A local brand that really needs no introduction. The edgy and sleek designs of L A I R are created by owner and director Ashleigh Greenway, and you won’t be finding any pink or frilly pieces here. Their range of handmade leather bags, belts, chokers, skirts and more, features minimal lines with statement gold and silver hardware. With pieces that will be instantly recognised and complimented on as you walk down the street (talking from experience), the brand’s workshop is located right above their store on Hunter Street Mall. The shop not only houses Ashleigh’s iconic creations, but a range of exclusive designer clothes for girls and guys from brands including Senso, Zulu and Zephr and NEUW. If you happen to find yourself in Melbourne, they also have a store you can drop into in Fitzroy. Appearances are also regularly made from Ashleigh’s adorable British Bulldog, Woody, who you will always find sitting quietly and comfortably just outside the door. If their full priced items aren’t quite within your budget, be sure to keep an eye on their Instagram for their Flea Market announcements. Usually occurring every six weeks, the Hunter Street Mall store is filled with second hand goods from the designer filled closets of Ash and other Lair staff.