Thanks for sending me such a beautiful cowhide rug - cowhide ottoman - sheepskin rug - possum throw or blanket - possum merino knitwear!
Sometimes we get a lovely note or email from happy customers. We would love to hear from you, please send us your feedback. Please note that we changed our name from Debandada to Gorgeous Creatures in May 2010.
From real New Zealand customers
Hi Kirsty, Wow!!! What a BEAUTIFUL sheepskin, and one extremely happy girl, she just looooovves it! Thank you! Might have to invest in one myself sometime soon. Cheers Lindy - Auckland - New Zealand
Dear Kirsty, We love our possum skin throw. The chocolate colour is so rich, and the fur shines beautifully, highlighting the natural variations in the pelts. On colder nights we throw it on top of our covers. It feels light and warm. I LOVE the feel of the fur brushing against my skin. It is one of those rare purchases that fill me with delight and happiness every time I think of it or see it. My only regret is that we didn't get one a long time ago.
Sharon - Tauranga - New Zealand
Hi Kirsty, The rug arrived today and it's beautiful. We have another hide we had done years ago, but this one sits so much flatter and is lovely and glossy. Regards, Duncan and Bridget - Auckland - New Zealand
Thank you very much for the lovely quality NZ made wool blended Beanie & Scarf they were just what I was looking for to send for a Christmas gift to my dear friend in Germany. I definately know where to find quality NZ made products now, thank you. Donna - Auckland - New Zealand
Many thanks Kirsty. They [6 possum merino beanies] all arrived today and are just what I wanted.
Cheers - Sue - Wellington
Hi Kirsty I just wanted to reiterate our thanks for the excellent service we received from you recently with our cowhide rug purchase. The rug arrived quickly and well-packaged and it was great being able to try it on appro on our home. We love our rug and know it will be a lasting feature in our home for many years. Thanks you once again. Merryn - Wellington - New Zealand
Gorgeous Creatures in Newton has a fabulous range of the best quality cow hides around. We brought one last year for our lounge area and have been really supprised at the durability and quality of it. We have two young kids, a dog and a cat and the hide still looks new! Recently our home was used as part of a school fundraiser where a few selected homes were on show for ticket holders to view. The idea was to give people a taste of varying renovation styles, budgets, and stages. The house looked great - as you can see from the photo's! I personally thank you Kirsty and I'd also like to extend a massive thank you from Balmoral School as all funds raised from this project went to the school and our kids. Awesome! Thanks again - we'll be back!
Sasha - Auckland - New Zealand
It has been a delightful experience obtaining an ottoman from Gorgeous Creatures. From the outset we were after a very particular colour in the hide. Kirsty invited us to take numerous hides home on trial. When none suited she put in an order for one on a no obligations basis. It was perfect. Kirsty also visited our home to ensure we were completely happy with the hide and to help us decide on the dimensions of the ottoman. Nothing was too much trouble. Ultimately the completed product was delivered on time and looks fantastic. Now we are tempted to order another one! Graeme & Sally - Auckland - New Zealand.
Hi Kirsty, thank you so very much for our wonderful rug! It's truly gorgeous :) I absolutely love the way light plays on it. I could actually sit here for quite some time just looking at it :) Thanks again for the wonderful product and service! All the best. Liana - Wellington - New Zealand.
Hi there, sorry this has taken me so long, but I wanted to write you a little note to say how pleased I was with my purchase. You were not the cheapest supplier for the skins but I am totally glad I choose you as the quality is gorgeous and I just loved the personal touch of the note and chocolate. Thank you! I wish you lots of business success. Nicola - Taupo - New Zealand.
Hi Kirsty, Cowhide arrived early this morning, its even nicer than I expected, I just love it and it looks wonderful in my living room.................thanks so much , such great service and the chocolate will be yum! Robyn - Lower Hutt - New Zealand.
I am more than happy to recommend "Gorgeous Creatures" to clients and friends as the best boutique retailer of cow-skin rugs in New Zealand and Australia. Kirsty has an amazing eye for selecting beautiful colour, texture and quality - rugs that will perfectly complement both traditional and contemporary interiors. I've also been impressed by her expert knowledge of the product and extremely grateful for her willingness to go beyond the call of duty to get a "gorgeous creature" delivered to me!
Fiona - Interior Designer - Auckland - New Zealand.
Just to say a big 'Thank You' for your help in getting the wrist warmers, caps and balaclava to me so promptly last week. They are just fabulous and have been very well received!!! I shall be back for more! Jenny - Hamilton - New Zealand.
Received my rug today. It looks absolutely fabulous! Thank you so much! Arrived in excellent condition and just love it! Loren - Auckland - New Zealand.
Thanks for your note and chocolate that arrived with our cowhide. We are thrilled with it. Here are some photos to show you how at home it is in our house. Sue - Wellington - New Zealand.
I absolutely love my possum merino top and scarf. It is deliciously warm, soft, and feels wonderful to wear. Wool usually irritates my skin, makes me itchy and can encourage my eczema, so the possum merino is perfect for my sensitive skin. Anna - Auckland - New Zealand
I've been meaning to write and let you know that my sister really liked the knit wear. She absolutely loved the Flax coloured set (her favourite and mine), really liked the navy/purple [Harbour] as well. She had a trip to Rotorua which was cold enough to bring out the new gear and I'm sure the temps this week will be similar! My niece has taken the polka dot hat and has not had it off her head apparently. Thank you so much. Katrina - Auckland - New Zealand
Thank you also for making all of my visits to your store such easy and enjoyable ones! I am loving all of my purchases (rugs etc) and my kids (myself included) are enjoying the possum fur. It drapes the family couch and never stays put as my kids love to snuggle in it, even at this time of the year!! I was a bit nervous about having it on the couch all the time (dirt, kids etc..) but it is one of the easiest, fuss free pieces in our lounge. It doesn't crease and is exceptionally easy to spot clean!! and the calf skin underside is divine, well worth the extra in price. I will most definitely be back some time in the future and look forward to the new launch! Sharleen - Auckland - New Zealand
Hi Kirsty, It is home and looks fantastic! We love it to bits....The kids are going to name it though. Works for me! There is a New Zealand children's picture book called Cow Power by Kim Riley about a dairy cow in Shannon who saved a farmer. The kids wanted to name 'our cow' so they dug out that book and she was christened - "569". A very special cow and a very special rug. We, the kids and the dog - love it! Emma & John - Wellington - New Zealand.
Wow, if you want to know about good quality leather, cowhide, fur. This is the lady to talk to. Do not buy a Opossum throw or Cowhide Rug until you have spoken to this lady. She will tell you all about the traps, cheap and nasty's, care, uses, price, origins. The knowledge she has is just awesome. I have learnt so much from her I wouldn't buy from anyone else because I know the care, quality and attention she provides and trust her knowledge 100%. Andree - Auckland - New Zealand.
Hi Kirsty, The cowhide arrived this afternoon and we LOVE it. Thank you so much for recommending that particular one. I'm sure we'll have plenty of years enjoyment out of it. Thanks again. Amanda - Blenheim - New Zealand.
Great customer service, great quality. Thanks to Kirsty it was an awesome shopping experience! Martina - Wellington - New Zealand.
Just a wee note to let you know the ottomans arrived safe and sound. We just think they are great! Thanks so much for the service and prompt making of them. We will come back to you when we are in the market for some other animals! Next time we are in Auckland we will pay you a visit to see your show room. If you have a database of customers please put my name on it. Once again thanks so much. Cheers Mark - Cromwell, New Zealand.
I have finally downloaded photos from my camera and found the one with the cowhide. Thought you might like to see how we have displayed it in our lounge. I think it looks great and had lots of nice comments about it, especially about the size! So thank you for your help in choosing this cool cowhide we are very pleased with it. Mari - Wanganui, New Zealand.
The Cow hide arrived about the same time as we did to work this morning, very speedy delivery!! We are both very pleased with it, we can’t really say any more other than it is just ‘gorgeous’. Paul and Tracey - Gisborne, New Zealand.
Thank you for the beautiful cushions, they look even better than I thought they would look, and fit in perfectly on my chocolate sofa's! It's been a pleasure doing business with you and no doubt you'll hear from me in the future (once I have saved a little money up) regarding your gorgeous cow skin rug's! All the best. Verity - Wairoa, New Zealand.
I received the cowhide this morning. It is gorgeous! Thank you so much for your prompt service. Lisa - Auckland, New Zealand.
Thanks for sending me such a beautiful cowhide. It looks great in front of the fireplace. Thanks again for great service, I'm rapt. Pam - Keri Keri, New Zealand.
Thanks again, we just love our rug. Had loads of compliments and telling everybody about you. Hope business is doing well. Kind regards, Karyn - Auckland, New Zealand.
Received this morning, looks great ! Very happy with it, might have to order a couple more now, oh dear............... Thanks for the great service. Mark - Wellington, New Zealand.
From real Australian customers
Dear Gorgeous Creatures, Received my second, world's most beautiful cardigan today..... I am SO HAPPY..... I have to tell you, I bought my first one 18 months ago whilst on our third holiday to your beautiful country. I wore it a lot last winter and it kept me SO WARM! I always regretted only buying one :( I even considered flying over for a weekend on a cheap flight, to buy a cardigan.... eek......THEN....., I came across your website..... Mmmmmmm I think I'm going to become a frequent shopper :) I was SO HAPPY to find I could get another cardigan, am thinking about a black one now....... Would be great for work!
Thank you, so much.... Jenny - NSW - Australia
Dear Kirsty, The two calf skins arrived this morning, thank you. They look great in place and I am very pleased with their result. It's always a bit difficult working off a website photo but they are exactly as I envisaged them. Only one complaint - my husband stole your chocolate! Many thanks for your prompt attention. Julie - QLD - Australia
Hello, I now know why you are called "Gorgeous Creatures".....the cowhide rug arrived on Tuesday and it is just BEAUTIFUL. How do you get the hide SO soft??? I have tried tanning (kangaroo and wallaby hides) in the past and can't get anywhere near that result. I could not believe that it drapes like fabric and fitted into such a small box. It sits perfectly on the floor and does not move. Kerry is delighted and so am I. Now I just have to think of an excuse to buy myself something from you! Thanks for the quick delivery and having a product that exceeds expectation.....such a lovely surprise. Colleen - NSW - Australia
Hi Kirsty, Just to let you know I received the rug this morning, absolutely gorgeous, I am very happy.Thanks so much & have a Merry Christmas. Kind regards - Wendy - VIC Australia.
I found an amazing cow skin ottoman in one of Sydney's chicest designer furniture stores, the price tag, however, was horrifying. I searched on line for an alternative and came across Gorgeous Creatures. While it was a quite a significant investment to be made across the seas, the team at GC were incredibly helpful and open. It gave me the confidence to place the order, pay the money and cross my fingers. I could not be happier. The resulting Ottoman is far better than the one I saw at the original retailer at about 1/3 of the price. I've only had it a week (very fast, well communicated delivery) but everyone that walks into my home is bowled over by how chic it looks. It is a beautiful piece that I'm sure will give us many, many years of pleasure. Thanks GC. Dale - Sydney - Australia.
Dear Kirsty, Just wanted to thank you for giving me the opportunity to purchase something so beautiful and Unique for my newest addition! I received my order [calfskin baby booties] this morning and was amazed at how fast it arrived to Australia! I'm currently looking at purchasing a few more gorgeous pair's from you for upcoming Baby Showers "I believe i will have the best gift to give to my lovely expecting mummy friend's thanks to you" And you know what the Calfhide booties was a HUGE HIT with my partner :) I was a bit worried about customs but I'm glad it sneaked through :) As I have recently been caught out from buying Horse main and tail from UK for a rocking horse that my partner and I are currently building "Customs price was ridiculous" Thank you for your great customer service and I cant wait to make my next purchase who knows it could possibly be today ;) Much Love Peta - Queensland - Australia.
Hi Kirsty, the cowhide rug arrived today and it is the ultimate thing! Beautiful! Thanks very much. Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Cheers Herwig – Queensland – Australia.
Yes I got it [cowhide rug] Thursday or so and it is just gorgeous! Sorry I didn't email before - was on a big deadline!! Thank you so much! I am going SO really enjoy this!! Judy - NSW - Australia.
You are not going to believe this but my gorgeous cow hides and gloves arrived at 10.30 this morning!!!!!!!!!! Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!! Derek was here to sign. I just got home from work and couldn't believe it!! They are absolutely beautiful and so so soft. The cream one is just lovely and my favourite (the black and white one) is actually on our bed at the moment. I just love them. The gloves are so soft and warm. We are going to save and purchase from you one of the black possum throws and definitely one of your ottomans or footstools. I have never had anything arrive so quickly before. I am still in shock!!! Thank you so so much Kirsty, have a great day. - Louise - Mittagong- Australia
Just thought I’d drop you a quick line to let you know that my ottoman arrived yesterday all good, put the legs on, no problems, it looks fantastic in my lounge, Thank you for your excellent service and great quality product….No problem with customs or extra duty either, Bonus!!! Paul - Sydney - AustraliaThank you so much for all your help in this process – it has been great! The hide is just fabulous, we all love it! It fits in perfectly and contains the most divine colours. I will do my best to pass on as many people as possible and I have no doubt I will be in touch very soon with more orders! Sarah - Albury NSW - Australia.
Received my cowhide yesterday and just want to let you know how delighted i am with it and can't wait until our new home is completed (November) so i can show it off. Thank you for your excellent service and speedy delivery............ i will certainly recommend your company to all my friends. Kind regards Julie - Bulli NSW Australia.
Just a quick email to let you know that my cows and reindeer etc arrived just now, with no problems through customs. I absolutely LOVE the product, it is even better than I thought it would be, the colours and textures are beyond perfect for our house. And the wallet/bag I bought for my mum as a present, just might be staying in my possession (haha). Thank you so much! Many thanks, Corinne - Sydney NSW - Australia.
The zebra arrived safely and I LOVE it! It looks absolutely wonderful on our terracotta tile floor and with our black leather sofas. I look forward to receiving the two zebra cushions when they are ready. Again my thanks for your excellent service. I would recommend Debandada to anyone here looking for an animal print rug. Thanks again for your great service and great product. (Second order of cushions) They have arrived and they are great. I am just delighted with both the rug and matching covers. I am a very satisfied customer who would be happy to recommend you to anyone who was interested. Felicity - Melbourne VIC Australia.
It's arrived, it's beautiful and the colour is exactly as expected! Thank you again for your fabulous service. Kindest regards Trish - Fremantle WA Australia.
Thank you so much for the service and I'm just thrilled to bits with my rug. Adrienne - NSW Australia.
My rug is absolutely beautiful Kirsty. I can’t thank you enough for your suggestion of the colour and texture of my Hereford cow hide. The long hair is so cosy and the richness of tone compliments the colour scheme of my mid century home. Michelle - VIC Australia.A friend came over and as she was undoing the box, then the bag I got so excited. It truly is magnificent, the colours amazing softer than silk (or at least as soft). I'm so glad that I trusted my judgement when I saw it on the site. I just kept going back to the image, knowing it was the one. Thank you sooooo much, I will treasure it. Lisa - VIC Australia.
Hi Kirsty, Australia Post tried to deliver the hide on Monday [by courier]. I picked it up yesterday and am absolutely thrilled with it - thanks so much for all your help! Megan - NSW - Australia
Testimonials from the rest of the world
Fantastic quality, way exceeding my expectations! Having purchased fur products in various parts of the world these are without doubt the best quality i have ever come across. The possum fur throw is exceptionally warm, and beautifully soft while the ottoman really is a work of art - beautifully reflecting light with fantastic natural colours. Cannot recommend Kirsty and her team highly enough, for fur products Gorgeous Creatures is the only place I will go to in the future. Dan - Tokyo - Japan
Dear Kirsty: I can not thank you enough. The package arrived today with the items that I ordered from you. The package was in great shape (having travelled almost 9,000 miles [over 14,000 kilometres) and the items were exactly what I was looking for! I also have to tell you that you are just a delight to have met and talked to (both on-line and over the phone) and you were unbelievably helpful in making sure I ordered and received exactly what I was looking for. You were also extremely helpful in working with me to determine the appropriate method of shipping. In today's world, as one searches on-line for an item it is extremely difficult to know who you are dealing with and whether or not the person and company are honest and responsible and whether or not the product will be of high quality and whether or not it will even come as promised. However, you (and Gorgeous Creatures) are a company that exemplifies how businesses can and should operate and deal with customers. You are helping to define what customer service should be. I look forward to recommending you to all of my friends and, in fact, I am looking forward to figuring out what else I can order from you, as I do look forward to the possibility of working with you again. Kirsty - you are wonderful!!
Regards, Marc - Connecticut - USA
Dear Kirsty, I just wanted to tell you that I received the beanie and that I love it! Thank you for the little word as well, it is always very pleasant! I lost a beanie I bought in New Zealand last year and to tell you the truth, that was a real drama because I was wearing it all the time! A drama until I found out about your website on the Internet! Well this one is even more beautiful than the one I lost! I will keep the address of your website preciously! Marie-Julienne - Paris - France
Dear Gorgeous Creatures, Hats arrived – I’m so happy ...thanks. Paola - Japan
Hi Kirsty, Thank you for your efforts. The possum skin is exactly as we wanted, and you are quite right, the colour of it changes dramatically in the light. We appreciate greatly the trouble you went to, not only in obtaining exactly what we were after, but in getting our possum fur ready under time pressure for transport to Hong Kong. Your expertise, enthusiasm and dedication to the business should be commended, and we will not hesitate to recommend this business to prospective clients in the future. Regards Andrew and Melike - Hong Kong.
It’s gorgeous so thanks heaps. I have decided to hide it for xmas (excuse the pun!). Will def be in touch later re the possums. They look so luxurious. Thanks Kirsty. Great service and beautiful product. Pru - London, United Kingdom.
The deer skin arrived today in excellent condition. It is as pretty as the picture. Thank you! Deborah - South Carolina USA.
Dear Kirsty, Thanks a lot for the personal touch. I was thinking just yesterday, if you’d like a little testimonial for these beanies esp. for chemo people. Most people either don’t wear a beanie 24/7 OR they don’t mind / notice prickliness. But sick / weak / elderly would really notice, and their thin skin may chafe with ordinary wool. I wear mine in winter almost 24/24 hours also for sleep, and it NEVER irritates the skin or causes any prickliness which i think makes them suitable for little old ladies, people who are in hospital etc... Yours - Paola - Japan
I contracted with Gorgeous Creatures to design and build a custom cowhide ottoman for my family room. The bottom line is...it totally exceeded my expectations...was exactly what I had imagined and more. Gorgeous Creatures is based in New Zealand and I live in Seattle Wash. so I was adding a level of complexity to the purchase vs. buying in the U.S. That said, the prices were significantly better than anything I could get in North America and the quality was equal if not better. And Kirsty Mason who owns the company was a joy to work with and made the entire process simple and friction free. Thanks Kirsty for all your help and deliver an awesome ottoman. Doug - Seattle Washington - USA