Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't changed who I am.
My feet are still on the ground, I am just wearing better shoes
- Oprah Winfrey
Our trademarks are inspired feminine designer shoes that combine bold colours and stunning embellishments with a holistic approach to shoe making. Each pair of shoes is a bespoke custom design and by definition is one of a kind.
We fuse together the functionality of a comfortable shoe with stylish and original design by utilizing high quality fabrics and design led production. Our vision of the African renaissance is an essential component of who we are.
The people who choose Coast & Koi are distinctively unique, independent and free thinking. When you embrace Coast & Koi, you embrace so much more than just shoes, you resonate a certain lifestyle.
We stock many exclusive boutiques Worldwide, while also supplying clients directly. Look out for our label or order our designer shoes online.
A group of local Cape Town women just decided, spur-of-the-moment, to bring their craft, expertise and skill to collaborate on a shoot at a Moroccan home. We used our new collections for Europe’s Spring 2022. We have creativity and love of colour and beautiful things in common.
Josie Borain. Photographer. Supermodel. Instagram @josieborain
Arina van Wyk. Intern. Fashion business student, final year. Model. Instagram @arinavanwyk
|Caro Allum. Fabric & wearable art designer. Model. Instagram @caroallum
Jeanne Taylor. Photographer. Instagram @jeannetaylor_fotographer
Rhulani. Model. Instagram @rhulanikubayi5
Mandy Trollip. Venue, Moroccan house. Instagram @mandy.trollip
Shameema. Model. Actress. +27 63 172 7341
Caryn Wilensky. Designer, shoes kimonos and paglamas. Instagram @coast_and_koi
Thursday, September 30, 2021 | Caryn Wilensky
Our team and I think of all of you as friends, even if we haven't met in person. We know each of your personalities and celebrate your uniqueness.
Thank you for being part of our Coast & Koi family.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | Caryn Wilensky
Caryn Wilensky’s eye for exquisite texture, colour, pattern and her aesthetic is nothing but exceptional and unique. She has encapsulated Coast & Koi shoes into an ever evolving tapestry of every day essentials and formal wear.
Thursday, August 27, 2020 | Caryn Wilensky
Caryn Wilensky, who built her brand from the ground up; is the talented designer and owner behind the brand Coast and Koi. She designs exquisitely eclectic yet classic footwear that transcends seasons and trends.
Friday, September 28, 2018 | Caryn Wilensky
On behalf of the Coast and Koi team, we would like to thank each of our customers for your loyal support and kind words. We constantly receive wonderful feedback about our handmade, artisan shoes – it makes us burst with joy to think that Coast and Koi can be found throughout the world.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | Caryn Wilensky
Coast and Koi would like to take a moment to introduce our followers to our bespoke luxury clothing line. In keeping with our philosophy, all items are one of a kind, limited edition pieces and are made to order.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | Caryn Wilensky
To all our dear Coast and Koi followers here is a what you can expect to see at our stand at Decorex Cape Town this year.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | Caryn Wilensky
Coast and Koi Designer Shoes were showcased alongside names such as Marc Jacobs and Dries Van Noten, in an exclusive photoshoot done by none other than avant-garde French photographer, Bettina Rheims.
Monday, April 3, 2017 | Caryn Wilensky
Caryn Wilensky is the gifted designer and owner behind Coast and Koi, an exquisitely eclectic line of bespoke designer shoes. Representing the highest standards of handcrafted excellence.
Coast and Koi strikes the perfect balance between sophisticated luxe and comfort. Blending African and Oriental influences, Caryn’s timeless creations are unlike anything in the market today.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | Caryn Wilensky
How Caryn Wilensky built her handmade shoe design brand, Coast & Koi, one step at a time.
If Matisse and Marie Antoinette were to have met across the time-space continuum, they would have both felt equally at home in the tiny showroom of Coast & Koi.
Housed in a ground-floor garage of one of the apartment blocks that look out over the ocean in Cape Town’s Sea Point neighbourhood, it is an Aladdin’s Cave stacked from floor to ceiling with ballet pumps of every persuasion (metallic, leather, sequined, velvet, beribboned and bedecked).