Kendells was established in 1937 by Mr Kendell, who had a chain of stores around the district.
In 1947, Mr Colin Longobardi – the father of Janet Lane, the current owner – purchased the Griffith store in central Banna Avenue. Many renovations and changes have happened over the years, creating the store it is today.
The Leeton branch of Kendells was established by Janet in 1989. It was relocated a few times to the Pine Avenue location it is in now.
Kendells Griffith and Leeton stores make up a very well-known, thriving and ever-evolving local family business, known for friendly and knowledgeable service, local community support, and beautiful, quality products.
Footwear for women, men and children, as well as women’s clothing and accessories, are available from our Kendells stores in Leeton and Griffith, and from our online store.
Our store locations are situated in the Riverina district – an oasis in the middle of New South Wales. When visitors to our towns find us they are full of praise, as our two towns are a cosmopolitan mix and our shopping strips are a shoppers paradise.
Kendells offer a large range of women’s shoes. Brands include but are not limited to:
Cabello; Sala; Bueno; Django & Juliette; Alfie & Evie; Stegmann; EOS; Frankie4; Arcopedico; Zeta; Taos; Top End; Los Cabos; Pure Comfort; Thyme; Diana Super Softs by DF; Skechers.
If we find a brand that fits our customer profile, we will try it.
Men’s shoe brands include but are not limited to: Hush Puppy; Julius Marlow; Florsheim; Saramanda; Skechers.
We also stock shoes for children including a comprehensive range of school shoes.
Women’s clothing has been of offer in our Leeton store since 2015 and in our Griffith store since 2018. Labels include but are not limited to:
Foxwood; JJ Sister; Donna Donna; Ping Pong; See Saw; Foil; Up; Eb & Ive; Isle Of Mine; Haven; Holiday; Brave + True; The Shanty; Cindy G; Namastai; Worthier; Imagine; Made in Italy; Lulu Organics.
We specialise in linens and natural fibres, but each season we will also stock a variety of different materials.
We are aware of sustainable expectations & are looking for brands these days that accommodate these practices.
Accessories are also available – something to keep in mind when shopping for a gift or a little treat for yourself. Our range is ever-changing and includes items such as scarves, handbags, watches, sunglasses, jewellery, and hosiery.
Members of the Kendells team visit Sydney and Melbourne 4 to 6 times a year, sourcing the unexpected and keeping up to date with trends and products. We buy for our customer and for our customer expectations. Our criteria is to tick all the boxes that we feel our customers are looking for in the brands we provide. We enjoy looking for a point of difference to our ranges as we like to keep our stock interesting for our customers.
To say thank you to our wonderful regional customers for shopping locally with us we have a rewards programme. Please enquire with staff when you next visit one of our stores.
We welcome and appreciate feedback from our customers, and if you have an interest in certain labels or brands we don’t currently stock, we can discuss those with you and look into availability where possible. We like to keep our followers informed of new labels, brands and options through Facebook and Instagram.
Covid 19 has been extremely debilitating to Australia & the World & it has changed a lot in many industries including our own.
We are a Covid Safe business & take our responsibilities seriously.
But Australia is a great country to live in & Regional Australia in particular is a good place to be in these times.
We thanks all our country for keeping business alive during these times.