From leading fashion houses to chic boutiques and outlet bargains, Perth has your retail therapy requirements covered. The city and inner-urban villages of Subiaco and Claremont are the places for top-end fashion, homewares and jewellery, while William Street in Northbridge, Oxford Street in Leederville, Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley or South Terrace and High Street in Fremantle are favoured for those looking for on-trend, vintage and quirky boutiques. All these precincts have excellent cafes and restaurants too.
In the CBD, lovers of high-end fashion should head for King Street in the west of the city. This is where you will find Perth's well-heeled fashionistas indulging in international and local designer labels and luxury brands. More rich pickings around King Street include designer jewellery crafted from Western Australian gold, pink Argyle diamonds, Australian opals and Broome’s famous pearls. Other popular city shopping precincts include the Murray and Hay Street malls, Brookfield Place, Raine Square, Enex 100, 140 William, Wesley Quarter, Arcade 800 and Bon Marche Arcade. For bargain outlet shopping, head to Watertown in West Perth.
Our top picks
143 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
This exclusive family business offers magnificent pieces crafted from the finest gold and rare and precious gems, including rare pink Argyle diamonds and Hearts on Fire, the world’s most perfectly cut diamonds. Bespoke creations are their speciality and they will help you design a ring, earrings, necklace or bracelet as well as men’s jewellery. They also boast the city’s premier range of top-end watches such as Rolex, Cartier, Omega and Breitling. Smales also have regional outlets in Bunbury and the mining town of Kalgoorlie.
23 View Street, North Perth
Fashion designer Aurelio Costarella’s flagship store is one of Perth’s go-to icons for fans of statement dressing. Aurelio’s original designs are worn by national and international celebrities including Rihanna, Dita Von Teese, Nicole Scherzinger, Tyra Banks and Geri Halliwell and his exquisite gowns were curated in a retrospective at the WA Museum in 2013. For more affordable funky street and vintage clothing, try Ruck Rover at 242 William Street in Northbridge.
Shop like a local
Perth’s weekend markets are very popular and offer fresh produce, arts, homewares and fashion. Fremantle Markets has the biggest range while the Perth City Farmers Markets in East Perth and the Subiaco Farmers Markets provide visitors an opportunity to mix with producers and restaurateurs. In summer (December to April) you’ll also find twilight and evening markets.
At Pigeonhole in the city, find quirky and original indie fashion, costume jewellery, homewares and gifts – think trendy stationery, leather bags, purses, analog cameras and film. Young at heart, retro and kitschy, their slogan is “Offbeat design found off the beaten track”. Hipster heaven in the middle of the city.