About Us

About Us

Alfresco Emporium is a leading Australian speciality retailer of lifestyle and dining
products, supplying highly respected brands as well as their own exclusive lines.


Hampton inspired homewares stores based in Collaroy & Bundall.

Alfresco Emporium is a leading Australian speciality retailer of lifestyle and dining products; supplying global brands, as well as their own exclusive lines. The Alfresco Emporium dream began in 1998 with a small gift shop in Neutral Bay, Sydney Australia. Since those early days, owners Janice and Kevin Hore have proudly grown the Alfresco Emporium identity to what it is known and celebrated for today.

Family is at the core of the Alfresco Emporium brand; Janice and Kevin's three children, Linda, Karen and Michael have helped define and create the unique shopping experience that has established Alfresco Emporium as a must-visit retail destination for customers far and wide. The Alfresco Emporium team are equally a part of the family, sharing the same passion for delivering quality products and unparalleled customer service to the local community.

Alfresco Emporium's flagship is located in the beautifully designed and award-winning store in Collaroy, on Sydney's Northern Beaches. The Hamptons inspired interior showcases a classic collection of soft furnishings, décor items and unique furniture. The one stop shopping destination also includes The Flower House, sourcing only the freshest flowers from local growers daily, and the famous Alfresco Café.

In 2012 Alfresco Emporium opened in Queensland's Island Emporium, Bundall. Island Emporium is a tranquil shopping and dining experience, a true destination to enjoy fashion boutiques, luxurious salons, fine food and of course, our homewares. You will find it hard to leave this relaxed shopping precinct.

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For enquiries please call our head office at Collaroy on +612 9919 0601 or fill out our contact form. We strive to exceed your expectations whenever possible, and are available 7 days a week to assist you. 

CEO & Founder

Janice Hore

After managing a successful home wares store for five years, Janice realised her dream of opening the first Alfresco Emporium store in 1998. Her natural talents, exquisite taste and desire to create a memorable shopping experience has seen Alfresco Emporium grow from a small, single store, into a unique shopping destination experience. Janice’s eye for detail, design talent and merchandising approach has seen Alfresco Emporium grow to become a leader in the home and kitchen wares industry for many years.

Director

Kevin Hore

With years of business experience behind him and a strong desire to grow Alfresco Emporium, Kevin still maintains time to enjoy life with his family and local surfing community. Kevin’s role in Alfresco Emporium is somewhat hard to identify; varying from chatting to customers in the storefront, managing the finances and delivering orders to our customers at their home. Kevin’s catch phrase is ‘Jan’s inspiration is my perspiration.'

General Manager

Michael Hore

With a keen eye for detail and a love for design, Michael travels all over the world, together with Janice, to source the unique, quality products Alfresco Emporium are known for. Michael plays a key role in the layout of our stores, the creative direction and the continued development of the Alfresco Emporium brand, ensuring customers are always embraced and enthralled by what is new at Alfresco Emporium.

Manager

Karen Blackbourne

Karen loves interacting with our customers and over the years has developed strong relationships, especially with our Collaroy regulars. Karen’s gift of ensuring a fantastic customer experience makes her the perfect person to train and oversee our sales staff and managers. Karen is also responsible for our local ordering and inventory.