Spring Shop Visit

Join us as we catch up with our Nancybird stockists and see what's new in store this spring. With our Woodland Banksia styles dropping over the next few days, it’s time to get to know this hard working group of Australian shops supporting our local communities.  Get to know their local neighbourhoods, styling tips for spring, and have a sneak peek on what's on their shelves this season.

They are all so unique. We can't wait for you to discover them in person on your travels.

A Date With Mabel - Potts Point, Sydney

Can you share some tips for styling this Spring?
A Date With Mabel is a contemporary store that loves wearable, colourful fashion, with a sense of style and joyfulness. Colour and texture are abundant this spring, with a focus on natural fibres and predominately Australian labels.

What do you love about your local area?

Em and Natalie are a mother and daughter duo working together for 15 years in fashion, food and design.  A Date With Mabel is their latest venture in vibrant Potts Point, an area full of colourful history and character.  Over the years, this building has been many things from the local deli in the 1940s to a backpackers’ travel agency in more recent times – the stories the old brick cellar could tell!

A Date With Mabel thrives in the warm community focused neighbourhoods of Potts Point and its surroundings. During city-wide lockdowns, the smiling faces of the locals waving as parcels are bundled up inside have kept everyone’s spirits up. 

What can we discover in store? 
Right now, the windows are full of soft floaty fabrics in gorgeous spring colours, bright locally made jewellery, and handmade raffia bags from Madagascar. 

Connect with A Date with Mabel
21 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point


Corner Store Merchants - Castlemaine, Victoria

Can you share some tips for styling this Spring?
We need to layer through our in-between seasons with crisp mornings and sunny afternoons here in Regional Victoria. Think fun t-shirts with cute cardigans, cropped pants matched with chunky socks and sandals. The Nancybird Pepper T-Shirt Dress will be an excellent go-to this season. Pop a fine wool knit under or a cardigan over the top. 

What do you love about your local area?
We’re housed in a Historic State Savings Bank proudly positioned on the corer of the main street of Castlemaine. Being my hometown I love being surrounded by community and enjoyed growing up here. I feel like I’m contributing to our vibrant area. 

We also run a gallery space within the store, holding monthly shows mostly by local artists but have shown works from Queensland and Melbourne.

What's unique about your shop and what can we discover in store?
The shop opened in 2015 and has grown a lot since then! With a focus on beautiful, functional objects, clothing, jewellery, vintage and more, we like to think of it as a curated shop full of goodies for the whole family!

We have locally-made ceramics and jewellery, picture books for kids, wonderful cooking, gardening, and travelling for great gifts. Quality leather wallets and bags sit aside youthful, colourful accessories- keeping our ranges accessible is essential. Whether you’ve saved up pocket money for a bug catching kit or your first leather travel bag- we’ve got you.  

We have a wall full of beautifully coloured pots for your indoor plants, and while you’re at it grab one of the amazing woollen blankets woven in Geelong.

Connect with Corner Store Merchants
220 Barker Street, Castlemaine

Top Drawer - Sandy Bay, Tasmania

Can you share some tips for styling this Spring?
In Tassie, we only get a few months of reliably warm weather.  As a result, we are experts at trans seasonal styling! It’s all about layering. Start with what I describe as your “cat burglar outfit” (black tights/leggings/skinny leg jeans with a close fitting, long sleeved t-shirt, preferably in fine merino).  Now you can layer whatever you like including your favourite summer dress! Swap open toed shoes for boots to keep your feet warm and dry.  Add a cardigan, jacket or coat and finish off with a cosy scarf.  For the gloomy overcast days, bright lipstick or earrings can give a needed pick me up.

What do you love about your local area?
Top Drawer is a much loved Hobart shopping institution located in the “well-to-do” suburb of Sandy Bay.  Having opened in the 70’s I’m the fourth owner of Top Drawer.  Many of our customers have fond memories of shopping here as children. Sandy Bay has a friendly village feel with many Tasmanian owned small boutiques and cafes and a loyal following creating a lovely sense of community.  We know most of our customers by name, and people often drop in for a chat, a laugh and maybe some local gossip.

I love owning a shop with a strong sense of local history and personal connection to my customers.  

What can we discover in store? 
You’ll find gorgeous leather bags and wallets and the first delivery of spring clothing collection from Melbourne designers Nancybird and Elk! There’s a local and imported selection of home fragrances and bath and beauty products well as homewares, including pastel coloured porcelain vases and tableware from Marmoset Found.

Plus plenty of indoor plants and ceramic pots, and locally made terrariums.

Connect with Top Drawer:
Shop 8 Magnet Court, Sandy Bay

Remedy - Western Australia 

Can you share some tips for styling this Spring?
The impact of Covid on our daily lives means the word transitional refers to the changing seasons and transitioning from home to work. When working from home, most will only be seen from the waist up online and not in close up detail, giving the ability to wear tops and dresses made of t-shirt material - a dream come true for many of us!. With beautiful statement prints and depth of colour, you achieve both home comfort and work-ready appearance in one.

Colour is what the world needs now to lift us out of a long winter and welcome those gentle Spring days of new growth. When the designs you wear have been lifted and resized from artworks they bring a depth of colour and stunning colour combinations only an artist can bring together. Even those who prefer wearing black will look to understated yet impactful colour to give their souls a lift during the day.

What's unique about your shop, and what can we discover in store? 
Next year we’ll celebrate 20 years since opening our doors, and while that’s no small feat in any business, you cannot be open without the love and support of your locals. We have two stores here in WA, one on Fremantle’s coast and Perth’s city fringes in Leederville.

Fremantle has maintained its creative heart of artists of all genres, writers, film-makers, architects and well known and loved musicians. Here we’re continually surrounded by people who make and create. There are moments of the community coming together, spontaneous dances, bubble blowing and musicians in the mall. Our store resides in the World Heritage listed West End, where you can find the best cafes and small bars.

Leederville brings all that inner city life offers. There are very few traditional strip shopping areas in WA and Leederville. Despite its classic ‘grungy’ appearance, it provides a hub for those in need of quality, be it coffee, eating options, or retail.  

Our customers genuinely represent the breadth of society, and we are lucky to have them all.

What can we discover in store? 
We’ve never wanted to be constrained in our offerings and enjoy discovering wonderful talent and objects to bring to our customers. We’ve enjoyed watching many of our creators evolve, grow and more recently pivot. Each time during our journey in retail, we face challenges. We wonder what they will bring to us next and never fail to impress us with their creativity and cleverness!

Many of our products or whole ranges, such as jewellery, are Australian made. Our business has always worked with organics, Fair Trade and sustainability. We’ve also promoted artists in our windows. Our most recent contributor was the ridiculously talented Georgia Zoric with her seafarer and sailor ceramic sculptures. Every Christmas, we work with puppet maker Leon Hendroff who never fails to create windows of whimsy and joy each year for all ages. 

Behind the scenes, we work with Patricia Giles Centre for Non Violence, helping to raise awareness of the red flags of family domestic violence (Pictured campaign image top left).

Our Remedy crew have worked with us for years, Jacq has been with us for 12 years this month, and we joke that we will be in our 80s still serving in the store together – imagine! Some of our crew have gone off on adventures and returned. It’s like a family that comes and goes but always in our hearts and minds, then we come together again like we never parted.

Connect with Remedy Store:
95 High Street, Fremantle
131 Oxford Street, Leederville

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