The Domani history is a beautiful story about a family, the Faes family.
The Faes family owned and operated business has been serving the Gold Coast for over 40 years. Carla and Paul Faes originally manufactured the "Domani" brand shoes on the Gold Coast of Australia for over 35 successful years with 8 retail boutiques.
Hand made shoes in the Domani factory
Tools and shoe components in the Domani factory
Birds eye view of the Domani factory
When we say that Domani was a family business, we mean that many of the Faes' dinners with their two children were spent discussing the shops and shoes. That's what happens when your family has been in the retail business for over 40 years! Their daughter, Candice, reminisces about going into work with her mum, catching tadpoles by a pond close to the factory or curling up in a bean bag chair next to her father's desk.
In 2007, Candice took over the business so that her parents could enjoy retirement. She shifted to focus on importing the best quality designer shoes and accessories from Europe. This was inspired after years she spent living and working in Europe after finishing her Commerce degree at Bond University.
"To be able to taste and experience so many different cultures and fashion trends is invaluable. I found myself always looking at fashion. I took loads of notes, photos and clippings from magazines and catalogues whilst travelling."
"Domani Shoes is the ultimate destination for luxury shoes and accessories on the Gold Coast."