The only thing more satisfying than seeing your luggage on the baggage carousel at your international destination after a 24+ hour journey is knowing that it’s customised exactly for you. Alifehaus creates smart, personalised travel products to simplify your life in transit. They also offer cool Japanese homewares and unique gifts to pick up for those you might be visiting afar. A must-stop before your next trip around the sun.
35 Tumbalong Boulevard, Haymarket alifedesign.com.au @alifedesign_australia
Want to know what’s good in streetwear right now? Head on down to Pict who’ve already scoured the world and done the edit for you. Pict boasts labels like Champion Europe, Stampd, Daily Paper, Carhartt, Maharishi, Alpha Industries, I Love Ugly, Born x Raised, Veja and Medicom [email protected], some of which you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Since opening in 2017, we’re not surprised they’ve already gained a cult following.
12 Steam Mill Lane, Haymarket pictclothing.com @pictclothing
Dresden is not only doing great things for the world of eyewear, they’re also doing great things for the planet — using recycled waste plastics to create quality glasses that are priced affordably and made sustainably. Produced in Australia, Dresden offers a modular system of frames with parts created in four sizes and myriad different colours — allowing you to change your lenses according to your mood, without breaking the budget. They offer reading glasses, sunnies, prescriptions and contact lenses too.
6 Steam Mill Lane, Haymarket dresden.com.au @dresdenvision
Men’s Culture Barber
This is a men’s barbershop, for the stylish, modern day male. The range of services at Men’s Culture Barber, from straight razor shaving and hairstyling to beard care, means that no lock or whisker is left to chance. The best part? You can sip whisky and listen to some sweet tunes while you’re getting groomed.
5 Steam Mill Lane, Haymarket mensculture.com.au
While they didn’t intend to be the poster children for sustainable fashion, Citizen Wolf is certainly making inroads with their custom, made-to-order t-shirts. Isn’t it everyone’s dream to buy the perfectly fitting t-shirt, order it in every colour, and never have to think too hard again? Well, now you can, without leaving a big mark on the environment.
2 Steam Mill Lane, Haymarket citizenwolf.com @citizen_wolf
Dare to take a walk on the wild, (or cool, conservative) side at Darling Square, and you never know, you might get papped!