Our Story


Established in 2022 by Naomi Smilkovic, ESSENĆIA was founded on the idea of curating a unique portfolio of international designer labels to help our clients create a sense of individuality with their personal style.

With an extensive background in the fashion retail industry, most recently as wholesale buyer, founder Naomi Smilkovic was inspired to open an elevated boutique that values quality over quantity, while inspiring our clients to embrace individuality. ESSENĆIA offers a refined selection of environmentally conscious and ethically produced labels. Our vision is brought to life by importing vibrant prints, luminous tones and elegant materials. Now a staple in the community of North Perth and in the E-commerce space, ESSENĆIA aims to create a welcoming, community-driven and unique experience while still maintaining a down-to-earth, inclusive environment.

Welcome to ESSENĆIA.

ESSENĆIA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land where we gather each day. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging, and celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their ongoing connections to land, sea and community.