About

Products that inspire and delight…

At So Swish we aim to present you with an interesting mix of products that inspire and delight. We stock an extensive range of quality homewares and kitchenware to help create happy homes and good karma in the kitchen. We also offer an exciting range of giftware and gifts online suitable for everyone – ladies, men, kids and little ones too.

Our shop is  filled with a mix of designer brands, boutique and interesting pieces. Our experienced staff are passionate about our stock, keenly interested in cookware and skilled at gift selection, so feel free to ask for some advice.

At So Swish we understand and respect our local community and loyal customers. We ensure one position on our staff team is allocated to a local young person. We are actively involved in initiatives that support and give back to our community.

Nan Caple, Founder

Nan opened So Swish in East Ivanhoe in September 1989.

With a family background in small business it was not surprising that in Nan dreamed of opening a giftware store from a young age. After graduating from University in 1976 Nan worked as a Physical Education and Outdoor Education teacher. She spent 1980 – 1981 living in Sweden and the USA and  further explored her dream by undertaking further education in Accounting and Small Business Management.

Nan has always been (and still is) strongly committed to her local community. Nan has enjoyed a stimulating involvement with the local East Ivanhoe & Heidelberg Community Bank branches of Bendigo Bank since 1999, and is a real advocate for the model that returns profits back into the local community.

Nan is on the committee of the East Ivanhoe Traders Association and is Management Committee Chair to the The Sycamore Tree Coffee Shop – a local Social Enterprise of the Banyule Network of Churches.

Nan loves Netball and has played with the same team of local women for 40 odd years. She has lived in Ivanhoe since 1978, is married with four adult children.

Our online store is currently closed and will not fulfill orders