Local Artisans a hit at Yackandandah Boutique

7th Pocket Lifestyle Store in Yackandandah. Photo: TruPics

A renovated former billiards room of the 1800’s has become an attraction for a modern generation.

A 16-month renovation of the once popular historic billiards room, was a labour of love for owner Lindy Smith-Allen and her husband.

Their lifestyle store 7th Pocket stocks Australian designed products and produce, with a focus on ethical practices and sustainability.

“We look for unique, quality pieces – products that have a story to tell,” Lindy said.

“People find a real diverse mix when they enter our store – from beautiful local produce, a quality skin care range to beautiful clothing that’s Australian designed.”

Yackandandah has been a busy hub for holiday makers over summer, which has resulted in significant visitors to the store.

“We’re finding that jewellery made by our local artisans is really popular,” Lindy said.

“People want to take a little something away from the North East after they’ve visited, so being able to get a beautiful piece of jewellery that is hand made here – people love that.”

The work of local artisans are a focus of 7th Pocket.

Since launching the business just over six months ago, the former aged care worker says she couldn’t be happier.

“I always wanted to have a little shop in Yack, that’s always been a dream,” she said.

“I’ve always been passionate about Australian produce and products.

Owner, Lindy Smith-Allen.

“It’s been a wonderful six months and feel we’re only going to grow from here – hopefully work on our online presence and focus more on our local artisans and fashion.”

For more information on 7th Pocket, visit their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/yack.lifestyle.boutique/