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Milly Sleeping is a small shop in Carlton (in the north of inner-city Melbourne), with a focus on locally-made clothing, accessories and jewellery by independent design labels from Australia and NZ. The business was established in 2005 by 'us' - Janette and Leah.

Our main retail space is open five days each week:

Wednesday ... 11am - 6pm
Thursday ... 11am - 6pm
Friday ... 11am - 6pm
Saturday ... 10am - 5pm
Sunday ... noon - 4pm

Our back room is also accessible much of the time to browsers looking for 'off-season' garments and sale items.

The shop's door is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but we are often here, or nearby. Visits outside of trading hours are most welcome, and can be arranged by email.

Find Milly Sleeping at 157 Elgin Street, beneath a heritage awning, across the road from a grand old Post Office (and the inconspicuous Spanish Consulate). The shop is just around the corner from the eateries, bookshops and cinemas of Lygon Street, and fifteen minutes on foot from both Fitzroy's Brunswick Street and the Melbourne CBD. Two trams (Route 1 and Route 8) are accessible from Flinders and Melbourne Central Stations, and travel directly to Elgin Street.

Thank you for visiting our patch of the world wide web.


This site was dismantled and rearranged in-house, with expert and inexpert assistance from Bevan and Marty respectively, thoughtful advice from Allison and Wendy, and sympathy from many other kind friends.

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