Guide to Shopping in Moss Vale

Moss Vale may be known as Southern Highlands’ rural centre but that’s not stopping this breath-taking neighbourhood from carrying some of the best local shopping boutiques you’ll find. From crafts supplies to local designer items, stunning nurseries to antique collectables, shopping in Moss Vale is surely going to be a delightful experience for all.

Suzie Anderson Home | Shopping in Moss Vale | Travelshopa

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Green Bridge Studios

Hand picked and hand dyed yarns for weaving and knitting

Your go-to spot for contemporary art, crafts and supplies, Green Bridge Studios is best for those who are looking to traditional techniques in craft with contemporary materials and modern inspiration. The shop is filled with contemporary art, crafts and supplies made and sourced locally and abroad by Harriet Goodall and Natalie Miller. Make an appointment to visit the shop or attend a weaving workshop. You’re bound to leave with a wonderful new talent such as basket weaving or macramé.

430 Argyle St, Moss Vale NSW 2577

 

Green Bridge Studios | Shopping in Moss Vale | Travelshopa
Green Bridge Studios | Shopping in Moss Vale | Travelshopa

Made by Others

A colourful mix of local designer items

An exciting range of work from Australian and international designers awaits you at Made by Others. The multi-label mini emporium carries a unique collection of original paintings, prints, textiles, jewellery, object design, lighting and more. Take a break with a hot cuppa, tea or pastries at a communal table set right in the middle of the shop.

2/366 Argyle St, Moss Vale NSW 2577

Made by Others | Shopping in Moss Vale | Travelshopa
Made by Others | Shopping in Moss Vale | Travelshopa

Mount Murray

A nursery with a passion for plants

A nursery with a passion for plants, The Mount Murray nursery supplies cool climate trees, shrubs, maples, trees, conifers, fruiting plants and climbers, just to name a few, that are suited to the Highlands and surrounding areas. All staff have a vast range of experience in numerous areas of Horticulture so you’re in good hands. Green thumb or not, a visit to Mount Murray is sure to enlighten the gardener in you.

LOT 1 Old Dairy Cl, Moss Vale NSW 2577

Mount Murray Nursery | Shopping in Moss Vale | Travelshopa

Rabbit Trap Timber

Customisable furniture made from recycled timbers

Inspired by simple classic designs, Rabbit Trap Timber offers furniture handcrafted from beautifully aged recycled timbers. This farmhouse and industrial style furniture and homewares shop also give you the choice to design and customise your own pieces. Also take some time to browse their range of share platters, chopping boards, reindeer hides, pony rider cushions and textiles, Icelandic sheepskins, baskets, woven pendant lights, antique timber bowls and kilim rugs.

430 Argyle St, Moss Vale NSW 2577

Rabbit Trap Timber | Shopping in Moss Vale | Travelshopa
Rabbit Trap Timber | Shopping in Moss Vale | Travelshopa

Suzie Anderson Home

Classic European furnishings with Belgian influences

Born out of love for collecting beautiful European furnishings, Suzie Anderson Home is now a must-visit for its classic collection of furniture, furnishings, lighting, homewares and more. Carefully curated with a distinct and timeless colour palette of whites, greens, browns, greys, blues and black, in recent years a Belgian influence has been introduced, adding a more contemporary, masculine balance to Suzie’s keen eye for rustic collections.

409-411 Argyle St, Moss Vale NSW 2577

Suzie Anderson Home | Shopping in Moss Vale | Travelshopa

The Green House

Vintage gardenalia, antiques, art, books and gifts

Founded by the creators of The Potting Shed in Bowral, The Green House offers vintage wares for your garden and home, as well as gifts like books, art and collectables. The garden section also offers a wide range of cold climate perennials and herbs.

247 Argyle St, Moss Vale NSW 2577

The Green House | Shopping in Moss Vale | Travelshopa

Green Bridge Studios

Made by Others

Mount Murray

Rabbit Trap Timber

Suzie Anderson Home

The Green House

In Bloom

Spring has most certainly sprung in the Southern Hemisphere, and we welcome a new season of trends together with a much-needed closet overhaul. The thought of spring has always been synonymous with all things floral but your outfit need not scream in full bloom from head to toe. Instead, opt for a medley of soft floral prints and muted blue, pink and violet hues. Subtle yet superbly chic!

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Jaase Aurora Paige Ruffle Top | theWYLDshop.com | In Bloom | What to Wear | Travelshopa

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Jaase Aurora Paige Ruffle Top

Mickeys Essential Work Dress | Glenmore House | In Bloom | What to Wear | Travelshopa

Glenmore House

Mickeys Essential Work Dress

Trebene Classic Violet Cashmere Silk Scarf | Ling Wu | Back to Nature | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Ling Wu

Trebene Classic Violet Cashmere Silk Scarf

Browns Pants | A. Browns & Co | In Bloom | What to Wear | Travelshopa

A. Browns & Co

Browns Pants

Olivia Burton Parlour Bee Blooms Grey & Rose Gold Watch | Eclecticism | In Bloom | What to Wear | Travelshopa

Eclecticism

Olivia Burton Parlour Bee Blooms Grey & Rose Gold Watch

Brodie Linen/Cotton Mix Shirt in Dusty Blue | frockk | In Bloom | What to Wear | Travelshopa

frockk

Brodie Linen/Cotton Mix Shirt in Dusty Blue

Back to Nature

Whether it is the soothing sounds or calming atmosphere of the woods, going back to nature has never-ending positives to keep you rejuvenated. If retreating to a tree house by a lake or a cabin in the woods is out of reach at the moment, why not bring a little part of nature at home? Go back to nature with these outdoor-inspired pieces of furniture and home décor made with a wealth of recycled teak and oak, as well as tan colours and textures to remind you of the woods.

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Cushion Velvet 3D Plaid Ribbon Taupe/Oyster | White Contemporary Homewares | Back to Nature | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

White Contemporary Homewares

Cushion Velvet 3D Plaid Ribbon Taupe/Oyster

Nagoya Teak TV Unit | The Shophouse | Back to Nature | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

The Shophouse

Nagoya Teak TV Unit

Leather Plant Hanger | The Wishlane | Back to Nature | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

The Wishlane

Leather Plant Hanger

College Sofa | Journey East | Back to Nature | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Journey East

College Sofa

Leika High Stool | Homlab.sg | Back to Nature | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Homlab

Leika High Stool

Naomi Coffee Table | Ethnicraft Online Singapore | Back to Nature | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Ethnicraft Online

Naomi Coffee Table

Maritime Tray Table with Sika (Small) | Teak & Mahogany | Back to Nature | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Teak & Mahogany

Maritime Tray Table with Sika (Small)

Weave Hurricane Lantern | Departures & Arrivals | Back to Nature | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Departures & Arrivals

Weave Hurricane Lantern

Deep Wood Frame Mirror | My Island Home | Back to Nature | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

My Island Home

Deep Wood Frame Mirror

Imby Langenbach, KARMME

Creating has always been a part of Imby Langenbach’s life. It’s what she does when life gets too busy, when she needs to clear her mind. Through a need and desire to create KARMME was born; a leather bag brand that at its core is all about quiet, peace, serenity, composure, and the absence of agitation.

Imby Langenbach, Karmme | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

When Imby Langenbach made a clutch as a gift to her sister, little did she know it would turn into a full-time business. The clutch soon gained traction on social media and led her to create the brand, KARMME.

Pronounced as “calm”, the Sydney-based brand creates elegant leather clutches, totes, travel bags and other bags and accessories using premium Italian leather. The simple yet practical design of KARMME bags was influenced when she needed to swap her shoulder bag for a handy clutch to keep her essentials, while recovering form neck surgery.

Apart from the simplicity and versatility of design, another hallmark of the KARMME clutches or as she likes to call them “the ladies” is its bespoke nature. The products are made locally in Sydney and consist of six collections including the Classic range with colours made exclusively for KARMME, and the signature Shibori range (a traditional Japanese dyeing technique).

We take a peek inside Imby’s life as she shares some interesting tidbits about herself, KARMME and her hometown Sydney.

What’s your first fashion memory?

Making my year 7 dance outfit, a mint green pencil skirt and a matching blouse, white with mint green butterflies on it!

Success is…

Waking up each day looking forward to spending the day doing what you love doing.

I can’t start my day until…

I’ve sat quietly with a coffee, scrolled through my emails and social media and chosen a playlist to listen to whilst I work.

Where do you look for inspiration?

I don’t tend to look for it but I find myself observing a lot whilst travelling, colours, textures, and thinking about how an object that’s practical and needed can be made beautiful.

How would you describe your design process?

I usually start with a need then I work out how I can best design a shape that works practically but also beautifully to fulfil that need. When I work with Shibori Textiles on collaborations with leather design, we think about colour and a story usually evolves once we work on pattern around that colour way.

What is your design philosophy?

Simple, elegant, not following trends, meaningful, well thought through, easy going and versatile.

Imby Langenbach, Karmme | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

"I have become better at drawing a line and not working when it’s family time but a creative business also needs to be fluid, sometimes I just have to make a design I have in my head."

What does work life balance mean to you?

I think when you love what you do there is a cross over of work and life. I don’t wait for Friday to come so I can finish ‘work’ I see it as part of my week in amongst raising three daughters. I have become better at drawing a line and not working when it’s family time but a creative business also needs to be fluid, sometimes I just have to make a design I have in my head and luckily my husband and kids know and understand that about me!

What advice do you wish you had received 5 years ago?

Be less concerned with what others think and go for it.

If you were not a designer, what would you be doing?

I would loved to have studied graphic art or been a pastry chef.

Who is your style icon?

Cate Blanchett, love everything about her

Which designer/s do you admire and why?

I love the designer behind Aesop. I think it’s such a clever concept with the stores, clean branding and beautiful products.

How would you describe your personal style?

Understated, simple, classic

How would you describe the style/vibe of Sydney?

Sydney has the best of both worlds. It is a big city with all that has to offer but also a collection of communities that bring with them their own unique vibe. I live on the beaches and it feels like I’m on summer holidays all the time. I love going into Surry Hills and the inner West for a completely different feel. You can mix it up very easily in Sydney.

What is your favourite thing about Sydney?

The variety of food, people, places and landscapes. You can be at the beaches in the morning then the mountains by the afternoon.

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Azure | Karmme | Imby Langenbach, Karmme | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Karmme

Azure

Swoon | Karmme | Imby Langenbach, Karmme | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Karmme

Swoon

Bo - Mini | Karmme | Imby Langenbach, Karmme | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Karmme

Bo – Mini

Bella | Karmme | Imby Langenbach, Karmme | Behind the Seams | Travelshopa

Karmme

Bella

Navy Head to Toe

Navy is a popular colour all year round, but especially in the cooler months. I have been wearing navy head to toe all winter this year, as I find it to be less harsh than all black. My favourite is to create layers and layers of navy - a navy sweater, navy trousers, navy loafers, a a navy blazer or poncho, navy tees, bags of all sizes, and a navy fedora hat. No matter day or night, the more navy the better.

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Velvet V Dress | Attaby | Winter Blues | What to Wear | Travelshopa

Attaby

Velvet V Dress

Bucket Bag, Marine | The Wishlane | Winter Blues | What to Wear | Travelshopa

The Wishlane

Bucket Bag, Marine

Adrenaline Reversible Hairy Jacket | Homage | Winter Blues | What to Wear | Travelshopa

Homage

Adrenaline Reversible Hairy Jacket

The Blanket Poncho | Everyday Cashmere | Winter Blues | What to Wear | Travelshopa

Everyday Cashmere

Supersoft Cashmere Scarf

Anderson Culottes | A.oei Studio | Winter Blues | What to Wear | Travelshopa

A.oei Studio

Anderson Culottes

Repetto Lili Navy | Quincy | Winter Blues | What to Wear | Travelshopa

Quincy

Repetto Lili, Navy

Natural Curiosities 50% Cashmere 50% Linen Long Scarf (Blue) | Ayesha Cashmere | Winter Blues | What to Wear | Travelshopa

Ayesha Cashmere

Natural Curiosities 50% Cashmere 50% Linen Long Scarf (Blue)

Pocket Sweatshirt Navy | kapok | Winter Blues | What to Wear | Travelshopa

kapok

Pocket Sweatshirt, Navy

Le Specs Savanna Sunglasses Navy | TheWYLDshop.com | Winter Blues | What to Wear | Travelshopa

theWYLDSHOP.com

Le Specs Savanna Sunglasses, Navy

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