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Inspired by journeys to distant lands, our childhood summers on the beach and a love for playing dress ups. A magical mix of sequins, silk, studs, leather, embroidery, cotton and cashmere.

South of the Border is about soft, natural fibres with a splash of sparkle and fun. You are guaranteed to find something unique, australian designed and special in our range. We strive to design pieces that will not go out of fashion - pieces that will be cherished season after season and are special-handcrafted leather, hand woven kaftans and painstakingly beaded dresses. Things that are not found anywhere else, things that their makers have put some love into. Things that can be worn and loved by all generations of Australian women. 

To compliment our own brand, we hand pick crafts from artisans on our travels around the world. We love the textiles and traditions of Mexico, their love of colour and the art of Frida Kahlo. The bohemian way of life of West Indias, the vibrancy of Greek textile, and the beautiful beadwork of Kenya and India. Our store is forever evolving with the things we find on our travels. 

Designer Vanessa Cranfield believes in bringing a retail approach to online shopping - even sitting at your laptop, shopping should be a special treat with a little fun thrown in and she strives to offer personalised customer service. South of the Border is the perfect fusion of her training in costume at NIDA  and career background, working for some of Australia’s best known lifestyle and designer brands - a little bit theatre, a little bit beach, a little bit luxury.

We live by the motto... "life is too short to wear boring clothes"



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