We Opened a Shop #southnewtown

28 June 2017

It’s been a while, but am now back in the blog/newsletter saddle and am going to try very very hard to keep you up to date with the goings and comings at Read&Bell central.

Blame the shop. Our lovely, beautiful shop that we adore. Finally after six years of trunk sales, fairs and markets we opened a permanent space at the south end of King St, Newtown in September 2016. We had (obviously), been fantasising about bricks and mortar for ever. At the beginning of last year we thought, yep we are ready…..just need to find the right space. We checked out a few, but none felt quite right and the shop idea was sadly put on the back burner. But of course serendipitously (Read&Bell’s middle name), a few months later, sitting in traffic, we spotted the For Lease sign at 594 King Street, Newtown. We have always loved this space and building, and with a bit of a push from our gorgeous (now) shop neighbours, Milk & Thistle and Made, the deal was done!

After a bit of spit, polish and general make over, we opened the doors in September last year and haven’t looked back. Not only do our wonderful customers visit us from all over Sydney, but we have now met a whole new set of fabulous locals, not to mention the tight community of retailers and cafe’s who have also bravely opened their doors at the “south end” of this strip.

We now have a very permanent sign at the front, have commissioned an illustration of the shop for our postcards and seriously on the hunt for a gorgeous wooden display table, which will hopefully serendipitously find us.

We aren’t going anywhere, feeling very at home, very welcome and loving our new digs.

Now, before you ask, we haven’t given up all our fairs, we are still going to be out and about with the caravan, bringing the range to you and of course the online site, is alive and kicking lots of goals.

The shop is open Weds – Sat, 1030-5.30 and Sun, 12.00-4.00.  594 King Street, Newtown (best parking Holmwood and Dickson Streets).  We would love to see you.


Image via @lorriegrahamblog.com

Image via @lorriegrahamblog.com

Image via @lorriegrahamblog.com



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