With ‘Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’ in full swing, it’s only fitting Melbournian shoe enthusiasts get in on the action. And what better way to do just that than collaborating with Melbourne artist, Carla McRae, to bring you our funkiest sneaker yet. Introducing the ‘Pintail’! A quirky and fun addition to our collection, we’ve added McRae’s character-based artwork to our sneakers and showcased the young artist’s love for blank space and crisp lines.To launch this awesome, chunky-soled shoe, we threw a party! With 50 shoes to giveaway, everyone who walked through our door was greeted by a lucky dip – a chance to win a pair of Bared shoes or a seriously addictive game of KLOP. In the hustle and bustle, earthy grooves of live jazz echoed through our cosy boutique store and drew passersby into our High Street nook. We had the ‘Billy Van Creamy’ truck parked out the back, where we served up free organic gelato all day long (the salted caramel was our favourite). As the sun shone, we sunk into our delicious creamy cones and watched as one of McRae’s incredible murals unfolded on our backyard wall, with ‘Thick Black Frames’ there to capture the action. A day filled with laughs, live tunes, and seriously delicious ice cream, the day wouldn’t have been anything without our big Bared community. A special thank-you to the talented artist, Carla McRae for making our rear laneway magical. If you didn’t make it for our Bared affair, make sure you check out our store’s breathtaking mural.