END OF AN ERA FOR THE PANTON STORE in PRAHRAN…
After 14 wonderful years running The Panton Store in Melbourne, now feels like the right time to hang up my city retailer’s apron and announce that our Prahran store will be relocating to the place we call home: South Gippsland.
As many of you may know, my partner and I made a tree change to Foster in 2019. We moved from a 50m2 apartment to a home and creative studio set on 11 acres. We have grown to love country life and living on the land. Moving in rhythm with nature, being part of a country community, and enjoying life from a more tactile perspective.
Over the recent summer break, I enjoyed the first long and uninterrupted rest I’d had in years. During this time, it became very clear to me that I had been running on empty for too long and it was time to make some changes.
My rural pottery studio and my partner’s adjoining wood workshop has become our sanctuary. Our place to create and live more simply. A full-time tree change, and all that goes with it, is calling us.
It’s not goodbye - just a pause - while we take a break, reset, get married, enjoy more time in nature, and move our store to Toora, where we will set up shop under a new trading name: Toora General Store, 31 Stanley Street, Toora. This store will open in November 2023.
Most of the wares in our range will move with us, and our online store will continue to remain open for trade throughout the year. Please read on for key information and dates about the changes ahead.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my store manager, Meg, and my team both past and present, for their loyal service in looking after our customers both near and far. My team have stayed positive and motivated on days where I could not be, and without their support we could not have serviced the Prahran community for this long.
As we prepare for our relocation, we dearly hope you’ll visit us in Prahran a few more times to stock up on your favourites, to grab that special something you’ve had your eye on, or just to stop by and say hello/goodbye.
Lastly, a big heartfelt thank you to our customers and suppliers for our first 14 years in business. I greatly appreciate your continued support, the conversations, the memories, and the friendships. I love helping customers find beautiful, practical, and purposeful wares to help make living and gift giving that bit more special. And I look forward to continuing to do so after a much-needed rest and reset.
Our first four years in Middle Park and our decade trading in Prahran was more than I ever imagined it could be. I look forward to welcoming you all to our new store later in the year.
LAST DAY TRADING IN-STORE IN PRAHRAN:
Saturday 25th March 2023
TRADING HOURS IN PRAHRAN UNTIL SATURDAY MARCH 25TH:
FIRST DAY TRADING IN-STORE IN TOORA:
Friday 10th November 2023
OUR ONLINE STORE REMAINS OPEN:
Dispatch/Click & Collect from Prahran:
Today Until 10th May
Dispatch/Click & Collect from Toora:
15th May-9th November
Hours for click & collect between May-November will be advised in due course.
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WILL THERE BE A SALE?
There is a sale section in-store and online to clear selected products and seasonal ranges. Check it out: https://shop.shelleypanton.com/collections/sale
We will move our core range to the country so we can continue to service our online store after our move.
WHAT IF I HAVE A GIFT VOUCHER, OR CREDIT NOTE?
We encourage you to use your Gift Vouchers or Credit Notes before our move. Please don’t wait until our last day trading in Prahran to use them as it will be a busy time and many key products are likely to sell out before we close our Prahran store.
Any valid Store Gift Vouchers or Store Credit Notes that you don’t get a chance to use before we move may be redeemed in our new store when we reopen in November 2023.
WILL YOUR SHOP FIXTURES BE FOR SALE?
Yes, some of them will be. Keep in touch via this mailing list, or follow our socials in April to find out what will be for sale and available for pick up after Easter. CLICK HERE Sign up to our mailing list.
WHERE CAN I FIND TOORA GENERAL STORE?
Toora General Store, 31 Stanley Street, Toora, VIC 3962
WHAT IS YOUR NEW MAILING ADDRESS?
Toora General Store, PO BOX 42, Toora, VIC 3962
WHERE CAN I FOLLOW YOU ON SOCIALS?
@thepantonstore - store news and products
@thepotterslodge - our pottery and wood studios
@toorageneralstore - our renovation journey
HAVE A QUESTION OR WOULD LIKE TO REACH OUT TO US?
For product, voucher, and credit note enquiries email our team: email@example.com
For admin, accounts, and all other matters email Shelley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Store Phone: (03) 9533 9003
Photo Credit: Nicky Cawood