AUSTRALIA: Lifestyle store owner Matthew Thomas said he had been buying items from stores in other countries and was keen to expand his range of clothing and shoes.
“I was actually going to buy a lot of clothes from Germany and it was quite hard because we’re on the border, but when we got here it was really easy because we have a lot to buy,” he said.
Mr Thomas said it was important to buy locally and it wasn’t uncommon for a supermarket to carry a range of items.””
It’s great to be able to buy from a country that is so close to us, so we can go to a local shop and we can get something.”
Mr Thomas said it was important to buy locally and it wasn’t uncommon for a supermarket to carry a range of items.
“If you’re going to go and buy something from Australia, why wouldn’t you buy something locally, or even from overseas?” he said .
“It helps you get a little bit more shopping done.”
We get a lot more products than we used to, especially from Europe and the US.
“Mr Tomsons store is a small operation, which means he can’t sell everything to every customer.”
In terms of what we sell, we just go in and we just look for items that we can use.””
We get things from the local stores, we get things that we think we could use for our customers, but at the end of the day it’s a mix of the local shops that sell everything, and we also get items from other overseas suppliers.”
In terms of what we sell, we just go in and we just look for items that we can use.
“For me personally, I like to shop a little more locally because I’m in Sydney and I want to get some things in the suburbs and then go to the big town stores.”
He said he also enjoyed shopping for things that were different to what he had bought before.
“When you go into a store, you get to pick what you want to buy, but you have to try and make sure that it fits your lifestyle and that you can have the right things for you,” he explained.
“If you are not a big consumer of designer items, you’ll find that a lot cheaper, so it’s good to have some different brands to buy.”