Thursday, December 29, 2011

Collecting Another New Year

It's that time of year once more with 2012 fast approaching.  
A big thank-you to everyone who have made this year so fantastic and fun . 
Its been a pleasure getting to know you all.
Wishing everyone a safe and prosperous 2012 ! 
Also, We have finally done a Facebook page today,
you can like us if you want as well.. 
Anyhows.. stay safe and have fun ! See you in the New Year ! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

AG = All Good !

It could mean 'All Good' for Jeans or 'All Good' for the Environment as
Adriano Goldschmied produce their jeans using Ozone Technology, a process that significantly reduces water consumption, use of chemicals, and energy....

AG is synonymous with great quality, design, and state-of-the-art washes.

Founded by the grand master flash of denim and innovative jean manufacturers !
Available in Navy , Ultraviolet, Cherry , Camel , Black and White !
Hey better yet lets call it 'All Good' for you ! 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Kids Room Reno

Kids Room challenge on The Renovators...  hamburger bean bag and rubik's cube ottoman from Collector

Can anyone tell me if they won ?

Bearing Shoes

 This man has a mighty fine moustache.

We've chosen him (well he choose us.. more of that later)  to depict the human face of Shoe the Bear. 

It's a special brand of shoes from Denmark, with a funny name and a bunch of moustached people who are all over their website. (there were also pics of guns and ladies in rabbit masks, but Mr Moustache seemed more Surry Hills to us)

Bears and Moustaches aside here are pics of their excellent mens' and ladies shoes now in store

Just remember - Shoe the Bear.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Squirrel Collaboration

The word of the day is Collaboration

 Between a bunch of Squirrels and a certain designer
 The results are limited yardage prints * made into defining tops and dresses by Secret Squirrel available now at Collector

*Elke Kramer, the hot Sydney-based jeweller and illustrator.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Something Else - The Castaway Short Film

The short film is now the preferred method of delivering a labels' influences and imagery for each collection and here's a beautiful version from Something Else.  Here are their notes

" 'Castaway' - a debut short film directed by Lorin Askill to celebrate the launch of the Something Else Spring 2011 collection - Castaway. Lorin Askill is a talented Sydney based director who works in Australia and overseas.

Dishevelled and washed upon the shore, in her quest to explore new lands, the character becomes a vagabond on higher ground - living a carefree existence.

Creative Director of Something Else, Natalie Wood, also aimed for the film to have an 'other world' sensibility and level of unease. Together Natalie and Lorin beautifully create a feeling of strange isolation and underlying dislocation within the everyday."

Click on their site to view the film

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Renovators

It's a TV show on Channel 10

It starts on Sunday (July 24th, 2010) at 8:30pm

and we recommend you watch it

The Renovators

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A scarf & bag story

It looks different and it feels different.  Not in an unusual way but there is a, for want of a better word, a 'life force' in the fabric of these silk scarves and bags from Eastern Weft.

Handwoven on rosewood looms in Laos by master weavers. They survived by selling these hand-dyed scarves in a Vientiane market stall until their discovery by a Laos-born Sydney woman. Each scarf is from a lot of only 30 metres.  The dyes are from soils, pomegranates or dried lillipilly even odd bits of iron.. whatever items from the land around them will bear a colour.

What you can't see here is the way they feel.  The scarves have beads woven through the silk almost like a story in braille.  The bags have textures of materials that come from an artful mix of fabrics.  For those who love to feel fabrics, touch materials, this is one item to give you a genuine thrill.

P.S. If any of this looks familiar...Sass & Bide are supporters of Eastern Weft's fabrics

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mid Season Sale

Bunting by davydubbit

Bunting, a photo by davydubbit on Flickr.

Mid Season Sale
Starts Friday June 10th

Men's & Women's Winter Fashion
Up to 50% off

Those items you conveniently need right now (i.e. knits & jackets) are on sale

Until sold

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tales of Kate

Two new Kates have arrived. 

The lovely Kate de Kantzow, a Sydney based artist, has designed & hand made these cards especially for Collector Store.. and what could be more thoughtful than a card with a skull and cross bones?

From Butter London; a limited edition colour.. 
'No More Waity Katie' 

It's like a grey London day but with sparkles.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mens winter - Marves and Coats

Men are important to us, here at Collector, and we know you need your warm things only when you get cold.

It's cold so here are a few warm things

The Acadamee Brand
Soprano Coat - Black Wool
 Trooper Jacket - Army Style

and for the unexpected windy corner, the signature accessory of the season,
Marves or Mens Scarves

Or update some classic's..  two easy options from Brent Wilson

In navy or grey;  V neck pullover
or Hoodie

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Equipment - Shirt basics renewed

Launched in 1975 by Christian Restoin and revived in 2010 by Current/ Elliott the Equipment shirt has history, cache and class.  Originally inspired by Katherine Hepburn and Lauren Bacall's sassy man style shirting, Restoin's 1970's version gave our mothers that high jeans with a rolled sleeved shirt look.

Restoin's wife is doing the shirt justice almost 40 years later... hello Carine Roitfeld.

Available this coming week at Collector Store in Nature White, Nude and Black

It really should be called 'Surry Hills Black'

Friday, April 15, 2011


Just arrived is JADEtribe...
Products are all either hand-made, hand-woven, recycled,
or refashioned from tribal costums... all created at a fair trade price. ....
The Loom and finished tote.......takes some time...

The women of the Ban Nayang village grow cotton in their
village and is spun into yarn. Leaves and bark from local trees are
used to create the organic dyes ....and set on the handlooms over two days...
Finished textiles are then sewn by women in a village near Luang Praban.....
organic cotton is used to create the handles and line the bag.

Beautiful pieces with unique origins. JADEtribe.

Goddess of Babylon

Goddess Winter is just in.. Kimonos and Ponchos.
Beautiful shirting and classic embellished detailing.
Handcrafted with a splash of free spirited playfulness.
Love this collection.

Friday, April 8, 2011

70s Are Back

Welcome our new arrival of Bean Bags and otto's.
Classic Moog Keyboard...Marshall Amp...Rubix...
and some other Tasty Treats..
Amazing quality all the way from Barcelona.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Hello from Denmark

Welcome to the Store.. some creative men from Denmark.
Shoe the Bear...a unique and interesting approach to footwear.
Check it out.. Mens and Womens.. guns not included !!

Just In good to have more in store.
Also of note...
Each season Natalie Wood will commission an artist to design a t-shirt print, which will be dedicated to

an endangered animal and made available as a part of the Something range.
All revenue from the tees will be channelled straight back to the animals via Aleisha and Extinction Sucks.

Sounds like a plan !

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kylie Hawkes

New Summer Dresses are in.
Ideal in the summer months ,
Just in time for that Summer Party!

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Thank you to everyone who has supported Collector Store over the last Year.
Our Squirrel has now been gathering nuts since 2009.

See you soon.