New South Wales,
Set in the western suburb of Summer Hill (about five miles from the CBD), this eclectic shelter shop is known to many Sydneysiders because of its owner, Monica Trapaga, a locally famous jazz singer and television host. But the shabby-chic housewares and unusual gifts she stocks command their own attention. Vintage-looking mirrors, ornate chandeliers, and handmade quilts, cushions, and linens share the charmingly cluttered space with fancy bath products, scented candles, and French candies and chocolates. If you need a gift for someone décor-inclined, you’re sure to find it here.