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Australia has a reputation for exporting great style—from the country’s gorgeous models (Abbey Lee Kershaw, Jessica Hart, Miranda Kerr) to its famously feminine labels like Zimmermann, Lover, and Camilla and Marc. It’s easy to see the land’s laid-back, vibrant culture reflected in its fashion, and the fact that Aussies don’t take themselves too seriously is refreshing.
Benah New Zealand–born, Sydney-based designer Brenda Harvey is dedicated to high-quality leather, cashmere and silk accessories. All her bags have a cool, minimal look and are more timeless than trendy. She’s developing a cult following with fashion fans like Caroline Issa, Florence Welch and Natalie Joos. While her bags and clutches are definitely the stars of the show, her graphic printed silk scarves are worth a look, too.
Fortunately for us here in the States, the country’s more under-the-radar labels are gradually becoming easier to access. Just stroll around New York’s Nolita neighborhood and you’ll find Damsel In Distress and the newly-opened B Space across the street, both of which stock some of the more elusive Australian labels. Plus, there are plenty of online retailers like Ausmode.com that make shopping for Australian designers super-easy, no matter what city you’re in.
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