Thursday, March 25, 2010
We're loving: Collector Store
It's always great to see your city through the eyes of a newcomer. Kelly Hawke, real living's editorial co-ordinator, moved down from Brisbane in August last year and is discovering all sorts of cool places in her local 'hood. Here's her latest favourite find:
For those of you based in Sydney, or maybe planning a weekend trip to the big smoke, a visit to Crown St in Surry hills is a great way to get a feel for inner-city Sydney life.
One of our favourite stores along this colourful street is Collector Store, filled to the brim with beautiful fashion, homewares, and accessories.
Collector Store was opened in October 2009 by two Surry hills locals, Nicole and Chris Balken. They said they chose Crown St because of its village environment. “There is a great buzz in the air and lots of new exciting stores opening,” Nicole says.
Collector Store rings true to its name and is a collection of all things lovely. It’s the ideal one-stop shop. They have just opened an upstairs area with beautiful furniture and homewares. Some of the labels include Publisher Textiles, WS Traders, Tim Leveson, Ponyrider, Murchison-Hume, Attia and new to the store Ortigia.
Also, look out for the revolving artwork collections that are a new addition to Collector Store. Phillip Morris, a 1970s rock photographer, will have his artwork displayed on their walls over the next month.
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