C R E W - Fliss Brophy

C R E W - Fliss Brophy

Fliss is a long-time wearer and great friend of I&P and a fellow business owner.

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Fliss is a long-time wearer and great friend of I&P and a fellow business owner. Fliss launched Bahru in 2007 whilst at home in Singapore with her first child when she noticed a gap in the market between high end designer bags, and cheap, mass produced options. Fliss had a few bags made and showed them to friends, who loved them so much they became paying customers and Fliss realised she was onto something.

Named for the Malay word meaning ‘new’, Fliss brought Bahru home to Western Australia and she now designs from the 150 year old limestone stables located on her family farm.


Please enjoy our delightful 5 minutes with Fliss Brophy..


My personal aesthetic is... simple, natural, comfy.

The most essential item in my wardrobe is... I&P shirt, cut off denim shorts, leather slides-it’s still warm in WA!

The smell that transports me to a different time and place... Orange blossom takes me straight back to travels in Morocco and Spain.

My teenage crush was... Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting and all the Bourne movies.

This song is the soundtrack to my life... Take on Me by A-ha. So daggy but you cannot sit still listening to it! 

I watched this over and over in my teens... The Breakfast Club.

My guilty pleasure is... Dark chocolate bullets. I don’t even like liquorice until it’s covered in good dark choccy.

Tonight, for dinner, I’m going to have... Tacos - they keep the crowd happy.

Right now I’m reading... Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak.

My invite list–living or dead–to the ultimate dinner party, would be... Zoe Foster-Blake and Hamish Blake, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and Cleaver Greene. What could possibly go wrong?! ...and I would set/decorate the table with... a wrinkly linen cloth, fresh flowers, handmade ceramics, someone else’s cooking and good booze.

My fave way to wear my Franklin shirt... collar up and a half tuck in the front. To the beach, up the paddock or into town.


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Website: Bahru Leather

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