Our New Store

Our New Store

Next weekend, we’re launching a summer pop-up experience like no other in an epic, 200 square metre space neighbouring the MCA Gallery in The Rocks. 

Complementing our existing store in Martin Place, our new harbourside pop-up marks the launch of a partnership 12 months in the making with iconic Japanese designer Issey Miyake, and will also become the platform for a special gourmet retail collaboration with Gourmet Traveller Magazine

We’ll be opening our doors with our new Father’s Day collection, encompassing a watch collection from 80 year old Japanese denim powerhouse Edwin, specially commissioned Iwai whisky chocolates from Sydney chocolatiers Kakawa, Danish shoe horns, handmade cashmere clothes brushes, cast bronze bottle openers from New York, and razor sharp copper scissors from one of Japan’s oldest ironworks.

Post Father’s Day, our attention will turn to our stomachs. To celebrate their 50th anniversary this November, Gourmet Traveller Magazine approached us to collaborate on a special retail project: Gourmet Traveller's first ever pop-up shop.  Together we’ll be curating a selection of handcrafted pieces from the magazine’s famous ‘Meet Your Maker’ column and presenting them in our new space alongside an edit of Gourmet Traveller’s favourite smallgoods, food, and travel related gifts.  

Milan’s Mathery Studio, Melbourne’s Takeawei Ceramics, Sydney’s Skate Shank and Marloe Morgan Ceramics are just a few of the creators who have been invited to participate, and custom, limited edition pieces are already in the pipeline. Gourmet Traveller’s connections with the country’s best chefs, distillers, and food producers will make for a top shelf food offering and will be backed up by a series of hosted tastings and talks for the duration of the month-long pop-up. 

In the lead up to Christmas, our new store will also see the staggered release of a mix of international and underground design pieces, including Issey Miyake’s iconic Bao Bao bags.  Perhaps Japan’s most famous design export, Issey Miyake has a long history of marrying technology with fashion, and his preoccupation with geometry and material is clearest in the transformative Bao Bao bag.

The newest Bao Bao collection will sit alongside handmade accoutrements from the oldest horn craftsmen in England, artisanal skincare from Botanical Signature, new work from Melburnian jewellery designer Lucy Folk and Sydney’s Dinosaur Designs, and specially commissioned greeting cards from connector pen artist Good Food Crap Drawing.

As always, our new store has been designed as a fully immersive experience, allowing our visitors to taste, touch and learn.  Depending on the day, you’ll be able to watch thousands of bees making honey, sample some 80% Swedish hot chocolate, taste award-winning Tasmanian cheese, gin or whisky, or even prune the bonsai. 

While we continue our association with non-profit surf community OneWave in our Martin Place store, our new store in The Rocks will be dedicated to a new partnership with RPAH’s integrated cancer treatment centre: the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.  We’ve already begun collaborating with the Lifehouse and will be working on a number of projects over the next six months as a part of our Random Acts of Kindness program. 

Both online and offline, our ambition is always to go beyond the traditional retail experience. Sorry Thanks I Love You is built around giving and we want to give the visitors to our stores something different, as well as the chance to escape and relax.  We hope you can make it down.

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The new Sorry Thanks I Love You store is located at 140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney.  Doors open at 11am on Saturday 3 September.

For more information, email hello@sorrythanksiloveyou.com