Village Idiom has to be the star of Yarraville - a country town shopping street which has been plonked in the city. Situated alongside a plethora of gift shops, restaurants, cafes and traditional local retailers, Village Idiom stands out.
You could spend an entire day browsing and still not see everything that's on offer. Among other items, we came away with a 'Tea Cube', which appears to be a very modern take on a teapot - but it features in the 'Wallace and Grommit' Inventions exhibition at the Science Museum as having been around since the early part of last century. The stainless steel infuser - which eliminates the need for a tea strainer as it's so fine - may be a recent invention, however.
Service and people skills are absolutely first class - nothing was too much trouble, including sending on a part that was missing from the box.
Although some items are a little above our budget (and luggage allowance!), the prices are very realistic, and there were thousands of really different, unusual items which cost less than $10.
Well done you Idioms! (I LOVE that name...)