MADE590 - Fun Fashion Looks For Everyone!
The Made590 brand tackles the size inclusive landscape head-on, making it accessible to a range of sizes between 8-26, because, in their words “that's how it should be!”
The original Made590 store first opened its doors to the public back in October 2004, in a beautiful little corner shop in Newtown where designer and owner, Christina, instantly fell in love with the location and couldn’t say no to!
At the time there were no solid plans for a shopfront, but when a perfect little retail space calls, sometimes you just have to take that giant leap and go for it. And it's a good thing she did because Made590 has quickly become an icon of Australian-made fashion.
For Christine, the world of fashion was an organic evolution that started 17 years ago as a screen printer, selling her wares at various markets around Sydney, before opening a storefront in Newtown.
The Newtown store started by stocking a range of fashionable designs made by friends. Eventually, Christine realised her true potential as a designer, taking her business to the next level.
The idea to incorporate all sizes came about when Kelly, now her co-designer, got on board. Together, they grew the range and slowly introduced new shapes, including designs they wanted to wear themselves as well as special requests from customers.
Consistently designing to fill the gaps in their own wardrobes and making pieces that weren't only special, but that also fitted all body shapes and sizes, they materialised the brand to what it is today.
Made590, has a special focus on made-in-Australia clothing, and they have collaborated with numerous Australian designers over the years, including Kirbee Lawler, who designs the majority of their fabrics, as well as Andrea Smith, Studio Flos (aka Claire Cassidy), Hayley Wills and Laura Blythman.
For Christine, Australian-made is something she is passionate about because it is all she has ever known and the only way she would ever consider working. In her view, manufacturing at home takes a lot of hard work, but it also keeps so many small businesses going.
Their beautiful store has since outgrown Newtown and moved across town to Marrickville. Coincidentally, Christina had that same feeling walking into her new Madespace as she did 16 years earlier walking into the original at 590 King Street. It’s the perfect spot, full of potential, with loads of character - but on a much bigger scale.
We do hope you enjoy shopping with Made590 and if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email or call the shop!
A: 244 Victoria Road, Marrickville, New South Wales, 2204.