Got some time to spare on your lunch hour and in need of a bit of retail therapy? Look no further! We have rounded up the top stores to escape to and purchase some amazing products, from clothing to homewares, artworks and beautiful bouquets of flowers. Now is the perfect time to support local businesses around the heart of the city. 

Gorman dresses on display

Gorman | 16 High St 

Gorman's two-level High Street space is a perfect shopping destination if you’d like to add more colour and playfulness to your wardrobe and home. Gorman’s unique collections are inspired by Australian nature, culture and tribal history. Their bright colour palettes and whimsical prints, created in collaboration with local artists, are the key elements of the label’s signature style.

Our current pick is the Agathes Garden Sadie dress, a fun and floaty option for the summer months ahead. 

Bailey Nelson

Bailey Nelson | 8 High St

Use your lunch break well by heading over to Bailey Nelson to shop for some sweet frames. Boasting a beautiful mural created by local artist, Jen Sievers, the store is a pleasure to be in and the friendly staff will help you choose the perfect frames at a reasonable price.

Our current pick is the Reba. Reba's hexagonal eyepieces make a statement in combination with bold acetates that reveal intricate metal detailing and provide maximum contrast to its titanium arms. Plus, these frames are plant-based and made from natural cotton! 

Shut The Front Door

Shut The Front Door | 23 High Street

For all your funky homeware needs! Behind Shut The Front Door's front door is an eclectic, fun and ever-changing range of the coolest products from all over the world. You are guaranteed to find a gift for everyone and definitely something for yourself and your home.

Our current pick is the Charlie Marble Cheese Board. Equal parts classic and contemporary, marble and timber and a match made in heaven. From dinner parties to artfully arranged charcuterie, this board promises to add a stylish touch to your tablescape. 


Scarecrow | 33 Victoria St E

Everyone’s favourite jack of all trades destination, Scarecrow operates as part deli, grocery, cafe, gift shop, and florist. To show someone how important they are to you, getting them a bouquet of flowers like this can be a beautiful token of appreciation. Ditch the supermarket flowers and come to Scarecrow, where the flowers are sourced from local growers, and meticulously arranged by the in-house florist. There’s also an option to add on some chocolates, bubbly, or a gift card too. 

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Adidas Originals | 60 Galway St 

Head on over to Britomart and browse the racks at Adidas Originals, featuring sport and active wear for all. We think the Bos Duf S duffel bag is a great gift to yourself, whether you're an avid gym-goer, sports star, or need something for those weekend getaways. 

WORLD Britomart Showroom

WORLD Britomart | 60 Tyler Street

A local fashion label that boasts quirkiness and creativity, WORLD consistently produces exciting clothing. WORLD Britomart is a reflection of their eclectic and quirky style and houses their full women’s, men's, and couture collections, luxury accessories, and rare and collectible objects.

We love all their current wardrobe picks, but we can't take our eyes off their Everything Sushi Top for a cool statement piece to add to your wardrobe. 

3 Wise men


3 Wise Men | 2 High St 

For some standout menswear, take a trip to 3 Wise Men. Good things happen in threes, and there are some amazing deals to be had. The hot deal right now is 3 for $300, where you can mix and match any three shirts, knitwear and trousers of the highest quality!

Our current pick is The Manent shirt, a slim-fit 100% cotton shirt featuring a green and white check. Fitted with a cutaway Windsor collar design and a single button cuff, The Manent is a playful check that needs a place in your wardrobe.

Last updated: 16 November 2022