Cameron Marks is a collection of lifestyle boutiques that mixes a passion for
minimal yet functional design with a sunny colorful Californian (& Australian) vibe.
Founder Vanessa Ambrose grew up in Sydney with her Mum who instilled an entrepreneurial spirit in her from an early age.
Her Mum was a strong role model having started several small businesses herself
and continues to have a lasting impact on Vanessa's work ethic.
She studied fashion design in Sydney, and worked with Australian label Morrissey Edmiston dressing high profile clients like INXS, Nicole Kidmon, Elle
McPherson, Kylie Minogue, Tony Collette, Naomi Watts, Tom Cruise, and Bon Jovi to name a few ;)
After backpacking throughout Europe and Morocco Vanessa eventually landed in Santa Cruz in 1998.
She founded her first shop in 2005 with her best friend Laura Jones, the Marks to her Cameron. Since then Vanessa has grown
Cameron Marks to the lifestyle brand it is today with a new location in a lofty warehouse space on the Westside of Santa Cruz.