Springing up in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood (and online) earlier this year, Epatant (French for 'splendid') is an unabashedly discerning outfit selling fine everyday products for mostly refined men. The range is divided into age groups stretching from one to a wishful 110. Sure, at 100 you're only getting candles, but we reckon that's because they're still on the lookout for just the right thing.
Epatant takes its mission to cover everyday needs seriously. You won't find an exhaustive clothing range, but you will find a fastidiously appointed selection of stationery, ties, wallets, weekend bags, umbrellas and DVDs from the almighty Criterion Collection. Epatant also covers the 'everyday' in a different way: stocking 'world-leading' scissors and even carpenter's mallets from Emir, a German-British company established in the 1830s. And that's just the start. Basically if you're sick of shabby homeware and department store accessories, Epatant can help.
Update: Epatant will be closed for a time from March 2013. The official line is "Gone Fishin'".