Mr & Mrs Smith

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Tuscan designer Haikure’s chinos aren’t normal pants. The smooth twill fabric is expertly cut and turned into the most flattering pair of trousers. If Nicole Dunbar of Mr & Mrs Smith can get a customer to try them on, she knows he’ll walk out in them.

Haikure is the quintessential Mr & Mrs Smith brand: exquisite quality, ethically produced. Since Dunbar opened the shop in 2010, she’s seen Manly’s fashion aesthetic shift. Once it was doggedly surfer-casual, all boardies and bare feet. But local tastes have shifted.

Mr & Mrs Smith caters perfectly to this new sartorial point of view. The shop carries a balance of up-and-coming and established Australian designers such as Jac+Jack and Chronicles of Never, plus international brands.

Scandinavian design features heavily. Denmark’s Rabens Saloner lends its monochromatic, flowing bias-cut garments to the offering. The pared back basics of Skin and Threads are ideal foundation pieces.

In addition to fashion, Mr & Mrs Smith has a small edit of homewares and accessories. Resin and horn bowls by Dinosaur Designs are sold next to the brand’s chunky hinged bangles and bare-bulb copper lamps by Studio Eleven Collective.