Meet The Perth Indies, Precious Sparkle

The fabulous Precious Sparkle, opposite Perth's Concert Hall, sells an eclectic mix of gifts, jewellery, fashion and interiors items as well as their signature gemstones. Here you will find inspiring and out-of-the-ordinary items all thoughtfully hand picked by Dawn Cotton Fuge, the shop's owner.

Moving from their original shop on Charlotte Street to their current reincarnation on Bridge Lane, Precious Sparkle has grown in both size and choice since they opened their doors 11 years ago.  Now, during lockdown, you can shop with Precious Sparkle online and indulge in all of Dawn's gorgeous things from the comfort of your own sofa! They nationally and internationally.

Here's her lovely, positive take on things!

"It’s all a bit bonkers and hard right now, but we hope that we can help bring a little sunshine by sending gifts to your loved ones for you. In addition to shipping we are offering Click & Collect and can also deliver within Perth- even on the same day if you order before noon and live within Perth."

As you can see, whether in the shop or online, Precious Sparkle strives to provide their customers with a first class service as well as high quality items and Dawn takes great care to source sustainable and fairtrade goods. This is as well as ensuring the materials they use in store are eco friendly whenever possible; you can read more about this on our Shopping With A Conscience Blog

Whether it's a gift, something for yourself, or your house, Precious Sparkle has always been a first port of call for many; now Dawn wants to take their trademark service and quality into a fashionable offer.

"I’ve really enjoyed finding alternatives to fast, disposable fashion and the proof is in how well it has been received by our customers. As a shop, we don’t over buy and I am horrified by the amount of unsold clothing that ends up in landfill. Becasue of this, we have a small collection each season of handpicked items,"

Quick Fire Questions With Dawn Cotton Fuge

Name of shop and how long in Perth?
Precious Sparkle, in Perth almost 11 years but in our current incarnation on Bridge Lane, just over 3.

What is your favourite lockdown must-have from your own online shop?  
My favourite thing to buy on our website is a candle or reed diffuser from Illumens. I have gone a bit mad and hugely expanded this range so we now have their complete new Authentic Philosophy range which uses essential oils and smells beyond! I can’t begin to even.

What would be at the top of your list from another Perth Indie's website?
I’m seriously digging the coffee sack bag on The Bean Shop’s website. Pretty darn cool, and very upcycled!

What are you missing most in lockdown? 
I am missing my staff and customers! It’s a bit solitary in the business at the moment but I am keeping up with everyone through Zoom and social media. Beyond the shop I desperately miss my family in the States and like everyone in the whole world am looking forward to when it is safe to travel again.

Who is first on your list for a post lockdown party? 
The pals I trained with when we became solicitors in the late 90s. They are still some of my dearest friends and I miss them big time!

Find Precious Sparkle in our Shop Local Online blog >