Design A Space found it's beginnings motivated by creativity and individuality. Bec and Chris Lutz had become increasingly aware of the lack of variety in fashion retail stores. At the time Bec had her own fashion label and found it difficult to rely on buyers to take a risk with one off pieces and limited edition runs, instead choosing to order her more commercial styles. This frustration is one designers know well and so we hatched the idea of having a space that could change all the time, where designers could essentially have their own space, show off their more creative pieces and gain great exposure.
Established in 2006 and a first of its kind, Design A Space is a creative retail concept developed to promote and showcase the talents of independent Australian designers in an artistic shopping environment. With designers rotating monthly, Design A Space supports over 100 local independent designers, providing an exciting mix of men’s, women’s and children’s fashion and accessories.
Through renting a space, designers are given a retail platform to showcase their entire range. The collections offer customers the opportunity to find an original piece they may never see again and a guarantee that each visit into our stores will not be the same as their last.
The majority of our designers have been established for at least a few years over which time they have managed to perfect their creative techniques. Many of our designers choose to showcase limited edition pieces or small capsule ranges not available elsewhere. Whilst they may be stocked nationally and overseas they still choose to come on board with us as they benefit from the retail price.
Through our locations in Chapel Street Windsor, Manchester Lane Melbourne and the curated selection of designers in our Online Store we are committed to providing the best offering for Australian Independent Fashion in Australia.