Treasure Trove at Little Cove Collective

Image source: Photographer Ian Waldie

Little Cove Collective has been the go-to gift store for locals and visitors and, as Carlie Wacker discovers, it is a gift that keeps on giving as it grows up to become the nucleus of all things beautiful for all ages.

The colourful little gift shop in the corner of Bay Village has blossomed into a big, joyful playground for all ages – Little Cove Collective is a treasure trove and when it draws you in with its quirky, cute and colourful accoutrements, you’ll never want to leave.

Behind this growing business is a dynamic sister duo that prove women can do – and have – it all. Founders and co-owners Brooke Duley and Kimberley Taylor will inspire you to dream bigger and just do it. Brooke is a mother of five children with a background in equities IT and banking; and Kimberley is a former retail buyer with three children.

In 2020, Brooke noticed that there was a space available in Bay Village and, as her business mind is always looking out for opportunities, wondered what she would want as a shopper in the Village.

“I pondered what that was and when I floated the idea of a gift shop with Kimberley, I discovered it had been her lifelong dream to have a gift shop,” Brooke recalls.

And so the sisterhood turned a little dream into a big reality with support and input from their husbands along the way. When I first started shopping at Little Cove Collective, it was for special gifts for girlfriends and my grandkids and it was very clear that Kimberley had a real talent in sourcing children’s toys, gifts and clothing.

This was the foundation for the business for quite some time and the children’s section kept growing with Brooke and Kimberley buying things they really liked and needed for their kids. Build it and they will come – the siblings proved that buying what you loved was a clever tactic, and as a result the shop was always busy – but it was also quickly outgrowing its space.

Little Cove Collective was gaining a huge following from locals and visitors and just as the shop needed room to expand, the planets aligned with the space next door becoming available.

The expansion has seen the business grow into the magical wonderland it is today, offering something enchanting for all ages. Mums can immerse themselves in fashion and beauty, Dads can kit out in the coolest clothing and accessories, kids will be lost in a world of curiosities and cuteness — there are delights in this shop that you don’t see elsewhere, making it truly a place of discovery — where every nook and cranny reveals an element of surprise and delight.

I spot the highly sought-after and globally-loved charm and whimsy of Sonny Angel figurines which Brooke says almost sells out in store and online as quickly as they are restocked. Not surprisingly, Little Cove Collective’s online store has grown exponentially too with the uniqueness and convenience it offers — and if you’ve left the birthday or special occasion shopping too late, Little Cove Collective can save the day.

“We have people buying from interstate for guests staying in Noosa and we can wrap the gift and deliver it to their Hastings Street accommodation,” says Brooke.

As a local and typical last-minute shopper, I love the convenience of parking in Bay Village and running in to get a gift, knowing that I will always find that something special. The expansion of Little Cove Collective has allowed for Kimberley and Brooke to build the women’s fashion collection and offer labels not available anywhere else in Noosa and beyond.

You can now shop epic fashion brands like the luxurious Mos The Label, Sage and Clare, Cat Hamill, Gild and Kireina Jeans (you can even buy underwear that doubles as a cute bikini), and Banabae which has the cutest family sets including matching shirts, hats, caps and socks for the ‘Rad Pop’, ‘Rad Dad’, ‘Rad Mama’ and ‘Rad Kid’.

For Brooke and Kimberley, Little Cove Collective is full of everything they love — and you’ll love it too.

About the Author /

Carlie Wacker has worked in the media entertainment industry for over 20 years. From television to stage and radio she has been lucky enough to work her way around the whole country. Over the last 10 years she has styled and choreographed innovative fashion parades and talent shows and brings her love for fashion and entertainment as our Fashion Editor and Editor for Hello Sunshine Magazine. She is also an MC, voice-over artist and radio announcer.

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