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Places to Shop in Adelaide, Australia

5 February 2009

When I flew over to Adelaide, South Australia, I only had one day for shopping.

I wasn’t interested in going to the standard department stores and franchise boutiques that I could find all over Australia. I was looking for a more local and unique mix of fashion, shoes and accessories. Shops with a distinct Adelaide vibe.

Prior to my trip, I asked a few people, scoured some forums, and did some quick research – the most recommended shopping district was Rundle Street, in Adelaide City.

So I’ve made my own list of must see shopping recommendations in Adelaide:


The Birdcage (pictured above)
Gorgeous little boutique with a nice assortment of fairly unique and pretty dresses, tops and skirts. Medium to high price range.
202 Rundle Street, Adelaide
08 8223 6026

The Birdcage also stocks the gorgeous Australian designer brand, Little Potty Red Shoes.

Tu Yu
230 Rundle Street, Adelaide
08 8232 0038

Botika Clothing
234 Rundle Street, Adelaide
08 8223 6062

238a Rundle Street, Adelaide
08 8223 7699


Miss Gladys Sym Choon (pictured above)
Very funky store! 3 levels of glam dresses, menswear, cheap shoes, rare finds, weird and wonderful accessories. Mix of imported and local clothing brands, including Ruth Tarvydas and Razak.
235a Rundle Street, Adelaide
08 8223 1500

253 Rundle Street, Adelaide
08 8332 0704

Platinum Fashion
241 Rundle Street, Adelaide
08 8224 0214

Envy Clothing
Shop 1-2, 12 – 18 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide
(behind Rundle Street)


And if you have time a bit of spare time, check out these:

Dangerfield (pictured above)
Punk, rock, street wear, and funky accessories.
242 Rundle Street, Adelaide
08 8232 7766

Real Store
Street and skate wear for men
233 Rundle Street, Adelaide
08 8232 9396

The Gymnasium
Vintage fashion
Level 1, 240 Rundle Street, Adelaide
08 8232 7883

L’Amour Fashion
Fashion from Japan and Korea
Shop 4, 10 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide
08 7225 7832

Vintage fashion
Ebenezer Place, Adelaide
08 8223 1626