In big pink building (yes pink!) on Anzac Parade about 10 minutes from our place, you can find any cooking weapon of mass construction known to man. It's like Sur La Table but warehouse style. Now I could spend an hour in Sur La table but I could spend all day in here. They have all the brands known to man...Le Creuset, Breville, Alessi, Nigella, Good Grips, Calphalon and on and on and they're well discounted. It's no dollar store but instead of paying $80 for our Eileen Bodum, we paid $39. (and it's a hot looking 12 cupper!) All the Nigella Lawson is 50% off too. We saw our same coffee press at Meyer for a full $80 and the Nigella for full price as well. People must just pay that...dummies!
They have a good little gourmet food section as well that's worth a look. I bought some Bonne Maman jam for 5 bucks - I like the french handwriting on the label and it is yummy. And all the Simon Johnson is half off - that $18 jar of marinara that I saw the other day at his deli in Alexandria still seems kind of pricey at $9.50...
The adorable plastic bowls (at the left) with lids are featured in the July InStyle magazine and are listed at $49.95 - they are $39 at Peter's. I am *so* getting them once I'm working as they'll pay for themselves when I bring my own lunch to work and I'll feel very smart having them instead of plain takeaway style containers.
Peter's also has a few other departments and it's an odd mix of stuff: perfume, luggage, toys, watches and pens. Still good prices but it's the range of kitchen stuff that really works.
So I'm never paying retail for name brand crockery again. Yay! And if I'm really lazy, I can order online and they only charge $5 for delivery. But why would I deny myself the retail therapy pleasure?
Good range of Alessi.
All things Nigella.