Bondi Born is Australia’s luxury swimwear brand, designed in Bondi by Dale McCarthy.
“My mission is to create pieces that inspire confidence in the wearer. Women feel vulnerable when they put their body on display on the beach in a swimsuit. I want them to feel as beautiful and stylish wearing Bondi Born as they do in their latest designer runway purchases,” says Dale.
The Bondi Born woman is stylish and sophisticated yet understated, empowered and independent - she embraces life and wants to live it to the max - but without compromising the world or her soul.
Our current Neo Luxe collection is made in Sydney and comes in an edit of rich, seasonal colours that are crafted from an innovative new fabric called Neospan, which we use because of its superior technical properties including breathability, silky-smooth feel, intense colour, structural support, contouring and wearer comfort.
We are working on the launch of 12 gorgeous new stories using the world’s most luxurious and innovative fabrics including sculpting, metallic foil and paper-feel Lycra’s and exclusive woven jacquards so be sure to follow our Instagram or subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to know.
Image above courtesy of Paros Huckstepp
Our Founder & Designer
Before starting Bondi Born in 2015 Dale McCarthy was the owner of an enviable professional resume.
A fixture in boardrooms around Australia, she ran advertising campaigns for global brands, managed digital media businesses and was Publisher of Australia’s restaurant food bible, The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.
“Fashion, and in particular swimwear, has always been a fundamental part of my identity. I created Bondi Born for women who are tired of the lack of truly luxurious swimwear.
The world is flooded with mass produced, cheaply made, uninspiring designs using inferior fabrics. The product just doesn’t live up to its glossy images and, most importantly, it doesn’t make the wearer feel great wearing it.
I want to create Australia’s most luxurious swimwear brand for women who are fashion educated, know what works for their body and seek unique style, quality and ethics over price. I call it “luxury without compromise”.
Our original, fashion-forward designs use the most technically advanced, luxurious fabrics and trims from around the world. We then make each piece right here in Sydney through our team of Australian swimwear experts, never compromising on our ethics or the product’s quality at any stage.
As a result, Bondi Born’s design, quality, fit and finish is second to none ~ which empowers women to feel at their absolute best when wearing it.
The Eora Motif
Bondi's culture is stylish, chic and contemporary. It is also very respectful of its original inhabitants who were known as the Eora people. Bondi's famous Icebergs ocean pool flies both the Australian and the Aboriginal flags - just another of the many things we love about this place.
The Eora people named Bondi using the sound of the waves; “BON”... the waves booming on the shore, then “DI”… as they sigh away.
Our Bondi Born motif is taken from a painting we commissioned contemporary indigenous artist, Lara Went, to create for us. We asked her to do a painting that captured the spirit of Bondi. The dots in the middle, which form our motif, represent Bondi as a meeting place, where people come together and enjoy the beauty of the beach.
We hope that through the Bondi Born collection, no matter where you are in the world, you too can feel the chic and uplifting spirit of Bondi.