On the short list of places we really, really want to visit, Australia sits firmly at the top-we can’t stop thinking about the gorgeous beaches and enviable shopping (and koalas, obviously). Still, steep airfare puts a damper on our travel plans.
Luckily, we’re no longer required to make a transoceanic trip to try on pieces from our favorite Australian designers-Aust, a boutique-slash-event space located on Venice’s Abbott Kinney, has opened its doors, offering of-the-moment pieces from names like Bec and Bridge, Ellery, Camilla and Marc, and Zimmerman, all curated by the shop’s founders Hannah Wang and Kristin Fedyk.
The pieces we’re currently coveting include a peplum top with an all-over petal sketch print by Johnny, Maurie and Even’s vibrant layered-top mini dress in poppy red and deep purple, and the perfect pair of rounded sunnies from Le Specs. Ok, so Aust isn’t the one-way trip we’re always thinking about, but when it comes to shopping, it’s certainly the next best thing.
thisisaust.com; 1617 Abbott Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA; 310-873-3303.