I'd been thinking about getting more Marimekko coffee cups so when I heard about them opening stores in Sydney and Melbourne, I couldn't wait to visit. I get that you can buy their products online and retail outlets stock their range, but you know, it's never the same.
It was everything I expected and more. Located on King Street right beside Louis Vuitton, you walk up a short flight of stairs into two floors of impeccably sleek interiors. The vibrant colours they are known for catch your eye immediately. I make a beeline for the fabrics and the homewares on display on the first floor. The staff are friendly and helpful (and not pushy), and tell me I can find more tableware upstairs. I make my way up and find myself poring over the pretty displays and shelves.
There is, however, one major problem. I want everything.