The Allingtons Blog | For Everything Country
Author: Amelia Phillips Date Posted:1 July 2021
We are all one big happy Allingtons family!
At Allingtons we consider our staff and customers as family, and what do families do…. they stay connected, support each other and share ideas and stories. That’s why we are bringing you our Country Mile Blog!
We will post about product tips and info, community events, Allington's out and about adventures, and sometimes just general useless bits of info we hope you find entertaining and something a bit different from the sometimes-monotonous daily routine.
We encourage you to comment on the blogs and offer your own insight into our blog topics.
Some of you may be new to the Allingtons family, so to kick things off, let’s give you a bit more info about what we are and what we do, and most importantly, where we came from.
The evolution of the Allingtons brand.
In 1978, Eric and Doreen Allington saw great potential in the Golden Grove Supplies Store, which at the time incorporated the Post Office, Fodder Store, Deli and Petrol Station in Golden Grove, SA. The original business operated as a chaff-cutting service, supplying grain, hay and pellet feed to places as far away as Broken Hill and Alice Springs.
Over the years Golden Grove Saddlery evolved into a retail country clothing operation with less emphasis on saddlery. The business was renamed Allingtons Country Clothing and Saddlery.
The start of a new era at Allingtons.
Allingtons have come a long way since those relatively humble beginnings.
In October 2001 the business was renamed Allington’s Outpost to reflect the greater variety of country clothing, work and western wear.
The name change coincided with the move from the smaller Golden Grove store to the larger, more prominent premises on Main North Road at Parafield, growing and developing to what it is today.
2016 saw the launch of a much anticipated online store. The overwhelming response and support from loyal customers have contributed to making allingtons.com.au a viable and thriving online shopping destination for local, national, and international customers!
In 2018 Allingtons celebrated 40 years of business. A huge milestone we celebrated with our customers in a party that lasted weeks!
Our customers are our Success.
Proudly South Australian for over 40 years, Allingtons has grown into one of the largest and most successful companies of its type in Australia. We attribute this to our philosophy of offering the best brands, most extensive range and best service to our valued customers offering a unique and pleasurable shopping experience and ALWAYS going the extra mile (…a Country Mile that is!).
Our loyal (and growing) customer base is the means of our success, we couldn’t do this without you, a fact we will never take for granted.
At Allingtons, we cater for the whole family with a fantastic range of Country Clothing, Western & Work Wear, Boots, Hats, Jeans, and Oilskins. Let us look after all your country, work and western wear needs - you won’t be disappointed.
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Let us know about your Allingtons experiences in the comments section. We love to know what our Family is up to!