I always feel super excited being able to offer some of Australia's most celebrated and now collectable labels, such as Merivale here. It's a well deserved accolade; their pieces are adventurous and beautiful like this chocolate and gold pure cotton late 1960's floral Merivale piece we had in that has since sold. The House of Merivale is to Australia what Biba and Ossie Clark is to the UK: a cult collector's vintage dream.
Here’s a little history: The first House of Merivale shop opened in Sydney in 1959 and expanded into a six level Victorian building on Pitt Street in 1970, incorporating a Thai tea cafe. During the ’60s and ’70s it was the place to be seen and buy the latest in fashions including Prue Acton, Norma Tullo and Merivale’s own designs. All of which Dolly endeavours to source for you. They revolutionised the Australian fashion scene. John and Merivale Hemmes were mavericks in Australian fashion.
The House of Merivale was not just a shop; it was a phenomenon that significantly influenced a generation of young Australian’s attitude to shopping and the fashion experience. The House of Merivale was the place to go to for the latest trends in music, fashion and make-up and was the first store in Australia to sell the mini. The popularity of the boutique was such that customers would be lined up outside the door....no one had a chance to line up for this beauty! She's sold but she's too beautiful not to share a glimpse of. #merivale #merivalethelabel #vintage #ossieclark #biba #beautiful #vintagedress #vintagefloral #pockets #purecotton #collectible #rare #maxidress #houseofmerivale