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Design a Space loves Australian designers, Australian designers love Design a Space, the retail hungry just happen to love both

If the bargain bin is where clothing goes to die, Design a Space is a where it starts to live. Here you can get pieces that are so fresh, from designers that are so new that they don't even have their own store yet. This means you're unlikely to walk into your next party and see 30 other clones wearing your outfit.

Featuring works from some of the country’s most creative, independent designers the very talented list of collaborators include womenswear labels Mister Zimi, Gyegi, Leonard St, menswear Flux, Aforism, Amuk as well as jewellers Bonfire Folk and Klei. It's like the fashion equivalent of a creative share house program, except stylish (and there aren't any dishes in the sink).

Designers rent a space to showcase their range and get full creative freedom to merchandise as they see fit. It's part store, part fashion gallery, part 'space'. They cover men’s, women’s and children’s fashion, jewellery, accessories and artwork so it's unlikely you won't find something you must.just.have!

Not content with curating one of the coolest retail spaces in town Design a Space has now put it to the public to help choose the next showcases designer. Want to be a decider? Simply go to their Facebook page, vote for your favourite designer and sign up to be in the draw to win one of five $100 vouchers to spend in store or online.

Voting ends on the 30th November with all winners announced shortly thereafter. The designer who receives the most votes will receive free rental at Design a Space to help showcase their pieces in store for customers.

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Updated on 7 Nov 2012.

Design A Space details

20 Manchester Ln, Melbourne 3000

Telephone 03 9663 8991

Nearby Stations: Flinders St

Open Mon noon-4pm; 
Tue-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun noon-4pm

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