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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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Autumn palette

Quick snaps of new things to coincide with the previous post about COLOUR. We have Autumnal pieces in store from Birgitta Helmersson, Ella, LIMB, Lois Hazel, Monster Alphabets, Romance Was Born and Soot ... with more on its way.*Enquiries.

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Romance was beaded ...

I've said this in various ways before ... One of the reasons that the Romance Was Born collections are exciting, time after time, is the way that Anna and Luke work a theme. There's almost always a nuclear concept, from which ideas seem to shoot out on in various directions, and then grow and grow and build and build to [...]

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Mysteria Wisteria

It's 9am on the morning of Good Friday but it feels like 6am - grey and quiet, quiet. Milly Sleeping will be shut today and on Easter Sunday but open on Saturday from 10 to 5.Twelve newish A/W styles have just been added to our online shop, from Djur, Timi Alaere and Romance Was Born. If [...]

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Back to it.

Happy New Year. I hope you've been well, lazy and unresolute.Milly Sleeping is back to regular trading hours.... Janette and I spent our first shift of '16 in the store, with red pen and a thousand white stickers, making significant markdowns throughout the store.*Enquiries.

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Online holiday sale!

Firstly, thank you (dear reader) for your interest in, and support of, Milly Sleeping during 2015. We hope that you are currently undertaking very very little! Janette and I are taking a short break - to the extent that the Elgin Street store will be closed for one week. Our online shop, however (hard-working beaver that [...]

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Wild at heart.

Quite a mix today - a little bit of skin, a little bit of frill, a little bit of whimsy, a little bit of wow, a little bit of wild ... all in our latest round of online updates. Thanks to funny Wendy for these snaps.*Hello and goodbye.

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Wednesday began with a second coat of paint for the back room, fresh eucalyptus from Mum and Dad's farm, and croissant crumbs by Baker Di Chirico. It ended with a quiet gawp at some of the most wonderful new garments in the country (I reckon) - iridescent pleating, loopy lace, sequinned wisteria and brilliant graphic [...]

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