Wanaka homeware stores bursting with distinction
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.