Say Hello to Kiki + Finch - Avarcas Australia

Say Hello to Kiki + Finch

May 12, 2021

We are proud to have a family of amazing retail stockists across Australia, and we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to showcase the stores and the amazing women behind them. We sat down and had a chat with Olivia from her brand new store in Emerald, Kiki + Finch.

 

WHAT SORT OF STORE IS KIKI + FINCH?

Finch is a small women's clothing boutique located in the picturesque township of Emerald in Victoria. We stock a selection of affordable women's fashion, activewear, footwear and accessories as well as some locally handmade giftware.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BUSINESS?

After having 3 kids in less than 3 years I had lost my sense of self and was battling postnatal depression. I needed a creative outlet and something that was mine. Opening a shop was something I thought I could never achieve but I threw caution to the wind and just went for it. I have loved every minute of it so far and the sense of empowerment I have felt from owning my own business is amazing.

 

HOW LONG HAS THE BUSINESS BEEN OPEN FOR?

Just over 2 months.

 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS?

I love chatting to and connecting with my customers and the fact that I get to work in a space that feels like my sanctuary.

 

HOW DOES A TYPICAL DAY FOR YOU UNFOLD? 

My day begins in a circus of 3 kids, a dog and 2 rabbits. Dressing, feeding, cleaning and herding out the door. Kinder, daycare and school drop offs then into the calm tranquillity of the shop. When I close the shop for the day, it's back to the circus 😆

 

WHAT LITTLE THING IN LIFE GIVES YOU JOY?

Cuddles from my kids.

 

HOW DO YOU RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES?

I stay in bed watching Netflix.

 

WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO PUT AVARCAS AUSTRALIA ON YOUR SHELVES?

 I love the shoes and I am all about supporting other women in business, I knew my customer would also love everything that Avarcas Australia represents.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE AVARCAS?

Safari Crossovers and Vintage Tan Espadrilles!!

 

GETTING THERE

Emerald is located 53 km south-east of Melbourne in the Dandenong Ranges and is an ideal place for bushwalking and for escaping from Melbourne for the weekend.

You'll find Kiki + Finch at 354 Belgrave-Gembrook Rd, Emerald VIC 3782

While you’re at it, don’t forget to check them out on Instagram and Facebook.