Buyer Profile | Michele Halliday-Szczepanski, Buyer at Sisters & Co.

Buyer Profile | Michele Halliday-Szczepanski, Buyer at Sisters & Co.


One of La Tribe's very first retail homes, the eclectic Mount Maunganui-based department store needs no introduction. Sisters & Co is a household name for fashion enthusiasts across the country, offering an extensive of local and international luxury brands.

The personalised approach to creating a wardrobe that stands the test of time is an ethos shared by both La Tribe and Sisters. 

To chat more about her approach to styling, we caught up with Buyer,  Michele Halliday-Szczepanski.


La Tribe: Tell us more about your role as Buyer at Sisters & Co.

It's my dream job, I get to work with the most incredible brands and get to buy the best fashion from all over the world. I get to really curate what I feel will be the best of the best for Sisters & Co and what I feel our incredible clients will LOVE!

I am Auckland based and get down to the Mount when I can to work alongside my gorgeous team and catch up with our amazing customers.

Sister's & Co offers an expansive range of both local and international brands. How do you approach curating your personal wardrobe?

I definitely love a Parisian chic vibe and I love mixing NZ's top designer brands together with incredible international brands. La Tribe is the ultimate fit!


How would you describe your approach to fashion?

High casual, I love wearing an outfit that will take me from day to night. My staples are white jeans, leather shorts, dress shorts and a blazer.

Sisters & Co was one of La Tribe's very first retailers and we have a very close relationship with our hometown department store. What appealed to you most about this collection?

I love everything Emma and the La Tribe team create! I love all the effortlessly chic summer sandals that make any outfit. Styled easily from a morning of shopping to an afternoon at the beach, then out to dinner! I love the quality of La Tribe and that the styles are timeless. I especially love the limited  Sisters collaborations we do and the many more exciting we have to come.


How do you envision styling La Tribe’s key styles of the season? 

I am a huge fan of the pool slide and will wear all colours on repeat with my summer dresses and love them with a great linen suit.

I will also be wearing the Elke Braided Sandal with a dressy pair of shorts and shirt.

Explore the range of Sisters Exclusive styles here. 

xx La Tribe