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pépite's story


Meaning ‘a good find’ in French, pépite is a concept-store hosting a large selection of original objects by local creatives. Featuring a mix of carefully curated ceramics, jewellery, artwork, accessories and apparel, pépite gathers the work of some of Melbourne’s (and Australia’s!) freshest and most promising artists under one roof.

There are more than 50 local creatives represented, with most of the objects being produced within 5 kilometres of the store. Everything is handmade, with many one-off pieces, limited editions and some special commissions exclusive to pépite.

Every object and happening at pépite has been curated by founder Irina Rybakov. Irina is passionate about uncovering new talent and has been involved in Melbourne’s creative scene since she moved to Melbourne 8 years ago (from Lyon, France), working with frankie magazine, Craft Victoria and The Big Design Market.

“The idea was to create a space that is somewhere between a shop and a gallery, and really shines the spotlight on the artists behind each object. We’re so lucky to have an amazing community of creatives in Melbourne (and Australia!) and I feel privileged to be able to showcase their work at pépite.”

The underlying mission behind this whole project is to foster the amazing community of emerging and established makers, designers and artists.

pépite has recently teamed up with iconic Melbourne fashion label Alpha60 to set up a new home in their Menswear store in Fitzroy.


195 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
Access: There is plenty of car parking out the front and the 11 tram stops nearby.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 6pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm