Our Favourite Uncle

Image source: Photographer Katja Anton

Michelle and Bruce Swift from Uncle George, spill all in this exclusive Q+A

How and when was your business born?

Uncle George was opened in January 2013 and was named for Michelle’s Uncle George – a humble yet quirky personality – One in a million!

What do you love most about your business?

The best part of owning Uncle George is sourcing stock for the business – discovering products that are equally fascinating and desirable. Our stock is a balance of everyday, useful goods and pieces to be treasured for a lifetime.

How would you describe your personal style and how it translates to your business?

We are not slaves to trends or pretentious style. As far as we are concerned, there are no styling rules and believe that our customers should not be intimidated by the fashion of the day but have faith in their own unique selections.

What sets your business apart?

Our lovely customers and our wonderful staff.

What can we find in store?

We pride ourselves in being colourful and different from the mainstream. We have a vast stock holding that is a mixture of fashion, jewellery, homewares and furniture. We stock stunning ranges from Bonnie & Neil, Batch, Ryhia Dank (Hello Sunshine Magazine’s front cover artist from our autumn edition), Creatively Active Minds, Ayala Bar, Mariana to name a few: all ethical trades and particularly lovely people.

What are your most popular products?

Lamp shades and jewellery.

What are your top tips for smart buys?

Choose one outstanding forever piece.

What item should everyone have to make any room come alive?

Great artwork or a huge mirror.

What can we expect to see this season?

We are predictably unpredictable… Stay tuned!


FAST FAVE FIVE!

Fave Hobby: Fishing and renovating

Fave Drink: Scotch (only on the rocks)

Fave Food: Anything French or Italian

Fave Colour: Aqua

Fave saying: Non conformist who loves to challenge the rules. Gregarious, flirty and lots of trouble… in a good way!

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