Handmade & vintage clothing, accessories and homewares
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BY ALICIA POOLE
Relocating from Melbourne, owner Sally Doe opened up Ike & Fly at the hole-in-the-wall styled store in the Arcade, just off Hunter Street Mall.
“I moved up from Melbourne in May, after spending 15 years there, but I was originally from Newcastle until I was 14, then I moved onto Sydney and all over the place. I’d always wanted to move back up and I guess things all fell into place at the right time. I’ve done all the work to this space. It looked totally different to what you see now. It was as if it hadn’t been touched for 50 years! I gutted it, painted it and did everything”
Hidden off the main street, you’ve got to keep your eye out to find the space. But if you’re a handmade and vintage aficionado, you won’t want to miss it!
“I just love vintage clothes and op-shopping…I’m kind of influenced by Japanese design & culture, minimalism, utilitarianism; a play between them all”
“I had quite a big shop in Melbourne on the High Street in Northcote…It was a collective in Melbourne and I had quite a big network of makers…I’ve
even brought some of the makers work up with me”
Sally’s passion for design and fashion shines throughout the store,
“I studied fashion at East Sydney Tech. Then, later I went to the Sydney College of the Arts and did a Fine Arts Honour degree; I’ve got both that fashion, design and fine arts background…I’ve also done print-making, and I’m still very interested in textiles and prints”
Keep an eye out for Ike & Fly at our local Olive Tree Markets, as Sally will be busy selling her handmade hats and potentially a whole range of her work in the future!