For Sydney City Limits this year, local selectors Dear Pluto will be showcasing twenty of their favourite local makers, do-ers and collectors for all your shopping dreams and festival needs.
Having been kicking it around Sydney town with events for young creatives for close to 10 years now, you might know Dear Pluto from their vintage shop in Surry Hills, their speed dating parties at Cake Wines or their Maker’s Markets across local haunts and fun festivals alike.
You can expect a good dose of kiwi fruit bum bags, nihilistic patches, embroided dad hats, sunglasses from the 1920s to now, kookaburra earrings, vintage overalls and much more.
www.dearpluto.com | @dearpluto
Abe & Sara
Abe & Sara are purveyors of the world’s finest range of original vintage eyewear. With sunglasses and optical frames handpicked from old distribution companies across Europe, their frames are 100% original, unworn and range from the late 1920’s to early 1990’s.
www.abe-sara.com | @abeandsaraeyewear
www.aulieude.com | @aulieude
Blem is a range of high quality and versatile beach and travel towels. Lightweight enough to go anywhere, Blem will keep the sand off your back when travelling coastlines, keep you warm on those cool Autumn nights, quickly dry you after waterfall swims and be there watching the stars with you on camp trips.
Bob’s Buckets’ range of hand painted tie dye apparel is the perfect thing to brighten up your wardrobe. Using natural paints sourced in Byron Bay, their range is also environmentally friendly and anti-fade. In addition to their own gear, Bob’s Buckets also bring you curated festival wear from local and international brands.
bobsbuckets.com.au | bobsbucketsboutique
Cardigan Threads by Jeff McCann
A textile designer and artist, Jeff McCann’s jewellery, costume pieces and wearable fashion is about as environmentally friendly as you can get, all his goods hand made from repurposed cardboard and recycled fabrics, water-proofed for longevity.
www.jeffmccann.com.au | @jeffmccann
Fictional Ceramics is an evolving and collection of bespoke functional ceramic vessels and ceramic jewellery imagined and crafted by Holly Macdonald. Hand formed with Australian porcelain and hand painted in Holly’s Melbourne studio, each piece is unique and created with love and care.
Haus of Dizzy
Designer Haus of Dizzy’s Kristy Dickinson cuts, paints and assembles every piece of her fancy as f#*k line of acrylic jewellery herself. Often feminist and always deadly, earrings boast slogans like “Girl Power” and “Slay”.
www.hausofdizzy.com | @hausofdizzy
Heart Shaped House Vintage
Genuine vintage pieces handpicked with love. Expect hats, jewellery, clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories from the 1960s to the 1990s.
www.etsy.com/shop/heartshapedhouse14 | @heartshapedhousevintage
Le Prime Apparel
Encouraging you to “Live Your Prime”, Sammy Benbow has been designing apparel and accessories to brag about since launching Le Prime in 2013. Inspired by creatures of the sea and the animals of Africa, his Summer range includes graphic tees, embroidered dad hats, graphic crew neck jumpers, head bands and afro print backpacks.
Liz Lau Studio
Liz Lau Studio celebrates wonky-ness and imperfections with laser-cut jewellery that is unapologetic in its humour and social commentary. Hairy legs and wrinkled faces sit alongside more abstract designs, all designed by Liz Lau herself with empowerment in mind. Look at her stall without smiling, we dare you!
www.lizlaustudio.com | lizlaustudio
Nicolle Shepherd is an independent illustrator, crafter and bookworm whose work includes illustrative prints, enamel pins, greeting cards, tote bags, brooches and stickers. Self-affirming and honest, you’ll find statements such as “you are magic” and “love yourself” alongside foxes and florals.
www.loverlybones.com | @loverlybones
Maraca is a collaboration between industrial designer Mauricio Echeverry and visual artist Jorge Mansilla. Driven by their mutual concern for the environment, the duo rescue and upcycle materials commonly considered as waste, creating eclectic fashion accessories including earrings, necklaces, shoe bling, brooches and button covers. Best worn while listening to modern and classic Latin American tunes.
www.maraca.club | @maraca.club
Mildly offensive, mostly delightful, illustrator and designer Millie Hall’s range of kiwi fruit bumbags, “bin chicken” patches and genital-heavy gift cards can best be described as adorable toilet humour that will make your friends giggle and your grandmother cringe. Head to Millie Hall when you need help winning over that elusive crush of yours with a range of cards and all-over print festival essentials.
www.etsy.com/au/shop/MillieHallShop | @milliehall
Miss Brown Vintage
With a passion for ethical fashion and 1970s fringing, buyer and founder Madeleine Thomson sources vintage from all over the world. A staple of the vintage fashion scene in Australia for 25 years, Miss Brown Vintage features not only handpicked original pieces, but also re-purposed and upcycled clothing. Whether you’re after a denim jumpsuit or a bright tee that screams “Hi Y’All”, Miss Brown Vintage has all your vintage needs and wants covered!
missbrownvintagebyronbay.com | @missbrownvintagebyronbay
Molly Coombs Marr
Molly Coombs Marr’s handmade jewellery collection is inspired largely by the colourful Australiana style of the ‘80s and ‘90s, with necklaces, earrings and broaches featuring everything from native flora and fauna, to your favourite childhood ice cream. Yes, there’s a rainbow paddle pop. It’s nothing less than wearable art!
www.mollycoombsmarr.com | @mollycm
Mud and Sugar
Mud and Sugar create magical costumes inspired by memories of the dress up box. Designed for children and the young at heart who enjoy creating their own characters, these dreamlike costumes will help you imagine becoming a Dragon, Unicorn or one of many other fairytale creatures. Created in a little studio in the Blue Mountains surrounded by toadstools and moss, each piece is beautifully handmade for many exciting adventures.
www.etsy.com/au/shop/mudandsugar | @mudandsugarcreations
NeonPoint’s range of hand-picked vintage from the 80s, 90s, and Y2K is all killer, no filler. The duo believe a good vintage piece is bold, tells a story and makes a statement. There is novelty in nylon. Providence in polyester. Solace in silk.
www.neonpoint.etsy.com | @neonpointshoppe
Own Sweet Time
Own Sweet Time is by designer Nadine Sharpe. Using a range of mediums including glass, polymer clay, resin and rope, her use of bold colours and fun patterns combined with simple themes result in statement pieces that are as versatile as they are bold.
www.ownsweettime.com.au | @ownsweettime
Whether you’re looking for the perfect wayfarers or some casual tortoiseshell designs, Pouch Me stock a huge range of sunglasses from brands such as Quay, Local Supply, Spitfire and Komono.
pouch-me.com | @pouchme_market
Project Elise Pins
Designer Elise Kellett makes enamel pins inspired by nature and all things quirky. Need some flair for those overalls, denim jacket, bag or hat? Project Elise Pins is where you will find it!
SixD is the work of Daisy Daet, a jeweller and designer whose love for vintage adornments has led her to the belief that every design must tell a story. Her jewellery line draws its roots and inspiration from stories distilled from ancient and modern symbolism, encompassing an organic rawness that comes from hand forged metal manipulation combined with an obsession for perfect balance.
www.sixdthelabel.com | @sixdthelabel_
Shorty Threads is a kids clothing store based on the South Coast selling pre-loved and vintage items. You’ll find everything from tiny overalls to handmade bloomers and vintage gingham shorts. Working with local parents on consignment, their focus is to reduce the amount of landfill fast fashion creates.
Socc is a luxury womens sock brand with the simple desire to create statement wear for your feet or, as they like to call it, ‘haute-footure.’ Socc was dreamt up by two young designers who share a strong aesthetic and, of course, a love of great socks! They create luxurious, lightweight slips for your feet that are intended for both special occasions and the everyday statement dresser.
www.soccsocks.com | @socc_socks
The Salty Crown
Entirely hand made in Sydney from start to finish, The Salty Crown’s wide brim hats are unisex and made from bio-degradable and renewable 100% Australian wool felt and leather by-products. Inspired by a love of the ocean and a lifestyle of travel, The Salty Crown is a boutique hat brand with a high level of craftsmanship.
www.thesaltycrown.com | @thesaltycrown
My Vinyl Revolution
My Vinyl Revolution is a vinyl marketplace established in 2014. They love talking about vinyl records, vinyl music, vinyl history, collecting vinyl, selling and reselling vinyl. Basically anything vinyl! They have the lofty aim of saving the world one record at a time (you can only try, right!)
www.myvinylrevolution.com | @myvinylrevolution