Perth’s growing retail scene is better placed than ever to part willing shoppers and their credit cards. Options abound in the city and suburbs – grab a Perth Airport car rental and get ready to shop till you drop.
The centre of Perth has retail at its heart, and if you’re looking for fashionable finds you can’t go wrong along Murray St or Hay St. These malls are shopping precincts with frequent entertainment in the form of buskers as well. Several historic arcades in the area are also worth a stop. Trinity Arcade is an iconic landmark with two levels of gorgeous architecture and equally tempting retail offerings to explore. Piccadilly Arcade is an art deco centre – the theatre and arcade opened in 1938 and were overhauled in the eighties to award-winning acclaim.
London Court is another heritage shopping stop. The Tudoresque setting is visually stunning with intricate architectural details and sculptures. Cobblers and tailors are shoulder to shoulder with premium fashion retailers, hip cafes and international offerings. You’ll also find Aboriginal art and artefacts in the mix. Wesley Quarter is a new addition to the West End, blending old and new. Stock up on luggage, shoes, bags, accessories and clothing.
You’ll find Perth’s premium shopping hub on King St, where the flagship stores of Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton reside. Follow the Fashion Walk of Fame down through this heritage area.
Fremantle Market and High St are the place to go for home goods and fashion, antiques and crafts. Stock up too on locally made jewellery or oddities like didgeridoos. Fremantle is also home to Australia’s largest hemp store.
William St is full of all sorts of quirky and unique offerings. You’re sure to find gifts here for those hard-to-buy-for friends here at places like The Butcher Shop, which stocks designer art supplies, books and more.
Head to Rokeby Road, Hay Street and Subi Centro for the widest variety of options. Boutiques, bookshops, furniture outlets and weekend markets collide in a retail riot in this upmarket area. There are lots of designer options for the discerning.