This is my kind of site: http://www.etsy.com/. No need to travel to Australia or to far off lands to obtain lovingly made couture items =) It showcases all things handmade! I can buy, connect & share with other hobbyists (some are self styled designers). Incredibly proficient at what they do, some are better than professionals. You can buy clothes, accessories, household items and decorations, all the things girls love.
My favourite designer is BellaBeadjeweled. Impressive handiwork and envy-worthy talent (see pic above). Wish I had money to give her a prize. Check out her work: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22819981&ref=sr_gallery_2&&ga_search_query=carnelian&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=price_desc&includes=tags&includes=title