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From camp sites to the morning commute – show off your personality with Merry People gumboots
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From camp sites to the morning commute – show off your personality with Merry People gumboots

When you think of gumboots, what do you see? Most of us associate gumboots with functional, bland-coloured footwear, reserved purely for camping or farming. Merry People is revolutionising this outlook with its super cute range of lifestyle boots that encourage wearers to experience the great outdoors in style. These boots are sure to make your adventure wardrobe a whole lot better. more

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The Weekend Series: five ethical, sustainable activewear brands to get your booty in right now
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The Weekend Series: five ethical, sustainable activewear brands to get your booty in right now

We all don activewear for different reasons. Some may be wrangling hardcore weights, while others may be walking to brunch or shopping for groceries – but regardless of its function, we can all agree we want to feel good wearing it. You can mull over as many seams and fabric choices as you like, but the most foolproof way to ensure you feel good while wearing your athleisure gear is to choose homegrown, ethical and sustainable brands. We’ve hunted down five of the best we’re loving right now. more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

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Arc & Bow brings the fun to slow fashion with bold prints and striking silhouettes
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Arc & Bow brings the fun to slow fashion with bold prints and striking silhouettes

No bones about it – we are absolutely frothing over the amount of choice that is available in the sustainable clothing community at the moment. While many brands are favouring the more basic and monochromatic route, there are still options available for those who prefer to get a little bit loud with their wardrobe (but would prefer to do so with minimal damage to the environment). Arc & Bow is a New Zealand-based brand that is bringing the fun back to slow fashion with its bold prints and striking silhouettes. more

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Whimsical prints and dad designs – Australian label Dougal celebrates the best of Down Under
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Whimsical prints and dad designs – Australian label Dougal celebrates the best of Down Under

A dad-and-daughter collaboration inspired by the wonder and nostalgia of our great southern land, Dougal's unique womenswear line oozes a laid back, larrikin vibe. The small lifestyle brand is the effort of Paris-educated textile designer Arabella Ramsay and her father, acclaimed illustrator Dougal Ramsay, who aim to combine art and fashion with a quirky and native twist. more

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daniella caputi weaves generations of talent into minimalist masterpieces
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daniella caputi weaves generations of talent into minimalist masterpieces

The phrase ‘less is more’ is wildly popular because of its truth, particularly when it comes to the world of fashion. What is still seen as a vastly fast industry churning out trend-based pieces is starting to slow down, as the next generation of makers steps up to create change not only aesthetically but socially. Daniella Caputi is one such individual, dedicated to crafting minimalist garments made with expert care. Her eponymous label personifies this new wave – it’s all about quality over quantity. more

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Feel the love – Theo the Label brings an affordable spin to the ethical fashion market
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Feel the love – Theo the Label brings an affordable spin to the ethical fashion market

More and more consumers are wising up to the fact that the fast fashion industry is problematic, which is a great realisation – but we still haven’t quite reached the stage where ethical threads are the norm. The fact that this market is still young comes with some challenges – there isn’t as much choice, the costs are quite high and a lot of styles tend to cross over without much variation. In her own journey towards more sustainable habits, Esther Kirwan recognised these shortcomings and founded Theo the Label – a project to reflect her own ethics blended with creative freedom. more

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Wearable mindfulness – the brand educating us on the importance of self care
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Wearable mindfulness – the brand educating us on the importance of self care

Let’s face it – we’re living in a pretty bloody accelerated age. Thanks to always being on the go – both personally and professionally – a lot of us are suffering from serious burnout. One of the biggest contributing factors to this vicious cycle of overextending ourselves is a lack of self care – taking the time to stop, recharge and engage in practices that get us back on track (whatever that might be for you). A Melbourne-based brand has spearheaded a wearable activism project that reminds us of both the essence and importance of self care – because sometimes, you’ve gotta do you. more

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Deck out your doggo with handmade collars and leashes from Wolf Pack Leather
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Deck out your doggo with handmade collars and leashes from Wolf Pack Leather

If you’re hunting for a personalised present for your pooch that's going to last a lifetime, get your eyes on Wolf Pack Leather. The boutique label, which was born from humble beginnings in Byron Bay, has become renowned for its hand-made quality and refined aesthetic, offering unique leather accessories for your furry friend that can be custom designed and sized to ensure the perfect fit. more

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Match your best furry mate with threads and accessories from Pablo & Co.
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Match your best furry mate with threads and accessories from Pablo & Co.

Let’s be honest – the only thing more pure and perfect than dogs is dogs wearing tiny outfits that were specifically made for them. If you want to add another layer to this perfection sundae, have you considered wearing an outfit that matches your dog’s? For those who have entertained this notion, we’ve found the solution – say hello to Pablo & Co., purveyors of fine apparel for both the two- and four-legged persuasion. more

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Genkstasy leads the non-binary fashion revolution with bright, bold and feel-good threads
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Genkstasy leads the non-binary fashion revolution with bright, bold and feel-good threads

The strict gendering of clothing can be a pretty serious drag – after all, it’s 2019 and people should be free to wear whatever the heck they want. While unisex clothing is a step in the right direction when it comes to inclusion, the legends at Genkstasy are doing you one better – welcome to the non-binary clothing revolution! This Brisbane-based brand is blazing a trail in the fashion industry, filling a gaping hole in the market for inclusive casual-cool streetwear that doesn’t conform. more

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Drop everything – Harbour Town's annual three-day mega sale is happening this weekend
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Drop everything – Harbour Town’s annual three-day mega sale is happening this weekend

Attention all bargain-loving fashion-forward folk of the Gold Coast – clear your schedule and your wardrobes because Harbour Town's annual three-day Get Outlet Sale is here and it is one pre-Christmas shopping bash that you do not want to miss. If you're often faced with the fact that your designer tastes don't match your budget, or you're keen to smash out your entire Christmas-shopping list in one hit (go you!), then this weekend – Friday November 16 to Sunday November 18 – is your time to shine. There are some wild deals happening across the mammoth centre-wide sale, so we took the liberty of hand selecting a few of our favourite bargains to give you a taste of what's on offer. Purses at the ready! more

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Gold Coast fashion label Isabelle Quinn unveils its latest collection and a dreamy new Mermaid Beach studio
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Gold Coast fashion label Isabelle Quinn unveils its latest collection and a dreamy new Mermaid Beach studio

Known for creating forward, wearable pieces for the unconventional, graceful and carefree modern girl, boutique women's label Isabelle Quinn has certainly paved its way over the past few years to become a well-known name in the wonderful world of fashion. It's been a busy spring for the Gold Coast-born label, launching its new Scarlet collection as well as opening the doors to a new studio and showroom space. more