Wanaka home­ware stores burst­ing with dis­tinc­tion

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If you love beau­ti­ful home­wares and unique fur­ni­ture with clas­sic char­ac­ter and dis­tinc­tion, Wanaka has two stores worth a visit.

Janet Brown Fur­ni­ture im­ports con­tainer loads of ‘one off’ pieces that have been per­son­ally se­lected from around the world and im­ported di­rect to their ware­house in Wanaka and Tus­socks Home­ware pro­vides a beau­ti­ful space to show­case some unique home­wares cho­sen specif­i­cally for their cus­tomers in mind know­ing no one else in New Zealand has.

Linked through shared own­er­ship by lo­cal busi­ness­woman Anna Young, the stores also have the unique­ness of their dis­tinct and clas­sic / con­tem­po­rary ranges in com­mon, with some­thing new to dis­cover on ev­ery oc­ca­sion.

Janet Brown was founded by Anna’s mother Janet, en­joy­ing – like so many of the best ideas – mod­est be­gin­nings in her garage 20 years ago.

In 1995, Janet be­gan im­port­ing leather goods and sarongs and sup­ply­ing di­rect to the pub­lic from her Wanaka home.

This soon ex­panded to sourc­ing fur­ni­ture from Asia and In­done­sia Janet Brown (56 Bal­lan­tyne Road, Wanaka) is open: Wed­sFri 10am to 3pm & Sat 10am to 2pm; Tus­socks Home­ware (71 Ardmore Street, Wanaka): MonFri 10am to 5pm, Sat 10am to 4pm & Sun 10 -2 www.janet­brown.co.nz / www.tus­socks.co.nz and sell­ing to peo­ple in Wanaka and Cen­tral Otago.

It wasn’t long be­fore Janet trav­elled fur­ther afield, seek­ing out an­tiques, char­ac­ter pieces and home­ware from China, In­dia and other parts of Asia.

Anna took over the busi­ness ten years ago, with it grow­ing to be­come a lead­ing fur­ni­ture whole­saler with a fan­tas­tic rep­u­ta­tion for sourc­ing unique fur­ni­ture and home­ware, and sup­ply­ing di­rect to homes through­out New Zealand from its 300sqm, 56 Bal­lan­tyne Rd ware­house.

Tus­socks Home­ware at 71 Ardmore Street was pur­chased by Anna and her friend, Michaela Malone, two years ago and they have trans­formed this home­ware shop to a ‘must visit’ for many vis­i­tors to Wanaka. All stock in the Janet Brown ware­house is im­ported them­selves and supplied to cus­tomers at di­rect whole­sale prices.

Tus­socks Home­ware sources the ma­jor­ity of its items di­rect from over­seas too but also stock some beau­ti­ful soft fur­nish­ings and lovely New Zealand de­signed brands such as CITTA. Tus­socks Home­wares’ knowl­edge­able team can also of­fer you loads of in­spi­ra­tion for your home, or pro­vide a full in­te­rior de­sign ser­vice to give you a home you love to live in.

If you’d like help sourc­ing a unique piece of fur­ni­ture for your home, or are look­ing for an in­ter­est­ing gift, get in con­tact with Anna at Janet Brown on 021 431890 or Michaela at Tus­socks Home­ware on (03) 443 6597.

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