It’s time to roll out the virtual red carpet and celebrate the release of our annual 20 Coolest Retailers in Australia list.
Now in its third year, the latest list of homegrown heroes extends across categories from luxury activewear, gourmet pastries and Indigenous-led fashion to telehealth fertility, adult toys and zero waste household products.
It’s an eclectic – and in some cases, surprising – mix, but some of the things these Australian brands have in common are excellent storytelling backed by authenticity, a community of fiercely loyal customers and, often, a commitment to sustainability, diversity, and inclusion.
The list was compiled by the Inside Retail team including Jo-Anne Hui-Miller, Ruth Hogan and Heather McIlvaine and supported by a great team of external advisers. Many thanks to Nicola Mansfield, chief thinker at The Design Thinkers; Rosanna Iacono, managing partner at The Growth Activists; and The General Store partner/chief strategy officer Danny Lattouf and partner/CEO Matt Newell.
The list is now available in the latest issue of Inside Retail Australia’s November quarterly magazine or you can download the Coolest Retailers in Australia 2021 report for free.