So, this is where I have been for the last two weeks.
Drinking coffee at The Top Shop
Shopping at Quirky Bird
And browsing at 11.11
The fabulous Quirky Bird and always stylish 11.11 were the best of the independent women's wear boutiques I found on my holiday. If Byron Bay is a true reflection of the state of retail in Australia...we are stuffed.
Beautiful independent shops stocking locally designed and made fashion are closing down everywhere.
I was going to visit my favourite shop in Byron Bay 'In Annie's Pocket' hoping to stock them with Sunshine and Daydreams, and when I turned up they had closed down!
I also went to visit my other favourite little boutique in Mullumbimby 'Two Birds'. It was closed with a 'For Sale ' sign on the window.
I'm sure I'm not the only person who does not want to spend their time in soulless chain stores at home and especially not on holiday.
So if you are in Byron Bay, go in and support the locally owned boutiques, and while you are there tell them about a great new label you have discovered.
Sunshine & Daydreams of course.