SUGARMAN IN THE AUSTRALIAN

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TODAY’S trendy young things are expert multi-taskers so it’s hardly surprising newly opened Sugarman is an eclectic combination of coffee shop, art gallery, clothing boutique and furniture showroom. Twenty-something owners Patrick-James Matan and Sam Oliver gutted an old skate shop in Margaret River township, polished its concrete floors, gave the place a lick of paint and built their own cost-saving fittings – clothes racks, service desk, changing room – from discarded cheese boxes and wine crates. The result is a cool space where visitors can pop in for a cup of coffee, a flick through the “mature urban” fashions – quality T-shirts, trousers, summer dresses, shoes – or to browse works from local artists on the walls. Grooming products – shaving packs, body balms – and gadgets such as old-fashioned magnifying glasses and compasses are quirky gift options for that hard-to-buy-for male. For larger budgets, handsome reproduction antique furniture may appeal. To see the original article click here

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