Our retail store is located in the little country town of Bourke in Outback NSW. It has been in the Randall family since 1956. It has evolved over the years and has always offered a very diverse range of goods for a small country town. Being a Newsagent, Toyworld, Giftware and Homewares store you will be very surprised when you walk through our front door by what we have on offer!!
Business certainly has changed over the 26 years that I have been involved. Remember the days of buying a cassette of your latest hits or renting a video for the new blockbuster movies? I was here for that - gee I must be getting old!
Anyway, today I am going to let you know about our latest exciting venture. We are moving with the e-commerce world and have been busily creating our website “Back O Bourke Collective”.
Back O Bourke Collective showcases some of the beautiful products we are stocking in store. Not all at the moment but we hope to grow our online range as we find our feet. We have lots of local products in “The Pantry” all of which you will love. These make a great addition to your cheese platter or dinner table. We also have a luxurious collection of handmade Australian soy candles and diffusers by Peppermint Grove and Mrs Darcy which will add beauty and fragrance to your home.
We have recently expanded into baby gifts and clothing stocking brands like Toshi, Love Henry, Skeanie, Sophie la Giraffe, Snuggle Hunny, Jellycats and many more. Lots of great gift ideas for newborns or just to keep your little ones entertained.
Betty Basics is our newest addition. Betty offers casual womenswear with essential styles you can rely on to keep you looking and feeling fabulous. Very easy wearing and super comfortable. An epitome of the relaxed lifestyle of bush life.
For the men we have some fabulous clothing and accessories by Charlie & Will of ORTC. Their board shorts offer quality and a stylish fashion statement and although we don’t live by the sea they have been very popular with the locals for everyday wear, heading to the river or going to a mates for a BBQ and a beer.
I have also been lucky enough to source some great Australian made jewellery. Lisa at Polka Polly creates the most beautiful resin earrings. These give you that pop of colour to make you stand out from the crowd. So much fun!! Moe Moe curate a selection of beautiful artwork onto metal pieces to create a stunning range of jewellery using sterling silver components. Flip it, stack it, swap it and reverse it. So many variations make it ideal for more than one look.
I hope that you will all take a moment to have a browse and be pleasantly surprised by what can be found “Back O Bourke”. Please keep checking our website as we will continue to add more products and work towards making this a “go to” for lots of beautiful things.
Go on - treat yourself!