We know it of course and are ever grateful for the abundant gifts Mother Nature has bestowed on our beach paradise and its lush green hinterland. But aside from the sheer beauty of Byron’s beaches, waterfalls, walks and the myriad of experiences on offer to show it off, our shopping experiences are pretty special too. We’ve already told you about our Top 10 Homewares Stores and now we thought we’d share our Top 10 Byron Bay Fashion Stores with you.
Just like The Bower is all about the bespoke, a beautifully crafted aesthetic with an unexpected twist and attention to detail, so too do our favourite shops share a similar ethos. We think you’ll enjoy seeing how Byron fashion interprets casual and calm, elegant and sophisticated, boho, eclectic and free-spirited. And it’s a joy to us that at the heart of them all is ethical and sustainable manufacturing wherever possible. And if you’re in Byron instead of shopping online, they are all worth a visit just to enjoy the design qualities of their fit-outs which feature some of our favourite interior elements – soft-white painted surfaces as a foil for statement hand-crafted lights, beautifully weathered rough timber beams, big, bold pots, over-sized linen-covered sofas and eclectic collections of this and that. We love local and think you will too!
With a philosophy of less is more, St Agni produces beautiful handmade leather footwear and women’s clothes with a distinctive Mediterranean style that also reflects the enviable freedom of our laid-back Australian lifestyle. Their simple and luxurious pieces are versatile and work as well with a structured wardrobe or everyday style.
Here you’ll find a carefully curated collection of leading independent fashion labels including The Bare Road, Chasing Unicorns, The Saint Helena, Fallen Broken St, Zulu and Zephyr, Temple of the Sun, One Teaspoon, Nelson Made, Nice Martin and The Beach people. And while you’re there, check out all there is to love about the entire Habitat shopping and design hub where you can eat, drink, shop and play all day and half the night too!
With an international clientele including Margot Robbie, Chrissy Teigan, Vanessa Hudges and Byron’s most famous local Mum, Elsa Pataky, this modern, bohemian fashion brand from local Isabella Pennefather taps into that sense of nostalgia, beauty and freedom that speaks to the vibrant, expressive, female spirit. Spells delightfully feminine dresses, beautiful florals with touches of their favourite turquoise, are inspired by far-off places, vintage treasures and childhood memories. They also have a collection of the most beautifully detailed bridal gowns for the modern boho bride.
Selling clothing and interiors out of the same space is a thing in Byron and few do it better than Hope & May which combines luxe fashion, décor brands, interiors and lifestyle products in their beautiful store. They have a delightful range of accessories from cult-fav brands such as Babyanything as well as Peony Swimwear, Faithfull the Brand, Kinga Csilla, Levis, Hansen & Gretel, Free People, Lilya and their own house brand, Poppy & Co which was inspired by exotic islands, nomadic travel and a lust for raw luxury.
Rowie is just one of Byron’s exciting independent fashion labels. They focus on natural fibres and minimalist designs which are just perfect for a coastal holiday wardrobe. Think floaty dresses and skirts, paperbag shorts, perfectly cut tops and singlets, and jumpsuits that will take you happily from the beach to dinner. We love their colour palette of soft ochre, buttery lemon, crisp Byron white, classic taupe and fun gingham and stripes They also have a selection of simple, ribbed bralettes, Velvet Canyon sunglasses and the cutest little bags.
Clothing, jewellery, hats, bags, denim, shoes. Think of the perfectly imperfect designs of Golden Goose Deluxe sneakers and boots. Think cashmere, leather and quality linen. This renowned concept store, with outlets in Byron and Bangalow, celebrates the beauty in imperfection and seeks to reinterpret the concept of luxury. Longevity is much more important to them than just following fashion trends or replicating what other stores are doing. They love presenting collections created by true artisans from all over the world - .collections that reflect their skill, dedication and passion for their creations.
Yoli & Otis lives and breathes its commitment to the planet. Their packaging is made from recycled product, their textiles are crafted from organic and pesticide-free plants, and they use the age-old process of natural plant dyeing for their fabrics. We of course love their colour palette which has a focus on delightful muted tones of whites, beige, greys and black. There’s linen and silk clothing, the most gorgeous kidswear, beautiful accessories, stunning Reliquia jewellery and so much more. And wear your baby in style with one of their carefully designed and internationally renowned kids carriers.
This is a one-stop shop for gorgeous, easy to wear pieces for long, lazy days beside the ocean, a laid-back road trip to anywhere, summer festivals, or just balmy nights chilling out with a cocktail or two with a buddy. There are fresh florals, pretty little playsuits, swimwear and statement Maxi Dresses from Ebony Eagles, the Aussie designer who’s work has been so influenced by a childhood growing up in the sun-drenched, salt-stained haze of Byron.
Nami is a showcase for lots of local designers and collections of clothing for women, men and children. You’ll find cult brands like Spell as well as Talulah, Alice McCall, Briony Marsh, Museum Clothing and one-of-a-kinds from talented local creatives. There are lots of eclectic accessories too.
In their charming Byron and Bangalow stores you’ll find clothing in soft, natural fabrics like cottons, linens and silks as well as some gorgeous swimwear, jewellery and accessories that have been sourced locally and around the globe. Their aesthetic is simple: make sure it has a fit with the relaxed, beachside lifestyle that is Byron life.