If you’re looking for distinctive and beautifully crafted fashion and accessories, look no further than Camberwell Junction.
Whether you’re searching the stalls of Camberwell’s Rotary Sunday Market or browsing the shelves of Camberwell Junction’s boutique fashion stores, you’re sure to find that special, one-of-a-kind piece.
Camberwell Sunday Market stallholder Helen Yang and Camberwell Junction trader Anabela Mangogna both offer bespoke products across the fashion and accessories category, ensuring you’ll walk away with a piece as individual as you are.
Get to know more about them and their wares below.
Meet Camberwell Sunday Market stallholder Helen Yang
Helen Yang is renowned for creating distinctive accessories in her signature Japanese button style.
Her business B2 Buttons and Beads has been operating a stall at the Camberwell Sunday Market for more than 10 years.
Using traditional Japanese silk fabrics in bright colours and stunning prints, Ms Yang sells a range of products including earrings, hair clips, rings, brooches, magnets, head bands, cards, soft toys and more.
She also uses high-end Japanese Miyuki Delica beads in the beading products and Liberty fabrics from the renowned London department store.
“I love making these things. It allows me to be very creative. And I’m always trying to learn new techniques so I can make new products,” she said.
Ms Yang has recently taken up leathermaking and now offers a collection of handmade leather bags, purses, and pouches. Her signature handbag design features an interchangeable strap which allows the bag to be carried as a backpack or over the shoulder.
“When I buy the leather, I make sure I buy it in Melbourne so I can see it and feel it myself before I buy it. I want to make sure it is authentic,” Ms Yang said.
Ms Yang said she hoped her designs would bring happiness to those who purchased them.
Meet Camberwell Junction trader Anabela Mangogna
Ever since she was little, Anabela Mangogna dreamed of fashion. She dressed her dolls, was fascinated by fashion magazines and loved to dress up in her mum’s jewellery and make-up.