Eclectic Mix of Small Shops in Australia
Collected by AFAR Traveler
Exploring the independent shopping scene where owners greet you at the door.
2/10 Broadway, Crawley WA 6009, Australia
I seek out and admire places that shift your attention from having to wait to enjoying the wait. The Tenth State serves great coffee and a selection of sweet treats that are to die for. While waiting for your order, you can browse through...
1 Wray Ave, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
Located on Wray Avenue, Pekho is in the heart of South Fremantle and rather difficult to resist. You can browse through the stunning womens' wear collection designed by Buffy Murray, the visionary behind this beautiful shop. This elegant and...
Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
On the first Saturday of the month, locals shop for vintage apparel and antique home decor at this flea market. Intersection of Crown and Collins Streets, Surry Hills. This appeared in the August/September 2013 issue.
1/46 Hall St, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
Stacked between an internet café and a grocer stands this little gem of a book shop and café. I came here after a windy day at the beach, had a cup of tea and perused the endless lists, not to mention brilliant layout, of their book collection....
Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
The guy who runs Mao and More, John Williams, must have been Asian in his past life. His eclectic shop is full of Asian artifacts, including traditional silk Chinese lanterns, Shanghai sofas from the ’50s, collectible porcelain pieces, and antique...
1/85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery NSW 2018, Australia
The design showroom of power couple Russel Koskela and Sasha Titchkosky sells their custom furniture as well as a range of housewares made in Australia. Koskela also runs such craft workshops as coil weaving, screen printing, and shibori dyeing. ...
108 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia
Fashion distributors We Are the Stables opened their second location (after Bondi) in a minimalist Surry Hills space outfitted by Sydney furniture designer Henry Wilson. Shoppers can expect some of the same brands as the Bondi store plus...
473 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
Mixing local clothing brands with boutique housewares from around the world, the Collector Store will inspire new ideas for your home or wardrobe. The front of the shop is dedicated to such Australian brands as Something Else, Secret Squirrel,...
148 Leura Mall, Leura NSW 2780, Australia
The Blue Mountains region, an hour and a half from Sydney, is renowned for its natural wonders, and for good reason. But these mountain towns aren't the podunk sort you might imagine. Leura, especially, has some amazing shops including Bespoke &...
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre Alfred Street North, Kirribilli NSW 2061, Australia
On the second Sunday of the month, this makers faire spreads through the Burton Street Tunnel and out into view of the Harbour Bridge. Stalls range from vintage clothing and discount jewelry to blown glass and handmade ceramics. Once you're done...
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