Husband-and-wife team Sam and Kyleigh Fisher originally conceived Tanner + Teague as a children’s line. But due to popular demand, the label branched into men’s and womenswear. All the garments are produced locally in Brunswick and Coburg.
Sam honed his construction skills in the London atelier of Vivienne Westwood, where he worked as a senior pattern maker. In Australia he has worked as a pattern maker for Scanlan Theodore and Willow. Tanner + Teague items are fashioned on the stand, rather than using a paper pattern. It’s a technique for which Westwood is renowned.
This multi-level concept store replaced Tanner + Teague’s first, smaller store on nearby Smith Street. Inspired by Liberty in London and The Line in New York, it has a wine bar on the ground floor and a designer apartment on the top.
Jet’s lead guitarist Cameron Muncey also happens to be a sommelier and close friend of the Fishers. He’s behind the selection of wines and charcuterie in the bar.
Beside this there’s a “sensory area”, dedicated to fragrances by Issey Miyake, Helmut Lang and Mark Buxton (the man who created Comme de Garçons’s iconic first fragrance), and a selection of objects and homewares from here and overseas.
The second floor is all Tanner + Teague leathergoods, men’s, women’s and children’s wear. The versatile pieces are made from cotton, wool and other natural fibers from Australia and New Zealand and mostly stick to a neutral palette of black, grey and white.
The light-filled apartment on the top floor – designed for visitors and tourists – showcases the store’s products in a home context. The suite is available to book through Airbnb and by getting in touch with Tanner + Teague. But even if you’re local, you're welcome to stay a while.