Brown’s General Store was created as the next adventure in the lives of Cate, Nick and Eddie Gilpin. Cate is a creative soul with a background in retail, galleries, curation and project management. Nick is a technology whiz who runs a successful IT consultancy and his creative side is explored through photography. Eddie is three, and is an inspiration and delight to his parents.
Cate has long held the dream of owning and running a beautiful, unique retail and gallery space. Cate and Nick have had many gorgeous adventures in their life together – travelling Australia in a van, living in New York, travelling through Europe, making and raising a child, and Brown’s is the next step in their journey. Brown is also Cate’s maiden name.
At Brown’s we are focused on supporting local creatives, selling ethically made products, and encouraging conscious consumption. We choose every item we stock very carefully, and feel immensely honoured to show all the beautiful creations in our space. Our shop will double as a gallery too, in a somewhat non-traditional way. We will have small exhibitions and showcases of artists and artisans work a few times each year, with a focus on 3D creations.
Thank you for your interest in and support of Brown’s, we are so proud of our little family business, and hope that we can create a physical and online space that is about creativity, ethics, and community.