Sunday-Wednesday 10-6
Thursday -Saturday 10-7


21 Essex Way, Suite 415 Essex Vermont 05452 Located between Sweet Clover and Addie and Grace (Blue front)

About Us

Nusantara invites you to explore their retail flagship store at the Essex Experience! Nusantara is a Vermont-based company working with artisans in Southeast Asia for over 40 years. Wholesalers in the fashion industry, selling to stores and high-profile catalogs all over the world and continuing to do so. The Essex Experience is the first Flagship Nusantara retail store location open to the public. In addition, Nusantara will be highlighting their own clothing, jewelry, and accessory lines in the new store/showroom. Inviting all to shop the incredible collection of Vintage and Antique items and modern and contemporary fashion from all over the world. Nusantara is very excited to be part of the community and will be a place to gather and will host many events. Nusantara is an old Javanese word meaning "outer islands of Indonesia" or an Indonesian archipelago. Founded in 1980 by Steven Mustukas, starting in a small room in his humble abode in Vermont. From the early days of being stationed in Thailand to his current travels of the Far-East, Steve's mission has remained unchanged: to find unique goods produced in ways that help rather than exploit artisans in less developed countries. He believes in sharing the beauty of the East with those in the West. Steve has traveled to over 35 countries and travels frequently to Indonesia, Thailand, India, and Nepal to continue his quest for the exotic and unusual. Nusantara has over 50,000sf of warehouse space (to the trade only) filled with amazing vintage and Antique items from all over Southeast Asia. These goods will be transported continuously to the new Flagship store in Essex. Nusantara prides themselves on the fact that they work directly with the artisans and their families supporting incredibly talented and wonderful people from Southeast Asia. New items will be arriving daily so come on by the Essex Experience and explore.


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