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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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