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Phillips x Firefly

So Angela, our new American friend pointed out to us that our Hawaiian shirt (here) is famous! Captain Wash (Alan WrayTudyk) a character from the TV series Firefly likes to lounge around in Phillips vintage – who knew? Angela will be receiving her shirt in the mail soon. Are there any other fans out there in cyberspace?  

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Gift a Phillips Shirt!

Gift a Phillips Shirt! Mandy, my new friend called me last week because she wanted to give Steve, her BF a special surprise gift for his birthday. Disclosing only our address, she sent Steve to us. Upon arrival, I gave Steve a personal letter from Mandy which presented the details of his gift – a beautifully made custom shirt! After a fitting Steve was given a personal tour of our factory. He picked a luxurious

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Lookin’ Dandy at Phillips

Those fine musical folks, The Dandy Warhols, heard about the treasure of garments at Archive, a Shop by Phillips through the grapevine and popped in for a look-see ahead of their appearance at Harvest Festival Peter, Zia and Brent (Courtney was ill, unfortunately) had a rummage through the racks of Liberty print shirts, womenswear and bow ties and the seemingly unending archive of unworn vintage stock, from Phillips” CBD factory and warehouse. A Lady Phillips…

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British India rock Phillips shirts

Aussie indie darlings, British India had a rummage through the racks of new and vintage stock at Phillips on a recent photo at Phillips factory and warehouse with photographer Kane Hibberd. The lads, whose latest single “I Can Make You Love Me” is out now, selected a few garments to wear, then lounged around like rockers in front of the camera for the rest of the day. Here”s a sneaky photo from the day. The…

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Melbourne Open House Photography Competition Winner

The Melbourne Open House photography competition winners have been announced and we”re thrilled that the winner of the Interior category, Jonathan White, submitted a shot of the Phillips Shirt factory. Judges said, Sheila Hirsch and lacrosse is a combination that has worked well for her and her Edina High fashion design schools team. the winner of this category has showed a deft touch at describing the nature of this particular interior with one shot. The…

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Broadsheet Melbourne hearts the Phillips factory

  Those marvellous people in the know, Broadsheet Melbourne, came to Phillips for a sticky-beak – in the nicest possible way of course – to find out what all the hoo-ha is about our hidden and humble factory. Most people who walk through the factory doors are instantly intrigued; after all, with very few factories left in Melbourne and indeed Australia, it”s an interesting sight to see. We”ve been fortunate to have been blogged and…

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A love affair with Lady Phillips cushions

These beautiful photographs of a selection of the Lady Phillips cushion range were shot by Melbourne photographer Eli Russell. Lady Phillips cushions are available online and in store at Archive – A shop by Phillips open Wednesday to Friday.

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ABC – Open House

If you missed out on the tour of the Phillips Shirts factory at Melbourne Open House this weekend, take a look at this ABC clip which we were interviewed online casino for. Thanks to everyone who came along and was truly enthusiastic about treasure trove of Melbourne history!

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Cheryl from Business Chic visits Phillips Shirts

The smart and stylish Cheryl from Business Chic came by our factory and shop recently for a rifle through our racks of new and vintage stock and a natter about the heritage and future plans for Phillips Shirts. See what this lovely lady has to say below. Melbourne Open House: Phillips Shirts Greetings BusiChic! A cheeky post today to tell you about Phillips Shirts, a business that has worked out of the same building in…

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Open House Melbourne Announcement

WE ARE EXCITED! Last week we said there was a secret event that we are going to be part of. Now we can let you know that Phillips Shirts” Little Lonsdale Street factory is one of three mystery buildings to be opened to the public as part of the Open House Melbourne event on 28 & 29 July. We”ll be holding tours of our factory, which is the only one of its kind still in…

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Phillips Shirts featured in The Age

Mystery tour of shirt factory unbuttoning of city”s past by Lexi Cottee Published: July 18, 2012 In a vaulted room behind the unmanned cutting tables, pressing equipment and silent sewing machines in a cavernous Melbourne clothing factory is a dressmaker”s delight. Colour fills the room from fabric reels amassed during the 60-year history of Phillips Shirts, one of Melbourne”s last locally owned shirt makers. The Phillips Shirts factory in Little Lonsdale Street is one of…

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Thousand Pound Bend Photo Shoot

We invited the lovely staff from 1000 £ Bend to style their own shoot with the current collection of unworn vintage and new garments from Archive, A Shop by Phillips. They all totally rocked!   Lauren and Jake from 1000 £ Bend wearing new and vintage garments from the collection at Archive a Shop by Phillips in today”s shoot. Shot by the talented and lovely Elli Russell. LAUREN: Men”s vintage slim fit shirt available in…

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Makers of Melbourne Feature

Makers of Melbourne Music, fashion, food & culture from Melbourne September 3, 2012 When my friend Emma Clarke invited me to spend the afternoon with her at work a couple of weeks ago I really wasn’t expecting the treasure trove of mint condition vintage clothing and fabric that awaited me inside the Phillips Shirt factory on Little Lonsdale Street. Launched in 1952 by Phillip Phillips and Alex Peterfreund, Phillips shirts came to life after the…

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