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Savant Apothecary


Address: Shop 8, The Emporium, 185 Hunter St, Newcastle
Hours:Wednesday 10am-4pm, Thursday and Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 3pm
Property Donor:  Iris Capital
Launched: May 2017
Closed:  17 June 2017

Kylie Myatt
m: 0408 810 398
e:  [email protected]

Although my time with Renew was brief and when I got the news on my opening week that I had only 4 weeks initially I thought it was a lost opportunity. However I decided to not think about the end date and just keep going.  In this month I learned that people loved what I was offering and loved the look of the store and loved the experience they had there.  Over the weeks I made more and more sales and from this I knew I had something that was going to be okay.

So Renew for me has worked exactly as it should, it gave me the launch pad to get going. It gave me an opportunity to see if customers liked what I offered, it gave me confidence and I will be forever grateful.  So rather quickly I now have a serious business concern and I am both excited and anxious. Mostly though I am thankful.  You will find Savant Apothecary at Junction Fair very soon!

Who are you?
I am a skin care crafter, born from a biochemistry education!   Being an engineer’s daughter I’ve always been a curious practical thinker that likes to find solutions to problems and make my ideas come to life. I like working for myself to satisfy my entrepreneurial drive, be free to implement ideas and enjoy the satisfaction when they are successful.

What do you do?
I’ve been making skin care for 6 years quietly and now it’s time to risk the biscuit and grow.

What inspired you to get involved with Renew Newcastle?
….because it’s just too fantastic an opportunity to pass up. It’s also a nice close environment in the Emporium where I am with other people who are also  doing the same thing so we can reinforce each other and make the whole space a really interesting space. It’s like starting out with a safety net of support!

What are you doing in your new space?
A store selling handmade products for the luxury higher end market that is pre-made or custom-made on the spot to their requirements. This covers skin care products, home cleaning products, tonics and the ability to purchase pure raw products like oils etc.