Byron Bay local brand, St Agni, is an all-time favourite of ours for vacation chic. Built from Lara and Matt Fells’ vision to create functional quality pieces, their philosophy is built on a ‘less is more’ approach to create timeless pieces that you’ll be proud to wear over and over again. Low key slides of woven leather, minimalist straps and on-trend sports luxe, the only problem you’ll have is deciding which style to opt for!
No one, and we can say this confidently, does resort wear quite like Cult Gaia. From breezy dresses to statement bags and oversized jewellery. But we’re not here to talk about those pieces, this blog is strictly footwear and Cult Gaia does not disappoint. Effortlessly chic, their sandals come in a range of heights from flats to 5-inch platforms with an interesting array of fabrics - we’re talking feathers, leather, wooden beaded tassels, netted mesh and plastic.
Known for its mysterious origins and designer collaborations, Suicoke produces understated utilitarian fashion-sport pieces in the form of chunky styled sandals that are both practical and comfortable. They hit cult status a few years ago due to their suspiciously slow expansion rate counteractive to their popularity, proving that we really do want what we can’t get. The label oozes cool with their minimalist finishing and optional sock styling.
Totême is a luxurious womenswear line made in collaboration between Swedish husband and wife duo Elin Kling and Karl Lindman. Known for its minimalistic and uniform-like style, Totême champions a neutral colour pallet with footwear that is easily worked into modern wardrobes of all kinds.
Take a street style lesson from bloggers and invest in a pair of Birkenstocks. They’ve had heavy rotation on the concrete catwalks since British designer Phoebe Philo sent Birkenstock-style sandals down the runway for French fashion house Celine back in 2012. The look received polarising feedback, but after eight years it’s pretty clear that Birkenstocks are having more than just a fashion moment. If the traditional style is not for you, then keep an eye out for their designer collaborations, like the recent Proenza Schouler X Birkenstock pictured below.
Specialising in leather goods, The Bali Tailor is a fashion brand with a difference. Despite their price range being friendly on the hip pocket, they are not focused on fast fashion. Rather each piece is handmade especially for you. The beauty of this process is that you are able to customise your order, ensuring that you not only love it now but for many years to come.
Specialising in fashion and lifestyle, if you’re looking to take the essence of Byron Bay home from your holiday then look no further than Hope & May. They’re not specifically a shoe store, but it’s guaranteed that you’ll always stumble upon a pair of fashionable sandals here whether you’re looking for them or not!