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HOT: Nook, 19 Browning Street, West End

Tucked away next to an old boarding house in Browning Street, view West End, is the delightful Nook, which opened in August 2009. Mid last year, hop owner Michelle Gillies very creatively set about turning the front room of her home into her very own ‘treasure trove of handmade, eco and indie finds’ (in Michelle’s own words). And a treasure trove it certainly is!

 Lovers of the cute, the vintage, the stylish, the environmentally friendly, the quirky and the cute (oh wait, I already mentioned that) will no doubt find themselves drooling over literally everything in Nook. Yes, the shop is tiny if you compare it to other more ‘traditional’ retail locations, but it’s super cosy — and I can assure you that it contains A LOT of stuff.

Nook is a great place to find stuff by emerging Australian designers all in the one super-handy location. It’s like Michelle has found the best little trinkets from the Etsy and Made It websites and put them all in her shop — much less hassle for us hungry little consumers, and much more fun too because we get to see stuff for real before we buy it!

 The best part about Nook is that you can not only pick up some wonderful and unique handmade gifts (or, indeed, stuff for yourself — as is usually the case for me, often with husband in tow), but you can feel comfortable and warm and fuzzy knowing that you’re helping the planet too.

Nook is full of recycled wares for you to adorn yourself with (such as handmade paper bangles, and belts made from old tyres), as well as other stuff to help you become a much more eco-friendly citizen, like cotton tote bags, rebound diaries and reusable coffee cups.

 If the above still hasn’t been quite convincing enough, ask yourself these questions: ‘Do I like cute birdies?’ and ‘Do I like cute brooches?’ Well, how about cute brooches shaped like birdies? That’s a winner in my eyes. Really, who can resist an adorable little wooden bird-shaped brooch? Basically, if you want something awesome for your house, or for yourself to wear, or to give to a lucky friend, Nook is the place to visit. Plus, it’s great for the conscience.

  •  Nook, 19 Browning Street, West End, +61 7 3844 6050
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  1. Such nice collections of the handicraft items. I must appreciate the efforts of such good collection.

    Posted by Kids Sunglasses | June 1, 2011, 12:13 am

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