The big and beautiful wooden doors of Trader Trove officially opened on the 1st of October 2016 and has already made a lasting impression on local and interstate customers.
Trader Trove is the brainchild of Avalon Beban who felt inspired to create more then just a retail store, but a community space that feels like home, inspires and encourages the sharing of ideas, creativity and knowledge.
When entering the space you can’t help but be absorbed by the authenticity and genuine warmth that encompasses the room. It’s a place countless customers ask if they can move into.
"My intention from the start was to create a beautiful place I could come to enjoy myself, be creative, be inspired, a place that feels like home. When the wider community walk through our doors and say they love the feeling of the space, seeing the joy on their face, that’s success to me.”
Avalon personally sources each item through relationships she has with international and local artisans from Morocco, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Australia and more, with the aim to only stock products that are sourced and handmade ethically.
‘As a person who has travelled the world, I am a lover of vintage, unique, one off pieces. I started researching, found the suppliers and I just took a chance, trusted my instincts and went for it!’
Members of the community are welcomed and encouraged to discuss potential ideas to be held within the store to share creativity, inspiration and bring people together.
Trader Trove even hosted a week long art exhibition just after opening for resin artists Mitch Gobel and Sally Mustang where the entire store was cleared out and turned into an art gallery space.
“When I see people coming together in my space, sharing knowledge, inspiring me, others and sharing what they have created – that’s what makes my heart sing.
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