Up your style with these local GC brands
It only takes one throw pillow to elevate a bedroom, a new pair of statement earrings to bring an old dress to life, and a groovy hand crafted mug to put a smile on your face in the morning; even BEFORE your coffee.
So check out what the local businesses on the Gold Coast have to offer – from homewares, fashion, jewellery and more.
Comfort and Calm
Left: Candle holder that can be reused as a planter. Right: Rustic ceramic plate. Photos: Comfort & Calm
Step away from the world of mass produced dinnerware and into the unique world of one in a kind pottery. Comfort and Calm produce a range of handcrafted ceramics inspired by nature that have beautiful earthy textures, and a rustic urban vibe. Within Comfort and Calms bespoke range of ceramics you will find mugs, plates, candles, and pots.
Online at: www.facebook.com/comfortandcalm
Kira & Kira
Left: ‘Quattro’ table, & ‘chair 170’ designed by Takahashi Asako. Right: ‘Bloom’ artwork by Kimmi Hogan. Photos: Kira & Kira
Kira & Kira is a workshop for creative locals, as well as a craftsmanship homeware store. The materials used for furniture are sourced locally and made from high quality goods, guaranteeing the pieces will last a lifetime. The furniture features modern, and sleek clean lines, that are partnered with a pop of personality through the use of art and soft furnishings. Kira & Kira’s designs have been used in architect projects, and top interior designs internationally and locally.
Left: Glamours Boho Bedroom with pops of metallic. Right: Chic black &white Honeycomb sideboard. Photos: Village
Urban rustic living meets beachy boho vibes at Village homewares. There is a variety of homewears to choose from at Village, from unique pieces that are hand sourced from around the world, and locally designed furniture made from recycled wood. The Burleigh Heads store incorporates statement furniture, homewares, photography, art, and even fashion.
Left: The ‘Swing Rattan Lounge’. Right: Palms, floor cushions, and throw, a quick way to freshen up a room. Photos: Trader Trove
Trader Trove is an inspiring homeware store that gathers local, global, vintage, and new unique pieces, as well as functioning as a workshop for its creative community members. The style of the store oozes eclectic charm with gorgeous rattan furniture from Indonesia, vintage Afghan rugs, African baskets, and Moroccan textiles.
Left: ‘Hammered copper ramekin’. Right: %100 handwoven cotton ‘Twill napkin set’. Photos: One Fable
With a passion for the environment and creating a sustainable future, all the homeware, apparel, accessories, and furniture at One Fable is made from natural fibers; such as wood, leather, wool, linen, and cotton. The handmade pieces showcase a light classic style, natural pallet, and rich textures that will without a doubt be at home in any house.
Interestingly, among the rice paddy fields in Ubud Indonesia, the textiles are a dyed in a studio from plants that are grown and cultivated into natural colors. Each piece is exceptionally made with the environments best intentions at heart. So if you’re looking for simple done well and ethically, the usually online-store is a regular at the Village Markets in Burleigh Heads.
Left: The Aphrodite Maxi Dress. Right: Wooden Beaded Chandelier. Photos: White Bohemian
The name says it all. White Bohemian stocks a mix of glamorous boho, and relaxed gypsy fashion, featuring stunning prints and flowing dresses. The ideal buy for a music festival; grab one of their signature maxi dresses, and throw on a leather jacket for the ultimate Juxtaposition of hard and soft. White Bohemian also stocks a range of accessories and homeware.
Left: Zimmerman flora’s hanging in store. Right: Velvet wrap dress. Photos: Another Love
Another love is a trendy fashion boutique in the Brickworks precinct of Southport. With its selection of romantic, fun, and flirty clothes from luxury designers, making it the perfect place to shop for a special occasion outfit. Hosting a number of local brands as well as international, the boutique has been mentioned in Vogue and a number of other high-end magazines.
About a Girl
Left: ‘Miriam dress’ in white. Right: Fresh colors in store at About a Girl Boutique. Photos: About a Girl
The clothing in About a Girl boutique reflects the lifestyle of its surrounds with a relaxed, beachy vibe. This is the perfect place to shop for stylish daywear, that could easily be reinvented into evening wear with a pair of heals and a bold lip.
Left: ‘Almond’ bikini set. Right: ‘Ink Ruched’ full piece. Photos: Peony Swimmware
Peony is a Boutique swimwear label on the Gold Coast, with a design aesthetic that encompasses clean classic lines with a feminine flair. The pieces will never go out of style, and the sleek clean look is the perfect base to begin styling any beach look.
Left: ‘Simple cross earnings’ & a buffalo ring. Right: Selection of simple sterling silver pieces Photos: JBK designs
Kim Hurst creator of JBK designs, is a passionate jewellery designer who tucked her dreams away for decades, until her family left home. She now creates special pieces with a distinct minimalistic style, capturing an effortless and stylish aesthetic for everyday wear.
“My motto has always been; ‘I want to make everyday jewellery for the woman who doesn’t want to feel everyday,’” says Kate Hurst.
Bower the Label
Left: A selection of unique turquoise rings. Right: Blue diamond turquoise statement necklace. Photos: Bower the Lable
Bower the Label is a local jewellery marker creating bold yet simple pieces, that are designed draw all the attention to the striking stones used. The signature design of turquoise cabochon popping against sterling silver, makes for the ultimate boho chic look.
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