PSFK recently wrote about Monocle's Top 25 Most Liveable Cities 2009. Even though Melbourne made it into the top 10, Michael from linefeed has some innovative store concepts to boost the city's retail sector. Believing that the city lacks quirky, niche stores Michael states; When I think of [...]

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PSFK recently wrote about Monocle’s Top 25 Most Liveable Cities 2009.  Even though Melbourne made it into the top 10,  Michael from linefeed has some innovative store concepts to boost the city’s retail sector.

Believing that the city lacks quirky, niche stores Michael states;

When I think of shops in Melbourne I think of florescent strip lighting and garish painted signs (spotted on shop front in Brunswick Street — ‘Annual Closing Down Sale’). And I mean Chapel Street [Google Maps]… is that really the best there is? Nowhere is there the warm functionality of a Muji or a Habitat (New Zealand and Indonesia have Habitat stores – is it assumed that Australian shopper’s lack the sophistication to support these sorts of ventures?) or the sparky vitality of Uniqlo or Graniph.

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