Fashion Boutiques in Northcote

Fashion Run on the Rise

Take your fashion game to the next level. 

Here on the Rise, we know we’re trendsetters. When it comes to fashion, we’ve got a range of stores that can elevate anyone’s wardrobe. Our personal recommendation? Get yourself a statement piece. There’s nothing else like a statement piece to spice up any ol’ outfit.

From flagship stores to Melbourne designers, here are the places that should be on your ‘Rise’ fashion radar: 



Before March

277 High St, Northcote VIC 3070



For the fashionista who loves the latest trends, Before March is the go-to place for all things chic on the Rise. 

Perfume, jewelry, carefully curated poplin shirts and bralettes—it’s the perfect place to purchase a gift for that friend or family member who is hard to buy for. 

Their motto: Slow wares carefully curated 

Must Do: Check out their record collection.



Clothing the Gaps

354 High St, Northcote, Vic, 3070



Fashion with heart and purpose. Clothing the Gaps is a play on “Closing the Gap”, the Australian Government health initiative helping to close the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. 

The team have designed all pieces to spark conversation, putting their values at the forefront and encouraging all Australians to unite and help Aboriginal communities thrive. 

They’ve also made it easy to navigate the collection with both ‘Ally Friendly’ and ‘Mob Only’ symbols on all merchandise. 

Must Do: Add Free(d) the flag T-shirt to your cart #FreedTheFlag


Leonard St.

205 High St, Northcote, Vic, 3070



A label born in Melbourne, Leonard St.’s bold shapes and eye-catching prints are the epitome of Melbourne fashion culture. 

If you’re looking for something to warm up your wardrobe this winter or love to rock a bold print all year round, head in to see the friendly team, you won’t be disappointed. 

Must Do: Check out their funky facemasks.


Captain Robbo

340 High St. Northcote, VIC, 3070



Adventure pants ahoy! 

We think Captain Robbo has the best names for pants going around! From the ‘Black Marino Mushrooms’ to ‘Seaweed Legs’ you’ll be the fanciest person at the gym, market or wherever you strut your legs. 

Founded in 2010 designer Katy Robertson is dedicated to using natural fibers and with everything made at local knitting mills you know you’re supporting local business. 

Must Do: Check out the cloud cushions made with Italian wool.


The Klei Store 

269 High St Northcote Victoria



A collaboration between Barbara van Oost and Ben Paola. Klei has been a Rise staple since its opening in 2003. Starting out with a small range of ceramics and jewelry, it has grown into womenswear and accessories. 

Stocking the complete Klei range they also sell complementary objects which are all designed and produced by manufacturers who embrace small scale production. 

Give Klei a visit next time you’re on The Rise!

Must Do: Check out the charm necklaces.


I Dream A Highway

259 High St. Northcote, VIC, 3070



Looking for a range of great Aussie labels all in one store? I Dream A Highway is an independently owned clothing, accessories and giftwares boutique, focusing on ethical and sustainable design. 

Selling labels such as ELK, Woolerina, Status Anxiety and Cor, the newly renovated store is a warm and welcoming space to discover great Australian labels. 

Must Do: buy a Woolerina piece to get ready for Winter. 


A Quirk Of Fate

259 High St, Northcote VIC 3070



For the lover of all things quirky and cool, A Quirk of Fate is your one-stop-shop for all things fun!

Stocking everything you’ll need for a games night (Bingo, Guess Who and Yatzy) to a selfcare weekend (incense, massage stones, body scrubs), stock up on all the necessities for whatever vibe you’re going for. 

Must Do: Check out their selection of books.


The Koori Circle

274 High St, Northcote VIC 3070



Connecting women through story and random gifts, whom they once The may never have known.

An  Aboriginal owned and family led business, The Koori Circle brings culture, power and sisterhood to the Rise. 

Inviting customers to share and connect through design, their earrings are made to lift you up, make you feel glamorous and evoke personal stories. 

Must Do: Say hello Laura Thompson (store owner) 


Alchemy Boutique

258 High St, Northcote VIC 3070



Ever wanted to learn how to sew? Whether you’re a beginner or at a more advanced level, they’ve got classes that will have you making a new winter wardrobe in no-time.

They also have a wonderful clothing boutique selling knitwear, jackets, dresses, pants, accessories and homewares. 

Must Do: Check out their sewing modules and make some cool pajamas for winter. 



285 High St. Northcote, VIC, 3070



Tailored pieces made for functionality, Obus is all about big bold color and exclusive prints. 

For the past 20 years creator Kylie Zerbst and the team have produced collections to form a wardrobe of must-have styles. 

Inspired by travel, which is quite fitting for the current climate, Obus is a store full of life and color. One you cannot miss! 

Must Do: Check out the ‘Travellers’ collection.Obus


Mim Found Ena

270 High St. Northcote, VIC 3070



Mim Found Ena know the makers! An independent design studio with collaborators MIM, Ena Designs and Found Textiles, they provide a range of products that reflect their customers values, creating awareness around sustainability in fashion. 

Having an wide-range of handmade, handpicked accessories, jewelry, ceramics and homewares there’s plenty to browse (or purchase!). An added bonus is if you stop by you can see the team making clothes in-store.

Must Do: Purchase a ‘Let’s get on the Beers’ Calendar 


TC Thrift

307 High St. Northcote, VIC, 3070



Designer bargains, fantastic window displays and a killer soundtrack in store. TC Thrift is all about thrifting and raising money for a good cause. 

100% of money raised in all of our stores goes to Teen Challenge International Vic, our very own addictions rehabilitation center which supports young men struggling addiction. 


Eloise the Label 

294 High St. Northcote, VIC 3070



Eloise the Label is a ladies apparel label designed by local Melbourne designer Margarette Louise. 

Trained in haute couture, all Margarette’s pieces are elegant with a touch of edge, designed to be trans-seasonal and perfect for layering.

If you want something that can easily slip from day to night – check out the exclusive Eloise range. 

Must Do: Browse the exclusive pant range. 


Big Dreams

267 High St, Northcote, VIC, 3070



A wonderful mix of whimsy, nostalgia and contemporary design, the Big Dreams Emporium is a small business filled with products carefully sourced from local and international suppliers.

When you walk into Big Dreams you’ll see a range of quality clothing, shoes and toys for children of all ages! 

Must Do: Look at the Louise Misha range 


Linda Jane Doble Dressmaker

230 High St. Northcote, VIC, 3070



In need of quality made to measure dressmaking or couture and tailoring services for bridal, bridesmaid and evening wear? Look no further than Linda Jane Doble Dressmaker. 

From choosing and sourcing fabrics to pattern making consultation- designer Linda will create your ideal dress for any occasion. 


Fashion Queen

365 High St. Northcote, VIC, 3070



Open 7 days a week, Fashion Queen is all about designer fashion dresses and homewares. 

Selling an array of rugs, vases, earrings and necklaces it’s a wonderful, eclectic journey browsing around the store and seeing what they have to offer. 



Got a favorite fashion store on the Rise? We’d love to hear from you! 

Send us a message at northcotebusinessassociation@gmail.com