Coast and Koi

Designers and producers of luxurious South African shoes, clothing and accessories​

Coast & Koi was established after designer Caryn Wilensky noticed a gap in the market for stylish, locally hand made and eye catching footwear.

Having studied the art of shoe making, Caryn decided to take her international buying experience into the market of shoe design, incorporating runway fashion trends with local style and chic designs including African animal prints and beadwork detail.

Her collections comprise of all seasoned classics, comfortable and luxurious pumps, as well as sandals, espadrilles, boots and brogues.

Shoes Handcrafted in Africa

Carefully crafted, handmade artisanal footwear using only quality fabric, leather or vegan materials. ​

Coast and Koi is not about mass production, but rather about classic elegance, unique design and individual style.

Caryn Wilensky

Caryn has a relaxed attitude to life, but also a sharp and international sense of style.

She is well traveled, informed and in touch with global trends.  Innovative and free to explore new creative horizons.

A woman who loves people, life and beauty. A woman who places high value on a natural, healthy lifestyle and balanced, responsible living.



A mile in her shoes - Handmade Shoe Design

How Caryn Wilensky built her handmade shoe design brand, Coast & Koi, one step at a time.

If Matisse and Marie Antoinette were to have met across the time-space continuum, they would have both felt equally at home in the tiny showroom of Coast & Koi.

Housed in a ground-floor garage of one of the apartment blocks that look out over the ocean in Cape Town’s Sea Point neighbourhood, it is an Aladdin’s Cave stacked from floor to ceiling with ballet pumps of every persuasion (metallic, leather, sequined, velvet, beribboned and bedecked).

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