Shopping at Dimmeys is a unique experience. We pride ourselves on giving our customers bargains that cannot be matched by any other retailer.
Customers often ask us how we do it.
In 1853, a drapery store named Dimelow & Gaylard opened its doors in Swan Street Richmond* and soon became known to locals as Dimmeys. The name stuck and by the turn of the century, the owners renamed the store to Dimmeys Model Stores.
The recogniseable Richmond building was built in 1905 with the dome on top of the tower originally made of ruby-coloured glass. Each evening candles were lit inside the dome and the red orb could be seen for miles. Interestingly, there are no numbers on the famous clocktower face but the letters Dimmeys Stores.
Recognised by Melbourne's Age newspaper in 1998 as Melbourne No 1 icon, Dimmeys has been a beacon for bargain shoppers for 153 years*.
Dimmeys present-day owners maintain the original owners' simple philosophy, "Give the Customer a Bargain".
Dimmeys have 21 stores in Victoria (2017) | Locations and Times
* Sadly, the inaugural Richmond store in Swan Street, Richmond ceased trading on the 31st December 2012.
Dimmeys to close all 40 stores
After 166 years of trading, one of Australia's oldest retailers is shutting its doors nationally.
Dimmeys has announced it was shutting its doors, offering 30 per cent off all of its stock. The company, owned by Cool Breeze Clothing Pty Ltd, has more than 40 stores across Australia.
The much-loved bargain retailer , famous for its advertisements featuring Hawthorn football great Robert DiPierdomenico , did not reveal when stores would officially close, but thousands of people have taken to social media to express their disappointment.
Shoppers took to the Friends of Old Dandenong Facebook page, saying they were "saddened" by their local store's closure as the longstanding retailer had been there for more than 20 years.
According to the company's website, Dimmeys was first established in 1853 and has long been known for its "no frills" approach on pricing for items such as clothing, food, manchester , toys and homewares.
Dimmeys released a statement on its Facebook page stating: "After 166 years one of Australia's oldest retailers is closing down. All stock must go. Excludes already marked down items."
The Herald Sun Digital Edition: Dimmeys to close all 40 stores
This article is from the November 21, 2019 issue of The Herald Sun Digital Edition.
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