Central Perth is the main shopping district; Subiaco, Claremont, Leederville, Cottesloe and Fremantle all have boutiques, galleries and cafes lining their leafy main streets.
Ultra chic King Street is the centre of Perth's sophisticated West End.
Numerous suburban shopping centres offer a wide variety of stores. With late night and seven day shopping, Perth has become a shopping mecca for its northern Asian neighbours, who take advantage of the local designs and value for money.
King Street is the boutique street for shopping in Perth city.
Other shopping areas in Perth city are bounded by St. Georges Terrace and William, Wellington and Barrack streets. Shopping in Perth city focuses on the Hay and Murray Street Malls that are both traffic-free.
Major department stores, franchise outlets, specialty shops and boutique stores line these streets. Raine Square Shopping Plaza and Forrest Chase across from the Perth train station are other popular shopping spots. Many exclusive little shops line the passageway of London Court, an Elizabethan-style arcade that runs from Hay Street Mall through to St. Georges Terrace.
A huge outlet shopping complex in the city has designer labels available at marked down prices.
The famous Fremantle Markets have been opened since 1897 and now the National Trust classifies them. In a large single story purpose built stone building, the Fremantle Markets houses many small stores from jewellery and music to clothing, local arts and crafts, and souvenirs.
The fresh fruit and vegie market is a cacophony of colour, with the many ethnic regions of the migrants to Western Australia selling exotic foods that were unheard of in Western Australia a generation ago.
The Fremantle Markets are open every weekend and public holidays and are situated next to the Sail and Anchor pub and brewery Western Australias first on South Terrace. The E Shed markets are also worth a browse. They are located one the docks behind the buildings at the train station end of Phillimore Street and are open every weekend. The grand streets of Fremantle also contain a number of boutique shops and unusual stores, as well as the main department and chain stores.
Subiaco or Subi is the center of style in Perth; a modern, trendy place with a certain old-world charm. Its vintage streets and are teeming with gourmet food stores, designer apparel stores, quality clothing outlets and homeware, jewellery and other fine products. The Colonnade is a small but impressively designed construction that contains most of the designer label outlets in Perth, from Calvin Klein, Lisa Ho, Saba and many other prestigious names.
The Subiaco Pavilion Markets are on the pleasant corner of Rokeby and Roberts road in Subiaco. It has many interesting stalls and a great food hall.
Just across from the Pavilion near the train station are the Subiaco Station Street Markets. The Station Street Markets have exotic fruit and veggies as well as other foodstuffs. The Pavilion is open Thursday to Sunday whilst the Station Markets are open Friday to Sunday.
Hillarys Boat Harbour is located on the Sunset Coast only twenty minutes from Perth City and only 45 minutes from Perths Domestic and International Airports. A major tourist centre for shopping and recreation in the northern suburbs, it is also known as Sorrento Quay. The boardwalks are extended out over the water and many specialty shops and boutique stores sit over the water amongst cafes, restaurants and a great pub.
A coffee, snack or sumptuous Mediterranean dinner at Portofinos Restaurant Cafe overlooking the harbour should add the perfect touch to your shopping adventure. There are a number of attractions and activities for children, making this attractive seaside complex the perfect place for you to indulge all day. The Aquarium of Western Australia AQWA, mini golf, trampolines, lookouts, jetties and a shallow, protected beach are designed for kids. It is open every day of the year with most of the shops open seven days.