10 of Adelaide’s best places for a dose of retail therapy
|General city shopping hours are Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm with late night shopping on Friday to 9pm. Most shops are open all day Saturday (9am-5pm) and Sunday 11am-5pm. |
1. Rundle Mall in the city centre is Adelaide's largest shopping precinct, with more than 500 retail outlets in 13 arcades. This is where you’ll find all the international and national flagship stores and boutiques, local institutions and specialty shops, cafes, elegant arcades, buskers, flowers stalls and lots of art. Rundle Mall runs west to east between King William Street and Pulteney Street, and is located one major street south from North Terrace.
|2. To the east, Rundle Mall becomes |
Rundle Street , with its reputation as a groovy dining and entertainment strip and quirky fashion shops nestled beside smart homewares, good bookshops and camping outfitters. Try miss gladys sym choon for hip and often cutting edge streetwear and denim (guys and girls) with a mixture of local labels and new international labels. To the west, Hindley Street has much loved bookshops and new fashion tucked among cafés and bars.
|3. For high quality contemporary craft and design head to the |
Jam Factory , a collection of modern art and craft studios and workshops. 19 Morphett Street. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5.30pm; Sat 10am-4pm. Closed Sundays and public holidays. www.jamfactory.com.au
4. King William Road at Hyde Park is great for fashion, books and design.
5. Glen Osmond Road at Eastwood is the centre for seconds and clearance shops.
6. Magill Road around Norwood and Maylands is known for elegant European antiques through to retro 70s design.
|7. North Adelaide has |
Melbourne Street for designer Australian fashion and great coffee.
|8. Beach side, always-busy Jetty Road at Glenelg is a good excuse to mix shopping with a beachside stroll. It’s a kilometre-long shopping strip offering something for everyone with more than 350 specialty shops, as well as plenty of restaurants, cafes and entertainment. During the summer months (October to May) Moseley Square, opposite the beach, is home to one of the city’s most popular outdoor markets, every weekend and public holiday from 9am-5pm. |
|9. Nearby Harbour Town is a |
direct outlet shopping centre with more than 50 designer fashion and homeware outlets. Shops and boutiques sell direct to the public with regular retail prices cut by up to 60 per cent. Signature brands include Polo, Ralph Lauren, Esprit, Oroton, Fletcher Jones, Just Jeans, Rivers, Authentics – Converse, Calvin Klein, Table Eight Clearance and Shoe Factory – Florsheim, Mollini to name just a few. 15 minutes from the city and 10 minutes from Glenelg on Tapleys Hill Road, West Beach. Catch the historic Glenelg Tram from Victoria Square in the city and then transfer to Harbour Town by catching Bus 340 or 345 from Moseley Street.
|10. If you’re after antiques head to |
The Antique Market in Grote Street where you’ll find 36 of Adelaide’s leading antiques and collectables dealers in a 10,000 square foot showroom. Incorporated in the market are the Adelaide Vintage Toy and Collectables which has a display of vintage toys particularly from the 1950s and 1960s.
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