourne are Back May 15 2017, 0 Comments


These marvellous reproduction vintage prints are back by popular demand! Melbourne: The Garden Captial of Victoria Australia an intriguing aerial image of the Melbourne CBD, the Yarra River and St Kilda Rd was designed by Australian graphic artist James Northfield in the 1940s.

© All Northfield images courtesy of James Northfield Heritage Art Trust

Anzac Day 2017 April 22 2017, 0 Comments

Opening Hours Anzac Day/Long Weekend
Saturday April 22nd 11am-6pm
Sunday April 23rd 11am-6pm
Monday April 24th 11am-6pm
Anzac Day Tuesday April 25th 12noon-6pm
(Image) Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne

Easter Weekend Hours April 11 2017, 0 Comments

Good Friday: CLOSED

Saturday April 15th: 11am-6pm

Easter Sunday: CLOSED

Monday April 17th: 11am-6pm



Autumn in Melbourne! March 25 2017, 0 Comments

Crisp mornings, sunny afternoons, garden strolls, leaf falls, cardigans and a little crackle and hum in the air...
is it VAMFF, Melbourne International Design Week, The Australian Grand Prix, the 2017 AFL season kicking off, or The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show?
Mostly Autumn is a time to reflect on the fabulous city we are so lucky to inhabit!

Labour Day Long Weekend Hours March 09 2017, 0 Comments

We will be closed on Monday March 13th

However we are keeping our usual weekend hours 11.00 - 6.00
Saturday March 11th and Sunday March 12th


Australia Day Hours January 24 2017, 0 Comments

Australia Day Public Holiday
Thurs Jan 26:CLOSED

Fri Jan 27:11-6pm
Sat & Sun Jan 28-29:11-6pm

Summer in The City January 07 2017, 0 Comments

Yes it's hot...or not!

It's Summer in Melbourne Town and anything can happen; sun, steam, rain, hail - expect it all. It's the season of affogatos in cafes with extensive slabs of cool, cool terrazzo flooring and tall, icy, pink drinks on rooftop bars at sunset. Not to mention; bayside picnics under shady umbrellas, cards on the front veranda on rainy days and Melbourne's ever growing selection of great outdoor cinemas on balmy evenings (don't forget the mozzi repellent).

Festive Season Hours December 31 2016, 0 Comments


Sunday Dec 25 Xmas Day CLOSED
Monday Dec 26 Boxing Day CLOSED
Tuesday Dec 27 Public Hol CLOSED
Wednesday Dec 28 - Saturday Dec 31 11am -6pm
Sunday Jan 1 New Years Day CLOSED
Monday Jan 2  CLOSED
REGULAR TRADING HOURS: From Tuesday Jan 3 2017

VIP Shopping Evening December 08 2016, 0 Comments

Thursday December 15
6 - 8pm

Melbournalia, 50 Bourke St, Cnr Liverpool St, Melbourne
Come and enjoy a sizzled sausage, mini pavlova and a glass of local bubbly with us.

Shop in style with a store-wide 15% discount for our VIP mailing list customers.
Join our mailing list now and from December 15th, 2016 you will automatically become a member of the Melbournalia Customer Loyalty Program.
Every dollar spent with us in store and online earns points and rewards.

So Now We Are 3 November 15 2016, 0 Comments

This week marks the 3rd anniversary of the opening of our Bourke St shop. What a milestone and what a time we've had establishing this little local business on beautiful Bourke Hill.
Last week as we stood on the footpath in front of the shop to observe a minute's silence at 11am on 11/11 we were moved and proud to be among our neighbours; fellow traders, city workers and visitors alike in a brief, reflective moment of thankfulness and remembrance.  
We're very proud and grateful to be here at this time, part of a community in this marvellous city and we hope to be here for many seasons to come.

Our hours during the Melbourne Cup Racing Carnival October 27 2016, 0 Comments

We're open every day Saturday Oct 29 - Tuesday Nov 1 (Cup Day) 
11am - 6pm
It's Springtime at Last!
...on getting through the long Winter!

Grand Final Fever...Woof October 02 2016, 0 Comments

It's that time of year again in Melbourne...and what excitement this year with the favourite home team The Western Bulldogs taking out the great prize...
The 2016 AFL Grand Final
Congratulations to the winners and all their loyal local supporters. Woof Woof!
Commiserations to the Sydney Swans.

Springtime Again! September 13 2016, 0 Comments

Well nearly...
The Flagstaff Gardens on a recent cool Spring morning

Suburb/Map Cushion Sale July 21 2016, 0 Comments

We have a few fab Hart + Barnes suburb/map cushions left in stock...
get in quick they won't last! 

A Little Mid Winter Australiana Sale June 16 2016, 0 Comments

We're having a small, pick me up, online only sale.

Cheer the mid-winter blues with a selection of bright Australian themed souvenirs.

The sale only applies to online purchases - but you can Click and Collect from us in Bourke St if you're canny!


Queen's Birthday June 11 2016, 0 Comments

Monday June 13

Our Royal Opening Hours

12 noon - 7pm

New Customised Cufflinks! May 31 2016, 0 Comments

This sterling silver cufflink range has been developed exclusively for Melbournalia. The Melbourne Melways cufflinks pictured here are the pair we have currently available for online purchase.

Alternatively, designs can be customised to capture a site of significance: a map of your street, your suburb, your city. There are two examples shown here (Brunswick and Sth Yarra) however the possibilities are endless!


Once the design has been approved, the cufflinks will be completed in approximately 7-10 working days.

Designs are set in resin on 18mm sterling silver bases

Contact Melbournalia directly to discuss your inquiry

+613 9663 3751


ANZAC DAY HOURS April 24 2016, 0 Comments

Anzac Day (Monday April 25th) We'll be open 12-7pm

EASTER WEEKEND OPENING HOURS March 23 2016, 0 Comments


Good Friday, March 25: CLOSED

Saturday, March 26: 11am - 6 pm

Easter Sunday, March 27: CLOSED

Monday, March 28: 11am - 6pm



Autumn in Melbourne March 05 2016, 0 Comments

Autumn is probably our favourite season in Melbourne; leafy strolls in the parks, Moomba and the Garden Show, the Comedy Festival, the promise of scarf wearing, hot chocolate weather, cool evenings on rooftop bars, figs, footy and new soup recipes to try.

It's still a little warm... but Autumn is truly on it's way.

We're looking for a new team member! January 21 2016, 0 Comments

Melbournalia has an opening for a part time retail sales and operations coordinator to join the small team at our Bourke Street store in the Melbourne CBD.

NB: Only written applications via recruitment site Scout Jobs will be considered

Holiday Hours December 23 2015, 0 Comments

Christmas Trading Hours
Mon 21 - Wed 23 Dec 10-8
Christmas Eve 10-6
Holiday Hours
Christmas Day closed
Boxing Day closed
Sun 27 Dec closed
Mon 28 - Thur 31 Dec 10-6
New Year’s Day closed
Sat 2 - Sun 3 Jan 11-6
Mon 4 - Fri 8 Jan 10-6

For the fellas… how to accessorise in winter August 03 2015, 0 Comments

This is a guest blog post by Sally Mackinnon, one of Melbourne’s most experienced Personal Stylists specialising in men’s style, with over 8 years’ experience in the industry. A Melbourne CBD resident, Sally has a great love for the city and a strong affiliation with Melbourne’s retailers. Sally’s expertise is her ability to make her clients feel confident in a fashion world that can be overwhelming. Sally recommends wardrobe, shopping and fashion advice that is clear and easy to implement for men and women, regardless of their budget. Whilst shopping with Sally, you might also learn a thing or two about the wonderful city of Melbourne!


Let’s face it, when it comes to winter most people revert to a daily uniform of black and grey. Black coats, black boots, black jeans, dark grey suits and scarves.

But your ‘Melbourne Black’ winter wardrobe can easily be brightened up and there’s no excuse with a great range of men’s accessories available at Melbournalia this season.

 To reflect the resurgence in men’s style, accessories are becoming key in setting your style apart from every other bloke in town.


Made in Melbourne’s Otto and Spike create a range of luxury knitted scarves that are guaranteed to work in with your existing pieces. For the corporate guy, I love this 100 percent premium surplus Australian and New Zealand lambswool ‘diffused scarf’ with it’s a pop of texture and forest green (pictured below) It’s a great way to lift to a dark suit and of course keep you nice and warm on your morning commute to work.

Don’t be afraid to team a colourful or patterned scarf to your look. It will lift your outfit and create interest to your style. Guys, don’t leave us women to have all the fun with colour and pattern.

Another one of my favourites is Otto and Spike’s Tram I Am Melbourne scarf (pictured right)

A quirky nod to Melbourne’s famous old W-Class trams, this 100% merino extra fine wool scarf can be worn with a business suit or to the footy over a coat and jeans. Available in a range of colours, you can keep things simple in black and grey or have some fun with some colour like this fabulous ink and burnt orange.



So you have your scarf, now how do you wear it?

This is a question I get asked a lot. My answer: keep it simple. The traditional ‘loop and through’ not only looks neat and effortless, it’s also a great way to keep your neck warm. This is the perfect way to wear shorter scarves, particularly with a jacket, trench or coat.

For a more contemporary look, tie your scarf loosely around the neck with the two ends falling vertically. This works best with longer scarves, and can be a great way to accessories a more causal look of jeans and a jumper.


Don’t think winter woolens are restricted to pieces designed specifically to keep you warm. Otto and Spike’s 100% extra fine merino wool knitted Double Negative ties are a great way to add some interest to your work wardrobe. This black and grey checked tie (pictured left) looks great with a black or charcoal suit and a classic white shirt. Or team casually with a black shirt and denim jacket for the weekends.






If you’re the more creative sort who’s not afraid to get a little quirky, then you should try these hankies (below) by Hanky Fever. Made from 100 percent cotton and made in Australia, you can use as an actual hanky, or why not try as a pocket square? There are some fun prints to try like the coffee lovers and in keeping with our Melbourne theme, the old W-Class trams.





And finally, if you like a point of difference but want to be a little more discreet about it, try some socks.

These bamboo diamond socks (pictured left) made in Australia by Lafitte come in a range of great colours and prints. Breathable and very absorbent, these socks draw moisture away from the skin, are anti-fungal, odour resistant, eco friendly and biodegradable. Winner!

Winter on Bourke Hill July 21 2015, 0 Comments


Melbourne does winter well, and does it in style too! Rather than waiting out the cold, Melbourne decides to take the winter chill head on, and that’s exactly what we are doing at Melbournalia!

For those who haven’t been in recently, our store is now kitted out with a great new window display by Otto and Spike, featuring their much loved, locally made knitwear.

Start off your evening with a steaming bowl of minestrone at Pellegrini’s a few doors along, browse through some great book collections at The Paperback Books, and come on in to check out our window display, new knitwear in stock, and celebrate winter on Bourke Hill.

June 8: Queen's Birthday Hours June 07 2015, 0 Comments

Monday June 8 (Queenie's B'day)
we will be open
11am - 6pm
Have a Happy and Glorious Holiday!

Festival of Steve Program May 20 2015, 0 Comments

The Festival of Steve Program has been released!

Click below... go on you want to!

Festival of Steve Returns May 19 2015, 0 Comments

Bring your mum along for a heartwarming Chai this Saturday Afternoon... May 05 2015, 0 Comments

Saturday 9th May 3.30pm

Chai Walli is hand crafted in Melbourne by the lovely Uppma, using 11 of the finest quality spices. The signature Chai Walli  blend is available as caffeine free and also as a mixed black tea alternative. Uppma uses Ayurvedic principles to proportion the spices to create the most perfectly balanced chai. 

chai walli / che-eye wah-lee / noun
An Indian term given to a female chai maker

This Saturday May 9th we'll be holding a tasting event with Chai Walli starting at 3.30pm so bring your mum along for a heartwarming Chai and browse Melbournalia's local wares for a last minute Mother's Day gift. The weather is shaping up to be around 18 degrees- perfect Chai sipping weather!

Anzac Day April 24 2015, 0 Comments

We will be open from 1pm - 6pm tomorrow for Anzac Day

The regular weekend hours of 11am - 6pm will resume on Sunday

How will you be commemorating the Anzacs this year? 


Easter Holiday Hours April 02 2015, 0 Comments

Melbournalia will be trading the following hours over the Easter period:

THURS 2nd April 11am - 7pm
GOOD FRIDAY 3rd April Closed
SAT 4th April 11am - 6pm
EASTER SUNDAY 5th April Closed
We will return to normal shop hours on Monday

Have a lovely Easter everyone!
The Yarra on Easter Monday | Frederick Grosse 1828-1894, engraver. Melbourne : Ebenezer and David Syme 1867

Frederick Grosse 1828-1894, engraver | Melbourne : Ebenezer and David Syme 1867

March in Marvellous Melbourne March 17 2015, 0 Comments

Autumn is such an exciting season in Melbourne; fashion, theatre, footy, carnival rides, racing cars and a distinct crisp evening chill in the air.

In store we have a new range of books; cookery, garden and for kids, new knitwear, socks and autumnal nail polish.

Drop in to visit or stay tuned for our web-store updates very soon!

Melbournalia Summer Hours January 05 2015, 0 Comments


January 2nd - 25th

Mon-Thurs 11-7pm
Fri 11-8pm
Sat-Sun 11-6pm
Australia Day Mon Jan 26th Closed

Holiday Hours December 26 2014, 0 Comments

We are off enjoying some sport and lemon barley water with friends this fine Boxing Day!

A cricket team (Melbourne circa 1900) The team may be a government one or it may be a team known as the 'Lady Forget-Me-Nots'.

Our Holiday Hours

Boxing Day Friday Dec 26: Closed

Saturday Dec 27: 11am - 6pm

Sunday Dec 28: 11am - 6pm

Monday Dec 29: 11am - 6pm

Tuesday Dec 30: 11am - 6pm

New Year’s Eve Tues Dec 31: 11am - 6pm

New Year’s Day Jan 1: Closed



It's always a pleasure... November 22 2014, 0 Comments

It's always a pleasure when a supplier drops off a parcel in person!

It was lovely to see Matt Irwin himself deliver some calendars this afternoon. This year he celebrates 25 years of calendar production. Matt's photographs of our beloved city are as fresh, evocative and inspiring as they have ever been! Well done and congratulations Matt

Everlasting Daisies in bloom September 26 2014, 0 Comments

We recently received a lovely email from a lady in Moscow, Idaho USA. Her daughter had purchased some Everlasting Daisy Sow 'n' Sow Seeds from us to take back to the States around Christmas time and promised to let us know how they grew. The verdict was..great! Here's a little pic of the first one to bloom:



In related news, the Sow 'n' Sow Australian Natives range is back in store, so pop on in and get your Spring planting dance on! We have Kangaroo Paw, Everlasting Daisies, Wisteria and Golden Wattle.