It was a pleasure catching up with the beautiful Mandy and Ness from The Freedom State.
Having been a stockist for some time now, it was a joy to see our stock fill the racks with colour and presence.
He’s a look inside the beautiful oasis that is, The Freedom State
Can you please tell us a little bit about your store, The Freedom State?
We began as an online store and found our little gypsy den in Burleigh Heads a year later. We wanted to create a store that was different to what was already on the Gold Coast, and bring a taste of Byron up here with so many of our labels originating from there. The store has a Native American feel with a little rockn’roll boho vibe. But the boho beach babes can find a few treasures here as well. And we LOVE HATS! The store is brimming with a huge array of hats!
We love your name, where did it come from?
It came really easily from a need of freedom in my life at the time when I was beginning the business. So it felt like The Freedom State of mind you can strive for.
What do you look for aesthetically when picking styles for your store ?
I’m always looking for something different, but I’m always personally drawn to textures in fabrics and amazing prints.
We are so happy to be a part of your store, what do you like most about Arnhem?
We love Arnhem prints! Always colourful and FUN!
In a few words, what would you like to see more of from us?
We have been loving all the embroidered, vintage lace and printed pieces. It’s giving our store more of a folky 70’s vibe which we love!