Byron Bay inspired Fashion on the Field

We all know that Melbourne Cup is not just a horse race, it’s really a celebration of good food, plenty of drinks and of course high end fashion! We’ve compiled a list of our top five favourite places in Byron Bay to shop for your Melbourne Cup outfits. Now you’re not going to find anything stuffy and over complex about these designers. They have all aligned themselves with the boho come surf culture that is Byron Bay so they are creating comfortable, simple and beautiful, timeless pieces that you can wear time and time again.



Amilita is a women’s clothing label inspired by the freedom and spirit of modern Bohemianism created by Sara von Trzcinski. After being faced with the harsh reality of all the nasties of the fashion industry Sara decided to steer the label into the new direction of being an ethically produced label that is environmentally conscious. Shop here.


Arnhem is a celebration of striking colours oozing with summer nostalgia featuring a variety of artistic prints that bring to life dreamy collections of playfulness and easy to wear cuts that burst with personality. These elegant pieces capture an effortlessly feminine style, each design having a one off feel about it to make every customer feel like an individual. Shop here.



Driftlab is an environment that supports creative endeavours from artisans near and far. Whether locally made or internationally sourced, every single item of clothing has been carefully selected and curated to reflect the unique point of view, inspiration and charm behind the brand. Shop here.

Mister Zimi 

Mister Zimi unashamedly marches by the beat of its own drum. Diverse, ageless and not dictated to by trends, the label has cultivated a dedicated following since its creation in 2007. Husband and wife team Jimi and Zoe Paul’s designs are intended to be versatile, trans-seasonal and inspired in their simplicity. Mister Zimi’s easy-going aesthetic, relaxed silhouettes and vivacious prints are about feeling bold in the print and relaxed in the fit. Shop here.

Spell and The Gypsy Collective 

Spell and the Gypsy Collective taps into that sense of nostalgia, beauty and freedom that so compliments the female spirit. The vibrant, expressive part of you that emerges on vacation, or mid-strut at a festival, Spell brings that spirit to life, wherever you are. All garments are proudly designed and sampled in the Arts & Industry Estate of Byron Bay, and produced ethically in factories around the world. Shop here.


Join us for Melbourne Cup!

Whichever designer you’re wearing on the 7th of November, if you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate Melbourne Cup this year, look no further. With bubbles on arrival and a two course meal starting at just $49 we’ve got you covered at Balcony & Oyster Co. To keep you entertained we will have sweeps running all day, prizes for best dressed and a photo booth to capture you and your tribe in all your gorgeous glory! Find out more and book your table here.