Magnolia Pearl at Manteau Noir

We are so excited to introduce American brand Magnolia Pear into the store this spring! So far we have received two gorgeous deliveries with a third on its way. The exquisite attention to detail, had finishes, use of beautiful natural fibres and a boheminian heirloom aesthetic sees this collection walking out the door. For up to the minute information follow us on instagram "Manteaunoir" for daily up dates of new stock arrivals or simply call the store on 03 5348 1902 and we can put you on our call back list. We will contact you as soon as new delivery arrives, this way you will not miss out.   

Posted on October 18, 2016 .

MAJOLICA FROM PARIS.....

We have just received our latest shipment of brocante from France, we have a particularly beautiful selection of Majolica to share with you. Visit us at Shop 1/27 Vincent Street Daylesford we are open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm or call the store on (03) 5348 1902.  

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Posted on February 12, 2016 .

PARIS BUYING TRIP SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015

I returned last night from Paris after spending three very fruitful weeks with pal Mary Ellis. We had a great time scouring Parisian flea markets and antique fairs for interesting brocante. New women's clothing and accessories brands for the coming seasons where also on my radar, I cannot wait to share with you what I discovered! Just keep an eye on our Instagram feed for daily updates, exciting times ahead! 

Below are some of the highlights from our trip.....

Good morning Paris! Views from our wonderfully located Parisian appartment on the rue des Martyrs in the 9th South Pigalle, it's my new favourite place to stay in Paris. Cafes such as KB, Rose Bakery and Buvette were just a stones throw from our appartment, we were spoilt for choice! The quality of the small speciality food stores on rue des Martyrs was brilliant! We ate the most delicious cured salmon, charcuterie, meats, cheeses, wine, breads, pasteries and fruit and veg. Travelling with my friend Mary Ellis who just happens to be a gun chef was such a treat. Some of the best meals in Paris where actually prepared by her in our own little Parisian kitchen....

Good morning Paris! Views from our wonderfully located Parisian appartment on the rue des Martyrs in the 9th South Pigalle, it's my new favourite place to stay in Paris. Cafes such as KB, Rose Bakery and Buvette were just a stones throw from our appartment, we were spoilt for choice! The quality of the small speciality food stores on rue des Martyrs was brilliant! We ate the most delicious cured salmon, charcuterie, meats, cheeses, wine, breads, pasteries and fruit and veg. Travelling with my friend Mary Ellis who just happens to be a gun chef was such a treat. Some of the best meals in Paris where actually prepared by her in our own little Parisian kitchen....

One of the many great brocante finds from my trip! A particularly lovely Luneville French earthenware tureen and platter in perfect condition are heading to the store later this year...... 

One of the many great brocante finds from my trip! A particularly lovely Luneville French earthenware tureen and platter in perfect condition are heading to the store later this year...... 

I love this military themed Sarreguemines set of 9 wall plates, arriving late November. 

I love this military themed Sarreguemines set of 9 wall plates, arriving late November. 

Antique Limoges late 1800's 70 piece monogrammed "C" dinner set, beautifully coloured and in excellent condition. 

Antique Limoges late 1800's 70 piece monogrammed "C" dinner set, beautifully coloured and in excellent condition. 

1920's dolls in very wabisabi condition but utterly charming...

1920's dolls in very wabisabi condition but utterly charming...

Sweet little handpainted primitive vintage cabinet is heading to the store..

Sweet little handpainted primitive vintage cabinet is heading to the store..

This beautifully handcrafted Italian leather shoe collection is heading to the store in December......we are their only Australian stockist.

This beautifully handcrafted Italian leather shoe collection is heading to the store in December......we are their only Australian stockist.

French jewels anyone! This show stopping black diamond pave bird ring is coming soon.......

French jewels anyone! This show stopping black diamond pave bird ring is coming soon.......

The prettiest collection of Sarreguemines 1890's plates. 

The prettiest collection of Sarreguemines 1890's plates. 

Exceptional Japanese womenswear collection heading to the store in early 2016, we are proudly their first stockist in Australia.  

Exceptional Japanese womenswear collection heading to the store in early 2016, we are proudly their first stockist in Australia.  

Posted on October 8, 2015 .

100% LINEN By MANTEAU NOIR

Introducing our own brand of beautiful 100% linen hand towels! Perfect in the kitchen or powder room, luxuriously thick and absorbent! Rustic chic at its finest, we are obsessed and you will be too! 

$25 each or 3 for $60 - 40cm x 70cm made in Europe 

$25 each or 3 for $60 - 40cm x 70cm made in Europe 

Posted on May 9, 2015 .

MANTEAU NOIR Collection - by Victoria Varrasso

Our eponymous women's clothing brand is designed my me, (Victoria Varrasso) in a lovely little central Victorian country town called Daylesford. Each garment is made with love and meticulously dyed by hand in Melbourne. 

The focus is upon creating beautifully textural, simple, ageless, fluid garments that are effortless to wear using only the finest natural fibres (predominately 100% european linen).   

I am inspired by so many things; heratige textiles, country living, antique French utilitarian wear, mourning jewellery, Victorian children's garments, the 1900s primitive prairie period, travelling, interiors, art, photography and my ever evolving collection of vintage and antique treasures.

My preferred colour palate is muted; rose, lilac, dusty grey blues, sage, soft neutrals and then punctuated with indigo, navy, black and crisp white, and stripes, I love stripes!

All garments are prewashed for ease of care, can be worn anywhere, anytime and definitely require no ironing! 

Inspirations...... 

Inspirations...... 

 

     Camille Linen Dress $289

     Camille Linen Dress $289

    Riviera Linen Boating Jacket $320

    Riviera Linen Boating Jacket $320

    Victoria Linen Pintuck Dress $295

    Victoria Linen Pintuck Dress $295

    Posted on April 13, 2015 .

    JOSEPHINE - BY CIRE TRUDON HAS LANDED

    LIMITED EDITION CANDLE BY CIRE TRUDON $130

    Bergamot, Kaffir Lime, Turkish Rose, Eqyptian Jasmine, Chinese Camellia, Indonesian Sandalwood and Iris intertwine to create "Josephine" the latest sensory offering from French artisan wax makers Cire Trudon. During a recent trip to Paris I experienced this beautiful fragrance for the first time and fell in love! I am thrilled to be able to share it with you now. 

    Bergamot, Kaffir Lime, Turkish Rose, Eqyptian Jasmine, Chinese Camellia, Indonesian Sandalwood and Iris intertwine to create "Josephine" the latest sensory offering from French artisan wax makers Cire Trudon. During a recent trip to Paris I experienced this beautiful fragrance for the first time and fell in love! I am thrilled to be able to share it with you now. 

    Posted on April 10, 2015 .

    Flying Rabbits - by Anita Mertzlin

    WINGED RABBIT $245

    WINGED RABBIT $245

    We are very excited this morning as Anita Mertzlin has been busy weaving her magic again! These limited edition rabbits will be arriving instore for Easter, available in a range of colours and utterly adorable!  


    Posted on March 30, 2015 .