It’s safe to say that Australian fashion is definitely having a moment here in the US, and we here at OMJ hope that this is one trend that will be sticking around. Down under style boasts an edgy, ultra-chic aesthetic, with just the right touch of femininity and luxury. And those Aussies somehow manage do it at an oh-so-amazingly affordable price point (in the words of Melissa Gorga — thank you Jesus!). The country-slash-continent has been churning out some pretty fabulous contemporary brands like C/MEO, Keepsake, Misha, and Zimmermann. I’m sure you are wondering how in New Jersey you can emulate that effortlessly-cool Aussie girl style. Surprisingly it’s easier than you think. Here’s the best boutiques and stores in the great Garden State where you can find the hottest Australian designers.
Envy by Melissa Gorga – Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga loves Australian labels just as much as we do. She stocks her Montclair boutique with beautiful pieces by C/MEO, Keepsake, Misha, and Lovers & Friends. Melissa tells us, “They are really fairly priced and you get great quality, and they are super chic, and they are very up to date.” The queen of snapchat recently rocked a white hot Misha LWD for an appearance on Watch What Happens Live.
During one of my many recent shopping excursions to Envy, I couldn’t help myself, and had to pick up not one, but two Aussie dresses.
Alba Boutique – This top Bergen County clothing boutique carries one of the hottest new Aussie brands around, Quay Australia. This Melbourne-based sunglasses line counts celebrity fans like The Kardashians, Cara Delevingne, Gwen Stefani, and Gigi Hadid. Alba’s Ridgewood and Hoboken stores even carry the exact pair of $55 Quay sunnies that Gigi recently rocked.
Nordstrom – You can also find Quay sunnies, as well as gorgeous dresses by Keepsake and C/MEO, and fun pieces by MinkPink at the Nordstroms at The Mall at Short Hills and Garden State Plaza in Paramus.
Mint Market –This quaint, yet uber-chic boutique, with locations in Hoboken and Jersey City, is the place to find under-the-radar indie Australian designers.
Now that you know where in New Jersey to find the best down under style, we want to see those fabulous outfits! Simply hashtag your Instagram pics with #omjstyle and your photos will automatically appear on OMJ.com. We can’t wait to see your best Aussie girl style!