This Bay Street boutique, just a hop and a skip from Beach Road in Port Melbourne, is not entirely devoted to beautiful young things. A wide range of high-quality pieces give this salon a relaxed, inclusive feel.

Women with an eye for style should find something to suit their requirements, from high-quality basics such as fine cotton long-sleeved tees, quirky pullovers, printed, denim and velvet cigarette jeans, leather pants, knits, accessories and special occasion frocks.

Densely sequined mid-thigh frocks will draw attention on special nights out, while elegant knit jackets and luxe, full-length rabbit and raccoon fur coats will travel from work to afterhours. Lacquer stocks an eclectic mix of boutique Australian and high-end international brands including Magdelena Velevksa, Dion Lee Line II, Missoni, Hudson, J Brand, Ginger & Smart and Kirrily Johnston.

Printed scarves, richly-scented candles in decorated tins and costume jewellery, including pretty gold chain pendants made with vintage-fabric backings – embellished with birds and dragonflies – will make for lovely gifts.

Evoking more of a relaxed weekend away are chunky tapestry-style knits, which will make a walk along a winter-chilled beach all the more likely. This stylish salon opened in March 2010 and has a sister store in Yarraville.