Saturdays NYC is pleased to announce the opening of their second Australian location in Melbourne’s central business district. The new store marks the brands eighth store globally with two locations now in Australia, two in New York City and four in Japan. Situated in Albert Coates Lane, the store juxtaposes the brands first Australian store in Bondi Beach by being located in the heart of Melbourne’s busy city metropolis.
“We love coming to Australia- Melbourne offers a different feeling than other parts of the country that we have visited so far. The busy streets like Bourke reminded us a little of New York City. The appreciation for good coffee and the similar aesthetics made us feel like this would be a great fit” states co-founder Colin Tunstall. The store’s design is “a contemporary, gallery like space with reference to 1950’s modernism. The material palette is mostly neutral tones of white timber and concrete which creates a soft, classic mood.” Local craftspeople and materials were used to create the build of the store. Custom lighting and photographic artworks provide points of interest within the space.
The retail & coffee blend that has become a Saturdays signature will continue to be served at the Melbourne location with coffee beans supplied through a co-op from Sydney’s Artificer & Melbourne based Everyday Coffee.