Sitting on the busy end of Smith Street, Monkey Jar is a rare style of retailer offering both style and substance. They love what they do and it shows in their involvement with seasonal events and local community happenings. Festive sweaters are abound as Christmas in July swings through, plus they’re stocking plenty of Kate Bush style dresses so you can get your Wuthering Heights on later this month with the flash mob at Kings Domain. An added bonus – they know there’s no better way to make sure everyone can get involved by keeping it cheap as chips. The shop is also home to individual store holders, meaning you’ll get individual sellers holding records on one side of the shop, and a great range of vintage clothes or furniture on the other. This lets the small business owners offer great styles and even greater choices, too. There’s a mix of people who come through the shop – because there’s no obvious window display, first timers will often walk in by chance and keep coming back afterwards as there’s more than meets the eye. New stock comes in weekly, and there’s usually a sale every few months. They also keep an eye out on fun things happening locally, and as they’re in touch with the local community, they’ll keep sales running to help get customers involved.