Meet the Bertie Babes

Manly’s new girl in town is a familiar face, first laying down her roots in Freshie.

Nowadays, you’ll find Bertie instead on what’s fast becoming a trendy strip of Pittwater Road. COVERED. headed down to the new store to check out the hype.

Walking in, straight away you get a sense of what Bertie’s all about. It’s that effortless Northern Beaches style, but with a daring edge. The store has a set colour scheme, the racks hung with select pieces in muted, neutral tones, but Bertie punches with character with statement pieces bursting with personality.

All up, you get a strong European vibe that’ll sink in as you browse… with the white walls, the greenery of the indoor plants; it’s impossible not to feel relaxed in the space as you dream of yourself as a fashionista posting enviable #ootd shots.

So the chilled, effortless atmosphere is most certainly present, but it is threaded with the ardent passion of owner Nynke and her right hand girls Tarsh and Jess. They’re all about personal style and expressing your personality with the utmost confidence.

“You aren’t just a customer, you are a client,” says Nynke of their personal approach. “We like to have fun with our clients and let them walk out with something that makes them feel confident about what they wear.” The Bertie girls aim to get to know their clients and their wishes before they so much as go near the clothes, making their personal styling service unique and honest.

Whether you’re a trendy millennial, a style-setting mum or a groovy lady to whom age is just a number, Bertie’s core goal is to celebrate babes with personality, which is reflected in their edgy, limited pieces combined with the team’s oozing outgoingness.

Always up for a chat, the store is an open, inviting space that also has a stylish coffee counter for clients that like to enjoy a good Campos coffee and delicious pastry whilst having a chat with barista Jess, or enjoy a takeaway. Plus the good news is girls, you can bring your boo while you shop and get a second opinion, even if it is just a “yep, looks good.”

Bertie is set apart from its Manly contemporaries because they exclusively stock designers hand chosen by Nynke.

Only the most honest, high quality and passionate labels make the cut, and even then, Bertie stocks only limited sizes in most pieces. This ultimately keeps that hard to get feeling that’ll have your mates kicking themselves for not snapping up a piece themselves, and moving you closer to your own bespoke style.

Nynke has spent many years in fashion and is now perfecting the classy, put together feel of the collection. She is passionate about supporting Aussie and overseas designers that value quality over quantity like Rails, Mother Denim, Agolde jeans, Elka Collective, Hansen & Gretel, Dylan Kain, Sol Sana, Alias Mae, Hunza G and Superga, to name a few. On the accessories, Nynke’s favourites are Pared eyewear, Luv AJ jewellery and Bertie also sells a variety of unique parfumes of Tokyo Milk and Etat Libre d’Orange. •

Shop 1/53-57 Pittwater Rd, Manly NSW 2095 | 0403 590 121 | | Bertieland bertie_land