7 Places You Can Buy Olga de Polga and Australian-Made Art

This Sunday is International Artist's Day, so we thought we would give you the scoop on some of our smashing stockists who offer Olga de Polga garments aside beautiful, locally-made Australian art.

1. Bristle by Melissa Simmons  |  Brisbane, QLD

Opened just last year in February on the already bustling Latrobe Terrace in Paddington, Brisbane, Bristle by Mel Simmonds is more than a shop; it's a community. Inside, you will find a collection of Mel's own artwork and prints, as well as a collection of carefully curated products, including Olga de Polga! Downstairs, Mel runs workshops and individual art lessons from her studio space. Mel has created a space that encompasses the future of retail; a space where you can try on colourful clothes whilst sipping coffee and learn to paint. A one-stop-shop where everyone feels welcome to explore, learn and create, always leaving better than when you arrived. 

 

2. Meet Gather Collect   |   Aranda, ACT

Born from the brains of husband and wife duo Thea and Pete (We love a husband and wife duo), this little shop is filled with Australian-made treasures. With a background in furniture design, the couple started a small furniture biz called Curious Tales in Melbourne, and decided to bring it back to Canberra, where they opened Meet Gather Collect. They started selling their own products, as well as beautiful, local artisan goods, and grew to offer workshops. "We wanted to create a space where people [just like me and Pete] could come together, learn a new skill and create beautiful additions for your homes." This dynamic duo has truly put their heart and soul into this sweet little shop. 

3. Altenburg & Co.   |   Braidwood, NSW

Founded in 1978, this family-run business celebrates beautiful design and art, and have created a community that thrives off of collaboration. Selling everything from Olga goodies to fine jewellery, ceramics, books and locally made art, Altenburg & Co is definitely a destination stop when visiting Braidwood. Its home is a heritage-listed building, with two galleries that offer rotating exhibitions of Australian and international artists.

4. Earthquirks   |   The Junction, NSW

Earthquirks combines a passion for local art, Australian design and handcrafted objects from around the globe. For over twenty years, this sweet little shop has been representing Australian artists and designers, whether its an original Olga garment, a dramatic artwork, a driftwood sculpture, or a leather handbag. Above all, Earthquirks seeks products that are original, ethical, and friendly to the planet. 

5. Moochinside  |   Killcare, NSW

Moochinside was created to promote local artists and designers, and providing them with the stage to show off their beautiful creations. Owners Margie (Mooch) and Pete have a passion for quality design and art that 'touches the heart'. Their gallery and design space is home to a plethora of locally crafted treasures to feast your eyes upon. Grab a coffee and spend some time relaxing in this light-filled dream. They've got exhibitions running all year long, so watch their Instagram page for upcoming events!

6. Corner Store Merchants   |   Castlemaine, VIC

Located in the iconic State Savings Bank building in Castlemaine, this little family business is devoted to preserving and restoring vintage items, giving them a new life. Corner Store Merchants, which opened in 2015, combines vintage-inspired fashion with beautiful handmade jewellery and ceramics. Offering monthly exhibitions, this gallery/retail space offers visitors the feeling of a gallery, without the imitation factor. Check out their upcoming exhibitions here

7. Mookah   |    Warragul, VIC

Advocates for slow fashion, Mookah stocks their shop deliberately, with a focus on quality, handmade items that last. Stylish and functional, the clothing they stock - including Olga de Polga - is versatile and comfortable. Their shop includes intricate pen and ink print works by Paula Zetlein, an Australian artist who specialises in botany. 
Thanks so much for reading about our lovely and creative stockists! We hope you get the chance to pop into their shops on your travels this summer.
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