Before the festive season bells begin to ring, ensure you have the perfect ensemble to match your exuberant festivities this summer.

Escape the city and discover that one-in-a-million outfit from a veritable treasure trove of gorgeous fashion-forward boutiques in our beautiful region.


Think Alike is an absolute delight, catering to a wide range of clientele who are keen to find unique and splendid pieces. With a focus on sustainability and conscious shopping, Think Alike stocks gorgeous vegan-friendly and recycled fabric labels. Bold colours, bias cuts and organic natural fibre dresses from Third Form, House of Sunny, Kuwaii, Roame, Marle and Nude Lucy are standouts. If you’re keen to up your accessories game this summer, Think Alike stock stylish bags from Brie Leon and incredible biodegradable sunglasses from The Avantguard, which are made in Japan and offer UV400 and blue light protection.
100 High St, Woodend @thinkalike_store


Showcasing exquisite quality labels from Europe and Australia, Harry and Me has a “buy one, buy well” motto that marries perfectly into their slow fashion, artisanal and limited quantity collections. You are sure to find exceptional ensembles from carefully curated labels such as Hannoh + Wessel, BA&SH, Second Female and La Bottega di Brunella that feature double silks, handloomed handloomed linens, soft cottons and lightweight cashmeres in monochrome with splashes of colour.
83-85 Vincent St, Daylesford @harryandmedaylesford


Never failing to impress, The Farmer’s Wife, is filled with sublime clothing and accessories to match, with stores in both Daylesford and Creswick. Choose from beautifully printed silk, linen or cotton maxi dresses by Once Was, Binny, Hannah Artwear and The Dreamer for the perfect day-to-night look. Or sparkle in a showstopping sequin jacket from Joey The Label, paired with a cross-body bag from 1978W and jewellery from their stunning cabinet collection.
26 Vincent St, Daylesford
49 Albert St, Creswick @the.farmerswifestore


With stores in Trentham and Gisborne, at Frankie & Mae you’ll discover gorgeous festive season outfits perfect for all your merry occasions. With a focus on slow fashion and natural fibres, choose from quality pieces of striking floral and bold colour, to gingham prints and hints of sparkle (think gold threading and foil embellishments). You’ll be set to dazzle in brands such as Louise Misha from Paris, Melbourne’s Nancybird, Brisbane’s Muse and Balinese made Frockk.
46 High St, Trentham
36b Aitken St, Gisborne @frankieandmae_trentham


Portal 108 is a funky and fashionable store stocking a vivid array of size inclusive womenswear from Elm Lifestyle, Foxwood, Barry Made and All About Eve. Championing vibrant pops of floral, classic shapes and natural fibres of cotton and linen, not only will you find a colourful outfit for your festive season event, these garments will become cherished pieces in your wardrobe for years to come.
108 Main St, Hepburn Springs @portal108


Creswick Woollen Mills | @creswickwool
Sassy Australia | @sassywoodend
Woodend General | @woodendgeneral
Oliver Campbell Trading | @olivercampbelltrading
Rochford Supply Co. | @rochfordsupplyco


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Lara Antonelli-Leorke
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Lara’s writing career has traversed the worlds of fashion, music, film and travel for more than two decades. An accomplished editor, journalist and copywriter, Lara has gifted her global followers a front row seat to star-studded red carpets, fashion week runways, iconic concerts and wanderlust-worthy travel destinations. Born in Melbourne, she considered herself a city girl at heart, until she was wooed by the dappled light and leafy outlook of her beloved Woodend. When not being a boss lady for her marketing business, Rising Creative, or writing for her website, Pen To Paper Media, you’ll find Lara indulging in farmers’ markets, treasure hunting in vintage shops, enjoying the region’s wineries or discovering local adventures with her husband and two boys.