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21 Small Australian Brands To Know About Next Time You Go Online Shopping

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1. Stock up on unique jewellery from Haus of Dizzy.

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Kristy is an indigenous jewellery maker who has created some eye-catching accessories that are the perfect compliment to any outfit. If you're a fan of colour, you can't miss these.

Check out this pair or this one you can personalise with your own name.

2. Get on the retro vibe with Karameleon.

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A Bondi-born label inspired by the '90s, Karameleon has some seriously awesome swimsuits that'll make you the coolest person on the beach. Think scoop-neck one pieces, and high cut legs, in some really unique prints.

Check out these yellow tartan overalls which are very Cher from Clueless.

3. Spruce up your home with Third Drawer Down homewares.

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This brand is all about really unique statement pieces that you can scatter around your home to look effortlessly cool. The tea towels will complement any kitchen decor, and their mugs will be a great addition to your desk.

Check out this colourful Luna Park tea towel, a perfect gift for visitors.

4. Turn heads in outfits from Her Pony The Label.

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These outfits just scream "summer festival", but no one's stopping you from rocking them on any normal day of the week. Whether you go for the embroidered, sequinned masterpieces, or keep it cool in a matching top-and-skirt set, you really can't go wrong.

Check out these sparkly knickers which are impractical but a real necessity.

5. Have everyone asking where you got your outfit with clothes from Lenni.

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They won't be the cheapest pieces in your wardrobe, but Lenni has some super cool stuff that your mates will be jealous of. The collections all have different feels so surely you'll find something that works for you!

Check out this astral-inspired skirt, and have a look at all the other pieces in the same print.

6. Step up your accessories game with Erstwilder.

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The quirky and retro-inspired collections from this Melbourne label will instantly make any outfit you wear way more interesting. From animals and flowers, to Wild Wild West-themed, the only hard thing will be restraining yourself from buying one of everything.

Check out these impossibly cute cactus earrings.

7. Get some cute illustrations in your life with That Freckle.

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Perth-based designer Abbey's Etsy shop is full of screen-printed tees and totes, and some seriously adorable cards that you'll be wanting to buy in bulk.

Check out this tote for anyone who loves petting strangers' dogs.

8. Boost up your nail polish collection with some shades from Kester Black.

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Kester Black's nail polishes don't contain any of the nasty chemicals that you might find in other brands, so you know they're good for your nails and good for the planet. Plus, they're just as high-quality as your mainstream faves. KB also donate 2% of their proceeds to charity.

Check out my personal fave, this Future Is Female pink colour.

9. Rock some conversation-starting orgy artwork by Samuel Leighton-Dore.

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As well at this iconic orgy-printed tote, you can get your hands on some pretty sick handmade ceramic vases, and a celebratory Love Wins tea towel.

Check out this rainbow vom bag for carrying your groceries.

10. Treat your skin with Happy Skincare.

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This organic, vegan, ethical skincare line is made with 100% natural ingredients. The mineral masks are basically miracle workers, and their natural makeup also has seriously great reviews.

Check out their deodorant paste and avoid putting any more harmful chemicals in your body.

11. Fill your wardrobe with stand-out staples from Verge Girl.

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All of Verge Girl's pieces are simple with a lot of personality. Next time you feel like browsing through Asos for an online shopping fix, satisfy your craving with this Aussie alternative.

Check out this universally-flattering, red-hot wrap dress.

12. Use native Aussie ingredients to care for your skin with Juddarnje.

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This chemical-free skincare range from the Sunshine Coast was started by an Indigenous family with the philosophy of keeping everything natural. The ingredients are selected for each product based on their unique benefits.

Check out this peppermint gum soap which calms sensitive skin.

13. Get vintage with Graceland.

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This Melb-based label sources vintage gems from all over the world, and is an eclectic mix of pieces which are all actually very wearable. Plus they've got free shipping 'til the end of summer, so get on it while it's hot – literally.

Check out this gingham pinafore which is just the sweetest thing ever.

14. Embrace city life with Sydney brand Thrumka.

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Founded in Marrickville three years ago, Thrumka is inspired by metropolitan, architectural shapes with simple but beautiful tees and throw pillows. They've got a shopfront in Newtown (shared with other local brands), but also offer free shipping on tees.

Check out these sturdy, reversible tote bags.

15. Start handwriting more with goods from Darling Paper Co.

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If your New Year's resolution was to pick up a pen and paper, then this shop is for you. Based in Adelaide, and made by a local carbon-neutral printer, everything's hand-designed and super cute. From blank notebooks, to journals, to letter-writing sets, it's hard not to just buy one of everything.

Check out this undated desk planner which will keep you organised all year.

16. Switch out your perfume for a natural alternative.

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Perfect for people who find regular perfume overpowering or headache-inducing, IME Natural Perfume makes scents that are 100% toxin-free. They still have a beautiful strong smell, just without the chemical-ey undertones.

Check out the trial-pack with small sizes of all their perfumes.

17. Get cool threads from Shop Hazelnut – and matching pieces for the kiddies in your life.

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All the clothes from this small brand are made from old recycled clothes and fabrics. The kids sets are super adorable, and what's better than getting some in your own size as well?

Check out this summery gingham dress.

18. Get some delicate jewellery from Little Hangings.

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The jewellery from this shop is dainty and cute, and best of all, super-affordable. That just means you can buy even more!

Check out these awesome drop triangle earrings.

19. Embrace bush medicine with Aboriginal Bush Traders.

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Drop your all-purpose Papaw Ointment and start introducing some of these babies into your medicine cupboard. ABT sell a huge variety of stuff – art, homewares, clothing, and books – but their skincare and bush medicine range are seriously good stuff. They're made by Indigenous women, using traditional knowledge and ingredients.

Check out this calming balm with peppermint and lavender oils.

20. Invest in some seriously cool candles from You Me And Bones.

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Way better than your average stick candles, this brand makes scented waxy goodies in the shape of dolls heads, brains, and animal skulls. They'd make a perfect present, or even just a gift to yourself.

Check out this spooky-looking spine candle.

21. And get even more cool jewellery from Liz Lau Studio.

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Just in case I hadn't mentioned enough cool jewellery outlets in this article, here's one more for your list. Liz makes some epic plastic creations featuring stars, hands, and other kooky shapes.

Check out this handsy choker you can get in a couple different colours.