"We hold an eclectic range – something for everyone, with designers from all around the world and for every occasion"
Chantilly Lace Boutique houses a unique collection of Australian and European Labels, offering timeless and statement pieces for all occasions. Since opening our doors in 2005 we have rapidly become an iconic destination on the East Coast.
Australian favorites include Moss and Spy, a delightful label inspired by the classic French tradition of timeless and elegant dressing; Studi Baker formal wear providing classic ‘mother of the bride’ outfits, Boo Radley, Banana Blue and Retrospecd.
From Europe, the boutique brings you prêt-a-porter from designers such as Didier Parakian with his classic Mediterranean elegance; Barcelona’s vibrant Desigual, Enjoy Paris, the romantic Nadir from Positano and, new to the Australian scene – Denmark’s Bohemian label Noa Noa. As well as Canadian Designer Joseph Ribkoff famous for his Chic Dresses that take you from the office to Lunch and out to Dinner with ease and style.
Come into Chantilly Lace Boutique for an Exquisite, personal shopping experience with In house Stylist to help choose that special something whether you are Mother of the Bride, off to the races or lunching with friends, or simply just hanging out with the girls.
Offering a range from sizes 8 to 18 and a small range of bridal wear.
Lightly grew up in England, studied art and design in London and went to the London College of fashion.
Travelled extensively through Asia and finally came to settle in the Tweed Valley. I had just got back to the northern rivers after living in New Zealand for 4 years, when a friend offered this shop space in Murwillumbah with art deco windows solid timber floors and a great café around the corner!
I had always had this dream to design and make my own collection of clothing. Initially the inspiration for the shop was to make one off pieces from fabrics people had treasured, and to create a space in which women could be nurtured and uplifted in the delight and play of dressing up.
So I began by setting up a sewing machine with cutting tables put an old tailors dummy in the window and started out doing exactly that.
After only a few months it was clear that we couldn’t keep up with the demand for Occasion wear and I began to buy in other designers clothing.
The shop soon began to flourish with girls coming in for their formal gowns, people going to weddings and even brides themselves.
From these beginnings an exquisite collection was created and we soon grew out of our little shop with French windows and moved across the road onto the corner. Now with Day and Evening wear we not only have a good local following, but have regular clients from Melbourne and Sydney, and as far afield as Hong Kong, Malaysia and NZ, who wait until their family visits to come to Chantilly to buy the latest Australian and European clothing. We hold an eclectic range – something for everyone, with designers from all around the world and for every occasion, always remaining true to the impulse to support, nurture and celebrate being a woman.