Tarlo & Graham‘s fabulous new store in Gertrude st, Fitzroy.  Photo – Lucy Feagins.

 Tarlo & Graham, Gertrude st, Fitzroy.  Artwork top right by Rhys Lee.  Photo – Lucy Feagins.

Not long ago, one of my favourite Melbourne stores closed their doors after more than 12 years in business.  10 points for you if you know I’m talking about Industria on Gertrude st, who opened their eclectic shop full of salvaged industrial finds on Gertrude st back in the year 2000, well before the rest of us caught on!

It was a bit sad to see Industria go after so many years… (they’re moving to the Mornington Peninsula) but lovers of all things vintage / industrial will be pleased to know that their amazing space in Gertrude st has been taken on by the another truly BRILLIANT Melbourne retail partnership - Tarlo & Graham!  After a very busy few weeks, Tarlo & Graham‘s brand new Fitzroy store opened on Saturday.

Tarlo & Graham is run by long term business partners William Tarlo and Phillip Graham, whose Windsor store of the same name is one of Melbourne’s most inspiring retail spaces.  Full to the brim of antiques and unexpected vintage oddities, Melbourne design lovers have come to know and respect William and Phillip’s eccentric mix of furniture, art and peculiar yet seriously covetable objects!

But it’s not just about sourcing the coolest things (although that helps).  In the case of Tarlo & Graham, the truly unique range of furniture and design pieces in store is matched only by Phillip and William’s incredible knack for merchandising!   Whether it be a tangled collection of traffic lights, an army of ten pin bowling skittles standing to attention, or a fluffy family of taxidermied ducklings, the expert styling at Tarlo & Graham always adheres to Phillip’s golden rule – ‘volume and repetition’!

Phillip had been coveting this space in Gertrude street for years, having been a long term friend of Quenton Puckley, owner of Industria.  So when Quenton and his partner Sue were finally ready to move on, Phillip was ready!  It’s so great to see this fabulous space being passed on to another wonderful creative Melbourne retailer –  and nice to know that Northsiders will still get their weekend fix of vintage fossicking in the same location!

TO CELEBRATE the opening of their brand new store in Gertrude st, Tarlo & Graham are offering a $500 gift voucher giveaway on their Facebook page today!  BRILLIANT!  To enter, simply follow this link, fill out your details, and be sure to like T&G on Facebook.

Tarlo and Graham – Fitzroy 
202 Gertrude st
Fitzroy
Vic 3056

Tarlo & Graham, Gertrude st, Fitzroy.  Photo – Lucy Feagins.

Tarlo & Graham, Gertrude st, Fitzroy.  Photo – Lucy Feagins.

 Tarlo & Graham, Gertrude st, Fitzroy.  Photo – Lucy Feagins

 A familiar friend at Tarlo & Graham‘s new Fitzroy store – this anatomical model is one of Industria’s most distinctive  pieces, Phillip purchased him when taking over the space!  Photo – Lucy Feagins.