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Five new Canberra fashion retailers to discover this weekend!

Amanda Whitley

Over the last few weeks, we’ve introduced you to some fab new faces on the Canberra dining and bar scene, and some more to watch. We’ve also revealed five hidden design shop treasures in Fyshwick.

Today, we turn the spotlight onto fashion, and tell you a little bit about five new Canberra retailers which will tempt you…

Honeysuckle and Lace

Honeysuckle and Lace is a brand, spanking new retail presence in Kingston, opening its doors just two days ago.

Boasting labels such as Style Butler, (collections for the modern, sophisticated woman with a love of quality, attention to detail and individuality), Oleana Knits (beautiful Norwegian woollen and silk knits) and Carlopik ( described as fresh and carefree, but elegant and original), it’s set to provide a sense of international style to the suburb, with Scandinavian brands the focus.

Expect a diverse range of fabulous fashion – from vibrant colours and patterns to the traditional Scandinavian minimalism – and beautiful accessories in a kid-friendly environment. Just ask owners Pamela Jansson and Maria Wolters about the secret playroom…

The essentials

Where: Eyre Street, Kingston
When: Monday -Thursday: 10am-5.30pm; Friday 10am-8pm; Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 10am-3pm
Contact: Call 6134 6421 or email [email protected]

Reverie Boutique 

Reverie Boutique may not be a familiar name to Canberra fashionistas, but it has a huge online following, boasting over 45 000 Facebook fans. Originating on Ebay in 2010, owner Samantha Shanks initially sold to just to a handful of customers but with rapid growth on Facebook there has been a large customer demand for new products and an easier way to shop. And now comes the Reverie Boutique storefront – opening tomorrow morning!

The relatively unassuming suburb of Macquarie is sure to be enlivened by Reverie’s unique and colourful products, and Canberrans will love the selection of sought-after brands, including Limecrime, Kardashian Kollection and RMK.

The essentials

Where: Shop 6, Macquarie Place, Macquarie.
When: Monday – Thursday by appointment; Friday 5pm – 9pm; Saturday 11am – 5pm; Sunday 12pm – 5pm


Mussen is one of the city’s newest women’s clothing boutiques, stocking top designer labels and fashion accessories. Small in size but big on style, you can find labels such as Wish, Sass, Cooper St, Staple the Label, and Bebe Sydney, there are some gorgeous items to take you from day to night.

Plus, the girls regularly operate a brow bar, so you can get your fashion and beauty fix in one go!

the essentials

Where: Garema Place, Canberra City.
When: Tue – Thu: 11am – 6pm; Friday 11am – 8pm; Saturday: 10am – 4pm; Sunday: 11am – 3pm


Just what I needed. Another way to spend money on my kids… Wolfie is just gorgeous…tucked away on Manuka Terrace, the store is like a forest filled with fanciful fashion and whimsical wares. The team, Belinda and Kylie, will make sure your kidlets are dressed to impress in labels like bebe, eeni meeni miini moh and Rock Your Baby.

…and there’s an online store coming soon!

the essentials

Where: Shop 10, Manuka Terrace, Flinders Way, Manuka
When: Monday – Thursday: 9am – 5.30pm; Friday: 9am – 6pm; Saturday: 9.30am – 4pm; Sunday: 10am– 4pm

CBR Collective

We’ve told you about CBR Collective before, but as Canberra’s first dedicated store promoting local fashion design through an innovative collaboration of six designers, it’s worth another look.

Founders of CBR Collective are the designers behind the brand labels: E4, FibreStudio Design, M&TM (Mec and the Maid), Pure Pod, Sofia Polak and T-Heinrich…catch their pieces, plus the work of other Canberra designers, like Hutch, PNC Metalsmith, Tango & James, I Heart Threads, Cynthia Jones-Bryson and BM designs.

the essentials

Where: Canberra Centre, Civic – on the upper level opposite Nine West.
When: Monday – Thursday: 9am – 5:30 pm; Friday: 9am – 9pm; Saturday: 9am – 5pm; Sunday: 10am – 4pm


Amanda Whitley

Amanda Whitley is the founder and director of HerCanberra. In her 'spare time', she instructs zumba, loves to cook (and eat), and wrangles two gorgeous little girls. She's done everything from present the tv news to operate a stop and go sign and is passionate about connecting Canberra women. More about the Author

  • Good to know! Thanks Amanda 🙂

  • Thanks Amanda for the plug and photo of our fun Wolfie!! We have met so many people in the last few weeks and have had an absolute ball with our new store! Every day is a new adventure and we have new stock arriving all the time… We also have some special events planned for the coming months and we will let you know when we have them locked in…. champagne launch of summer, Spring Carnival Hat Making for kids and Teddy Bears Picnics etc……. Hope to see you and your fab readers soon!!! THANKS to everyone who has come in to say hi and play in the woods so far!! We really are just so excited about this new adventure!!!! xxx

  • philippa

    Amanda, can you do a follow up on reverie boutique, please, As her fb page has closed, and thereare people who have paid for goods, and cant contact her, any suggestions please

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