Who is Yankee Trader?

Welcome to Yankee Trader by Tom Jones.

Yankee Trader is an online store and pop up store in Sydney, Australia carrying a new wave of hand picked, fabulous finds and designer decor straight from the USA. We will bring to you unique, one off pieces of furniture, lighting, outdoor and accessories for designers and stylists wishing to add something sensational to their clients home or business.

Melanie Tomlinson

Now settled in Sydney, Australia with her husband and two children, 2 years spent living and working as an interior designer in San Francisco revealed her tastes for fabulous pre loved finds from the USA. Returning to Australia in 2009 Melanie established her boutique design & architectural firm. When the opportunity to collaborate with long time friend Kirsten presented itself she lept at the chance to also follow her heart and love for vintage finds and continue her connection with America. Facing the challenge of living on opposite sides of the globe they feverishly pulled together their fist shipment in December 2011 complementing each other with their strengths & dividing the workload between continents. Their dream hobby became an exciting business journey.

Kirsten Jones

Kirsten, an architect, wife and mother of 2 charming children lives in Los Angeles and harbours a passion for unique American finds.  A visit form an old school friend in 2011 raised the prospect of sending her fabulous finds back to Australia to the awaiting design market. Always on the lookout for something new, Kirsten knew she was ready to launch into her own company. After recognising a void and finding someone just as passionate and as entrepreneurial as she was to join forces with, in 6 short months the result was the launch of Yankee Trader.