It is a truth universally known that men like hardware stores and girls like galleries, which can make 'couples shopping' a bit of challenge. Cue True Value Hardware in Newmarket. This place is much more than just a hardware store – it is also a gallery, a boutique and a café with stunning views.
Gallery B, the 'women's section', has a funky collection of art, jewellery, fashion and homewares; while the hardware, or men's, section has all of the tools, supplies and appliances our menfolk need.
The café, or gender-neutral area, serves up coffee and tea with a wide selection of delicious sweets and treats on a verandah with beautiful views over Breakfast Creek and surrounds.
As the website says, this is "the only hardware store in the world where your girlfriend will be happy and the only boutique gallery in the world where your boyfriend will be happy".
This place gives true meaning to the words 'something for everyone'.