About Us

La Mandarine is home to a wonderful collection of resort wear designed to make you look and feel fabulous in the sun. 

La Mandarine's beach dresses, kaftans, blouses, cover ups, sarongs and mens shirts are designed in the North of Ireland and hand made in India. The traditional Indian techniques of hand block printing and hand embroidery help to make our garments and accessories unique. 

We aim to hit the spot between the ubiquitous high street offer and expensive designer beachwear. Our clients are women who want that effortless, cool-girl beach chic look, yet don't want to be surrounded by others wearing the same thing. She values originality and authenticity. She wants a few key pieces to see her through a holiday that will work double duty on the beach, by the pool as well as in the evening. Wearing a new, ethically produced, under-the-radar label always garners fashion brownie points too.

We believe that great fabrics, many hand-loomed or hand printed, and simple shapes can be easily accessorised to create an effortlessly elevated look. Our signature maxi kaftans have a loyal following for good reason...as they are just so easy to wear, always chic and the pretty and uniques prints elevate the simplicity of the shape. 

We sell online all year round and to a growing number of the most glamorous and prestigious beach boutiques, including the iconic Club 55 Boutique on Pampelonne beach in St Tropez and the gorgeous Coral Reef Club in Barbados. 

I created the brand in 2013 after many years spent in France where I discovered lots of interesting, below-the-radar boho chic brands in the beach boutiques of St Tropez. Many of these garments are produced in India where there is a strong tradition of handmade textile production, specialist embroidery and block printing skills.

On discovering India's rich textile heritage and meeting many of the artisans in Jaipur, l was keen to utilise and in turn help preserve these skills in the production of my own collections. So began the journey that led to the creation of La Mandarine. The brand is now sold in many of those same French beach boutiques that first inspired me, and many others like them in Europe, the US and beyond, and of course all year round on this website and via our E-commerce partners.

Knowing where our clothes come from is important to us and I only work with carefully chosen individuals and personally vetted small organisations to produce the La Mandarine range. 

Thank you for shopping at La Mandarine.