Perth City has over 900 speciality shops, various unique arcades and several big department stores and is the main hub for shoppers, from high end brands such as Gucci or Bally to the less expensive high street stores. There’s plenty of surf shops, diamond and opal jewellery, electronics, Australian products and souvenirs, and there’s always a cafe close by to refresh, rest your feet and admire your purchases.
If you’ve got plenty of credit left, head to King Street in the West End. Only a five minute walk west of the CBD, King Street is home to luxury brands such as Prada, Chanel, Bally, Empire Rose, TAG Heuer, Kookai and Louis Vuitton, and it’s worth visiting just for the architecture and ambiance – think Europe or Melbourne. There is also great shopping at enex, 140 and Raine Square, with floors of fashion, food, homewares, jewellery and gifts.
Fremantle, which is on the same train line as Subiaco, has a fabulous mix of Western Australian designers such as Morrison and Empire Rose. It’s home to the famous Fremantle Markets, established in 1897, which is the Grand Dame of heritage buildings and a must see destination with over 150 stalls, including fresh local produce such as cheese, honey and bread, jewellery, local designer clothes and quirky gifts. Also in Fremantle, visit the E Shed Markets on the waterfront in Victoria Quay where you can shop for souvenirs, gifts and unique Australian products, and enjoy delicious food and live entertainment every weekend. Both markets are only open Friday to Sunday.
If you prefer malls, or as we call them, Shopping Centres, you can visit Garden City, Westfield Carousel and Whitfords, Karrinyup Shopping Centre or Claremont Quarter. See the General Info section for shopping hours and the Discount section of a range of discounts. See below for a selection of shopping choices.