Baker's Delight is one of my guilty pleasures in Australia. I have been to several of those around Sydney and also the one in Perth. And I almost always get the same Berry and White Chocolate Scone. Around Sydney they run about $1.90 and $2.10 in Perth but I could sit there and eat several per day if Liz would let me.
They also have a great selection of rolls, breads and danish style treats. Liz always goes for one of the Lattice treats. They run about $3.40 each.
Combined, what a great way to start the day or as a midday treat. We happened upon the Perth location after doing some shopping and boy did that Blueberry White Chocolate scone hit the spot just right.
What to buy: The Blueberry White Chocolate Scone....so good!
What to pay: $2.10 for a scone
Myer is a favorite store for my wife when we are in Australia. Meyer is a department store that carries everything from clothing, makeup, housewares, furniture, etc. Over the years my wife has loved their seasonal items; Christmas in particular. They have a nice array of decorations and Christmas bears which she has begun collecting as she does the Harrod's Bears.
Our last visit to a Myer's store was right before Easter. They had nice displays of Easter Bunnies, chicks, candies, Easter Baskets and toys for the holiday.
What to pay: Prices here are reasonable for a department store so it would fit into any budget.
Oz is a typical souvenir shop we found in Fremantle. They have the usual tee shirts, hats, post cards, toys, etc. that you'd find in any souvenir shop. After perusing the merchandise I found a tee shirt I wanted and Liz found a hat for her Dad.
The tee shirt was $20 AUD and the hat was $12.
The worst thing about shopping is when you want to pee and can't find the loo. In Perth the most likely places are the railway station and Carillon City Food Hall, but you have to pay if you want to use these loos. So I'm going to suggest a couple of places that are accessable and free! In the Perth Murray St Mall, David Jones has the loos on the ground floor, near the food section and Myer has the loos on the below ground floor, down the escelator to your right, through the ladies clothes section.
Guess this tip is now classed as a wierd and wonderful tip and chucked out there in google land. Check out the site below! Good for a laugh :o)
Westfield Carousel is a major shopping centre located in Cannington, Perth.
Cannington is a suburb located about 12 kms from Perth. It is the largest shopping centre in Perth.
We went for our dinner and did some shopping at the Woolsworth & Coles Supermarket which is one of the anchor tenant.
Westfield Carousel has lots of shops from Target, Kmart dep stores, boutiques to supermarket, bookstores, cinema and café.
For a while i wondered what the bungee net was doing laying flat in the back of the car, then i found out. The area around us has lots of little vinyards and earger growers who will sell you the stuff a lot cheaper than you can get it elswhere, naturally. So off we went for a hard days tasting, we ended the day at Peel Ridge in Karrup, my favourite, everyone was so friendly and we were made very welcome. The net, in case you haven`t worked it our yet, is to keep the wine from rolling around in the back of the car.
I'm sure everyone would know about K-mart store. Perhaps American's Wal-mart is better :P
Thanks to Anna for taking this pic of myself with a range of shoes@k-mart store.
Shoes- one of the accessories which women can't live without!
Manic Botanic is the originator of a new wave of floral designers here in Perth who express the essence of contemporary arrangements and create a beautiful talking point with every order.
A great place to go if you need to say 'thanx for the holiday' to someone special that made your trip worthwhile.
You certainly wont be giving a 'hum drum' bunch of flowers if you choose them from Manic Botanic!
What to buy: You can select from stunning blooms, chic arrangements and lush plants, to tantalizing gourmet gifts, scrumptious hampers and luxurious toiletries, this sensational shop delivers originality and inspiring ideas to suit any occasion.
What to pay: As with most things in life... you get what you pay for, however, Manic Botanic can make a single rose stand out with their creative presentations and ideas! You wont be disappointed.
Australian-bred company with a history that stretches close to 100 years, Coles is everyone's trusted brand. You can find all your freshest groceries here. The aisle are very well-lined up and it's easy to find the items you want.
Great place to shop.
What to buy: Grocery, food, everything!
We arrived in Australia on a public holiday and as what we were earlier advised by our Australian friends, most of the department stores and malls were not opened. We had a kitchen in our rented cottage and what a waste it would have been if we could not cook on that very day.
The Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA) somehow goes against the norm of how the Australians do business. They are opened seven days a week and the stores only closes at 9pm each day.
What to buy: Groceries - IGA has a widespread of offerings.
Used to be that you wouldn't go near Perth City for a spot of shopping. Trouble makers, severe lack of interesting shops, hard to get parking and nothing happening after 5pm was plenty excuse enough not to bother with Perth.
But new Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has bought life to the city. Swarming with new little bars and restaurants, plus heaps of new shops and retail centres, the city is actually an interesting place to head for some shopping. Plus with the new train depot in Murray Street, it's easy to get to.
What to buy: Clothes, shoes, household items, all sorts of goods. Some of my favourite shops include Lush, Cue, Swarovski Crystal and Oxfam.
What to pay: Whatever you are willing to part with!
Creative Native in Perth City is simply an amazing store. Definately the highlight of my shopping and indigenous experience in Perth. I loved this shop and bought most of my souveniers from here except for the bulk cheap stuff that I wanted to give away as freebies.
What I loved about this shop was the whole experience. I bought both my unique piece of aboriginal art and my authentic didgeridoo here as well. The staff were nice and the prices were suprisingly cheaper then the other shops in town. What I noticed was this shop had mostly authentic souveniers made in Australia, where as all the other shops in town had really cheap chinese souveniers.
Mainly I loved this shop because of the instore experience. The staff were friendly and ahd a lot of knowledge about Aboriginal Art and culture. The only thing about the shop is it is hard to spot because its located downstairs in Forrest Chase. Definately a must if you are looking for quality art and souveniers in Perth.
What to buy: Aboriginal Art, Didgeridoos, Souveniers, Gifts
What to pay: Suprisingly cheaper then all the other shops and mostly Australian made.
Perth has two malls, Hay Street and Murray Street Mall. This is Murray Street Mall. Woolworths on the right hand side is the place to go for some food shopping if you are like me and don't want to spend all of your holiday money on expensive restaurants. Up ahead on the left hand side is a fantastic coffee place - Merchant....a good recommendation for the best coffee in town.
If you want to buy souvenior, there is a shop called "Aussie" in E-shed market, Fremantle. It is near motor museum.
The price for the souvenior are cheaper compare to those shop in fremantle market. Try not to buy it at those shop in town. The price will be much expensive.
The men can drink beer & listen to live band outside the building during weekend while waiting the women to shop
What to buy: Koala bear / Kangaroon Tissue box, T-shirt, hoodies, keychain, cute road sign for car etc
What to pay: Depend on what quality you are looking for. You need to pay more if you want better quality.
This is a very huge store in Eshed market. It is near to the entrance after you come out from the food section of the Eshed market.
You can get Perth T-shirt for kids as cheap as 3 for AU$10, 1 for AU$5. Pack of 12 Kola bears clip as cheap as AU$1.25.
Golden Boronia Nougat can be bought at a candy store next to AUSSIN at 1 kg pack for $24 or 2 kg for $46.
I found a lot of stalls in Eshed market selling kids stuff whereby we can get them in Singapore makeshift stall at half the price that they are selling at E shed market.
What to buy: sourveniors
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