The news we have all been waiting for…🚨In anticipation of the NSW road map to reopening, we will be be opening our shopfront from *Monday 11th October! Our usual retail hours will apply IE: Monday – Friday, 9am -5pm.Please be aware of the mandates for reopening non critical retail… masks will be enforced and proof of double vax. We will be adhering to a strict 2 families in store at one time rule, to stay within the 4sq metre social distancing enforcement. Please limit this to 3 people max per family.In anticipation of orientations and new enrollments for 2022 both kindergarten and Year 7 please email mel@poppets.com.au to make an apponitment for fittings. Having been closed for 3 months we anticipate it being very busy upon reopening… please make an appointment to minimise your wait time and remember to shop online for free delivery or click and collect.

* subject to NSW government mandates.


Unit 1/31 Montague St,
North Wollongong
Phone: 4226 1611
Shop opening hours:
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

  • 100% Australian owned family company
  • Founded in the Illawarra in 1973 by Elizabeth Kingston
  • Run by Managing Director Elizabeth Kingston and her daughter General Manager Melissah Kingston-Gervaise.
  • Management staff has in excess of 100 years of schoolwear manufacturing and retail knowledge.
  • Started out as a small business employing just 2 staff and have employed up to 150 people.
  • Have an onsite team who can help design and co-ordinate your uniform and other schoolwear needs.
  • Employ 2 full time school representatives who can visit your school and manage your account in terms of orders and uniform changes.
  • For 30 years prior to September 2010 we manufactured under the Beare and Ley label.
  • We sell quality garments at an affordable price
  • Produce garments under the Crystal Bears label for retail and wholesale customers.
  • Can supply schools via retail in our Crystal Bears and Poppets Direct stores or wholesale direct to your school run shops.
  • Have the capacity to set up and run school shops within your school grounds with back to base data and garment management and school rebates.

We sell quality garments at an affordable price!