After successfully launching their online men's fashion and accessories business in 2013, Belance founders Theodore English and Oscar Perez made the move into old-fashioned bricks and mortar retail by opening boutiques in Paddington and Barangaroo.
Inside, the shop is carefully curated: homemade fixtures made of recycled industrial furniture hold displays of shoes, watches, sunglasses, hats and shirts. In the courtyard, Qwestion bags from Switzerland hang among pot plants. The back room displays watches and grooming products and also serves as a fitting room for bespoke suits.
Belance is committed to local labels. It stocks shoes from Sydney-based Eve & Kane, hats from Byron Bay label Fallen Broken Street and beautiful handmade wallets from Melbourne-based Chocolate Brownie. In addition to Australian labels, it offers accessories from New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Portugal and the USA.