Welcome to Village Idiom!


The place to find beautiful jewellery and clothing, unique gifts, homewares, and more. We love supporting local artists and designers. We love ethical and sustainable brands and do our best to bring you the best fashion, gifts, art, and fun things that we can find, so that you can look great, give the perfect gift, have fun shopping wth us, and do it all within your budget! Curating a selection of unique, quirky, stylish, beautiful, and delightful things from Australia and the world.

We love being a part of our local community! When you visit us you’ll always be welcomed into a warm fun and friendly environment and we’re pretty sure you’ll be able to find that perfect gift for yourself or someone else!

About Elise

Village Idiom was born in 2000 and has evolved with the Yarraville community over the years to meet the changing needs and tastes of the community and the area. Having worked in retail for most of my adult life, I always dreamed of curating a space full of the things that I love and a lovely experience for any one who comes in to the store. Since taking over 3 years ago I have been overjoyed to be able to support the local community, local artists, and my customers.

I believe that shopping in a bricks and mortar store should be an enjoyable experience. When you shop with us you walk away with a story, a smile, or a laugh, and have hopefully found that one special thing that has captured your imagination, made you feel like a million dollars, or that perfect gift that will bring a smile to someone’s face or brighten their day.

Having worked in cosmetics, fashion, costume, giftware and the arts for over 30 years, I love putting together the perfect gift or outfit and seeing my customers leave with a smile on their beautiful faces!

Being a part of this beautiful village and community is a dream come true and I look forward to sharing the experience with you.


Village Idiom has been featured in


Postcards TV show

Shane Crawford and the Postcards TV show popped by to feature us in their edition on the inner west.

The Age Newspaper, Retail Therapy

“This is the kind of store that's handy to have around when you're short of gift ideas. There really is something for everyone.”

Time Out Melbourne Magazine - Things to do in Yarraville

“In the market for a '50s-style atomic clock or a great gift? Village Idiom have you covered!”