SPRING 2020

SUMMER SHOPPING GUIDE
We round up the Coast's best places to shop this summer — for fashion and accessories that will take you from the resort, to the pool, to the beach.

Cleonie Swimwear, online

Designed, cut and made in a sun-drenched studio in North Avoca, Cleonie is a sustainably conscious, made-to-order swimwear collection. The pieces are made from an Italian fabric that is ethically produced from 100 percent regenerated nylon fibres, fishnets and other plastic consumables. But it’s not just about feeling good doing your bit for the Earth, these pieces are also about looking good. The latest collection is adorned with a pastel-hued fruit print by local artist Bonnie Gray and comes in a selection of designs to suit all body shapes. Online only: cleonie.com

Iland Co, online

The idea for Iland Co’s year-round resort wear may have been born on a holiday in Sri Lanka, and its pieces produced in far-flung places such as Dubai and Bali, but its owner and designer Jodie Minto is a Central Coast local who designs each piece in her home studio. The collection includes kaftans, beach dresses, maxi skirts and swimsuit cover-ups, but the signature piece is the kimono, which comes in three different lengths and many different beautiful fabrics. A modern fusion between the Middle Eastern abaya and the Japanese kimono, it’s perfect to take you from beach to bar and designed to make you feel like you’re on holiday every day. Online only: ilandco.com

La Boheme, Terrigal

Give your winter wardrobe the flick for romantic, flowy pieces from La Boheme that will take you from hot summer days at the beach to balmy nights, cocktail in hand. The luxe store is at its most beautiful in summer; its wide doors are kept open and people drop in after the beach, complete with sandy toes and salty hair. La Boheme’s summer collection is all about relaxed styles, pastel colours and exotic prints from premium brands including La Boheme Girls, Free People, Bec & Bridge and Kinga Csilla. It’s also the only store on the Coast where you can buy pieces from Spell & The Gypsy Collective and luxe active wear brand PE Nation, so you can keep fit while looking stylish over summer. 1/271 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal Laboheme.shop

Togs N Tans, The Entrance

Located in the heart of The Entrance, this summer-lovin’ store has been a local favourite since 1998 and stocks everything you need for days by the sea. You’ll find a number of swimwear labels such as Baku, Jets Australia and Seafolly, in sizes ranging from 8 to 28, as well as a specialised range for post-mastectomy, and chlorine resistant swimwear. There are also summer accessories, such as beach totes, towels, hats, kaftans, kimonos and summer fashion, while kids are covered with cossies and boardshorts, cutegoggles, floaties and swimming caps to make learning to swim fun. 165 The Entrance Rd, The Entrance togsntans.com.au

Cinta Collections, East Gosford

From colourful kaftans and capes to linen shirts and jumpsuits to relaxed pants, Cinta Collections is the perfect place to purchase some fun summer staples. Designed by two lifelong friends, Cinta Collections is a label for ‘real women’ who enjoy fashion, quality fabrics, and feeling comfortable in what they wear. Specialising in sizes 12 and up, Mel and Lisa design and manufacture most of the unique range in their East Gosford studio, in beautiful fabrics that are sourced from around the globe. 8 Henry Parry Drive, East Gosford cintacollections.com.au

Surf shops

If you’re after a new board, cossies, a rashie or wetsuit, you are covered in just about every suburb on the Coast! We couldn’t pick just one favourite surf shop, so we’ve rounded up some of the best. In Erina, Alpine Beach has been an authority on all things snow and surf since 2005 with their large modern store a go-to for boarders in both seasons. Terrigal’s Ocean Haus is a fresh-look surf shop and café in one, where you can check out the surfing wares with a coffee in hand. Lucky Surf Supply at Long Jetty has a similar concept with a small coffee bar in-store, with the added bonus of Grant Molony’s epic art gallery out the back. Adrift Surf at The Entrance is a quirky mix of quality surf gear and vintage surfing memorabilia.

Alpine Beach, 177 The Entrance Rd, Erina
Ocean Haus, Shop 1/5-9 Campbell Crescent, Terrigal
Lucky Surf Supply, 3/417 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty
Adrift Surf, 133 The Entrance Rd, The Entrance

WORDS MEGAN ARKINSTALL

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