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The best poster shops in Melbourne

Make a statement in your office or create a mood at home with these covetable prints from poster shops

Photograph: Graham Denholm

Put some colour on your walls without committing to a paint job (or paying original artwork prices) by heading to these poster shops.

Looking for second-hand books to go with that vintage print? Check out Time Out Melbourne's favourite second-hand bookshops, and hit the bargain bins in our guide to shopping on the cheap.

Melbourne's best poster shops

Zetta Florence

Zetta Florence is your place for your high quality and a bit posh archival, presentation and stationery needs. A great place for that elusive stationery gift – gorgeous paper weights, writing and letter sets and ye olde maps of Europe. The presentation goods make sure you story lives in a stylish way and the archival goods make sure it lives on, and on, and on.

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Beyond The Pale

Beyond The Pale create amazing rock posters as artforms, based in St Kilda. Using ancient handmade silkscreen printing techniques & incorporating metallic inks on archival paper stock, Beyond The Pale deliver stunning prints like the gorgeous Radiohead into-the-woods poster and a striking panther for The Afghan Whigs’ tour featured on their website – all limited edition and priced from only $30.

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Outre Gallery

Outré Gallery specialises, in their own words, “contemporary international pop, lowbrow, pop surrealism, tiki, modern folk, and underground art”. With prices that range from “yes I could afford that” to “my car cost less than this”, it’s a great place for gifts for your more discerning (and deserving) friends.

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The Galerie Fitzroy

Formerly on Moor Street and known as Galerie Montmartre, this gallery sells original posters from Chanel No. 5 advertisements to Swiss graphic-based pieces, and they work with a conservationist framer. You can also pick up vintage French ashtrays and keyrings. In the latter half of this year, the team plans to expand into events and soirees. Don’t be intimidated by the fact that it’s upstairs – the atmosphere is super friendly and you’re under no obligation to buy.

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The Picture Box

From Tin Tin’s graphic comic book cover art posters, to Cinzano advertisements, to Banksy prints, The Picture Box is nothing if not eclectic. If you can’t afford the original, high stock, mint condition beauties at Montmartre, you may just find a reprint at The Picture Box – and for a fraction of the price. The awesome Tin Tin posters are an affordable $65!

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