This business imports products and manufactures under their own exclusive label from across Europe, UK, Japan and Morocco.
This business is borne from a 26-year love affair with true craftsmanship and beautiful design sourced from afar and has grown under the same original ownership, which speaks volumes for the goodwill and culture ingrained into the team that has fueled it’s success.
The retail strategy curates a unique collection of the finest quality lifestyle products to bring ‘something sophisticated and different from afar’ to an established and loyal customer base across Australia and New Zealand.
Offering multiple income streams, the interior design & decoration offers a personalised service to tailor the stores concept and experience into customers homes, ‘from build to bed linen’.
Much of the success of the business stems from this retail strategy, combined with the invaluable long term, high trust relationships built with an incredible network of 100+ suppliers and manufacturers. Many of these artisans are 3rd generation family businesses from France, Belgium, UK, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Morocco, Poland and beyond.
To take this on, you will have to make the sacrifice of traveling to exotic and off the beaten track locations around the world each year to order and source the beautiful new collections. Staying in unique hotels, eating the finest local food, and experiencing the care, craft and culture of the incredible artisans, you will be introduced to many relationships nurtured over many years by the vendor.
The unique style sews a “red thread” that runs through the buying strategy. When combined with in house merchandising and an experienced sales team, it creates the unique multi-purchase shopping experience which is a key driver of sales and customer loyalty.
Many of the customers own a property on the Sunshine Coast, particularly in the Noosa area, and many buy for their primary residence interstate or overseas.
The business has hugely benefitted from the growth of the Sunshine Coast as people have moved to the region, post COVID. This will only accelerate with the projected tourism from Sunshine Coast International Airport and continued influx of relocated wealth from interstate.
There is huge potential to further develop a significant already growing on-line presence using Shopify and Google. In addition there is the obvious opportunity for a national wholesale business and to replicate the retail and interiors business model with ease across cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth.
There is an exceptional reputation and style platform to expand the interior design and decorating, with a network of artisan sewers, upholsterers, drafts people, builders, and architects in place, developed over the decades.
There are experienced long-term staff in place to service customers, merchandise, manage bespoke orders and attract interior decorating and design work.
Freight forwarders and shipping contacts are all in place. Drivers for Europe. The processes are all well documented. A modern warehouse with significant storage space for growth is in place.
The owner would be willing to do an in-depth, in person hand over with the international suppliers.
If you want to build a unique personal and professional lifestyle on the Sunshine coast that has the benefit of being hugely rewarding and with European travel - if you have a flair for recognising beauty and quality - if you enjoy building lasting relationships with suppliers and customers…
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