Posted on February 24, 2014 by Jonathan Garvey
There's a lot that goes on behind the scenes at Milly and Eugene. I've talked earlier about our buying trips but it's what happens after we have put our orders in that it gets interesting and well, also really frustrating at times. The post-ordering period can be bittersweet. We are both excited with anticipation to see our products safe on our shores and then downcast and disappointed with complications in the shipment of our precious cargo. Once our goods are in the custody of our shipping agent, any number of problems can arise. You REALLY need a good shipping agent. They are the ones who wrap, pack and send the goods out onto the high seas bound for Australia. We have heard of containers going overboard at sea. Luckily nothing that bad has happened, YET!!!! But there has been a slight problem with our latest delivery and we are working madly from this end to get them here ASAP. Just another hiccup here at M and E!
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Milly And Eugene was dreamt up by two young creative sisters with a passion for all things beautiful.
The decision to call their new venture, Milly and Eugene, evolved from the nicknames they were called as young girls. Hailey, was often referred to as Milly by Mum, Jude, as she named her after the famous 60's actress, Hayley Mills. Kate, was given the nickname Eugene, by her older brother, Martin, who thought it was funny to call her an "uncool name" (at the time) and enjoyed the torment and reaction he received whilst using it.
It was after an inspiring family holiday and both having recently completed home renovations, Hailey and Kate's desire to start a homewares company was in the making. Owning a chain of restaurants and retail businesses between them, the sisters are no strangers to hard work and the success that comes with it, so combining their passion and talent, it's no doubt, Milly and Eugene had captured the hearts of their fans. Milly and Eugene has evolved over the years, starting out as a small online business run from the garage of their homes, into their very own retail store and now into wholesaling, their beautiful wares to some of the best retailers around Australia.
It's Hailey and Kate's aspiration to bring you unique and desirable pieces, that have been hand selected from around the world, into your home.
Enjoy and shop often xx