Hope & May was founded in 2007 by owner and director Melinda Maguire whilst living abroad in Asia. Inspired by international cultures, design and style, Melinda sourced and designed the concept that would form the vision and signature style behind Hope & May.
The concept name is derived from the middle names of Melinda’s daughters - Tahlia and Kobi, both in which have been involved in the company from sourcing, designing and the creativity behind Hope & May. From childhood, the girls travelled with Melinda sourcing on international buying trips, visiting manufacturers in villages and designing unique pieces which are now the base foundation of the company.
Hope & May’s flagship store opened in Byron Bay Australia in 2010 with the launch of our concept store offering customers a touch of our signature style of fashion, accessories and decor. With the growth and demand of the brand, we launched our second store in Bondi Beach Australia in 2017.
With the owner's lifestyle derived from the seaside town of Byron Bay, means this is strongly influenced within the company to provide the signature aesthetic of Hope & May. Their extensive global travels part of the Hope & May lifestyle magazine inspires and reflects their style, journey and creativity.
The Hope & May boutiques and online store can inspire customers to shop the brand and want to take a touch of Hope & May home.