Our Story

Established in 2013, A-ESQUE is an Australian founded and owned accessory brand positioned in the emerging contemporary luxury market – a market defined by a unique and independent point of view and that regards design and quality as paramount. At the forefront of our evolution have been a salon store flagship and the studio showroom store, which are seen as beacons of the brand’s aesthetic and culture. The organic growth of the stores, the development of brand-aligned teams, and direct relationships with customers has been A-ESQUE’s focus.

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Amanda Briskin-Rettig

An Australian-born designer, author of one of the country’s most successful fashion stories and the formidable creative impetus behind label A-ESQUE. In 1996, Amanda founded accessories giant Mimco, and built the brand into a fashion powerhouse over twelve years prior to its sale in 2007. In 2013 inspired afresh, Briskin-Rettig launched A-ESQUE. The label celebrates a rational approach to design that champions traditional artisan skills, high-quality materials, and a functional aesthetic.