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by Kath Chown (subscribe)
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Published September 5th 2014
Find your inner lumberjack or fashion-savvy gal in store
Leah Musch opened The Happy Cabin in 2012 with a view to offer affordable but unique and quirky apparel, accessories and gifts for men and women sourced from Australia and around the globe.

Entering the shop, you could imagine a big beardy woodcutter sitting in the corner warming himself by the fire as you look around at the paneled walls and handbuilt woodsy decor. The store has salvaged and second hand furniture which is a throwback to it's previous tenants, an eco store which has been totally transformed by Leah and her dad.

While I was there I found all manner of delights including Happy Socks, Happy Pills and a whole lot more happiness. You will find everything from homewares to magazines and wooden jewellery over numerous shelves, stools and tables located throughout the store.

If you're looking for more manly independently designed clothing or accessories, this is definitely the place for you with interesting tees, funky backpacks and a range of fantastic wallets, belts and socks. Leah tends to spruke her full men's range first and foremost which is a fantastic change from the usually tiny range found in most indie retail businesses for the happy chappy.

For ladies there are is a boutique range of gorgeous dresses, skirts and blouses which have been specially selected by Leah with her discerning eye for fashion. I found delux soft leather wallets and light, fluffy jumpers which were set out on a large table in the middle of the store. Everything was so enticing that I found it very hard to restrict myself to just a few little items. Lucky there's an online store where you can shop to your heart's content at any time of the day or night!

Just next door is a tiny coffee shop, Nostalgia Haus, where you can stop and grab a brew before heading for shopping. They serve up great coffees, delicious cakes and other special treats. There's a few little seats to park yourself and enjoy a bit of West End sun too.

There are exciting changes to come for this little cabin in the streets of West End with two new business partners coming on board soon to continue the store while Leah heads back to Uni to study nutrition. There is sure to be more to come for this beautiful little oasis with more available online, more rewards for loyal customers and fresh energy to keep the space going strong.

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Why? Truly a place of happiness and shopping heaven
When: Tue - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phone: (07) 3844 9989
Where: 58 Vulture Street, West End, QLD
Cost: $6 - $150
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