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O'Connell Street Merchants

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Published February 22nd 2014
A cool homely space in Newtown
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Beautiful Gascoigne & King Candles


Newtown; you continue to delight, surprise and amaze!

Head into one of Newtown's flash laneways, and you will find yourself at O'Connell Street Merchants. They're located right above cool Brewtown Newtown. Trust me, when you come into this cool, quirky and trendy space - you won't want to leave.

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Great items for the home here


O'Connell Street Merchants sell a diverse range of goods; including flowers, candles, placemats, cushions and clothes to name but a few.

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Ample space to enjoy here


Polished floorboards and an old sandstone wall blend in beautifully, as well as helpful staff. It is easy to get into a conversation with Lucia, one of the owners of O'Connell Street Merchants. A Dear Pluto vibe is definitely enjoyed here. They just need a cool black cat like Millie.

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Walk this way


If you love Brewtown Newtown, O'Connell Street Merchants have just opened a little cafe upstairs called The Affogato Shack, and as you guessed, they sell affogatos. I just wanted a scoop of pistachio ice cream, and for $5 I received awesome value. I caught Gemma (also an artist) painting the gelato storage area, and her service was also pleasant.

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Pretty stylish


It was impressive to notice that Gascoigne and King candles are sold here. They're elegant, and they don't come cheap. Needless to say, these candles are beautiful for the home. My favourite is the Paddington, which has an aroma of fresh trees. O'Connell Street Merchants exudes charm, creativity, quirkiness and that homely feel. With this establishment teaming up with Brewtown Newtown and The Affogato Shack, you're in Newtown heaven! Territory wise from the city, you've only scratched the surface of which this gothic, bohemian area of Sydney has to offer.

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Spotted some great jewellery here too


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Clothing can be purchased here as well


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How about some fresh flowers for the home?


o'connell street merchants, o'connell street merchants newtown
The coffee machine at their 'affogato shack' is also funky.


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Thoroughly loved the pistachio gelato


o'connell street merchants, o'connell street merchants newtown
That's right, my pot of gelato purity came from their 'affogato shack.'


o'connell street merchants, o'connell street merchants newtown
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Why? New store opened in November 2013, with great items for the home.
When: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm
Where: O'Connell Street Merchants
Cost: Free to browse, and of course purchases come at a cost.
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