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Better That’s guide to shopping local.


From funky threads, tasty treats and handmade gifts and home wares you won’t find at chain stores, try shopping local! Shopping local can invigorate your area; support your community and spark some major style cred all while lowering your carbon footprint. Want to know more? Keep reading to find out why shopping local matters.


Why shop local? 


It’s eco-friendly: It’s widely accepted that mass consumerism has had a hugely detrimental impact on the planet, but did you know that the stuff we buy is responsible for up to 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions? Simply by buying local, you can reduce your carbon footprint, through lowering unnecessary transportation emissions and packaging. Additionally, mass-produced items are usually of poorer quality, and are more likely to end up in a landfill one year on. Invest in high quality goods from high-quality vendors and both you and the planet will reap the rewards! 


Boost your economyWhat goes around comes around and when it comes to shopping local, every dollar spent can vastly affect the small businesses in your community. Shopping locally keeps more money and jobs in your area and protects the infrastructure of your local economy. You’ll also find quality products and receive that personal touch often lacking at big retailers.


Stay unique, shop boutique: If you’re finding it tough to look unique, you’re not alone. With ubiquitous chain store giants on every corner, originality can be hard to come by. That’s why true style mavens swear by shopping small- and local. Not only do independent, locally owned stores carry up-and-coming designers you’ve probably never heard of, their collections are usually more distinctive and rare. Here’s to never looking like a clone again!


Better that loves local stores: Across Australia you’ll find independent boutiques just waiting for you to shop up a storm. These are just a few of our favourites…


Ready to shop local?

Feeling the urge to splurge? Take a spin around your suburb or check out some of our favourite local stores online. Discover quality, savings and benefits simply by shopping right here at home.