Rose Hope and Sarah Firm­ston are friends, mak­ers and store own­ers

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Sarah Firm­ston and Rose Hope started Crushes to fill a gap in their Auck­land bou­tique,

The Bread & But­ter Let­ter. BABL, as it is af­fec­tion­ately known, stocks New Zealand­made and vin­tage pieces. “We were in­spired by the other lo­cal sup­pli­ers we were fa­cil­i­tat­ing and we wanted to get in on the ac­tion!” says Rose. Pro­duc­tion man­ager Beka Hope (pic­tured cen­tre) helps the pair with their range of quirky prod­ucts: can­dles, sta­tionery, key rings, jew­ellery, mugs and more. “We es­pe­cially wanted to pro­vide New Zealand-made prod­ucts at rea­son­able prices,” says Rose.

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