Made590 is a quirky art, homewares and clothing shop nestled in the suburb of Newtown, located 4 kilometres south-west of the Sydney CBD. What was once a farming area in the early 19th century, Newtown has become a centre for entertainment, fine dining and shopping.
Made590 has been in operation since 2004 and although they have been located in Newtown for over 7 years now, it was at The Finders Keepers Market at CarriageWorks in 2010 where I first discovered the unique concept of the shop. Made590 claims that the store only sells products that have a 'design influence' and the lines are usually limited ranges that are only available for a short period of time.
When you walk past Made590's window display, instantly your attention has been caught. The mannequins in the front window contain animal heads on a human body, and are usually wearing a bright array of clothing. Made590 is quite famous for its' eccentric window displays, as well as the clever and cute in store arrangements, which change regularly.
If you like witty gifts, then Made590 is the place for you. Amongst the various items for sale you can find stuffed, plush rabbit and deer busts hung on the wall, bright pink lawn flamingos as well as rabbit, toadstool and duck shaped lamps. Made590 stocks everything from clothing to homewares, accessories, books, jewellery and gifts, so you're sure to find something you will love.
To get to Newtown you can either catch public transport or drive, however even at the best of times it is quite difficult to find a parking spot nearby. Trains run regularly to and from Newtown Station, as well as buses which run frequently along King Street.
The store focuses mainly on animals and quirky, design-inspired items