All major cities in Australia has a street devoted to the art of shopping till you drop.
In Perth, it has 2 - Hay Street Mall & Murray Street Mall - duo concentrations of boutiques, CD shops, restaurants, souvenir stores, post office, shoe shops, bookstores etc etc to the rescue for shopaholics!
One section of the Mall has been carved up to create a London-like atmosphere - London Court - and it is here you will find the highest concentration of souvenir stores.
Come here and prepare to hear your wallet/purse bleed.
What to buy: As long as you have money, folks....
What to pay: As long as you have money, folks....
It's a warehouse located at the dockside of Fremantle. There are more than 80 stalls that offer unique gifts and souvenirs, arts and crafts, food etc. It's open Fri-Sun & PH, 9am-6pm.
What to buy: T-shirts, fridge magnets, marine-theme souvenirs, didgeridoos, soaps, paintings, postcards, opals, sheepskins...lots and lots. Also, try the choco-dipped fruits...very yummy!
What to pay: The prices seem lower than shops in Perth city. So stock up on your gift purchases here!
I was attracted to this Tudor-style arcade by its beautiful and exquisitely carved woodworks on the facade. Actually, it looks kinda out of place against the backdrop of top modern buildings. It's located between St Georges Tce and the Hay Street Mall. There are interesting shops like the Costello's Jewellers where you can browse/buy beautiful opals, the Rugby Scene shop where you can findx one of the largest selection of jerseys and also very interestingly, the Mr Shaver shop where you can find the full range of leading shaver brands for both men and women!
What to buy: Jewellery, souvenirs, t-shirts etc.
What to pay: I find that prices seem to be a little higher as compared to other souvenir shops.
This is the only outlet shopping centre in Perth with more than 70 designer fashion and homeware outlets selling at discounted prices. Some of the brands are Jag, Fila, Sandler, Espirit, Sheridan, Oroton, Table Eight, Nike etc. Worth a look if you are looking for some branded garb but don't wish to burn a big hole in your pocket!
What to buy: Clothes mainly.
What to pay: Can be up to 60% cheaper for some branded clothes.
This is a fairly new store which has opened near the tearooms and Frasers Restaurant. They have a very high quality of contemporary Australian crafts and design. They really do have some very unique pieces there for that very special Australian gift or just something very special for yourself.
Well this was a find. The sign on the front of the building was big enough so as not to miss it so of course I had to stop and see what temptations of my upbringing they had. The shop was decently stocked out with all the favourites like Twisties, snifters, jaffas, minties, L&P, Watties Products, biscuits, marshmallow easter eggs, as well as lots of other products like Neopol (furniture polish) etc. There were clothing items and souvenirs as well.
The Markets are situated in a reconstruction of an early Australian Federation styled railway station. This is evident by the railway memorabilia including the front end of a XA1403 'Wanbiri' locomotive and in the centre of the markets is a fully restored steam locomotive.
They say there are more than 100 stalls, but I’m not sure there are quite that many. There is an international food hall and a growers market. You will find paintings, crafts, rugs, memorabilia, clothing, all the normal things you find in markets. Everything is undercover and the building is fully airconditioned. The market is open Thursday to Sunday and public holidays. The food hall is open in the evenings.
Open : Thursday to Sunday and public holidays. Food hall open evenings
At the entrance to the markets off Station Street you will see the flower sellers with anything from Singapore Orchids, Australian natives to spring blooms. You can also find entertainment in the central garden courtyard as well as an international food hall and alfresco dining.
The Station Street Markets are open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9.00am – 5.30pm. They are also open on Monday public holidays.
The markets have the usual fruit and veges as well as some more exotic varieties. There are small stores also selling household wares, arts and crafts, music, clothing and gifts.
Subiaco is an inner-city suburb which the old world charm as well as trendy. There are some great stores there with everything from clothing, new age, antiques, home and décor to the Subiaco markets. There are two markets in Subiaco, the Pavilion and Station Street markets. The latter being the newest. Both are undercover.
Kallis Pearls are described as ‘treasures’ which have been farmed from the remote ocean off the coast of Broome. They have large, lustrous Australian South Sea Pearls which are renowned for their quality and intrinsic beauty. Their jewellery is handcrafted and exquisite.
MooGoo is a moisturiser made with fresh milk.
The perfect companion for travelling in Australia's harsh climate.
100% Aussie made and almost good enough to eat!!
All orders online.
What to buy: The Full Cream Moo Goo!!!
What to pay: About $16 Aussie Dollars
Centro Galleria is a two level shopping centre just 7kms north of Perth in Morley. The centre is Perth’s second largest shopping centre and incorporates a diversified food court and cinema complex. Major chain stores include Myers, Target, Kmart, Woolworths, Coles along with around 220 specialty retailers.
London Court is a narrow street between Hay Street (Mall) and St Georges Terrace. It’s a typically English setting and its well worth just spending a bit of time walking up and down, browsing the shops and sampling the atmosphere of a street that is very different to the rest of Perth.
A gorgeous new shop - light, spacious, stunning views of the city - and that's before you even check out the stock, the very best of contemporary crafts beautifully displayed. Even if you have no intention of buying, come in to see all the fabulous stuff -a real showcase of local talent.
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What to pay: From $1 for a card to hundreds for a magnificent piece of glowing glass or a beautifully crafted piece of jewellery.
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