A family story
Estilo Emporio is the result of a lifelong partnership between Mac and Mardee McDonough, who began designing and manufacturing leather goods in the 70s in Sitges on the Coasta Brava of Spain. Developing a cottage industry, they engaged many locals to emboss, plait and hand stitch leather bags, belts and sandals in their homes.
30 years later, based in Sydney, now with daughters, Michaela and Kira, working side-by-side, Estilo Emporio is renowned for creating leather accessories, footwear, and more recently, linen clothing. The family label continues to celebrate its European heritage, maintaining a tradition of cultural craftsmanship with the expressive qualities of raw materials.
In 2016 Estilo Emporio launched a line of linen clothing manufactured in Italy and inspired by a love affair with the Amalfi coast and the meeting of a local like minded designer. The linen collection supports the artistry of making clothing, honoring the real, traditional artisanal methods of manufacturing with raw-flax woven on old looms by Italian artisans.
The collection complements Estilo Emporio's philosophy - rustic elegance that is alternative, sincere and functional with flair - aimed at delivering only the highest quality product and collection that strikes the perfect balance between international influence and everyday Australian style.