10 of Perth’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 noon-6pm. |
|1. The epicentre of city shopping is |
Murray and Hay Street malls and there are several arcades that run off these two pedestrian-only strips. Here you’ll find all the popular retail outlets, fashion shops, fine jewellery and souvenir shops as well as department stores Myer and David Jones.
|2. Head to |
London Court , a rather quaint (and occasionally tacky) olde-english open air arcade, for gemstones and souvenirs.
|3. At the west end of the city in historic |
King Street , Louis Vuitton meets Aboriginal art in a stylish amalgam of art galleries, cafes and boutiques set in a charmingly restored streetscape. If you’re after the latest in Australian or overseas fashion, home design or unique artwork, the West End is the place to take your credit card for a work out.
4. Shopping for adventure gear? Hay Street is where you’ll find the outdoor adventure stores to kit you up for your next foray into the wilderness.
|5. If you’re after designer goods at discount prices, head to |
Harbour Town on Wellington Street for a great assortment of goods from fashion, to home wares, shoes and sporting gear.
|6. For colour, style, atmosphere and funky fashion, head to the port |
city of Fremantle . Tucked away in the character-filled streets and arcades you'll find art and craft galleries, bookshops, music shops, duty free and Aboriginal art and artifact galleries. Recharge with a coffee at one of Freo's many vibrant cafes.
|7. On weekends, join the colourful crowds who descend on the famous |
Fremantle Markets and E Shed Markets . The building which houses the markets was originally built as a market hall in 1897 and the current building has been restored to its original Victorian grandeur. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday Public Holidays.
|8. Some of Perth's best shopping precincts can be found in the suburbs surrounding the city. |
Bay View Terrace in Claremont,
Napoleon Street in Cottesloe, as well as
Rokeby Road and Hay Street in Subiaco are fashionable street and arcade shopping precincts with heritage charm and lashings of designer label style.
9. Subiaco Pavilion Markets : a favourite destination for locals and visitors alike seeking a unique, funky and non-mainstream shopping destination. More than 60 stalls sell a vast range of treasures such as Egyptian artefacts, hand-made soaps, precious gems, chocolate coated coffee beans and uniquely Australian jewellery. Try magnetic therapy, or have your fortune read. Buy original artworks, or grab an all-Australian gifts you won't find anywhere else. Subiaco Oval, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday Public Holidays.
10. Kalamunda Village Market: on the first Saturday of every month the village of Kalamunda, 20km east of the city in the Darling Ranges, comes alive with a market with 130 to 150 stalls offering a range of jewellery, ceramics, pottery, creative art products made from steel or wood, paintings, handicrafts of all descriptions, bric-a-brac and clothing for all shapes and sizes.
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