THE IMPODIMO STORY
Impodimo Living and Giving is an unrivalled homewares and lifestyle boutique store stocking products as unforgettable as our name. We’re located in the old Garfield Garage which used to be an Austin and Morris dealer in the 1940s and served the local community right up until the late 1980’s. Our store is rooted in history and proudly straddles past and present. A perfect blend of old and new, our modern products are perfectly showcased in the rustic setting. Lovers of heritage buildings will appreciate the open beam iron covered ceiling, pitched roof, concrete floors and unpolished fittings.
Enjoy a coffee as you wander through our store, admiring nostalgic remnants that have been carefully preserved over many decades. Browse our ever changing mix of collections displayed throughout the store. You can relax, knowing you won’t get hounded by pushy salespeople. Impodimo is a place where time slows down.
Impodimo first opened its doors more than 12 years ago. Originally run by Robyn Collins, a property developer and local farmer, Impodimo brought an impressive range of quality handcrafted goods sourced near and far to our quiet country town. Inspired by her time in South Africa, Robyn named her store Impodimo – an African word meaning ‘Gift from God’ – and connected her new retail adventure with her memories of tremendous African wildlife.
Fast forward a few years, Kristy Robinson seized the opportunity to purchase the store in 2016 after stumbling across an advert that said Impodimo was for sale. Some may call it destiny; others may call it a ‘gift from God’. But Kristy had often visited and admired Robyn’s store in the years prior on her way to Mount Cannibal for hiking and adventures in the Gippsland region. After living in regional Victoria for many years, Kristy developed a deep connection with rugged mountain landscapes. Garfield reminded her of home and an answer to a silent prayer.
The joy of living and giving
Today Impodimo boasts a unique collection of locally designed homewares, gifts and an eclectic mix of products to indulge all the senses. From bespoke jewellery, to whimsical baby gifts and luxurious candles and room fragrances, a gift from Impodimo says what’s sometimes hard to put into words. A small token of thanks for a dedicated school teacher, or an expression of love for someone special, Impodimo stocks quality gifts for young and old. Find a gift that keeps giving today.
As a qualified interior designer, Kristy has added professional interior design and styling services to Impodimo’s online and in store retail product range. With experience sourcing exotic homewares and styling for some of Melbourne’s most popular tourist destinations, Kristy has an eye for finding unique products to match any style. And after years leading teams in the corporate sector, Kristy confidently manages complex projects and budgets. You can trust Kristy to make sure your interior design project is stress-free and meticulously managed from concept to delivery.