We are beyond excited to have our new store in the iconic Royal Arcade. Recently featured on What’s on Melbourne, our new location is a highlight of our personality and we can’t wait to share it with you all.
We’ve even added an exclusive corner full of stunning Melbourne-themed luxury goodies and iconography to embrace the cultural hub that is our new home. Originally built in 1869, the Royal Arcade, in the bustling heart of the Melbourne CBD, is the longest standing shopping mall in the country. Rich with history, culture, and life, our new home in shops 8-10 highlights many of our hand-picked, curated goods that Paper Republic is renowned for.
I asked our store Manager, Scott, what does he love about our new location?
“I love the constant energy surrounding us here in the CBD, the diversity of people we get through our store is so exciting, it really suits us!” he said.
Comforting and colourful prints from around the world, stunning paper goods, beautifully crafted greeting cards, and a constantly expanding range of inspired goods, we maintain a store as energetic and light as it’s location deserves. Classic mugs, keychains, cards, and gifts by Sweet William, from London. Our gorgeous range of mugs featuring man’s best friend, fly out the door. I mean, who isn’t obsessed with their Pooch? Perfect for gifting if you have a doggie-loving friend or relative.
That’s just a taste of what we have in-store at Paper Republic. Looking around the arcade you’ll discover intricately designed, heritage-listed features which hosts a multitude of over 30 stores. Some of our neighbours have been tenants of the arcade for decades! The Royal Arcade's truly a piece of Melbourne and her long standing beauty. Full of life and energy, our new location inspires us everyday.
There are tempting patisseries, cafes, jewellers, specialty stores, and boutiques just to name a few. These all add to the magical energy of the glass-enclosed halls, stunning glass roof framed with ornate ironwork – which lets in a flood of natural light. One visit and you’ll be captivated by the highlights and detail of the Royal Arcade in all her beauty.
An interesting fact about the Royal Arcade is that it has the only operating Gaunt clock in the world. The clock, which is located at the entrance, has been chiming every day since 1892 and chimes every hour, on the hour, twice! We’re fascinated by the history and personality of our new home and are inspired by the hustle and bustle at the heart of Melbourne.
"The Royal Arcade was proudly the first arcade in Melbourne and is the longest-standing arcade in Australia. Its historical significance is profound and underpinned by the fact that, as a significant Victorian era building, it is part of the Victorian Heritage Register." Quoted from the official Royal Arcade website.
The melting pot of culture, art, and design around us is the perfect home for our new store with excitement and intrigue which flows through to our store and those who stop by.
We can’t wait for you to see it for yourself – we’re sure you’ll love it as much as we do!
With Love, Paper Republic.