Pentimento

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(02) 9565 5591

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Easternian
LOCAL STAR
1150 Reviews
OVER a year AGO

What started out as a simple visit to the only shop that opens late in this part of town many years back has turned into my regular ritual every time I visit King St, Newtown. PentiMento has a certain charm on its store that overflows its front door it would be very hard for anyone passing by to not take notice. PentiMento occupies a decent floor space and supplies the whole ...read more

somethingsomething
OVER 3 years AGO

I've always found the staff at Pentimento to be helpful and accommodating. When I've asked prices on items where it didn't appear clear they've acted promptly and professionally. Books I've bought (which are always for presents) have always been wrapped beautifully and with a smile. Maybe the difference is because I'm there to buy things :) I jumped on here ...read more

simonh7
OVER 3 years AGO

One of my favourite shops on King street. The staff are great fun and always have time for me, I don't know what all these haters are on about! I go for the book selection which I love. For me it's a fun place to shop!

Mia Longal
OVER 3 years AGO

The "shop asisstants" and management here may have reasonable taste in their stock, but the seriously rude entirely negate any pleasure derived from shopping here. When Pentimento first opened it was a pretty unique place to shop. Thankfully there are now plenty of very decent and far less overpriced options handy to King St. If I wanted to be treated with disdain ...read more

bebo
OVER 4 years AGO

This place has saved me many a time, great when your on your way to a party or someting and need a quick gift, gift wrapping is a bonus. Great cards, books, quirky things.

granstella
OVER 4 years AGO

I have just come online to post a comment about how wonderful this shop is! I am from the country and recently visited my daughter in Newtown who has just started University in the area. We both discovered the store and it is exquisite! I can say it was the sort of shop you could happily spend hours in without being hassled. When I did have a question about the ...read more

ShopBop
OVER 4 years AGO

I think Pentimento staff are rude. I was writing down the title of a cookbook - and a staff member comes over and goes are you writing down the title of the book and I said yes, and they said - can you not. I was writing it down because I had 3 other cookbooks I was buying and was noting that one to buy later.... I walked out of the shop and bought my 3!!! thats right THREE ...read more

jaxstix
OVER 3 years AGO

I have also been asked not to do it once, however when i asked a young lady working there she explained to me why this was such an issue.. Unfortunately it seems that there are many customers who write down the title of the books so that they can then search online for the ...read more

MaryOL
OVER 4 years AGO

Not sure if their business plan is to cut down on customers, but that's what they achieved today. The management have no respect for their customers and I too was treated very rudely there. I feel sorry for the staff that work there. I live locally and so have bought many birthday presents and bits and pieces here, but after my experience there today I certainly ...read more

enmorian
OVER 5 years AGO

I used to shop here all the time until I had a run-in with an incredibly rude member of staff. I firstly heard the way she was speaking to a co-worker and was shocked, but it was when I asked for assistance with something and she looked at me as if I smelt bad or was a huge inconvenience to her, then waved her hand toward the back of the store. I later described ...read more

Mia Longal
OVER 3 years AGO

Ms Enmorian, I whole heartedly agree. It has always been an expensive but handy place to pick up last minute pressies and cards. The staff are far too serious in regards to the job they are engaged in. Maybe "Human Relations Co-ordinators Purveying Outrageously Inflated ...read more

colly
OVER 7 years AGO

Good place to find humourous birthday cards, gifts and books (mainly in design/arts etc). If you're looking for a last minute gift you could do worse than going here. the staff are always helpful too!

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