The Collective Store- not your average shop…
Walk through the door of The Collective Store and find yourself on a journey of discovery into the world of Australian brands & handmade. A collection of eclectic and meaningful products made with love, passion and heart. Belinda knew that the minute she stepped into The Collective Store that it was something special . A collection of over 100 Australian designers, makers and artists!
After her first visit she was back for every Birthday, Christmas & teacher gift, even when she needed some retail therapy for herself. She was officially sold on Australian brands & handmade! The truth is after working in corporate for so long and after a huge personal health journey she knew there had to be something else. Bringing together her abilities in working with people, managing relationships, juggling ever changing priorities simultaneously and her passion for beautiful things and fashion she knew she had to be part of something bigger. Being a local of Brisbane Bayside and having two boys at school in the Wynnum community it gave her a vested interest in seeing the local makers, and in particular, women in business thrive. Together with the team who provide a personalised customer service this is a shop with bravery, heart and a bit of a collective difference.
“ I tell people they will need at least 45 mins to see all that this store has to offer!”
"The dream is to continue the 11 year history of The Collective Store supporting some amazing ethical Australian designers who juggle their families, day jobs and commitments with their side hustles, passion projects and ultimately their dream: creating beautiful things. “Many of our makers have a commitment to sustainability, are homegrown, design their own prints and fabrics. These are Jacks and Jills of all trade running all facets of their business, it’s an honour to represent their brands. I hope to increase the exposure for these artists and uncover more hidden gems!”
Support local and shop small. More now than ever it’s time to support a small Australian business. If you’ve heard that saying every time you buy from a small business an actual person does a little happy dance – that’s true – we welcome you to come do a little happy dance with us on behalf of these amazing creative locals!