WE ARE THE NOWHERE NATION.
The ultimate shoe-lovers paradise! A beautifully curated collection of designers and styles, a firm focus on client experience and a commitment to giving back. A brand that is founded on the principle of luxury with soul, governed with integrity and ruled by beauty.
The Nowhere nation believes in delivering the perfect mix of unique and eye-catching designs, quality craftsmanship and a fun and uplifting shopping experience.
If you ask anyone who knows Nikki Holloway, you will find out that opening The Nowhere Nation was a natural move for the die-hard shoe lover. Her first hotmail address (email@example.com) was probably a good indicator that she would find a way to weave her love for shoes into a career.
The Nowhere Nation was born out of her own frustrations with the lack of high quality, unique shoes that were available (especially to try on in-store) in Australia. “I was always amazed at how playful and different footwear was overseas. The styles, colours & embellishments were just some of the things that I found were lacking in the Australian market. Pair that with unrivalled craftsmanship and I knew I wanted to bring these sorts of shoes to Australian women.”
In 2018 the doors to the first Nowhere Nation boutique opened and Nikki’s love for shoes and desire to build something of her own rubbed off on her younger sister Mikala, who joined her building the business behind the scenes. By 2019, just a week shy of the brand’s first birthday, the sisters moved the boutique into a bigger premises right next door and Mikala, just having finished University and travelling, became an official front facing co-founder with Nikki.
Over 4 years on since inception, The Nowhere Nation has grown to stocking over 25 designers including big names such as Kat Maconie, Lola Cruz and Reike Nen - many of which are not available widely, if at all in Australia. The sisters especially championing brands founded, owned and designed by women. “It has been our mission to connect not only great international brands with Australian customers but also to help tell their stories, especially those of women in our industry. Behind each brand are people that we personally have a relationship with and whose work we deeply believe in."
OUR MISSION TO GIVE BACK
Giving back, a core value for the sisters, has led them to turn shopping into an act of kindness, with The Nowhere Nation giving back with every purchase. Since opening their doors, $1 from every item purchased in store has been donated to Dress For Success Sydney - a foundation with a mission to empower women experiencing difficulties in achieving self-sufficiency and financial freedom. Online their partnership with I=Change since their launch has led online customers to choose where their $1 donation goes on The Nowhere Nation’s behalf to 1 of 3 preselected charities, at checkout. To find out more about our Look Good, Do Good online initiative, partnering with i=Change head here.