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REMO General Store

REMO was launched in Sydney Australia in 1988 as a general store with a mission to seek out and celebrate Quality & Passion in people and merchandise gathered together from all over the world.

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Well done

Story by rococo , Australia

Ever since REMO went into hiding, I have been missing you, and every once and a while, the famous yellow rubber bath duck appears and I think of REMO. Its soooo great to hear that REMO has returned. Well done.

Commitment to things inspired and inspiring

Story by Christine Roach , Australia

The original REMO General Store was an oasis of quality in a world awash with feculent ephemera. As a student I went there to find inspiration as much as any product. That kernel of commitment to things inspired and inspiring continues in their online presence. I go to the REMO site and feel like someone…

Great fun to browse and shop

Story by st martins , Australia

Everything about the REMO style is special. The store was unique, and the products quirky, beautifully designed and functional. Now the website has somehow managed to capture all of the same qualities. Clever indeed, and great fun to browse and shop. Remo’s original charm is all there online…

I still have some of the orginal catalogues

Story by Jason Kemp , New Zealand

The original REMO store was full of multi dimensional brands like Proraso, Fisher Space Pens, Moleskine and many others. As a “best of the best” brand heaven it also provided a platform for the wonderful t shirt designs – of which the “stripey thing” deserves nomination in its own right. After 16 years I still…

With a dash of serendipity

Story by Joy David , Australia

REMO general store – when I was a teenager I loved their eclectic catalogues full of great T shirts and amazing things from around Australia and around the world. REMO isn’t just a store, it’s a community of folk who love the interesting and useful. Customer suggestions and ideas drive the product range. Retailing with…

Truly fascinating

Story by Charlie Stone , New Zealand

The rebirth of REMO is a remarkable story of loyalty beyond reason, and makes it one of the great sleeper Lovemarks of recent times, truly fascinating. These consumers who subscribe appear to be getting the exact modern real-love experience that Kevin Roberts describes. So I’d like to ask those REMO people, the genuine Australian Lovemark…

Finding REMO

Story by Michael Joel Silbert , Australia

REMO is one of the first Australian businesses where the owner literally wore his heart on his sleeve, became the brand, included his people in every aspect of the business with a sense of grace and good humour that drew the customer into the family. It didn’t matter if you bought a t-shirt or not,…

I hope we can grow old together

Story by Andrew Whitehead , United Kingdom

I came of age and moved into my first apartment at the same time REMO General Store opened It’s doors for the first time in Darlinghurst Sydney. People always said that REMO was 10 years ahead of its time, and was sorely missed when they were forced to shut the (original) store down… When Remo…

Love the catalogues more than the store

Story by Anonymous

The Oxford St store was great, but the printed catalogues were even better. I still have a couple and love to study them – they are a microcosm of the times. Who else would have catalogues with useful rip-out Filofax inserts (not that mine got ripped out!)? Honestly, REMO could have existed just to sell…

Remo memories

Story by Matthew , France

I still remember the first time I walked into a Remo General Store. It was the first generation Sydney store that eventually closed a little while later. I’d never seen anything like it and to this day you can still see tattered and nearly worn out RMO t-shirts on die-hard faithfuls who refuse to throw…

Quality unsurpassed

Story by James MacNamara , Australia

Remo’s own brand is quite unique in a world full of “throw-away” items … the quality is unsurpassed and the designs are timeless. One of their captions is “buy it once, own it forever” and the goods live up to the slogan. To give a gift from Remo is a guaranteed hit, to receive one…

To give and to receive

Story by James MacNamara , Australia

In a world full of “throw-away” items REMO’s own brand is quite unique … the quality is unsurpassed and the designs are timeless. One of their captions is “buy it once, own it forever” and the goods live up to the slogan. To give a gift from Remo is a guaranteed hit, to receive one…

Wonderfully weird and weirdly wonderful

Story by Jenny Cox , Australia

Strangely enough I have never actually bought anything from Remo yet, but I am still in love with the whole lot. My Remo newsletter is read religiously and I’m always checking out the extremely cool things available on their website. One day, one bright, golden day, I will actually have the money/time/organisational ability to buy…

A bold statement

Story by Catharine Pruscino , Australia

Although a precise translation does not exist, the act of giving REMO gifts is always ‘con piacere’ – a bold statement that does not any require words.

Laidback and practical

Story by Pascale de souza , Australia

Quality, uniqueness and its own sense of style. Lacks pretentions and is quitessentially Sydney.. Laidback and practical. It has made it as a global brand and continues to inspire despite being off the scene for a while.

Living in the present

Story by Matilda Halliday , Australia

That essential present for that impossible person is now possible because REMO is back. The perfect place to find the perfect present for everyone you know (and something for yourself too).

Get a life story

Story by Kylie Norris , Australia

REMO encompasses passion, quality and innovation for what it sells. You’re not just purchasing a product or item, you’re purchasing it’s history and life story.

It must be love

Story by Shari Tagliabue , Australia

After years of poring through my coveted REMO catalogues, an interstate move prompted their demise. I reasoned that because I could no longer order the perfect gift for friends or myself, I was only tormenting the shopaholic in me. The long resisted purchase of a home computer (kicking and screaming) coincided with the serendipitous discovery…

So suitable

Story by Diana Prichard , Australia

REMO’s products are imbued with a certain passion, have an individuality and quality unsurpassed, and loved by all. With two minutes to catch the mail to send Christmas gifts to family and friends overseas, I was able to buy unique items, so suitable for the recipients – a pocket warmer for my golf-crazy step-mother in…

A madcap concoction

Story by David Fergusson , Australia

Where else would you go to get your ceiling wax? REMO continues to amaze and amuse us with a madcap concoction of esoterica that appeals to the collector living inside all of us.

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