Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Clover, Doggies and a Farewell

I have a new stockist for  Pleatybunny by Miss FOO - its a great little store called Clover Clothing
It's primarily a clothing store but has a mix of toys, homewares, accesories and artwork too. It is the spot to pick up Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Diane Von Furstenburg, Anna Sui -  overseas designer brands hard to get styles. They stock some Japanese labels & a selection of local brands too. Has a slight Japanese bent - so my well dressed bunnies are fitting in quite well in the store. They will be stocking Pleatybunny original artworks, artist prints & accessories.
Clover Clothing 
404 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy 3065
Tel: (03) 9419-9180
Melway: Map 44, Ref A1


This week I had the pleasure of meeting the brains behind Best in Park Christine and the muse, supermodel, all singing, all prancing Walter the dog; who gives the best doggie smooches & cuddles! 
Best in Park have a divine range of dog collars, leads & accessories for even the most discerning pooch. Very old school aesthetic; checks, bow ties and classic styling, as you know I am fond of a dapper dog!  Also it's nice to know that AUD $4 from every Best in Park® local web-shop order over AUD $100 is donated to the PALS (Pets are Loving Support) program run by the Lort Smith Animal Hospital
(images from Best in Park website) 

My fondness for well dressed dogs is pretty well documented! "Leo" the Pug looking very handsome, Rollo the Frenchie with his Francophile pleats & Christian Dior pearl buttons, below "the Perfect pair" looking rather prim!
I do take custom orders of pets inquiries can contact me via email love to hear from you.

I also managed to get into town to see my lovely friend Dean who is one half of the dynamic duo behind Madame Virtue. Mind you I used the pretext of a doggie date for Mini and Maude (is a shar pei as well as being shop security and the hardest working sales girl at MV) but really I just wanted to play with handbags and shiny things!

on the path to Madame V if you see Pellegrini's you are heading in the right direction!
Madame Virtue is a tiny jewel box of a store tucked in Crossley Street - between Bourke & Little Bourke - Easiest way to find it is to find Pellegrini's and you are heading in the right direction.It is filled with archival Japanese designer pieces, Dior, Gucci, Lanvin, YSL, Chanel (Lady Gaga bought a Chanel beauty case from here), Hermes just to name a few. They also have the Madame Virtue in-house brand - they have dressed clients for events like the Oscars, no Browlow dressing here! 
There is some amazing jewellery in store at the moment which the boys have designed... mmmm shiny.
Maude & Mini on Crossley Street
5 Crossley Street  Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9663 8669

It's a sad farewell to Job Warehouse  which has been on the same site on Bourke Street since 1952 when it was opened by Jacob Zeimer who emigrated from Europe after World War 2. After Mr Zeimer passed away in 2005 his son David took over the reins. 
A decision has been made to close the store this Friday. (See the article that appeared the in The Age here) Anyone who sewed, studied fashion or was involved in the rag trade has a story about this store. Many about being thrown out by Mr Zeimer for browsing, but some were lucky enough to be taken in hand to the treasure trove upstairs.....Oh the memories & the dust!

Love Miss Foo XXX


  1. Upstairs????? What???? Why was I never taken upstairs? Last time I was there I bought a heap of velvet roses, and they wanted to know WHY I wanted so many! ha! Is it really closing this Friday? They've been closing for 15 years it seems!

    1. Yes really closing this Friday :(
      Mr Zeimer would sometimes let you go upstairs but you had to hold his hand!!! I think there were pigeons nesting in there as well as a lot of dust.


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