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Local Businesses With Big Ideas!

We’re celebrating 25 local brands that are shaking it up here at Afterpay.  Check out what makes our rising stars so special:

Oz Hair And Beauty

Opened in 1986 in the Sydney suburb of Rockdale by hairdresser Elio Nappa and wife Vanessa. The flagship salon in the iconic QVB Building in Sydney has been established for over 30 years.


A fashion-tech company whose mission is to revolutionise the way fashion is consumed by providing a smarter and more sustainable alternative for our community and environment.

Bondi Boost

Bondi Boost doesn’t just make incredible haircare products, they want to make a better world. That’s why they donate 1% of our profits annually to support The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Lost Design Society

Founder, Trent Hansen, graduated with a Bachelor of Business used his passion and entrepreneurial skills to launch the rug business in 2016. Trent’s Mum, Olga, works remotely from Sunny QLD and dispatches daily orders.


Founded by a Podiatrist and a Physiotherapist, Caroline and Alan McCulloch provide women with a healthier option for on-trend footwear.

Glow Dreaming

Was born out of founder Cara Benau’s desperate need to help her daughter sleep through the night. It combines the key features of sleep therapy; aromatherapy, humidifier, pink noise and red light therapy to help children sleep.


Founder Evette, with 10 years of experience in the beauty industry wanted to create a liquid mineral makeup that gave excellent coverage, was Australian made, for all skin types, cruelty-free and vegan.

Happy Way

Ben and Hien joined forces to create a protein powder supplement which is specially designed for women after finding that many females struggled to find a product that suited the needs of their body.

Echt Sportswear

Founded in 2014 by 2 cousins, Jeremy and Darren, the business has grown exponentially from a bedroom, to one of the leading  fitness clothing brands in Australia. 

Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna is 100% Australian owned and operated and based in Galston, NSW, about an hour north of Sydney. Founder Julie Mathers has been nominated for a number of awards including being named as one of the Top 50 people in Ecommerce in 2017.

Auguste The Label

Based out of Byron Bay NSW, Auguste is constantly taking steps to improve their environmental and ethical processes so they can be as sustainable as possible.


Kristy Chong started Modibodi period underwear whilst on maternity leave with her third son. During this time, she decided to test out her product – a period, leak and sweat-proof pair of underwear. This underwear was just the start of Modibodi’s wonderful range.

Mountain Bikes Direct

Founders Michael and Tim ran a premium mountain bike store in Brisbane. They started out in their family home while Michael was still in high school before building it into an iconic retail store with a cult following.

Bronze Snake

Its first shop was a100-year-old heritage listed corner building in Melbourne.


Launched by Nikki Yeaman, (who is trained as an archaeologist) and Roma Burke (who had a successful career in five-star hotel management) with a range of just 400 costumes has now grown to offer a range of over 20,000 different products.

White Fox Boutique

Created in 2013 by two Sydney-based entrepreneurs, Georgia Moore and Daniel Contos and now worn by the likes of the Kardashian sisters, Sofia Richie, Hailey Baldwin and Emily Ratajkowski.

Kip & Co

Kip & Co was launched in Melbourne in 2012 by sisters Kate Heppell and Hayley Pannekoecke, and best buddy Alex McCabe. Starting as a bright, colourful bedding brand, they quickly expanded into a vibrant lifestyle brand with a cult following.

Bec + Bridge

Founders Becky Cooper and Bridget Yorston met at design school. Their shared vision transformed into a seamless business partnership, creating clothes for modern girls by girls that get them.


The world’s leading summer lifestyle brand, conceived on the beaches of Sydney. The brand was established with a simple goal: to share Australia’s authentic summer style with the rest of the world. 

Bed Threads

Founder Genevieve Rosen-Biller aims to deliver  top-quality product at an accessible price point—this unbending mission remained at the forefront of her mind.

Billy J

Founded in 2014 this  online fashion store hosts its headquarters on the beautiful sunshine coast.

Coco & Lola

In 2010 Jess (Owner) opened her first boutique in the leafy suburb of Nedlands, Western Australia, and currently has three locations in Australia – Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Eco Tan

In 2011, Eco Tan made Australian history by becoming the first and only tanning manufacturer to be certified organic by the Organic Food Chain under the Australian government.

Active Truth

Founders Stevie Angel and Nadia Tucker met as new mums and became friends over long walks and post-gym coffee dates. The duo set out to create a label that women could rely on for fashionable activewear whatever their size, shape or stage of life.


Committed to providing a first-class online shopping experience, it stocks an extensive range of Australian and international workwear brands.

Shop all the 25 and rising retail stars here

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