With a cute quirky name, gorgeously curated store, and two lovely creative girls at the helm, what’s not to love about our Adelaide stockist Have you met Charlie?? Well that’s exactly right, we love everything! Let’s learn a little more from store owners Bec of Coloured Pears and Lauren of Mintcloud…
So I am sure you get asked all the time, but we have to ask! How did the name “Have you met Charlie?” come about?
We began in a little street called Charles Street off Rundle Mall. We wanted to play on the street address and incorporate it in to our store name. We have since moved but it’s a great reminder of where we started. We get asked a lot who Charlie is and really he/she is our customer. Charlie loves unique and handmade items and is a thoughtful and kind soul who always makes you feel welcome.
For us non-Adelaide locals, how would you describe your store if we were to pop in for a visit?
We may be a tad biased but Charlie is a beautiful gift store packed with colour and unique art, body products, jewellery, homewares, stationery, tea, kids products, clothing, planters and much more! We love supporting independent designers who are creating unique and handmade items. The majority of our products are by Adelaide/South Australian designers/makers and made locally, but we have also sourced a selection of interstate and international artists whose work we admire. We really love seeing our sellers grow and develop over time and will support them in anyway we can.
What is one of the best experiences that has come your way since opening Have you met Charlie?
I think for both of us it would have to be all the awesome people we have met (online and in real life) and being able to use our shop to house a bunch of amazing products and introduce new things to our customers they may never have come across otherwise.
You are both creatives with your own personal brands as well, what are some of your tips and tricks for sources of inspiration?
Bec – At the moment I love browsing through Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration. I love looking at what’s happening in fashion as it always tends to spark some ideas for new work!
Lauren – I do look at fashion colour trends and am inspired by colours and textures that appeal to me and adapting these into wearable unique pieces.
We are excited to see some of our new Dailylike goodies already in your store, which one is your absolute fave?
Ohh, that’s a hard question! Looking through the Dailylike website is a bit magical for all us craft lovers. We currently have the adorable Winter Fox kitchen gloves in store which are selling like hot cakes. We also love the gift boxes! As well as being super cute, they are very well made which makes them the perfect way to package up your gifts.
Thanks so much for your time ladies!
Want to see more of Charlie?
Well if you find yourself in Adelaide, make sure you pop in and visit Bec and Lauren to see all of the amazing products they have sourced. We guarantee you’ll find something new and exciting that you haven’t seen before! The store is located at Shop 30, Regent Arcade, Adelaide (they are closed Sunday & Monday, so make sure you check their opening hours here before you visit). Or you can jump over to the online store and have their goodies delivered to you.