I SHOALHAVEN, NSW An eclectic blend
From single-origin teas to beach-shack chic, there’s something for all tastes in Berry and beyond
BOMBO CLOTHING CO, KIAMA
A highlight of shopping in Kiama, about two hours’ drive south of Sydney, is a wander along the charming strip of restored 1880s weatherboard terrace houses on Collins Street, home to all manner of crafts and curios. But at Bombo Clothing you’ll rocket straight back into the world of modern fashion. With a boho-chic sensibility, the store has a huge range of clothing, shoes and jewellery from the likes of Sass, Bird & Kite, Mesop, Levi’s and One Season. Once you’ve exhausted the fashion possibilities, head upstairs to Bombo Gallery for homewares and paintings. More: bomboclothing.com. ethical shopping, and Oceans Breeze, which sells beautiful soy candles. Most of Dulcie Vera’s wares — from biscuit tins, maps, jewellery and cushions to owner Juanita Krelle’s own range of soaps and ‘‘no nasties’’ skincare and cleaning products — are either local, fair trade, upcycled or recycled. At Oceans Breeze, owner Liz Anderson’s lovely candles are hand-poured at nearby Culburra Beach. More: facebook.com/dulcievera; oceansbreeze.com.au.
FEW AND FAR, HUSKISSON
During their frequent travels to countries such as India, China and Turkey, south coast design couple Danny and Tara Solberg discovered so many treasures they needed an excuse to bring them home. Four years ago Few and Far in Huskisson, 24km south of Nowra, was born. Showcasing elaborate woodwork, stunning bone-inlaid chests and gorgeous kilims and kanthas, the focus is on one-off pieces evocative of far-flung places. The pair also repurpose some of the carpets, textiles and timbers they find — check out the kantha and linen armchairs. Sister store Indigo Love Collectors j ust around the corner continues the theme, with the addition of interesting primitive sculpture. More: fewandfar.com.au; indigolove.com.au.