Top 10 Places for Shopping in Perth

Surrounded by the Indian Ocean and rich with beautiful beaches, Perth is one of the most enthralling cities in Australia. Defining Perth tourism by only its scenic beauty would be discriminatory towards the wide range of high-end shopping malls and street shops in Perth. From weekend street stalls that sell arts and crafts to boutiques to the fancy luxury brands in mega shopping malls, Perth offers you everything an avid shopper would want!

If shopping does not excite you, you are in the wrong shop, and to prevent you from entering the wrong shop, here is the list of the best shopping places in Perth.

1. Hay Street Mall


Shopping can be twofold exciting in an open shopping array. Hay Street mall is an open-air shopping region between William Street and Barrack Street. It is one of the largest shopping centres in Perth. There are a variety of stores for streetwear with brands like Nike and Culture Kings and also an arcade of speciality shops of homeware, gifts and antique arts and crafts. You can fill your shopping bags with jewellery, clothes, and artwork. The cafes and food outlets are worth trying too.

Location: Hay Street Mall. Western Australia, Perth
Timings: 9 AM to 5:30 PM on weekdays 
                     11 AM to 5 PM on Sundays
                     9 AM to 9 PM on Fridays 

Note: The timings for different shops may vary. 

2. London Court

Perth's most captivating shopping place has to be 1937 built, London Court. As the name depicts, the architectural style is inclined towards Tudor England. The epic visuals of the not-so-typical shopping centre attract the masses to the atmosphere of its cafes and boutiques. The four-story open-air shopping alley will amaze you with the assortment of shops in London Court. Flower shops, pet shops with birds, clothing shops, and many other small businesses are typical. 

This is the perfect place to treat your eyes to ancient buildings and your quench for shopping with the massive ocean of purchasable items like jewellery, souvenirs, clothes, everything!
Location: 645-647 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia
Timings: 5 AM to 9 PM on weekdays
                     11 AM to 9 PM on Sundays

3. King Street


Entitled the Western Fashion Hub of Perth, King Street is a marketplace with all the luxury brands and high-end shops in store for you. Just like London Court, this place is also regarded as an architectural delight to the shoppers who walk around witnessing Prada, Mui Mui, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton shops lined up. Ambient apartments, bars and, restaurants, boutiques extend you the best shopping experience. 

The key highlight here is shopping at Kailis, which makes exquisite jewels with Australian sea pearls. His Majesty's Theatre holds opera, cabaret, dance, and comedy shows regularly in this area. King Street is a shopping destination flushed with cafes, showrooms and all sorts of aestheticism that you must now fail to visit. 

4. Murray Street


Crossing paths with King Street, Murray Street is another busy and massive shopping destination in Perth. The leading Spanish brand Zara can be seen in the heart of Murray Street. Due to a well-known department store in western Australia, Myer and David Jones, this has become the most engaged shopping centre. 

The open-air shopping mall has over 900 small shops contrasting the chic shops like Uniqlo, Pandora and Country Road. The lively acts of street performers will add up to your shopping experience. Forrest Chase, on Murray Street, is another shopping arcade worth visiting.

Timings: Most Murray Street shops run from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM from Monday to Saturday
                     Sunday - 11 AM to 5 PM

5. Twilight Hawkers Markets 

The Twilight Hawkers Market in Perth is a once-in-a-week kind of market that is usually set on Fridays. A perfect place to enjoy Australian speciality food, Vietnamese Bao bun, gnocchi of Italian cuisine, honey cakes, and a gluten-free empanada. This place is well known for bringing the tastes of the entire world into one place. This is Perth's most prominent street food market, where you can purchase various food and enjoy the mesmerising Perth city at night.

Food Timings: 4:30 PM to 09:30 PM every Friday 
Note: This is a summer market and thus can be seen only from October to March.

6. Northbridge


The vintage creative heart of Perth is the Northbridge. Packed with shops of exclusive options for fashion, it is a pilgrimage for people inclined towards antiques, from clothing to independent stores like Planet Books, homeware shops such as Eillo and many more. For those hunting for designer vintage-vibe clothes, this market is bliss as Chachi, Ruck Rover, Retro Vinnies and Fi & Co provide an excellent collection at reasonable prices.

William Street and James and Luke street nearby have the best restaurants offering a wide range of cuisine.

Timings: The timings vary for the different shops in Northbridge.

7. Brookfield Place

Australia's hub of modernisation and commercialism, Brookfield Place, is an exciting shopping area that brings along office spaces, dining and cultural experience. In the central business district of Perth, Brookfield is a hoist to many shopping stores, cafes and restaurants. Uncover Perth's fashion, beauty and lifestyle services at the BFPL precinct. This area has the best collection of luxury watches like the Barbagallo Watch, leather products and designer jewellery options.
Timings: Weekdays - 6 AM to 12 AM
                      Saturdays - 9 AM to 12 AM
                      Sundays - 11 AM to 4 PM

8. Subiaco

Locally called Subi, Subiaco is the ever-dynamic suburb of Perth. Best remembered for its extraordinary boutiques, homeware collection, art supplies and jewellery. You can spend quality time in Subi while uncovering the captivating street art and retro-style buildings topped with impressive luxury hotels and eateries. If you aim to shop for top-notch souvenirs, track down this place.

Subiaco holds musicals and art displays in Regal Theatre as the cultural representative of the suburbs.

Timings: Monday to Friday - 8 AM to 9 PM 
                     Saturday - 8 AM to 5 PM  
                     Sunday - 11 AM to 5 PM 

9. Oxford Street


Another suburban area of Perth, Leederville, offers a contrasting shopping arena to that of the shopping centres in Perth CBD. Undeniably the best region for laid-back shopping of different kinds of goods, Oxford Street tops in the race of diversity in shopping. Vinyl records, hand-crafted bags and books are the chief attractions for shopping here. You can discover some disguised shopping areas and enjoy the lively nightlife of the suburbs.

Timings: The opening hours vary from shop to shop.

10. Whistler's Chocolate Company

The famous family-run company of Perth, situated in Swan Valley, serves as a dreamland for chocolate lovers. Comprising a chocolate factory, a showroom of chocolates, gift stores and cafes, Whistler's is one of Perth's renowned destinations for shopping. They offer a range of chocolates, from pretzels to fudge, truffles and handmade honeycombs. Every chocolate recipe can be packed as gifts for sale. 

Similarly, there are other chocolate gift stores like Margaret River Chocolate Co and Koko Black worth paying a visit. 

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM (daily)

So, grab your shopping bags and roam around Perth's bustling shopping centres!

This post was published by Muskan Thakur

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