In addition to having some of the most incredible natural scenery, the Dandenong Ranges offers some excellent shopping too. Whether your gift giving, looking for that special something or indulging in a day of retail therapy, Olinda and neighbouring Sassafras provide the perfect location.
Put on your comfy walking shoes and stroll the local streets with a takeaway coffee in hand and find the perfect gift for someone special (even if that’s yourself.)
Not sure where to start? Let us show you some unmissable locations. Pick and choose to create your perfect retail therapy itinerary.
Storehouse Roastery and Espresso Bar
Named by The Bean Hunter as one of Melbourne’s best coffees, you can’t begin your day without a kickstart of caffeine to get you through and Storehouse Roastery and Espresso Bar can sort you out quickly.
Their award-winning micro-roastery serves up the good stuff as well as take-home beans, coffee equipment and even a subscription service to have their awarded roasts delivered to your door (or a fellow coffee lover).
Only Mine Chocolates
Who doesn’t love chocolate? It’s the universal treat and here you’ll find seriously incredible hand-crafted chocolates that are almost too lovely to devour. Pick up a sweet treat for yourself or another and when you visit Only Mine Chocolates, you’d also hardly be blamed for ordering one of their incredible hot chocolates.
When you visit the studio, you’ll also get to browse the incredible work of other talented, independent Victorian makers, meaning you're certain to find something you love.
Emma Jennings Gallery
At Emma Jennings Gallery you can browse this fine art space and discover a range of works inspired by the surrounding lush Dandenong Ranges. You’ll find a range of large and small original paintings, limited edition archival prints, greeting cards, as well as antique Japanese ceramics and textiles.
Time your visit to also enjoy one of the many workshops that take place in the gallery for children, teens and adults alike.
A truly unique family business, stepping into Mangana is like stepping back in time for all the best reasons. You’ll get lost wandering amid the incredible pieces sourced from all corners of the globe including India, France, and the Americas as well as other remote pockets.
The huge range of beautiful homewares, jewellery, wood furniture, curios and more is enough to have you marvelling and browsing for hours.
There’s a true sense of joy you get entering a toy store. No matter your age, Geppetto’s Workshop is certain to put a smile on your face with its range of toys from all across the globe. Known for its extraordinary collection of puppets, there’s so much more to love inside. Perfect for finding a special gift for a young one or the young at heart.
With a range of contemporary artwork, greeting cards, prints and more, step inside Up Gallery and you’ll find a range of work from talented local artist Jacqueline Christians.
Open on weekends or by appointment, you’ll find some incredible works within the gallery to suit any room of your home.
Chojo Feature Trees
Shop for your favourite green thumb at Chojo Feature Trees and discover a range of Bonsai trees and specialist accessories including pots, tools, books and more. Gifting a Bonsai is often said to express a sincere gesture of friendship and respect, which is why they make such wonderful gifts. Take one home or rely on their expertise in shipping bonsai to many locations around Australia.
Nourish Day Spa
Rest those weary feet and put down those shopping bags to loosen up those shoulders. Nourish Day Spa offers a range of indulgent treatments to pamper yourself as well as gift vouchers to treat someone to a pamper day. From single and couples’ massages to a range of spa treatments, facials and more, it’s the perfect way to unwind.
Located at the Loft in the Mill Boutique Accommodation, you could even book yourself for an overnight and tackle all the places you didn’t get a chance to visit - or go back for more the following day- we wouldn’t blame you.
Truffaux Hatmakers are an internationally renowned hat shop with a deep love for Panama hats, fedoras, felts, caps, berets, scarves and quirky night lights. A mecca for hat lovers, nestled in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Hand-crafted hats from across the Earth, expertly fitted by true professionals who know their trade. Hat steaming, repairs and advice flow through us.
Manufacturing their iconic Panama hats in Ecuador and distributing them worldwide from Olinda. They also carry the finest hats from Stetson, Brixton, Billy Bones, Borsalino, Mucros and Thomas Cook. Having built stores in Hawaii, France and Japan, they have returned home to their mountain forest, to raise their family and love everyone.
If you want a truly unique experience, pop in and check them out.