Welcome to the world of Marcelle & Mr. John.

A retail outlet with a twist, the store is the latest lifestyle retailer to open in the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region. Proprietor John D’Agata, formally from Kozminsky and more recently Leonard Joel, sought to set the up a business that was completely different to what was already on offer in the area. “This is an eclectic mix of everything that I know” he says. “I wanted to open a speciality and lifestyle store for the individual, that wasn’t necessarily based on any particular theme, just beautiful things.”

It truly is a ‘house of’ wonderful things. All of the merchandise is curated by John who tends to buy one-off pieces for the store, including bespoke items, 20th century, art and antiques. The store has a decorator and interiors feel to it, however this is mixed in with a wide selection of pre-owned designer items including Hermes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. You’ll also find classic fragrances such as Floris and TrueFitt & Hill, scented candles, gifts, Australian made merchandise and much more.

The store has a warm and friendly atmosphere, making you feel at home as soon as you enter. Sjaak, John’s partner works alongside him in store, bringing with him his vast retail experience as assistant manager at Hermes, Salvatore Ferragamo & Le Louvre, Melbourne. You’ll often be greeted by the rest of the family, namely their two toy poodles, who add to the to the welcome experience.

The House of Marcelle & Mr. John trades primarily from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, or when the door is open. More often than not, you will find the store open on a Friday and a Monday too.