Shop11 Village Lane, 20 Lake St. Cairns Qld 4870 Australia
11.00am-6.30pm Sun, Mon closed ….Ph (07)4028 3670
Pouch is located in the Village Lane. If coming from City Place along Lake St. turn left at the French restaurant. We are the opposite side of the lane. If coming from City Place along Abbott St. Turn right just before Pullman International Hotel.
Fortunately, from previous work as a Japanese magazine editor, I had opportunities to meet great local producers who implement thoughts & passion into their work.
When the magazine business was handed over after 16 years, the idea of opening a shop that showcases quality local products came naturally with respect to the producers.
Pouch was then born in April 2012 with a hamble product range. I hope you will enjoy genuine products as much as I do !
Keiko Murphy – Pouch, owner
Showcase earthy, sustainability minded products made by proud local producers.
Products are genuine Far North Queensland made, hand picked by owner Keiko by directly dealing with producers. The most important select perspective is being sustainable. Some are exclusive to Pouch as can’t be mass produced.
Work & think locally.
No middle person means that Pouch can offer fair prices. No long distance delivery also help to keep the prices fair. When new products are in demand, we collaborate with local businesses for creation.
Provide ethical shopping experience.
Our gift comes with product information and “Made in Cairns” tag to enhance shopping experience.
QUALITY AUSSIE GIFTS SOLD HERE
by Zen Photography May 2012
Cairns is a one of Australia’s best known tourist destinations, and like any other towns that survive mainly on tourism, gift shops are a dime a dozen.
Not anymore. Pouch, a retail shop that sells only genuine and local products, is a breath of fresh air.
Located in the charming Lake St village, Pouch is a new hub where products made by proud local artists and retailers meet the curious eyes of tourists who desire something more than keychains made in China.
The shop is run by the lovely Keiko Murphy, former editor of Living in Cairns magazine.
Keiko’s vision is to promote the region with quality products and have the shop develop into Cairns’ retail base for cultural and a sustainable way of life.
Inside this Parisian chic and rustic shop you will find elegant giftware, quality produce and lots of original souvenirs to take home.
The best part about Pouch is you don’t need to be a tourist to shop here.
Check out the local honey and jam, the organic vanilla beans and the original homeware the next time you’re in town. There are so many treasures in this beautiful shop.
by Cairns Life magazine
Since opening, Pouch has been introduced in the major guide books published in Japan and major tour agent’s brochures.
- Global Trotters
(Chikyu no Arukikata)
- Travel Days
(Shobun-Sya Co. Ltd)
- Lala Chitta