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Australian By Design

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Looking for gifts for overseas clients

Needed to get some authentic, Australian made crafts for overseas contacts. (Very, very difficult... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
0412103873
What a delight to find this shop. I was looking for a Christmas gift to send overseas.

I had looked at othr up market stores and couldn’t really find an Australian gift to send overseas... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert W
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Everything is Australian made and most items are hand made, coming direct from the craftspeople, for most of them we are their only outlet. There are very few shops like ours left in Australia, selling only Australian made. Beautifully handcrafted...more
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The Block Arcade 282 Collins St | 3rd Floor, Lift 1 Opposite The Hopetoun Tea Rooms, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Needed to get some authentic, Australian made crafts for overseas contacts. (Very, very difficult to find in Melbourne.) Australian By Design was able to come up with some ornaments that suited my needs. Owner Bill is always cheerful and helpful and even helps with tourist...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Bill D, Owner at Australian By Design, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to write your kind words.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had looked at othr up market stores and couldn’t really find an Australian gift to send overseas. I had no set budget as I wanted the gift to impress. I was referred to this shop and not only was it all Australian Made, the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Bill D, Owner at Australian By Design, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your kind words Robert. We are very happy you have shared our passion for beautifully handcrafted Australian products.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have a passion when I travel to find stores and venues that capture the culture of a country and Australian By Design absolutely does that in showcasing beautiful Australian-made pieces. I was truly surprised at the range and prices of items. There was something...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Bill D, Owner at Australian By Design, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your very kind words Graeme. Kind regards.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Australian By Design is hidden away on the upper floor of the famous and historical Block Arcade in downtown Melbourne. The range of gifts and artwork is wide and displayed well in a large, light-filled space.The indigenous pieces are a standout. The owner Bill told...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Bill D, Owner at Australian By Design, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind remarks, we are very passionate about our shop, our products and the lovely talented Australian craftspeople who make all of the lovely pieces.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please do try and find this little gem of a shop. They offer far more then the usual tourist stuff! Also, it’s a little mini adventure to find it! Through a door, up an elevator and along a corridor. You’ll be greeted very warmly on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Bill D, Owner at Australian By Design, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for finding us and reporting on your find, very much appreciated. Best wishes, AustByDesign.

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I really like the concept of the shop, showing the creativity and passion towards aboriginal culture and native wildlife. The ceramic platypus and wombat are just adorable. However, the price is forbidding.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

This is my go-to place for gifts, particularly for friends overseas, with an Australian flavour. The prices range from inexpensive to expensive-but-worth-it. I love the Flora and Fauna pewter coasters handmade in Tasmania. There are 6 different designs in each set, with Australian plants and...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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