Feature Business : Love By Five

Originally featured on The Buzz Writer 19th October, 2015


Love by Five logo

Love By Five is a Children’s Lifestyle store located in the Sutherland Shire.

Brooke and Shannon are sisters born and bred in the Sutherland Shire with a passion for everything kids! Between them have five kiddies. So there came about the name ‘Love By Five

After having children of their own, they discovered a love for children’s fashion, bedding, toys, books – you name it.  They loved to spend hours trawling websites and social media to find the newest ‘thing’ for their kids. It was this love for the industry that led them to where they are today.

They opened Love By Five in Kirrawee, NSW in January of 2015, and they couldn’t have been more excited. Both being mums, they wanted to have a focus on the shop being ‘pram friendly’ so keeping a good amount of room to move around in the shop was important to them. They also loved the high ceilings, it gives such a beautiful feeling of big, open space.

Here, Brooke and Shannon share a little more around how and why they run Love By Five.

Tell us about your business

Love By Five is a Children’s Lifestyle store located in the Sutherland Shire of Sydney. We love to stock hard to find brands and unique items for kids not found elsewhere in the area.

Why did you start your business?

We are sisters who have always worked in retail, and have a passion for the Children’s fashion industry. It made sense for the two to merge, and we decided to take the leap and open our own business! We love dealing with customers in store and the social aspect of owning our own shop. We also love to shop, so buying for Love By Five is easy!

What do you love about your work?

We love dealing with customers in store and the social aspect of owning our own shop. We also love to shop, so buying for Love By Five is easy!

What do you want to be known for?

We want people to know they will find things at Love By Five that are new and unique to the area. We love the idea that customers will come to the shop for something different and out of the ordinary.

What are you aiming to achieve in the next 12 months?

With the recent launch of our online store we would love to expand on that and promote the website. We already have many orders coming in from overseas so would love to also push that side of the business. The shopfront is our main priority, so we will be concentrating on getting the best goodies in store for our lovely customers!

What is the best piece of advice for someone who is thinking of starting their own business?

Just do it! You only live once! If it’s something you love and have always wanted to do, you can’t die wondering! There’s no better reward than going to work everyday doing something you love.

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CONNECT WITH LOVE

Phone:             02 9521 2147

Email:              hello@lovebyfive.com.au

Address:          12 Marshall Road, Kirrawee, NSW

Website:          www.lovebyfive.com.au

Open Hours:   9.30-4pm Mon-Fri

                        8-2pm Saturday

                        Closed Sunday

Facebook:       www.facebook.com/Lovebyfive

Instagram:     @lovebyfive

Pinterest:       byfive

 

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