Pacific Fair / Harbour Town., Gold Coast
Pacific Fair is Australia's largest shopping mall with 3 major department stores, a supermarket and some 300 specialty stores which include anything that is fashionable or franchised.
There are also some banks, medical services, a post office, cafes, bars and restaurants. For kids there is a themed play park and parking is easy with over 5000 free carparks.
In short it's an open air and undercover retail lover's therapy paradise.
Harbour Town Shopping Centre, located on the northern end of the Gold Coast is just one big bargain bin for shopping addicts like myself. Comprising of mostly brand name outlets, this place is a shoppers paradise. It is a policy of Harbour Town that all stores *must* have a certain percentage of their stock on sale otherwise they can kiss goodbye their lease!
Best time to go is first thing in the morning (especially if visiting on the weekend) to grab yourself the best bargains, a good car park and beat the mad rush of tourists.
What to buy: If you in to save a penny or to splurge away your holiday spending money, then coming here is a must. Harbour Town has shopping for everyone ranging from Nike and Adidas outlets to Pumpkin Patch, Esprit, Tommy Hilfinger, Diesel, Sheriden, Oroton and Ralph Lauren (my favourite).
There are shops that sell clothing, shoes, jewellery, handbags, sunglasses *takes a breath* kitchen wear, framing, pet supplies, art supplies, manchester etc etc etc!
If you cannot find yourself a bargain here, then you haven't got your eyes open!
What to pay: Obviously prices vary between store to store but for example, you can expect to pay approximately $50AUD for a Ralph Lauren polo shirt. Explains why my cupboard is stocked with them :)
If you are tourist to the Gold Coast make sure you pop into Habour Town's VIP Tourism Lounge to obtain your free Tourism Club Card which entitles you to further discounts to particular stores and restaurants. A lot of tourists are unaware of this service but make sure you do it because it can entitle to you up to another 50% off store prices!
I love shopping here!
Its located in Helensvale just before you hit the Gold Coast from Brisbane. Its a massive shopping complex with discount designer or brand name gear.
You can get your surf clothing here (billabong, ripcurl etc); homewares; books; electronics; shoes; kids wear; mens suit; right up to brands like Gucci and Prada. Definately something for everyone!
What to buy: Definately get your Gucci togs from here! And this is also where you get purchase great Australian designer clothing like Lisa Ho!!!
Guys and Girls will love the cheap surf gear.
What to pay: There is a MASSIVE price range here!!! You can seriously get tops/ shirts/ skirts from like $5 (sometimes less) or buy into the thousands for designer dresses, but still much less than standard retail price.
You can buy almost anything at these outlet shops. Great prices too.
They have these stores:- just to name a few...
Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Esprit, Table Eight, Trent Nathan, Oroton, Mathers, Just Jeans, Atelier, Roger David, Colorado, Rivers, Fila - The Unlimited Store, Bendon, Fletcher Jones , Versace, Armani Jeans, Escada, Louis Feraud, Valentino, Tommy Hilfiger and DKNY.
What to buy: Clothes, Clothes, and lots of Clothes!!!
Nice place and lots cheap stuff....
Lots of souveniers shop....Lots of restaurants.....If u are not looking for branded stuff, this is a great place to shop.....
Pacific Fair is an open air and undercover retail delight to satisfy any tourist or shopping lover. There are many major stores and over 260 specialty retailers.
Children are catered for with a themed children's play park and the disabled can make use of our companion service.
Retail Outlets include...
-Best and Less
-Toys "R" Us
AND MANY MORE...
What to buy: Beach wear, cosmetics, apparels for both guys and girls are cheap.... Just get anything that you want!!
Harbour Town is Gold Coasts outlet shopping precinct. It has top labels at discounted prices. See website for brands sold there.
Harbour Town also boasts a great Readings cinema complex, restaurants & cafes'.
1st May 2005- New outlet stores opened, including Adidas & Rip Curl.
"Pac Fair" is the most popular shopping centre on the Gold Coast, for locals and tourists alike. You will find almost anything you are looking for here, from clothes, food to home entertainment.
I don't recommend going there if your looking for a bargain, just top line brands at top dollar prices. If you want bargains go to the outlet and seconds stores.
Pac Fair also has a large senstadium cinema complex.
Quality designer label clothes for men, women and children sell direct for up to 60% off everyday!
What to buy: You can find many labels like Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Esprit, Table Eight, Trent Nathan, Oroton, Mathers, Just Jeans, Atelier, Roger David, Colorado, Rivers, Fila - The Unlimited Store, KDS-Kids Department Store, Bendon, Fletcher Jones and more. The Designer Room will have you in haute couture labels including Versace, Armani Jeans, Escada, Louis Feraud, Valentino, Tommy Hilfiger and DKNY.
What to pay: Much less than anywhere else for designer fashion labels.
The Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is a HUGE mall. that I'm sure it'll cater to all your needs. There are more than 300 shops that you can visit!
What to buy: I bought everything from sweets, grocery, and even my prepaid card. On a macro level, the shopping centre has everything from cinema to about 20 fast food joints. To top it all off, the big departmental stores and supermarkets such as Kmart, Myer, Coles, and Target.
Pacific Fair in Broadbeach, next to Surfers Paradise is the place to shop. It's humungous and has everything!