I’ve heard mixed opinions about the Avoca brand so I thought I’d go and investigate it myself. I wandered in to their Suffolk street store and took a look around.
I had to really root around to find something decent and a lot of the items command a price I don’t think they deserve, but I did like this biscuit tin…
Bird biscuit tin – €21.95
…and the aged look of this wooden frame.
Aged-effect wooden picture frame – €25.95
However I wasn’t too fond of this psychedelic chair…
or these old fashioned kitchen wares…
But Avoca is worth a look inside if you can navigate their non-conformist opening hours (why don’t you do late night opening on Thursdays like everyone else Avoca?). If you do a bit of digging, you might find something really unique like this tableware set.
Buttons teapot – €34.95
Buttons bowls – €9.95
Buttons jug – €19.95
Buttons plates – €14.95
Buttons butter dish – €14.95
So, I wouldn’t suggest you purposefully head to city centre just to visit the Avoca store, but if you’re passing it’s worthwhile taking a peek inside.
By Jenna Crotty