We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, the Gold Coast is fast becoming an absolute mecca for world-class creatives and we could not be more thrilled. If you feel the same (and we’re pretty sure you do), we’ve got something very exciting to tell you and if there was tiny thing our city was lacking, this is it.
It’s called The Damn Good Store. The store can be found tucked away down a little side alley-type situation where Greenfolk once lived and it is your new favourite spot to spend those hard earned dollars.
Why? Because this sweet space stocks wares by artists and makers from Brisbane to Byron Bay and it’s a carefully curated collection of the most stunning homewares, art, food, apparel and gifts and honestly, we want to buy at least five of everything.
The Damn Good Store is the work of Burleigh folks Sarah and Jarrad Miller who are quite the talented creatives themselves. They met at design school and went on to build impressive careers and a slew of creative contacts and eventually decided they wanted to support and showcase the local community by building a store where everything could come together so we, the lucky locals, could take it all home with us.
No doubt you’ll be familiar with some of the brands within the space but Sarah and Jarrad have also spent quite a lot of time researching to find the perfect mix of goodies. Everything within the store is made by small, local artists and there really are some incredibly talented people around here.
From artwork by local lads Kiel Tillman, Erin Larmor, Matt English, Rhys John Kaye, Michael Stiegler and Ben Whitemore and ladies Constanza Goeppinger, Hayley O’Connor and Susy Boyer to ceramics by Caroline C and candles that double as whisky glasses by LX Collection, there’s no way you’re not going home with armloads of goodies.
If you’re in the market for some local edible treats, there’s a range of epic sauces by JR’s Smokehouse Barbecue, lifechanging chocolate covered pecans by Barefoot Farm and plenty of locally made teas.
For the surfers, there’s Slick Daddy Zinc out of Byron Bay, natural surf wax made from beeswax by Good Wax and of course, some stunning wooden boards by Maywood Surfboards (who are also set to launch a sweet beach cricket set pretty soon too).
Skincare-wise you can stock up on organic goodies from Cannabella, some beautiful treats from Being Skincare and botanical soaps by l’essence. You’ll find handmade dolls houses, leather goods, notebooks, you name it, it’s there.
Plus, if all of that sounds like you’ll absolutely never be able to decide what you want (for yourself or someone else), no worries. Jarrad and Sarah have created the very best thing ever in the form of customised gift packs.
Name your receiver, the amount you’d like to spend and they’ll put something beautiful together for you, send you a photo to make sure you’re happy (you will be) and all you have to do is go pick it up. Within those boxes there can be bottle of Brookies Gin, beers from Lost Palms and local wines too.
It’s perfection and we have already been in several times to admire it all. Christmas is around the corner, so pop in for all your gifts while supporting local and look, it’s 2020, you deserve something special too.
Damn good indeed.
LOCATION: Sunbeau Court, 2A Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
HOURS: Daily from 9am until 4pm