Eclectic: It’s broad, it’s diverse and delightfully urbane

One of Broken Hill’s most fascinating stores has moved and the new shop looks “awesome”, according to Georgia, a shopper in the store.

After having worked in other stores, for other people, shop owner Melanie Roberts decided to go it alone and she opened Eclectic in a little shop on the south side of Argent Street back in 2016.

Melanie said the shop had been doing well and she took the opportunity of the COVID-19 slow down to renovate her original shop and added fresh and dried flowers to her range.

She said we needed more space and room to move.

“We have a large collaboration of brands and are always expanding. Our main line is home décor and it already covers everything from candles to cushions to chairs,” she said.


“We have Fathers’ Day Hamper as well. We keep an eye on the latest trends to bring to Broken Hill and agencies will show new trends and ideas to add to our stock.”

With the expanding business, now employing three permanent workers and five casuals, Eclectic moved to the old Telstra shop next door to Sampsons, when the shop became available.

Melanie is very proud of her new wonderful Eclectic Shop, which opened its doors on Thursday.

You could see the excitement of the new shop on the faces of Melanie and staff.

“I really love bringing the new ideas to Broken Hill and doing the research to find new stock but we especially enjoy helping people pick out presents for their friends or family,” says Melanie.

“They can also get cards here and we do free wrapping so they leave the shop with a beautiful gift ready to give to their special person.”

The shop has also been kitted-out with parents and carers in mind, “people can feel comfortable bringing in their prams and wheelchairs, with plenty of room to move around and they can see everything,” Melanie said.

So pay Eclectic a visit – it’s well worth a browse.

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