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It’s time to pay a visit to this iconic fashion, accessories, art, homewares and gift store in the Adelaide foothills.

Take two steps inside Kohl&Soda’s doors and you’ll get a sense of new owner Simone’s impeccable personal style. “I’ve just gone with what I love and it’s been fantastic to see that it also seems to be what other people love!”

Photo :: Meg Hansen Photography

Stocking both SA and Australian designers where possible, there is a real emphasis on outstanding quality on an affordable budget, and it’s exciting to see some of our favourite brands fit the bill. You’ll find crowd-favourites such as Ecoya, Etikette, Papaya, Madras Link and Robert Gordon in homewares, plus Mink Pink, Nude Lucy, Tirelli, Little Lies, Betty Basics, Staple the Label and Brave + True in fashion.

And with a flock of loyal customers, Simone ensures that she doesn’t overstock each item, so you can walk away confident that you’ve snagged a statement piece that is totally unique. “These days, people are really attracted to the smaller stores where everything is a little bit different,” smiles Simone.

Photo :: Meg Hansen Photography 

Simone and Kohl&Soda are such a perfect fit that it’s hard to believe she’s only been in the biz for a year! When word got out that the previous owner was looking to sell, Simone saw her dream opportunity. “Being a local girl, I’ve always loved the shop and just didn’t want to see it go!” she says. Instead, Simone breathed new life into the store and immediately started working to supply beautiful, high-quality pieces to the community.

While Kohl&Soda is certainly a local favourite, customers are travelling far and wide to get themselves a piece of Simone’s style. Whether it be a gift for a friend, a vibrant dress, or a one-of-a-kind piece of decor, Kohl&Soda is the ultimate destination for every shopaholic.

Photo :: Meg Hansen Photography

Steal Simone’s style

We can’t help but fangirl over Simone’s immaculate taste, so thought we’d ask for her top three tips when it comes to nailing the Kohl&Soda look, every time.

1. Don’t be too matchy-matchy, mix it up! Choose different textures when selecting cushions and throws to add interest and variety.

2.Bring a space to life with big pots or rattan baskets on stands filled with plants. Go big!

3.Choose your hero piece and then style around it. This may be a piece of art, furniture or a lamp. Remember the ‘rule of three’ — choose three items that have something in common and group them together.

Millie xx


Photo :: Meg Hansen Photography 

Millie Looker

Millie Looker

Writer, Content Creator, Events Manager and Operations sensation, she’s the backbone to ensuring Adelady runs like clockwork.

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