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Changes on Elgin Street


After a busy and unexpectedly special few weeks, Milly Sleeping on Elgin Street is now closed. Whole-hearted thanks to everybody who dropped in just as we hoped - to say goodbye and enjoy a last shop. Sorry to those who missed us ... A few garments and accessories are still available online, and will be housed in our back room for now. These will be available to try on during the trading hours of our next temporary venture ... A Millicent Select Secondhand pop-up. 

Yes ... If you've become a Millicent devotee, you no longer have to make a beeline for the back area... For three to four weeks, an exciting selection of secondhand pieces will be on display in our main showroom. It will be open this weekend:

Sat Feb 17 ... 10 - 5

Sun Feb 18 ... 12 - 4

... And the plan is to trade Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday (maintaining Milly's hours) in subsequent weeks until March 11.

After this time, Millicent will make a transition to a new space - to be announced later this month!


What next for 157 Elgin Street? We are currently exploring the possibility of making our beautiful space available for short-term rentals, ie. maintaining it as a potential pop-up space. If you or somebody you know may be interested in setting up in our well-located and accommodating site, please feel free to be in touch or pass on our details:

leah@millysleeping.com / 03 9347 1333

The space will particularly suit small-scale clothing and accessory labels or other artists/makers - and we are specifically looking to book four-week periods (or thereabouts) in the months to come (from late March through to September/October) - but all expressions of interest are very welcome.



Palette #2

Another quick snapshot of Milly's evolving colour palette... New pieces have continued to arrive in small but steady drops and the resulting range is very enticing, to say the least. Garments above are by Millicent select secondhand, Birgitta Helmersson, Elizabeth + Birgitta, Penny Sage, Chorus, Limb, Romance Was Born and *three* labels new to the store [...]

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Shoe pop-up ongoing ...

In case you haven't gleaned via Instagram, we extended our lovely Penny Sage pop-up ... Ie. the shoes, made in Melbourne by Post Sole Studio, remain available in store, to view and try and buy. To recap, we have in stock the Marla slingback (RRP $445) in toffee patent and olive green leather ... the Lisi sandal (also RRP [...]

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Post Sole Studio for Penny Sage

The first time I was in touch with Myra Spencer from Post Sole Studio about the arrival of the Penny Sage shoes, she gave me a provisional time and then warned that boxing up the shoes might take she and her PSS partner, Breeze Powell, longer than they estimate. From start to finish, shoe-making is a slow and demanding, hands-on process, [...]

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Marta Buda

  Marta Buda is a designer and maker of wonderful textiles. You may well know that she works with Kate Megaw of Penny Sage - creating prints for the label's seasonal collections, as well as producing very beautiful handmade accessories. This season, Marta has woven individual panels for the Penny Sage Sidra Slide (now in store [...]

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Penny Sage Shoe Shop

This Saturday, October 22, we open a Melbourne first - a Penny Sage shoe shop...It's an exciting enterprise that has been in the works for a little while, based upon customer enquiries into the whereabouts of the beautiful shoes by our one Auckland-based label. We will be presenting three Summer styles, made here in Melbourne by Post [...]

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Long Weekend Trading

Milly's opening hours are much as usual this weekend, with a slight alteration (funnily enough) to Sunday!Friday: 11 - 6Saturday: 10 - 5Sunday: 1 - 5We'd love to see you!*Enquiries.

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