Established in 2002 by Heidi Gosman and Penny Klein, who found a lack of holiday shopping opportunities outside the summer months. They opened their flagship store in Notting Hill, where they envisioned a one stop holiday shop, the 1 st such store in UK. Since their opening they have become an iconic beachwear brand and go-to for swimwear and cover-ups.
Founded by former swimsuit and Victoria Secret model, Candice Swanepoel, who is influenced by nature and the female form. This is an Eco-lifestyle brand born from a life spent on the beach. A brand with a purpose that is made by people who love and respect the planet and aim to create a positive impact on the planet.
Melissa’s collection launched in 1999 and is constructed to sculpt and enhance the silhouette and comprises of timeless pieces with clean lines and innovative textiles that aim to adapt to all body types, making them a must-have for the distinguished global traveller.
Launched in 2016, Khokho is the Siswati word for great-grandmother and is a range of luxury handbags handcrafted in Swaziland. Sapna Shah, Zinhle Vilikati and Philippa Thorne have a shared vision to elevate handcrafted produce and enhancing development of local artisans while preserving tradition.
Launched in 2010 by Christina Martini and Nikolas Minoglou in Athens, Greece.
Handmade by local craftsmen of Greece using traditional techniques. Inspired by ancient Greek mythology, art, jewellery, architecture.
They create items that are first, Objet d’Art and secondly, that have utility. Many of the bags they create stand on their own and have a very sculptural quality about them. The design ethos is to make things stand out and turn heads. Pieces should be perfectly imperfect and need to be nuanced to be beautiful, like nature, no two things are ever the same.
Cult Gaia is inspired by nature and women. This is where the brand’s name comes from. Great brands are cult-like, uniting like-minded people in their aesthetic ideals. Gaia is the goddess of Mother Earth and the daughter of chaos, the most creative force there is.
Famed for their big customised hats, unique fedora style hats, baskets and other accessories which have become a staple in the wardrobes of many South Africans and international clients. They use only the best fabrics, woven materials, felt, wool and cashmere, in turn ensuring only quality pieces.
The brand, was founded in 2005 by Charina Sarte, who was born in the Philippines. She was inspired by the spirit of the Philippines and the sweet endless summer. Having lived in a tropical country her range is designed with fabrics and shapes suited for days travelling under the sun.
Created in 2012 by Jasmin Larian, Cult Gaia designs beautiful heirloom pieces that will live in your closet forever. The cornerstone of Cult Gaia’s DNA has been forged with the ideal of creating Objets d’Art that make you look twice. Since its inception, the company has grown from accessories into a full-fledged lifestyle brand, selling everything from ready-to-wear to shoes, a world of Gaia.
L’Objet is known for beautifully designed objects that make you dream and inspire travel. Games form part of the Home Décor collection in which games and trays crafted from natural shell inlay and marble require skill and precision to create an impeccable finish.
Piero Fornasetti was an Italian artist born in Milan 1913-1988 eclectic and surreal in his style. He was a master of painting, sculpture, engraving and interior decoration. He created more than 11 000 items in his time, influenced by Greek and Roman architecture. His work often included black and white, sun and time hands and self-portraits.
Started in 2009 when Harry Brantly who was born in Brazil, gave his friend Max Leese a set of beach bats for frescobal (game of beach tennis in Brazil) while on a surfing trip to Biarritz. Together in 2013 they formed a luxury resort wear lifestyle brand based in London to embody the ‘Spirit of Rio de Janeiro’. Their aim was to bring the Carioca lifestyle to the world.