Shopping in Sydney - the leafy suburb of Mosman

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Retail Therapy October 14, Bali Advertiser

It’s always good to get away and see what’s happening in the retail world of other cities. Take a read of one ever popular area in Sydney, Australia.
Mosman on Sydney’s north shore, it’s a pleasant living area, full of shady streets, café life and lovely boutiques. Following are some that will excite your shopping instincts, there’s a definite hub of super good shops that offer you loads of chi-chi merchandise for you to lust after….

Rafia Chic – my kind of Bali footwear…..
Natural, organic handcrafted shoes that are ever so on trend from brogues, platform sandals, to sandals with a frill of raffia across the instep…. team with your combo of linens, your retro style dress they will team with most anything you love to wear!
Each pair is individually made in Morocco using raffia sourced from Madagascar. Intricately woven uppers with leather soles they have to be the perfect accessory for summer and trans-season. Earthy shades to stronger and dusky tones, the styles and shades are tres chic!
Rafia Chic
Shop 9 Library Walk, 601 – 611 Military Rd, Mosman
T: +61 2 8068 5503 Office T: +61 2 9918 8663 &

Pond – a chic store that started it all off….
This store from memory was the first new style retail store that became an instant hit in the area. Here lies delicious home product to make us dizzy with delight, unique pieces from exotic areas found on a map.
However it now seems that Pond has grown into a more streamlined mix of contemporary pieces of local and imports. From modern furniture, art works, objets, lighting, candles & scents to linen cushion covers & linen sheets, all sorts of luxury items that make one want, want, want!
I feel sure you will love both stores!
Pond Home
587 Military Rd, Mosman T: +61 2 9969 5800
Pond Fashion
583 Military Rd, Mosman T+61 2 9960 3797
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Manyara Home – unconventual offerings ….
The product is luscious, wonderful, all of it…eclectic handpicked treasures and plenty of the exotic from across the globe. If you take a look at their current website slideshow & blog you will see what I mean, tantalizing pieces for you and your home!
Manyara Home
615 Military Rd, Mosman. T: +61 2 9969 0137
And Manyara’s original store is –
Shop 3, No 355, Barrenjoey Rd, Newport
(northern peninsular before Palm Beach, Sydney)
new management, same creative force who provides an interior designer/styling service.
(online store is under construction)