Melbourne’s Chris Crouch has made his mark on the city in more ways than one. He’s the former owner of Fitzroy North’s Tramway Hotel, cult shop Polyester Records and music label Candle Records. These days, he runs Happy Valley Shop: a collection of carefully selected books, vinyl records, art and gifts. You’d be hard-pressed to find some of these products elsewhere, which is always a good thing when it comes to choosing a gift. You can’t go wrong with the addictive Finnish log-tossing game Finska or a waxed perfume candle by New Zealand company Ashley and Co. What’s more, prices are very reasonable; an enamel Bill Murray pin will set you back just $20, while large art prints go for around $100.
|Venue name:||Happy Valley Shop|
294 Smith St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm|