Post Date Oct 7

funkis for DAYS!

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AQOF has the BIGGEST range of funkis in Melbourne!

We just absolutely LOVE funkis Swedish Forms footwear here at AQOF, so much so that we've got the largest range in Melbourne!

funkis swedish forms are handmade in Sweden from natural veggie dyed leather and sustainable plantation timber. They are SUPER comfy, easy to wear and deliberately timeless in style. They're a great shoe to wear all year round- perfect for the approaching Spring & Summer, and pair with tights or socks when the cooler months hit again. They're one of those wardrobe investments you'll thank yourself for!

They are handmade and individual. That means that no pair is exactly alike. These fantastic clogs and sandals have been hand-manufactured in the same way for over thirty years, using natural grained leather and sustainable plantation timber.

Better yet is the funkis ethos. Thoughtfully founded for customers who demand both style AND sustainability, the materials and production are ethical on all levels, making it not just a great shoe to wear, but one that's better for the environment!

Pop in store today, or hop online and check out our huge range of styles, colours and sizes (they even cater to you size 11 girls- we know there's so many of you out there!)

See you soon!

XO

Kylie

Post Date Sep 3

Father’s Day! Here’s what AQOF has in store for your DAD.

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Dad's day is THIS SUNDAY 7th September, and AQOF has you SO covered.

We've just had a new delivery of awesome new goodies arrive JUST in time, so here's our list of ideas for you, so you can make sure your Dad has a super awesome day on Sunday. xx

You're Dadtastic Card by Able and Game

Is your Dad a dadtastic Dad? Does he build you card displays and tell you that if you want to quit your teaching job then you should do it? Does he have a mega mullet and big mo and wear a green singlet? Able and Game cards are made with love and humour.

jP9mjZsS9xTYKYHeDzYmNKfM54Jr3KXFqYoIrUNPExsLove you Dad By Alana Wulff

"Even though I'm growing up quickly, I'll always be your little girl.

Love you, Dad. xo xo"

This books is a great way to tell your dad you care. Full of sayings, photos and illustrations for you and your dad to share.

Beer Makes Daddy Strong by Andy Riley

Fatherhood is full of ups and downs, quirks and crises. But there is always humor to be found! Featuring 60 all-new cartoons from Andy Riley, Beer Makes Daddy Strong shows the world just how great dads can be

Triumph & Disaster- Old Fashioned Shave Cream.

From one of our newest brands to arrive at AQOF, and we're super excited about it. Hailing from New Zealand, Triumph & Disaster's philosophy is to use the best of science combined with the best of nature to produce naturally derived but scientifically engineered products that work. It's all packaged up with an old-school nostalgia vibe, which makes the whole product line one the fellas really love.

This Old-Fashioned Shave Cream reminds us that shaving is a skill passed down from generation to generation and as such, a thing of true value, like a good piece of advice. It's part ritual, part preparation, all man time.

It softens and prepares your whiskers, creates a perfect, full lather and delivers a smooth, close shave for any blade.

 

Triumph & Disaster- On the Road Travel Kit

Another one here from the T&D range. Created in the spirit of a seasoned traveller, lightweight, compact and ready to go, this 'ON THE ROAD' offering from T&D will ensure you are clean faced, clean shaven and well prepared for the path ahead, whatever it may hold. 

On The Road Includes: 4 x 30ml / 1.01 fl oz tubes

YLF Wash - for the guy with too much to do and too little time YLF is an all purpose wash for Body - Face - Hair, infused with the goodness of Rosewood, Kawakawa, Jojoba and Argan. 

Ritual Face Cleanser - Light, refreshing and peppermint-scented Ritual is formulated to clean without drying or irritation, leaving skin feeling fresh and bright. 

Old Fashioned Shave Cream - Natural ingredients combine to simultaneously soften and lift facial hair whilst creating a smooth glide that allows the blade an unbeatable close shave. 

Gameface Moisturiser - Jojoba, Ponga fern and Horopito combine to deliver a calming, hydrating and soothing moisturiser that will leave your skin feeling great.

 

Things To Do Now You're A Dad- By David Baird

Learn how to embark on your new role as a dad with these original and inspirational tips and ideas.  The truth is that there are so many things you can do now your a Dad! And Things to do now that you're...a Dad offers 600 fun, practical and easy-to-do ideas of how you and your offspring can have the time of your lives. 

 

Unempire Socks

One size fits all, with reinforced toe & heel for long-lasting wear, Unempire socks come in a variety of quirky designs, perfect for any dad with a cheeky sense of humour.

 

The Good Father Guide by Ladies Homemaker Monthly

This fun, retro follow-up to the bestselling Good series shows today’s fathers how to be a pal while enforcing the family’s rules. Nostalgic advice presented in period kitsch!

Go back to the past when dads were dads, kids knew their place, and life was exactly as it should be! This fun, retro follow up to the bestselling “Good” series (The Good Mother Guide, The Good Wife Guide, and The Good Husband Guide) shows today’s fathers how to be a pal while enforcing the family’s rules. The nostalgic advice, all presented in period kitsch includes making sure to kiss the kids good night, even if they’re asleep when you get home; setting a good example and eating your vegetables even if you, too, don’t like creamed corn; and more!

 

Well, hope we've sorted you out with your Dad's day gifts now!

Wish your dad a happy Father's day from all us here at A Quirk of Fate!

Chat to you again soon

XOXO

 

Post Date Jul 29

New In – Urban Ladies Spring Fashion

Ladies Spring Style

Ladies, new items in for urban sleek & sophisticated styling. Get ready for spring in style with these awesome picks...

 

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Jacket: Vanishing Elephant Anorak

http://store.aquirkoffate.com/brand/vanishing-elephant

 

Boots: & Attorney Flinders (made in AUS)

http://store.aquirkoffate.com/and-attorney-flinders/dp/6657

 

Shades: Pared Soda and Pop (woop woop now on sale!)

http://store.aquirkoffate.com/pared-soda-and-pop-choco-leopard/dp/5445

 

Shirt: Vanishing Elephant Chambray shirt

http://store.aquirkoffate.com/brand/vanishing-elephant

 

Jewels: Felicity At Large silver Hexagon Necklace, Earrings, Ring

Post Date Jul 15

A Quirk Of Fate’s Guide To Local Melbourne-Made Brands & Designers

handmade melbourne pop plants designed ceramics

 

POP PLANTS - Concrete pots, poly-felt planters and string gardens, all handcrafted locally for the best looking plants around.

kuwaii shoes made in melbourne australia

 

KUWAII - Using exquisite fabrics that are weighed to perfection against precision cutting Kuwaii products are graceful, feminine and designed specifically to suit Melbourne’s cafe, cycling and lane way culture. 

http://store.aquirkoffate.com/brand/kuwaii

ok ok tights winter melbourne

 

OK OK - Amazing patterned tights and classic warm Duffle Coats.  Designed in Melbourne, Made in NZ.

http://store.aquirkoffate.com/brand/ok-ok  

able and game hand printed cards made in Melbourne

 

ABLE & GAME - Amazing, hilariously quirky cards and tea-towels hand printed in their Brunswick studio. 

http://store.aquirkoffate.com/brand/able-and-game

tiny and i candy coloured necklaces baby friendly

 

TINY AND I - Candy coloured jewellery and baby friendly necklaces!!

http://store.aquirkoffate.com/brand/tiny-and-i

treehorn designs made in Melbourne australia

 

TREE HORN DESIGNS -  Everything these guys do in their Melbourne studio is with the environment in mind! Only using reclaimed, recycled or sustainably grown timber, often making more items from the trimmings on the workshop floor. We love these amazing cheese boards!!

http://store.aquirkoffate.com/brand/treehorn-design

uimi funkis ok ok australian made melbourne local designers

 

UIMI -  Made exclusively from natural fibres, including extra fine Australian merino wool, organic cotton and the finest Egyptian cotton.  Designed and manufactured at their own factory in Melbourne, uimi products are proudly certified Australian Made. 

store.aquirkoffate.com/brands/uimi

skin and threads merino wool crew Australian a quirk of fate

 

SKIN & THREADS - Beautiful 100% Australian Merino Wool basics. 

http://store.aquirkoffate.com/brand/skin-and-threads

power to make photo frames

 

POWER TO MAKE - Unique wine racks and photo frames made in Preston in their micro-manufacturing  facility.  These guys use digital technology to produce highly crafted, customisable objects. 

http://store.aquirkoffate.com/brand/power-to-make

takeawei handmade melbourne mugs

 

TAKEWEI - Chela Edmunds is the talent behind Takewei, making beautiful, useful objects out of clay from her North Melbourne studio. Her awesome range of ceramic art and home wares feature organic shapes, bright textures and a sense of humour!

tufts ceramics made in melbourne a quirk of fate

 

TUFTS - Bespoke handmade tableware, in all shapes and sizes.  Made in Melbourne!

 

 

 GRAINE wallet made in melbourne a quirk of fate

GRAINE - Fashion Accessories label created in a small Brunswick East workshop. After searching high and low and being unable to find great quality unique leather accessories they decided it was time to fill that space with our own unique designs.

http://store.aquirkoffate.com/brand/graine

URBAN CARTEL - Contemporary porcelain tableware based in North Melbourne, we stock a range of ceramic pieces with minimalistic expression of form. http://store.aquirkoffate.com/brand/urban-cartel

DJUR - Bags and Clutches, all items are handmade in Melbourne with an emphasis on sourcing high quality natural materials. http://store.aquirkoffate.com/brand/djur

FELICITY AT LARGE - Finely crafted artistic jewellery handmade from a cosy studio in Melbourne by Felicity Jane Large, an independent jeweller.

A Quirk Of Fate would love to thank our favourite people and talented designers who push against the odds and fight to make their stuff locally!! You can see the difference in their awesome products, come check them out in store for yourselves:

Post Date Jul 2

Top 5 Reasons You Should Buy Local Melbourne Made Products

local handmade ceramics melbourne

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