JOURNAL


Core Values

We’re huge fans of acetate. As a natural, flexible material it can be moulded to suit any face shape but when it gets hot, acetate feels the he...
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Meet the Team: Volume 12

Phuong is our superstar optometrist down in Adelaide, at the Rundle Mall boutique. Come for a whirl through 12 questions for volume 12 of our 'Me...
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Meet the Team: Volume 11

Andrew didn’t have a burning desire to be an optometrist, when he started studying in the mid-1990s, but a talent for maths and a family backgrou...
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New Home in the Small City

Like a neighbour popping next door for some sugar, we've shifted around the corner in the Canberra Centre. We left our old digs near the food cou...
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Meet the Team: Volume Ten

Shub (short for Shubhneet) is the exuberant optometrist at Bailey Nelson Ponsonby. She sat down on a quiet January afternoon to talk with the Jou...
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BN People - ACME

Sydney’s epicurean scene has been through some tumultuous years, but ACME, a restaurant serving Italian Asian fusion dishes, has thrived. We spok...
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Gang of Youths

We met Gang of Youths at the studio where The Positions, their acclaimed first album, was recorded. Joji, who plays lead guitar, was missing — stuc...
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How Not to Lose Your Glasses on NYE

You're on a cruise It’s hot. The ocean breeze is freshest when you lean just a little bit over the railing. The sunglasses were a bit loose and ...
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The Bondi Guide

Two guys, the Bondi markets – that’s where we begin. We’ve been incredibly fortunate to be able to bring Bailey Nelson to locales around Austra...
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Style Guide: The Windsor Collection

Forgive the forthcoming history lesson, but we’re really passionate about round metal eyewear. Invented in 1880, round metal frames remained p...
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Big Design Market: Melbourne Edition

    We're back at it again this weekend, for the Big Design Market Melbourne.  See you soon!  Melbourne – The Royal Exhibition Building in C...
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Meet The Team: Volume 9

Despite its reputation as a sleepy city, Canberra is coming to life. Lonsdale Street has gone from car yards to cafes and we’re doing our bit too...
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Big Design Market: Sydney Edition

Yeah, there’s something special about markets. It’s where we let our hair down. You can’t have a bad time with so many craftsmen, artists and d...
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Our Craft: Riveted Hinges

Above: A rivet is carefully hand hammered through the acetate arm of a Bailey Nelson frame.  What do the two metal dots on our glasses mean? Ar...
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A Bikini a Day: Watson's Bay Pop-Up

We're kicking summer off right. Tash and Dev of A Bikini A Day are hosting their first pop up boutique in Sydney. We'll be with them at the beaut...
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BN People: Angie Pai

It’s both easier and harder to be an artist today than ever before. Instagram lets anyone display their craft before an audience of millions, but...
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Spring Carnival Style : A Poor Man's Millions

We’ve spotted Jared Acquaro of cult menswear blog A Poor Man’s Millions (APMMillions to those in the know) pairing Bailey Nelsons with his immacu...
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Spring Carnival Style : Shh Alex

With Spring Carnival on the horizon we thought theres no better time to talk to some of Melbourne's style Guru's.  Meet Alex or more commonly kno...
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Meet The Team : Volume Eight

Name: Blake Dillon Role: Store Manager   Store: Edward Street, Brisbane CBD How long have you been with Bailey Nelson: Almost two years. Wh...
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William Street Festival 2016

Sydneysiders, Paddington's William Street Festival is back and as always we'll be there! It's our favourite day of the year and always bring...
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