Travel Stories.  The Good, the Bad & the Secure.

Travel stories are the best.

The People ... The amazing couple in Switzerland that extended an invitation for a delicious homemade fondue.
The Places .... Being adventurous enough to jump on the train to the outskirts of Paris to discover those AMAZING vintage markets.
The Experiences ... The incredible spaces behind incognito doors in New York - art, music, food ... so many good times.
Travel is something we talk a lot about at Dwell Store.
Our customers are always jetting somewhere fabulous which either prompts healthy doses of bucket list conversation (just yesterday, Tomorrowland festival was added) or reminiscent stories and sharing of great experiences.

We love the good stories ... but every now and again, travel stories are dotted with a 'learning experience'.

Travelling well is a mix of planning, skill & a good dose of luck.

But one thing you don't want to be leaving to luck (especially overseas) is your travel fund. 
Card skimming is a reality to be aware of in 2018.  But bless ... the solution looks good.

Secrid wallets are a cult favourite at Dwell Store. 

Fashion and industrial design come together in one of those highly functional items that people first purchase for themselves and then have up their sleeve as a 'go to' gifting item.
These hand cut leather beauties make for a great slim line wallet choice but more than that, they feature a dandy (patented) aluminium insert that holds your cards and protects them from bending and the unfortunate (and growingly common) experience of skimming.  Did someone say handy?
The insert fits between 4 & 8 cards (depending on width) and the leather wallet has space for business cards, license & a cash stash if you wish.


SECRID Founders & Designers, René & Marianne, were highly aware that the arrival of high-tech cards was causing a rapid replacement of traditional payment means.

 They knew that whilst smartphones put the world at our fingertips, almost all essential documents were shrinking to pocket size.

We carried less, but what we carried was held dearer than ever before.

Our new era of technology was calling for a new type of wallet ... One that protects your cards, your money and also your privacy.

  Long term partners, the couple combined their backgrounds, Reneé in Industrial Design & Marianne in Fashion and in 2009, the Secrid Cardprotector & slim line wallet was born.


SECRID wallets are crafted in Holland with great care for quality, people and the environment.

For founders René & Marianne, they believe a better world starts in your pocket.
By 2009 the leather industry had been practically abandoned in the Netherlands in favour of low-income countries. Inspiringly, Secrid has brought the industry back to their home country. By developing a radically different product and production process, wallets are once again (more efficiently and cleaner than ever), being produced on a large scale in The Netherlands. 
Every day, close to 100 people assemble the Secrid products enthusiastically and with great precision at their social enterprises in Leiden, Delft and Haarlem.
Together with their colleagues, the Founders are constantly working to develop the tools and processes to maintain the quality of the Secrid product and the working conditions of the team.

As said, Secrid is a popular go to gifting choice for our customers.
If you know someone who is travelling, consider pairing it with other wander luxuries such as an Aésop travel pack, a Frank Green bottle or Mi Goals journal.

Located in the boutique shopping district of the Ferry Road, Brickworks Centre, Dwell Store is the Gold Coast’s leading destination space for Urban and Contemporary living.

Dwell Store searches Australia and beyond for unique leading and emerging, functional design brands. We bring our clients an exclusive and discerning gifting and lifestyle edit that they deserve.

Proudly representing more than 40 emerging international and Australian functional design brands including ; Aesop, Armadillo & Co,  Basil Bangs, Byron Bay Beach Lifestyle, Elk The LabelElms & King, Frank Green, KøbnLa La Land, MarimekkoMayde, Normann Copenhagen, Palm Beach CollectionMiGoals, Slip Pillowcase, S’well Bottle + more.

Bespoke customisation is available for corporate clients and complimentary boutique gift wrapping is a given.  Private out of hours appointments are available upon request.

Follow our brand discovery journey on @dwellstore_australia and be sure to include us in your styling and gifting moments … #DwellWell
July 19, 2018 — Dwell Store