One of our favourite fashion destinations, La Bohème Lifestyle, Turns 4
In 2014, a Scottish lass named Stephanie Davies moved to the Central Coast with her husband and two beautiful daughters to embrace the coast lifestyle.
With her background in fashion styling and personal shopping, she was faced with one small dilemma – for her and her friends, there weren’t many places they could shop…
In those few stores, there were even fewer styles that they could see themselves wearing.
So, in 2018, Stephanie brought a world of fashion, homewares, lifestyle and wellness to an incredible destination location in Terrigal on the Scenic Highway, and named it ‘La Bohème‘. Last Friday, the store celebrated its fourth birthday with blooms, bubbles and CAKE.
The space is bright, warm and inviting. It also showcases a mix of carefully curated local designers (Boob Club, JL FINE) alongside those that we know and love (Zulu & Zephyr, ANINE BING, bassike, One Teaspoon and P.E Nation and more).
Most notably, though, Steph launched her own label upon launching the store – La Bohème Girls. The garments are bright, trans-seasonal and timeless, crafted from natural fabrics including linen, rayon, cotton, and most recently Tencel, derived from wood-pulp.
“Comfort is key,” Steph insists. “Being a busy mum, I love to feel good but something that I can wear all day – that has pockets – is very important, too!”
The range includes pieces that are both bump and breast-feeding friendly, in fresh and airy colours. With shapes and styles that can be worn and loved again and again, season after season, it’s no surprise that Steph’s label is now stocked across Australia, as well as overseas in New Zealand, the US and Ibiza.
“We’ve also had interest from Singapore, Abu Dhabi and the UK, which is super exciting. We will be exploring these partnerships this year, for sure.”
From a manufacturing perspective, all pieces are designed, produced and manufactured in a way that is friendly to the planet and the people who make the clothes. Makers are paid fairly and work in appropriate working conditions, which is reflected in the renumeration received for their skill, time and craftsmanship.
The team is small, and production never rushed. This ensures high quality creations and sustainable production. All packaging is also biodegradable and compostable, while excess fabric is used for hair accessories or tote bags.
“Sustainability and our planet is extremely important to us, too,” Steph tells us. “We also work with Carbon Click to support the environment and reduce carbon emissions.”
Without a doubt, La Bohème and La Bohème Lifestyle are set for big things in 2022. The team here at Central Coast Life and Style congratulate Steph and the girls on an incredible four years – we can’t wait to see what’s next.
To shop, either head in store to 1/271 Scenic Highway, Terrigal, or check them out online here.