We're a friendly local store that has represented Melbourne's designers since 2008.
We hope you'll visit us here to find products produced by talented Melbourne designers and others from around Australia and further afield.
Most of all, we want a visit to this store to be a treat. We hope that The Boroughs is a store you’d want to spend a whole day, the sort of place that feels like a friend picked things they knew that you’d love and put it all under one roof.
The majority of The Boroughs stock comes from the local community while at the same time we seek out products that meet our values of good design and sustainability, whatever their origins.
Behind The Boroughs is designer and marketer, Alasdair MacKinnon - Otto & Spike. After experiencing the 'design-led revolution' in Melbourne's inner North, he quit his day job as a consultant to practice what he preaches.
During 2013, Alasdair began creating a range of products in collaboration with local designers and artists. These include skin care products, eyewear, chocolate, homewares, and stationary.
The Boroughs Store believes in actively participating in community. Our core values beyond our support for art and design, are for freedom of speech, equality, sustainability, access to education and care for the vulnerable.