Dimity brings together NZ and Australian coveted fashion labels, Accessories and gifts direct to Mangawhai.

Over a refined but relaxed setting, shoppers will be treated to a curated range from Sylvester, Trelise Cooper’s Curate & Coop, Loobie’s Story, Staple + Cloth, Thing Thing, Mina, Nyne, Tuesday Label, Zoe Kratzman, ELK and many more and a range of activewear from Clique!

Positioned in Mangawhai Village, Dimity joins a flourishing neighbourhood of eateries, art and craft galleries, farmers’ markets and Bennetts chocolate factory and gift stores.

The Dimity Story

The concept for Dimity is borne directly from its name. A sheer but hard-wearing cotton fabric, Dimity is a befitting word for a store that believes in well-made, sustainable fashion – created to last. For founder Lyndal Bowen, it feels extra special knowing her Mum nearly called her Dimity, and now their shared love for a ‘good quality piece’ has been brought to life in this unexpected corner of the north.

Over the past decade, Lyndal has witnessed Mangawhai grow from a sleepy coastal retreat to an energetic and creative hub to visit, live, work or play.

Determined to answer a gap in high-end fashion, she brings together a true love for clothing and people. At the age of 17, she was awarded a gift voucher to a high-end Brisbane Designer store and so began an early fascination for fine shoes, bags and jewellery. Over trips to the Middle East, Europe, Japan and the USA, the passion grew.

Well-made sustainable fashion created to last

Keeping it local

A loyal supporter of Kiwi designers, Lyndal recognises the strong impact we are having on the international fashion scene. She believes Mangawhai deserves a slice of this powerhouse – from casual to workwear, feminine, playful, edgy or boho – there is something for everyone.

Completing the picture of clothing, is a desirable collection of gifts and Accessories from Silk & Steel Jewellery, Ashley & Co, Twigg Jewellery, Queen of the Foxes Accessories including bralettes and Good & Co Scarves.

Dimity beckons visitors to ‘stay awhile’ in-store or connect with us online. Whether holidaying or a regular face, we can’t wait to welcome you in-store and share our favourite brands over an attractive retail experience.