A Pop-Up Presentation
King & Stone in Armadale plays host to a carousel of rotating pop-up shops. First up is Love & Lustre.
There is much to be said however for an actual shopping experience. Being doted on by attentive staff, running fabric through your fingers or admiring the finer details of a piece of furniture are experiences that simply cannot be replicated online. So how do we find a balance between the virtual world and the tactile experience?
Such was the question that resonated with Matthew Duffy, a player in the rag trade for over 20 years and the owner of furniture and homewares store King & Stone, located in a cosy nook on Rose Street, Armadale.
Starting in October the store will be transformed into King & Stone Presents, a monthly, rotating pop-up shop built around the idea of “an amalgamation of thoughts and a stage for a managed business” in which labels with a strong online presence will be making a boutique appearance. Labels will be both Australian and international, covering anything from clothing to furniture and will all boast “ethics, passion and uniqueness”.
First up is Love & Lustre, the much-admired lingerie label known for their quality fabrics and classic cuts. Until now, the label has been sold in a small array of boutiques and department stores, but is yet to occupy a standalone space.
It’s safe to say that there is nowhere else quite like King & Stone Presents, and with each boutique only open for a month, you’d better get in quick or risk missing out.