The concept was and still is so simple; great products, great prices and old school customer service.
A 100 year old heritage listed corner building in Melbourne was the first home for the Bronze Snake Shop. Big light filled windows, Danish wood fittings, and a building with that Fitzroy charm made it the perfect first home. The Northsiders loved it and it wasn’t long till we had the Southsiders knocking on the door.
The Bronze Snake Shop opened its arms to these Southsiders. In the heart of the ever so chic Chapel St, was where we decided to park our Fitzroy grunge ass. We found a massive space with exposed beams and bricks, the new second home. It wasn’t long till our neighbours began swapping their martini glasses for some long necks. We were here to stay.
The brand new home in 2014 was King St Newtown in Sydney. Filled with its hipsters, students, and just all round awesome crew, we loved it. Continuing with our style we found a heritage building with raw brick and classic boards. If we aren't helping our customers instore you will find us sipping ciders in the sunny courtyard. Someone has to do it.
In early 2015 we opened our first Adelaide store. We looked for a beach, some sun and found the suburb of Glenelg. The always sunny suburb never dissapoints, and neither do the locals.
When we thought there couldn't be a sunnier place than Adelaide we stumbled across Perth. There is a reason Bon Iver wrote a song about this place. The best beaches in the world, plus some of the nicest locals you'll ever find. Find us on William St, Northbridge. This heritage building with creaky floorboards is one of the finest TBSS stores we have.
We heard calls from across the Tasman. New Zealand wanted a piece of this Aussie independent. We searched high and low looking for the best spot for our infamous store. While looking we realised how amazing this country actually is. Mind blown. We knew we had to stay, we found Ponsonby, we set up, and now we are officially NZ locals.
When you're chasing the sun two places really stand out. Sorrento in coastal Victoria and of course Brisbane in the Sunshine state. We found two amazing spots which we now call home. In Brisbane we are based in the ever cool 'never go to bed' Fortitude Valley. Late nights with late starts. And in Sorrento you will find us on Ocean Beach Rd, and yes you can see the beach from the store.
One of our biggest peeves is mass production and market saturation. We appreciate individuality and we are sure you do to. We only cut a limited amount of pieces to ensure the 'clone' effect doesn't happen. We carefully limit the amount of stores we open in a city, all to respect our loyal customers.
Our philosophy with our online store is the same as it was nearly a decade ago when we opened our first bricks and mortar store. We offer free next day shipping on all orders, no matter how much you spend. We know you want it fast and we don’t want you to pay for it, our gift to you.
That 'old school' customer service goes to all our online customers as well. Call us or email us and and one of our friendly assistants will get back to you ASAP. We are here to help.
We know there is so much international, massive corporation bullocks competition in the market we are in, so we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you.
Thank you for supporting local, independent and Australian business. We do appreciate it. You're going to love shopping with us more than Sunday sessions in the sun.
To all of you, from all of us at The Bronze Snake Shop - Thank you.