Perth's Best Shopping Destinations
William Street in Northbridge
William Street in Northbridge is home to the best collection of independent retailers in Perth. Outré Gallery is one such shop. The gallery, which is also found in Melbourne and Sydney, specialises in pop, lowbrow and underground art and is a feast for the eyes.
Outré Gallery, 260 William St, Northbridge (http://www.outregallery.com)
Ruck Rover General Store houses a vast selection of colourful, vintage inspired frocks with a modern twist. They also have the best men’s tee shirts in town, featuring the work of artists from around the world in wearable form.
Ruck Rover, 242 William St, Northbridge (http://shop.ruckrover.com.au)
Lush threads for women fill the racks at Periscope. This is your go-to for a sleek new outfit for the theatre.
Periscope, 274 William St, Northbridge (http://periscopeclothing.com.au/)
Take a stroll to the top of the street and discover William Topp. This store showcases unique homewares and quirky jewellery items. A great place for gifts for the person who has everything… and yourself, too!
William Topp, 452 William St, Northbridge (http://williamtopp.com/)
King Street in Perth
If high end fashion is more your thing, a visit to King Street in the CBD is a must. With the usual suspects like Chanel (39 King St), Louis Vuitton (33 King St), Bally (31 King St) and Tiffany & Co. (37 King St) all located down the quaint strip, you can stop for a well-earned coffee at Uncle Joe’s Mess Hall or La Veen on your way through.
Don’t miss Dilettante just off the corner of King Street, with the shop front facing Wellington Street. There you’ll find a curated collection of clothes from luxury brands and fashion forward designers: think Issey Miyake, Lanvin and Marsell, to name but a few.
Dilettante, 575 Wellington St, Perth (http://www.dilettante.net)
Fremantle’s West End
Market Street in Fremantle is the home of local womenswear label Morrison Launched back in 2002, Morrison exudes chic, effortless style with their relaxed silhouettes and natural fabrics. A long standing favourite amongst the Freo crowd, Morrison now sell their collections nationally, but nothing tops browsing their original flagship store to pick up a new linen dress or leather handbag.
Morrison, 55 Market St, Fremantle (https://morrisonshop.com/)
A hop, skip and jump away is Store, filled with kitsch and colourful homewares and gifts. If you want more, their main showroom is a mere 5 minute drive away, with delightful furniture as well as a florist, beauty salon and barbershop.
Store, 25 Market St, Fremantle (http://shopatstore.com.au/)
Around the corner on High Street is a bookworm’s delight, New Edition Bookshop. You’re invited to browse through the classics, art & design tomes, and titles from local publishers. It is easy to lose hours flicking through the paperbacks.
New Edition Bookshop, 41 High St, Fremantle (http://www.newedition.com.au/)
Oxford Street in Leederville
A close knit strip with an indie movie theatre, casual eateries and bars as well, it makes sense that most of the shops down Oxford Street in Leederville stay open in the evenings. Who doesn’t love picking up a new book after a good meal? You can do just that at Oxford Street Books. As well as a great selection of new release titles and cookbooks, they have a well-stocked children’s section, to boot.
Oxford Street Books, 119 Oxford St, Leederville
Urban Records is a record store in the front, and clothing and gift store in the back. With independent record stores dropping like flies over the years, this is a shop to be celebrated. Expect staff on hand ready to share their favourite new releases. You’re likely to come across your new favourite band within these walls.
Urban Records, 115 Oxford St, Leederville (https://www.facebook.com/urbanrecordsonoxford)
Duck into Remedy to pick up gifts for everyone in your life. Many Australian labels are stocked here, like skincare range Aesop, bedding from Kip & Co, and Nancybird bags.
Remedy, 131 Oxford St, Leederville (http://www.remedyonline.net.au/)
Ladies, whether you’re after a frock for the races, a night on the town or a wedding, Varga Girl has got you covered. Stylish outfits with a dash of fun makes Varga Girl a favourite for mother-daughter shopping trips!
Varga Girl, 148 Oxford St, Leederville (https://www.facebook.com/thevargagirls)