Yankee Trader by Tom Jones is a new interior furniture and accessories concept store opening from 1 March to 1 April in Sydney’s Paddington, with pre-loved, fabulous finds straight from the USA.
There isn’t really a Tom Jones. There’s actually two women behind Yankee Trader: Melanie TOMlinson and Kirsten JONES. Geddit?
Melanie spent two years living and working as an interior designer in San Francisco. Returning to Australia in 2009, she set up a boutique design and architectural firm. When the opportunity to collaborate with long time friend Kirsten (who lives in LA) presented itself, she lept at the chance to follow her heart and love for vintage finds and continue her connection with America.
From opposite sides of the globe they pulled together their first shipment in December, dividing the workload between continents. They soon began to realise their dream hobby may become an exciting business journey.
Yankee Trader will be open at 462 Oxford Street, Paddington. It’s also an online store so check out the website for an advance preview! www.yankeetrader.com.au
Good luck, ladies!
Kirsten Jones (left) and Melanie Tomlinson make up ‘Tom Jones’