• Natalie Bannister

Coastal collective

Consider the Byron Arts & Industry Estate your one-stop-shop for the best in fashion, living and lifestyle.

This vibrant hub and hive of creativity has emerged over recent years to become a magnet for homegrown, innovative businesses. Home to designers, wellness spaces and artisans, the Byron Arts & Industry Estate offers diverse and exciting retail offerings, with some of Australia’s best fashion, home and lifestyle brands taking up residence in the stores and studios that line every street.

The entire A&I Estate is easily navigated by bike, car or on foot, or jump on the Byron Solar Train in town to spend the day exploring this revitalised district with our shopping guide to just some of the gems you’ll discover.


FASHION

ST. AGNI

Lara and Matt Fells founded St. Agni in Byron Bay in 2014, with a vision conceived from the idea of designing functionally refined, elegantly minimalist ready to wear fashion pieces. Their Byron flagship store is a mecca for lovers of a ‘less is more’ aesthetic — beautifully tailored outerwear, knitwear, footwear and accessories in modern silhouettes and natural fabrications with an ode to timeless elegance.

4 Acacia Street, st-agni.com


AFENDS

Owned by Byron locals Declan Wise and Jono Salfield, Afends has evolved into one of Australia’s best streetwear brands, with two stores in town. Be sure to call into the Afends’ Concept Store & Coffee Bar, which is in the heart of the Byron Bay Industry Estate, to get your caffeine fix or a tasty superfood treat while browsing the clothing racks, as well as a range of awesome local brands like Epokhe Eyewear, surfboards and more.

1/7 Brigantine Street, afends.com



NAGNATA

This cult luxury brand is the epitome of modern wellness chic, designed for movement and merging studio to street style to blur the lines between technical sportswear and fashion. Sisters and founders, Laura May and Hannah Gibbs, opened their first Nagnata store in Byron Bay’s Arts & Industry Estate in late 2019 to showcase their considered approach to slow fashion, which includes the use of organic and renewable fibres, with sustainably focused and contemporary pieces that feel amazing to wear, and look just as good!

1/67 Centennial Cct, nagnata.com


ZULU & ZEPHYR

The first-ever store for Zulu & Zephyr is a suitably stylish space, designed in a laidback chic style that shows off this exciting lifestyle brand’s cool, beautiful and effortless swimwear and ready-to-wear designs made for and inspired by the sun, the salt and the sea.

11 Banksia Drive, zuluandzephyr.com


YOLI AND OTIS

Byron Bay sustainable fashion and lifestyle brand Yoli and Otis have a massive following, thanks to their effortlessly stylish range of baby, children, menswear and womenswear, all made from organic and non-GMO textiles and sustainably plant dyed, that brings feel-good fashion to the whole family. You’ll also find a selection of bags, shoes, hats, baby carriers and accessories at their A&I Estate store.

2/97 Centennial Cct, yoliandotis.com


FLASH JEWELLERY X VELVET CANYON

Head to the dual showroom of Flash Jewellery and Velvet Canyon to find the look du jour for the fashionably cool. Velvet Canyon sunglasses are influenced by iconic frame styles from the 1960s and 70s and hark back to a sun-drenched golden era, with a minimalist aesthetic and high-quality materials, including renewable acetate frames and custom tinted lenses. The perfect match for the more contemporary Flash Jewellery collections, consciously handcrafted by skilled artisans using high-quality metals, thick micron gold plate, 295 sterling silver and brass.

9a/11 Banksia Drive, velvetcanyon.com / flashjewellery.com



F+H

Local jewellery and accessories brand F+H is designed by Sharona Harris, who creates modern, minimalist handcrafted and small-batch pieces with an androgynous appeal, inspired by music subcultures and industrial hardware references. You can find their concept store — and lust-worthy wearable treasures! — at shopping mecca, Habitat.

42/1 Porter Street, fandhstudios.com


ANNUKKA

Annukka’s fair trade and sustainable basics are designed and created using organic cotton and eco-friendly inks, focusing on timeless colour palettes and relaxed silhouettes. Their signature threads for men and women come in a palette of white, black, grey and navy, and you can find their equally gorgeous monochromatic store at the epic shopping and lifestyle precinct, Habitat.

Shop 49, 1 Porter Street, annukka.com.au


MCTAVISH

The handcrafted surfboard factory and shop of Australian surfing legend Bob McTavish’s eponymous McTavish surf apparel has been a part of the A&I Estate for over 22 years, making them the OG of the area. The recently refitted showroom is still the place to head to if you’re after a new board — Bob and Ben McTavish have a century of surfboard design pedigree between them, and their years of experimentation have produced a range from 4 to 14ft that are up there with the best. You can nab some board shorts or T-shirts while there, all inspired by the town’s surf culture and lifestyle.

91 Centennial Cct, mctavish.com.au


EAST COAST GENERAL

Seek out East Coast General on Acacia Street for thoughtfully curated, contemporary handmade leather accessories, womenswear, kid’s clothes, homewares, beauty products, and accessories with a minimal aesthetic. The brand encourages consumers to “buy well and buy less”, focusing on quality over quantity and considering belongings as long-term investments through their range of products designed for mindful living.

1 Acacia Street, eastcoastgeneral.com


HOME + LIFESTYLE

THE BEACH PEOPLE

As the makers of the original Roundie beach towel (you know the one — everyone either wants it or has it!), The Beach People have grown into a full-scale luxe essentials brand, offering functional and good-looking designer pieces for a home and lifestyle by the sea. Their luxurious products are designed in their studio in the Northern Rivers, including the beloved carry-all Beach Cart, a one-of-a-kind Picnic Basket that doubles as a cheese board, and bedding and bath offerings that use only the finest fabrics, from soft linens, to eco-friendly Eucalyptus.

48/1 Porter Street, thebeachpeople.com.au


SHACKPALACE RITUALS

It’s all about objects to inspire daily rituals at Shackpalace Rituals, where beautiful, ethically handmade products, tea and teawares, and lifestyle essentials made from natural ingredients are showcased to encourage slow, mindful living. Owner Samara Macchia has imbued the space with her signature dark, moody and raw aesthetic, making a visit to the Shackpalace Rituals retail store at Habitat a sensory escape.

8/1 Porter Street, shackpalacerituals.com


HA’VELI

As an antique furniture dealer, Heidi Daburger’s passion is to bring beautiful, stylish and unique bespoke antique wood pieces to her customers. A visit to her exotic store, Ha’veli of Byron Bay, is an exquisite immersion in luxury bohemian style. Think lush layers of intricate, earthy and tribal Indian and Balinese antiques, furniture and textiles, all styled with a relaxed coastal vibe that brings the world home.

1/5 Centennial Cct, haveliofbyronbay.com.au

HABITAT COLLECTIVE

Habitat’s very own concept store, Habitat Collective, is the place to head to find the best in local designer wares. An emporium of beautiful things, Habitat Collective showcases the best local independent brands, including fair trade homewares and goods from The Dharma Door, relaxed fashion by Saint Helena, artfully designed and made hats from Fallen Broken Street, handmade and artisanal lifestyle pieces from svf Collection, sustainable homewares and leather goods from Uscha, handmade ceramic tableware and homewares by Melissa Lellouche and swimwear from Halcyon Daze, and so much more.

13/25, 1 Porter Street, habitatbyronbay.com/habitat-collective


SALT & WOOD

This luxe lifestyle store showcases some of the Far North Coast regions’ most iconic brands, offering furniture and accessories made for timeless and contemporary coastal interiors. They also source from across the globe and provide one-on-one design advice in their A&I Estate showroom, where you can see and touch the range of bed linen, stunning fabrics and one-off furniture pieces with an earthy, organic appeal.

Unit 4/52 Centennial Cct, saltandwood.com.au


BYRON BAY TRADERS

This collective lifestyle and homewares showroom brings together the best local makers and small businesses under one retail roof, providing a space for Byron Bay creatives to showcase their products. Current traders include Chandra Collections, Byron Bay Candles, Byron + Me EARTH MATS, AHHA Jewellery, Caldera Collective, and so much more.

17 Banksia Drive, byronbaytraders.com.au



BYRON BAY HANGING CHAIRS

Created out of an obsession with the iconic hanging chair from the ‘60s and ‘70s, the rattan, bamboo and cane furniture pieces from Byron Bay Hanging Chairs have evolved to include dining chairs, beds and bedheads. A haven of coastal cool, their showroom at Habitat offers up the perfect pieces for creating that quintessential Byron Bay vibe at home with an array of lifestyle products inspired by past and present trends.

Shop 10-11, 1 Porter Street, byronbayhangingchairs.com.au

TIGMI TRADING

Founder of Tigmi Trading, Danielle McEwan sources and curates timeless, artisan-made rugs, textiles, objects, lighting and art from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and far-flung places for her impressive store. The collection aims to preserve traditional and sustainable craftsmanship, paired with the elegance of modern design.

13 Bayshore Drive, tigmitrading.com



ADDITION STUDIO

Addition Studio (formerly known as Page Thirty Three) merges popular culture, health and well-being into their designer wares, created to nourish your mind, body and home. Run by Creative Director Ryan Hanrahan, Addition Studio work across a broad platform of design projects, including customised furniture, lighting and objects with a sculptural aesthetic.

5/93 Centennial Cct, additionstudio.com



PAMPA

Supporting skilled artisans in remote Argentina and beyond, Pampa co-founders Victoria Aguirre and Carl Wilson produce homewares, rugs, cushions and accessories that are woven works of art and tell a story of heritage and culture. Both photographers – one from Argentina, the other from Australia – the couple also offer a stunning series of Fine Art Prints that captures the vivid landscapes and quiet moments encountered on their travels.

1/12 Centennial Cct, pampa.com.au





PRAE

Prae’s curation of luxe, sustainable, coveted essentials are all mindfully sourced from Australia, made from organic, sustainable and eco-friendly ingredients and fabrics. You’ll discover a trove of the finest health and wellness-focused fashion and lifestyle brands around, including PE Nation, Mukti, Nagnata, Edible Beauty, Inika and Ere Perez.

Shop 50 / 1 Porter Street, prae-store.com




WANDERING FOLK

Nothing sums up the Byron Bay lifestyle quite like the retro-style picnic rugs from local brand Wandering Folk — they’ve become a signature statement piece for happy beachgoers, cool campers, outdoor catch-ups all around town, and well and truly beyond. All Wandering Folk products are hand-drawn and designed by founder Sharnee Thorpe out of their Byron Bay studio in the Arts & Industry Estate, so pop by to find their gorgeous lifestyle treasures to adorn your free-spirited world.

Shop 4A, 11 Banksia Drive, wanderingfolk.com


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