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Support Victoria and Shop Local

At Annabel Trends, we’ve decided to put together a series of articles with our local stockists to promote Victorian small businesses during this time of need.

It is an incredibly daunting and uncertain time for all businesses and now is the time to support local in any way we can so we can continue buying local for years to come.

We love our stockists and we can assure you even a small purchase will make the world of difference to these Aussie businesses and their staff!

Metro Victoria Small Businesses

The Grumpy Swimmer, Elwood 

The Grumpy Swimmer is the cutest book and lifestyle store located on Victoria’s beachside. You can check out their Instagram page or Facebook page to shop their abundance of products.

Why we love them 

We love the Grumpy Swimmer because they are the sweetest small business in inner Melbourne. Their range of books is just something you have to check out!


Make sure you support small businesses in their time of need and shop at The Grumpy Swimmer store for your next read.

Homing Instincts, Hawthorn

Homing Instincts sells a huge variety of seasonal giftware and some items everyone should check out during this time – isolation entertainment!

Why we love them

We love Homing Instincts because they aren’t just your average giftware store. They are incredibly unique and truly great gifts for everybody.


Make sure you check out Homing Instincts and shop local for your next gift purchases!

Coconut Home + Co, Camberwell

Coconut Home + Co sells gorgeous clothing and accessories defined by the effortless coastal lifestyle. From gorgeous everyday necklaces to men’s swimming trunks, there are so many products to check out.

Why we love them

We love Coconut Home + Co because have so many fantastic brands and products that really encompass the coastal lifestyle. 


Make sure you check out their great range of products and pick yourself up something cute!

Yellow Octopus, Moorabbin

If you have kids you have to check out Yellow Octopus. They have some great ‘boredom stay at home survival kits’ for families as well as kids toys and plenty more.

Why we love them

We love Yellow Octopus because of their range of quirky and hilarious giftware and gadgets that have been keeping families entertained for years.


Pick up something from Yellow Octopus for you and the kids to kill the boredom blues during lockdown.

White Doors & Co, Camberwell

White Doors & Co is a family business that aims to bring back ‘shopping local’ to the beautiful suburb of Camberwell. They sell plenty of Mother’s Day inspired gifts, fashion, bath and body products and plenty more.

Why we love them

We love White Doors & Co because they have so many great product ideas like home diffusers, books and puzzles and Mother’s Day gift ideas.

They’re also offering delivery to surrounding areas with no-contact drop off options. So get shopping today!

One One Six, Blackbum

One One Six has every homely need you can think of. From baby and kids products to giftware, they’re a must-visit during your online shopping spree.

Why we love them

We love One One Six because they’re a small business gift shop that wants you to come back and hence they offer their customers exceptional service and fantastic products.

If you know someone who could do with a beautiful gift, make sure you keep One One Six top of mind and check out their beautiful online store.

Gizmo Gifts, Fitzroy

Gizmo Gifts sells a massive range of giftware, games and plenty of things to keep you occupied during lockdown. 

Why we love them

What’s not to love about a store that sells bobblehead Donald Trump figures! We love Gizmo Gifts because of their quirky products that are sure to bring smiles to the gift recipients.

Check out Gizmo Gifts for your next gift purchases.

Chalk, Yarraville

Another one-stop-shop for boredom buster games is certainly at Chalk. Chalk sells a range of great puzzles, toys and plenty of things to keep the kids busy.

Why we love them

We love Chalk because they’re thought of everything when it comes to looking after the little ones. From clothing to toys, there’s so much to choose from.

Check out Chalk today and support this small business by picking something up for the family.

Janique of Chelsea, Chelsea

Wool World is the online store of Janique of Chelsea and is home to an extensive range of wool, haberdashery, patterns and knitting accessories.

Why we love them

We love Janique of Chelsea because they house so many fantastic, high-quality products. If you’re a keen knitter, this is one for you!

Check out their website and pick yourself up some new knitting accessories and get cracking on that sweater for winter!

Signed Sealed Delivered, Chelsea Heights

Signed, Sealed Delivered is a gorgeous boutique giftware store that delivers gifts and hampers Australia wide. From corporate gifts to Christmas gifts, they’ve got the perfect hamper for every occasion.

Why we love them

We love Signed, Sealed Delivered because they know how difficult it can be to buy the right gift for friends, family and coworkers. That’s why they’ve built their business – to help you!

Why not purchase a gorgeous Signed, Sealed Delivered hamper and make someone’s day.

Wilkins and Kent Furniture + Design, Fitzroy

Wilkins and Kent Furniture + Design sell a great range of giftware – plus FREE shipping! They also have some fantastic furniture and plenty of gorgeous brands. 

Why we love them

We love Wilkins and Kent Furniture + Design because of their quirky products and gorgeous high-quality furniture.

Brighten up your place with some gorgeous hanging planters and gorgeous cushions – shop at Wilkins and Kent Furniture + Design

Regional Victoria Small Businesses

Frangipanis, Angelsea

Frangipanis Angelsea sells gifts for your home, for your friends and for your children. They also sell a gorgeous range of freshly cut flower – yes, please!

Why we love them 

We love Frangipanis Anglesea because not only do they sell the most gorgeous flowers for all occasions but they also have some great giftware.

Send someone you love some beautiful flowers from Frangipanis Anglesea and not only will you be helping out a small business but making someone’s day too!

Wise & Co Dispensary, Balnarring

Wise & Co Dispensary is not only a full-service pharmacy but also a beauty room and giftware store. P.s. they sell homewares too!

Why we love them 

We love Wise & Co Dispensary because they are a small business run by a family six that love to look after the locals and the community as a whole.

If you have any pharmacy needs or just want to check out what’s on offer at Wise & Co Dispensary make sure you check them out today and support your local!

Greenway Lane

Greenway Lane is your homewares destination. They’ve got everything you need from cookware to giftware and cutlery to dinnerware. If you have any homeware needs this is for you!

Why we love them

We love Greenway Lane because they stock some spectacular items. Plus you know they’re the professionals in homewares since they’re going on 10 years!

Grab yourself or a friend some new homeware products today from Greenway Lane.

Sorrento News & Books, Sorrento

Sorrento News & Books are your friendly local newsagency. They don’t have a website yet but if you would like to get in touch about their products – give the friendly team a call on (03) 5984 2841.

Why we love them

We love Sorrento News & Books because they’re amazing at what they do and always provide the best service to their customers.

Get in touch today and find out what you can do to help support their small business during this time. 

Rambling Rose, Benalla

Rambling Rose is in the process of launching their brand new website. Until then check out their Facebook page for all of their exquisite gifts, fashion and homewares.

Why we love them

We love Rambling Rose because they have some truly wonderful and unique gifts and they always give their customers exceptional service.

So make sure you check out Rambling Rose and purchase something for a friend or loved one today.

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