With the change of season, MANY 6160 has seen a rotation of retailers, with a heap of new stores opening up in the old Myer building last weekend. The ‘meanwhile space’ has become synonymous with innovative, independent, Western Australian design and the new collection of retailers might just be the best team yet. During the winter, MANY 6160 is open from Friday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm, so three full days in which to get your shopping fix.
Still around are millinery favourites Kate & Abel. As well as their signature hats, these guys also sell a selection of magazines, jewellery, cards and other quirky bits and pieces. They also run the café and churn out many a cup of coffee for the crowds.
New to the fold is The Skillsmithery. Operated by Studio Bomba, this space will be used for workshops on Sundays throughout the winter. Learn a new skill and then go shopping around the complex, before stopping for a cuppa at the Kate & Abel café.
Learn a new skill at The Skillsmithery. Photo by Dan Grant.
It was only a matter of time before Pigeonhole came to roost in Fremantle, after well and truly taking over Perth city. Their space here is vast, and includes a sale store as well. Bargains galore!
Shoe lovers will delight with the opening of Hunter Store in the building. Their sleek fit out was designed and made by one of the designers on the construction floor. Keeping everything in house – we like it!
Rummage give a burst of colour to the space, with their vibrant bags, purses, scarves, kids’ clothes and other bits and pieces.
Ruck Rover General Store have vintage inspired frocks for the ladies, plenty of rad tee shirts for the fellas, and a great selection of gifts, including leather bags that look like the perfect vintage find but brand NEW (so no worn straps!) We also love their ceramic swan planters. The girls at Ruck Rover have teamed up with Bluebird Vintage who always have the greatest vintage treats – everything from collectible Star Wars figurines to Polaroid cameras, beautiful fur coats and old wooden crates that would look amazing stacked up in the corner of the room. Whether you’re after something for yourself, your home, or your friend, this corner will have heaps of ideas for you.
Perth visual artist Anya Brock is now based in Sydney, yet she still has a strong presence here and seems to be back all the time! Check out her striking paintings on show near the front entrance. Also on the art front is Buratti Editions who specialize in art prints, publications, vintage posters and design. Meanwhile, Rocket Shots by Marika Brock (yep, she’s Anya’s sister) is a collection of photographs mounted on MDF and available for purchase.
Peaches & Clean is a local business that produces lush body products! We are big fans, especially since they cater to sensitive skin. You can read an interview with business owner Katrina over here, and find out more about this excellent business.
Photo by Jean-Paul Horre.
The Margaret River Makers Market sell a premium selection of goods that have been handcrafted in Margaret River. Neat!
People have been going mad for the 3D printed jewellery from Owned. It’s pretty incredible stuff.
South Freo vintage store Ginger Morris have also set up camp here. They’ve chosen to continue selling their eclectic mix of goods out of MANY, but have moved across the other side of the room, so don’t despair when you can’t find them in their old spot! The Gossamer Project are another vintage retailer, with wearables and collectibles on offer.
Nearby, spy Knucklehead Shipping Co who specialise in dapper threads for gents and across the way Antipodium feature fresh, fashion forward womenswear. Enjoy fresh produce and healthy snacks from Earthbound Organics, get a new do at Hairs on Fire, and browse the handmade art and wares by five artists who combined make up Maden. More handmade, unique and off-centre goods are available from Market Girl, Saharan Daze and Made in Wonderland. PHEW!