High country inspired
LAST month saw the opening of a stylish new store in Hollonds Street, Mt Beauty.
High Country Designs is a new venture for Greg and Shelley Badior, who also run the Mt Beauty Post Office.
The Badiors previously ran their Fudge Shop from the same premises, but found their health no longer made that possible.
“The Fudge Shop was a good business, but all that standing, stooping and stirring just got too much for my back,” Mrs Badior said.
“This new business is much more about who we are – it’s all about skiing and other High Country activities.
“Right now our emphasis is on snow and skiing, but we plan to change with the seasons, and go for a spring or summer look.”
The new shop carries an extensive range of clothing, homewares, shoes, games, body products and accessories.
It also includes examples of vintage snow equipment, some of which is for sale but some, from the Badior’s personal collection, is there simply to enhance the displays.
Much of the shop’s items were obtained during the Badior’s frequent travels to Europe and North America, but they are also keen to support local suppliers whose goods fit with the theme of the business.
Mr Badior said that the business has already been well-supported by the locals.
“We really appreciate that,” he said.
“We have also had many compliments from visitors from all over the place.”
High Country Designs is open weekdays from 10am-4pm, and varying hours from 10am on Saturdays, with longer opening hours during holiday periods.