The Cats Meow Independent Clothing Melbourne Designed and made in Australia No sweat shop labour Campbell Arcade off Degraves st lane way in the Flinders Quarter (Flinders Street Station Subway)

Original Australian designers of unique clothing accessories, hats, bags and jewellery. Independent labels designed made and manufactured in Melbourne and Australia Fashion, accessory and textile designers. One-off hand crafted originals real girl sizing natural fabrics. Part of the shopping secrets tour. Stocking Belfin,Berserk, Betty Jo,The Birdhouse, Button tree, Dogstar, Emotional Baggage, Girl Friendly, Hamb, Julia Fujita, Karen Falting, Kylie-Jane, Laika, La Petite Poulette, Lekka, Manque, Marilyn Cardinal, Momoko, Non-fiction, Queen, Redressd, Red suede kitten, Resinate, Shabana Jacobson, Sneak, Something else, Surface Art, Textile Allsorts, Temono, Tubeway armies

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Shop 9 Campbell Arcade, Degraves Street
Subway Melbourne 3000
Tel 61 3 9654 3011

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About Us

Kylie Golsby-Smith grew up loving fashion. Yet she noticed that fashion wasn't catering to her needs. Nothing fit or lasted and she could whip up a fabulous new frock to wear on a Friday night much faster than she could find an outfit that looked and felt great in the shops.

She began to think that other women might want to wear something a little different too. With a friend she established The Cats Meow independent clothing store in August 2002, featuring her own label Kylie-Jane, and a host of other great Australian designers.

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3. The Cats Meow makes clothing to fit "real women". Not all of us are meant to be reed thin -- we have curvy bits and lumpy bits and bits we like to hide. At the Cats Meow we work hard to ensure that there is something for everyone, whether you are a size 8 or a size 18 we look for flattering fashions that work on real bodies.

1. The Cats Meow stocks independent designers from around Australia. We are always on the lookout for new designs and we love supporting so many creative people doing what they do best. For a sample of some of the designers we stock feel free to visit our gallery.

2. The Cats Meow only stocks designers that manufacture in Australia. There are so many wonderful reasons to buy Australian made -- we think about them at the supermarket all the time -- but we often forget about fashion. Buying Australian made clothing ensures high quality and ethical working conditions. It's also a nice feeling to know that you are supporting other Australians.

4. The Cats Meow offers a fashion alternative for women with new stock arriving almost weekly. Because the production runs of our designers are small you don't need to worry that you'll turn up wearing the same outfit as everyone else. You do need to be quick though because we can often only stock one or two of each size so first in is best dressed.

5. The Cats Meow cares! Not only do we care that you are happy, we also care that our products are of the highest standard. For that reason we prefer to use or stock natural fibres wherever possible -- cotton, pure wool, linen and denim. We also care that our products are manufactured using registered companies and workers (no 'sweat shops') We hope to create employment opportunities and to support small businesses and we hope you do too.