I SHOAL­HAVEN, NSW An eclec­tic blend

From sin­gle-ori­gin teas to beach-shack chic, there’s some­thing for all tastes in Berry and be­yond

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence - AMY WILLE­SEE

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.

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