South East Style: Where to shop in Robe

With its pristine beaches and historic sights, the charming town of Robe on the Limestone Coast has long been a magnet for creative souls. With some dynamic new shops opening up, it’s now the place to get your design and fashion fix.

One of your first stops should be design and homewares shop House of Orange. Here you will find their own brand of beautiful furniture made in Australia, plus eclectic and edgy homewares from all over the world. If you can’t decide what’s right for your home, design guru Rachel Bartels and her team are there to help.

Right next door is a new boutique, Sada Looms. Local designer Jordan Alexander went all the way to a small village in India to find the right craftspeople to make her soft, linen garments. Alexander is a passionate believer in “slow fashion” in which the care put into making her clothes is more important than speed.

Another new find, Transmutation, is not your everyday retail space. Part plastic recycling workshop and part shop – everything now for sale was once something else.  Think shoes made from truck tarps … bags, belts and wallets from inner tubes … and swimwear from old fishing nets. But this is not a junk shop, as owner Brad Scott only sources high quality items you won’t believe are made from recycled materials.

And girls – if you’re looking for something to wear you won’t see on everyone else – Binny is just the place. Known for unique, vintage prints and embraced by fashionistas all over Australia – its Robe shop often has sale and sample pieces. You never know what you’ll find.