Bringing the Japanese aesthetic to your home is pretty easy at a place like Made in Japan. This South Melbourne store has been importing high-quality tableware and homewares from Japan for over 25 years. These guys deal directly with the makers, so there’s no middlemen or excessive packaging, which means they’re able to keep the prices low. Designs are functional, durable and high quality: you can get bowls for under $8, plates and saucers under $15 as well as sake and tea sets, glassware, incense, bath salts, door curtains and more for wallet-friendly prices.
You need new things, but your bank account is looking a little skint. What do you do? We've all been there, so here's a shopping guide for all you thrifty Melburnians who have Champagne tastes but a Passion Pop budget. These aren't cheap and nasty dollar-shop finds, these are affordable, good-quality items that stand the test of time.