Happy Valley established in 2013, is an exciting design/book/vinyl/art shop at 294 Smith Street Collingwood, Victoria open 7 days a week. Personally curated by owner Chris Crouch, Happy Valley stocks a large range of eclectic gifts from Melbourne, plus many treasures sourced from all over the world, you won't find anywhere else in Australia. Happy Valley is a beautiful space to peruse our carefully selected book, gift and vinyl collections. Home to many wonderful and interesting books, you are bound to find a book to inspire you or that perfect present.
At Happy Valley you are certain to find a great affordable gift, or just a little something for yourself. It's the perfect place to discover something new and interesting. New York's Condé Nast Traveller named the store as one of the "best shops around the world for last minute gifts". Our online store is full of gifts featured at our Collingwood shop and we post Australia wide. Join our mailing list and/or instagram below to keep-up-to-date with all our latest news. We hope to see you on Smith Street soon!
"With its diverse edit of books, magazines, locally designed gifts, art prints and other ephemera, I think he’s totally nailed what a bookshop really needs to be these days. Chris’ single minded vision for Happy Valley is no accident – it comes from a lifetime of experience in the record industry and independent retail." - Lucy Feagins 'The Design Files'
"Melbourne’s Chris Crouch has made his mark on the city in more ways than one. He’s the former owner of Fitzroy North’s Tramway Hotel, cult shop Polyester Records and music label Candle Records. These days, he runs Happy Valley Shop: a collection of carefully selected books, vinyl records, art and gifts. You’d be hard-pressed to find some of these products elsewhere, which is always a good thing when it comes to choosing a gift." - Time Out Magazine
"Though relatively new to the scene, Happy Valley is a store to get lost in. Featuring a carefully chosen range of new fiction, art and design, and quirky gift books, it also sells hard-to-find homewares and accessories from local and international makers. Owner Chris Crouch previously owned music store Polyester Records, and brings a similar ethos to bear here. The store is the perfect mix of cool and fun – a stylish and interesting space that offers plenty of food for thought and never feels pretentious." - Melbourne's Best Bookstores - Broadsheet