The capital of South Australia is surprisingly sophisticated. Grab an Adelaide Airport car rental from Hertz and prepare for some retail therapy with our guide to the best shopping in Adelaide.
Head to the cosmopolitan East End district, which is always popular and buzzing with locals. Serious shoppers will be spoiled for choice in high street boutiques and sweeping department stores. You’ll find traditional Aussie brands like R.M Williams as well as trendy local labels including Sass & Bide and Alannah Hill. Beyond fashion, there’s no shortage of jewellery, homewares, antiques and more on offer. More than 500 retailers are packed into these lanes and arcades and the Rundle Mall.
A true city market, loud and diverse, tracing its origins back to 1879. You’ll find hundreds of stalls to browse, selling fresh produce, cheeses, coffee and assorted smallgoods. Gourmands should consider booking a guided food tour.
West of the city near Adelaide Airport, Harbour Town is the hub for outlet shopping. Harbour Town – part of Australia’s leading direct factory outlet chain – also incorporates sportswear, home goods, and supermarkets. Bargain hunters will find the best deals here.
Not far from the CBD, the Magill Road precinct in Norwood offers something entirely different. Vintage fiends will delight in the eclectic retro emporiums. Stunning furniture showrooms will have your inner decorator chomping at the bit. This tight-knit business community also includes salons, boutiques, and even art galleries. No two shops are the same here.
Described as a slice of Melbourne, this suburb boasts great architecture and great shopping. Queen St and Elizabeth St are the roads to focus on. Designer fashion, gifts and homewares reign supreme. There are plenty of cafes worth a look too.
King William Rd in Hyde Park is just a stone’s throw from the city. The relaxing village atmosphere pairs well with the exclusive clothing and accessory boutiques it houses. Local designers as well as imported labels can be found here. And a few blocks east, Unley Road is hopping with even more stores, galleries, cafés, restaurants and pubs.