Support these Victorian online businesses

Please support these Victorian online businesses #COVID

Nikki Parkinson Fashion 8 Comments

This community knows how to show its support for small businesses doing it tough. We’ve helped out our rural and regional sisters in the #shopitforward campaign. And we’ve stood behind our fellow Australian-made fashion labels during these crazy COVID times. Now, I’m asking you to again consider where you shop for your clothes – please support these Victorian online businesses below.

I have no current affiliation with any of them – except for being a happy customer and long-time supporter of some of list – but I have a tonne of empathy for the small teams behind these businesses as they work to stay in business with the added difficulty of being in lockdown. 

I can’t stress how tough it’s been for independent fashion businesses this year and I want you to know that when you choose to spend your money with a small business, it really does go a long way. You’re not just an order number; you’re a person who that business cares about.

The below list is just a small sample – put together from a shout-out on Instagram last week – but it’s a great reference point if you’re looking to treat yourself as we head into the new season.

And if you’re not in a position to shop right now, click on each business’ Instagram page, follow, give them a like or three and leave a comment. It really will make their day/week/lockdown situation feel just that bit lighter.

For more Victorian businesses to support, check out the Click for Vic page HERE.

Please support these Victorian online businesses

Harlow Australia

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Alessandra 

SHOP HERE

Motto

SHOP HERE

Andrea Lucy Designs

SHOP HERE

By Samantha Melbourne

SHOP HERE

Sissy Mt Eliza

SHOP HERE

Leonie and Vonk

SHOP HERE

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One gorgeous woman three bestsellers❤️

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Queen of Everything

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Our tiered blue paisley dress is the epitome of femininity. We envisage gliding into a party and watching the heads turn at the soft floating tiers of delicate blue silk. This style is an Aline cut. The sheerness of the silk means you get a soft silhouette as it smudges the outline of the figure, and provides some camouflage to tummies. The length allows you to play further with it – whether it’s self-tying a section offset at the waist, or even belted for those who want to show off the figure a little more. You can find her via the link in our profile. #tieredbluepaisley #curvyfashion #tieredmaxi #maxidress #bluepaisley #fiftyandfabulous #motherofthebridge #printedsilks #silkdress #summermaxidress #maxidress

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Callipso One

SHOP HERE

EmmyLou Loves

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Donnah Clothing

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Everyone loves a transeasonal staple and our ‘Alana shirtdress’ in 100% linen ticks all the boxes.🍃 Style tip 〰️ wear unbuttoned as a duster over a white tee, jeans and boots. Link in bio to get 20% off this ethical beauty plus free express shipping💫 . . . . . . #donnahclothing#ethicalfashion#sustainablefashion#slowfashion#fashionthatmatters#australiandesign#ecofriendly#greenfashion#australianfashion#zerowaste#australianfashiondesign#eco#ethicallymade#bethechange#sustainablestyle#sustainabledesign#ecofashion#fashionistastyle#styleover40#fairtradefashion#ecofriendlyfashion#ethicallysourced#responsiblefashion#consciousfashion#styleover30#minimalistclothing#fashionblogger#ethicalstyle#ethicalclothingaustralia

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Casual Step

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Knotty Towel

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Lee Garrett

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Cachia

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Feather and Noise

SHOP HERE

Pearl Rock

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Pink Nade

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What was your first job? I had lots of jobs growing up, I was desperate to get into the work force. My nan always had her own businesses, I used to work/help out with her whenever I could. To be honest, she is my inspiration when it comes to being in business. She is the hardest worker I know, would get in before anyone else, totally driven and not afraid to get her hands dirty. When I FINALLY turned 14 and 9 months (legal age to get a job) I started as a pharmacy assistant on a Saturday morning. I had already learned so much about working from my Nan, I found this easy to step in to. She always taught me to be grateful for my job, to work hard, the entire time I was there. I was lucky to be there, and that they were paying me with their hard earned money and I should respect that. No standing around, there is ALWAYS something to do. I was pulled up a few times for not necessarily working as hard as I should, and I remember those moments well, valuable learning lessons. I was very independent but realised I may need a second job, as I had the time and really liked being able to earn my own money and rely on myself. I started working at a restaurant in Warrnambool called Bojangles. This was a real turning point in my life. The girls I worked with there, are still my close friends today. Gosh I have some stories from my time there, a real definition of a girl gang. When I was 17, my boyfriend of 3 years tragically passed away. Bojangles was the first place I went, I just felt safe, loved and at home there. We worked hard there, extremely hard, but after work, we had some great times. I learnt a lot on the job there as well, customer service being my biggest take away I would say. I then worked in bars and night clubs (4 jobs at once) right up until I fell pregnant with my first little man. I went back to working in pharmacy after he was born, but once my second was born I started Uni and started my journey of self employment. I think there is no better learning experience than those first few jobs you have, they can really shape the person you become. I would love to hear, what was your first job? How has it shaped you?

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Style Me Over

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Let’s talk about last night…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You all absolutely loved our latest styles that landed here last night and I couldn’t be more grateful and blessed for your constant support with what I’m putting down.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I aim to give you ladies variety in each collection and try to include styles to cover all body shapes and sizes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let me know in the comments below what styles you would like to see more of👇🏼 or of you missed out in this pink blazer what size do you need (I'll post here if I can re cut more real soon)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #wearing our latest Claudia pants paired back with our Sienna top & Rachel blazer. Tap to own!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stylish love,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @melinabagnato & #thesmotea

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Kireina

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If you own a Victorian online business – or shop with one that deserves a shout-out, please email me: [email protected] and I’ll add them to this post.

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  1. I love love love Queen of Everything (best name) but didnt realise they were online!! I have a couple of their stunning silk dresses that I often wear as tops. OMG thrilled to support them & always happy to find more gorgeous online retailers.

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