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Best Shopping in Adelaide for Stylish Threads and Chic Finds

Next time you’re in the mood for a little retail therapy, check out our edit of the best shopping in Adelaide.

Rundle Mall

For many of us, there comes a time when filtering through the seemingly endless number of items online becomes a little overwhelming, and you just need to get to the shops for an old-fashioned browse through a beautifully merchandised store, with a lovely associate to help you. Let us guide you in the right direction to make the most of your shopping time - we’ve whittled down our favourite stores, boutiques and shopping strips around the city, the ones we visit time and again for the best clothing, homewares, market finds and one-of-a-kind gifts.

Whether you’re looking for locally produced ware, unique designs, new stylistic pieces to spruce up your space, a present for someone special or a vintage piece, these are the places to turn window shopping into the real thing. Enjoy the best shopping in Adelaide in 3, 2, 1... 

Best Shopping in Adelaide: Clothing and Footwear



Looking effortlessly chic is notoriously difficult, but not when Saintgarde is here to help. Their retail and online boutique constantly stays ahead of trends, curating a collection of designer fashion and furnishings that are true style essentials to fill your wardrobe and your home with. These pieces are the ones that will have a permanent spot in your wardrobe thanks to the high quality, timeless designs from brands like Acler and Ena Pelly. To add to the already stellar offering, Saintgarde can also host your next event, with their coffee bar and courtyard to perfect place to gather.

123 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide

Wild Child Stylelab

Wild Child Stylelab

A favourite for Adelaide’s sleek and chic style queens, Wild Child Stylelab does effortless glamour like a boss. Offering an eclectic mix of emerging talent, established local designers including Bec & Bridge and Significant Other, and international players from Rumour Apparel to 4th & Reckless, they’re something of a mini mecca for fashion frontrunners.

169-171 King William Road, Hyde Park

Daisy Says

Daisy Says

For fun, floaty, feminine fashion, look no further than SA label Daisy Says. The boutique brand opened its first bricks and mortar store on Rundle Street, and the fit out is just as dreamy as the clothes. Shop all your Daisy Says favourites, from beautifully tailored blazers and pants to flowing summer dresses and maxi skirts.

238 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Miss Gladys Sym Choon

Miss Gladys Sym Choon

The cornerstone of Adelaide’s fashion scene, founder Miss Gladys Sym Choon’s iconic three-story mini emporium has been fitting out style savvy locals for more than six decades, so there was no way we could leave it out of this list. Handing the reigns over to Joff Chappel and his partner, fashion designer Razak in 1985, the landmark store has retained its original vitriolite and chrome façade as well as a commitment to showcasing up-and-coming local talent. Stocking a little bit of everything, from clothing and accessories to gifts and gadgets, don’t expect to leave empty handed.

235A Rundle Street, Adelaide

The Little Boutique

The Little Boutique

Located in the beautiful beachside suburb of Glenelg, The Little Boutique stocks clothing and accessories that’ll take you from ‘the beach to the bar’, favouring summer resort collections and relaxed, flattering silhouettes that suit the modern Australian lifestyle. Spot subtle colourways, billowing boho cuts and playful prints that are endlessly versatile and are as on point for lounging in the sun as they are for a classy evening soirée.

1/70 Broadway, Glenelg South

Ecru Boutique

Ecru Boutique

Ecru proudly dedicate themselves to the relaxed, yet edgy woman, filling her wardrobe with a stellar line up of local and international designers, sustainable, eco-conscious fashion brands and ethically and responsibly sourced materials. Take a look through their latest arrivals, designer and ready-to-wear catalogues, or keep an eye on the sale section to snag a bargain.

158 King William Road, Hyde Park | Adelaide & Shop 36

Mitcham Square Shopping Centre, Torrens Park

Best Shopping in Adelaide: Homewares and Gifting

Home Basics and Design

Home Basics and Design

Are you after classic neutrals or colourful patterns to adorn your home, or gifts that will actually be used and appreciated? All bases are covered for minimalists and maximalists alike with Home Basics and Design’s chic homewares and furnishings for every room of the house. Get inspired with their fabulous modern lighting options, Scandi-chic chairs, or perhaps the array of timeless cocktail glasses that have our name written all over it.

128 Jetty Road, Glenelg



A place to impose the 'one for them, one for me' rule, as it may be impossible to leave without something you didn’t plan on purchasing. Maple has truly stunning homewares to tempt the budget, plus clothing, accessories and jewellery to dazzle in, and smaller options for those times when you need a last minute - yet still amazing – gift, like a Frank Green drink bottle or quality tote bag. We cannot get enough of the unique Tom Dixon designs in store either.

380 Fullarton Road, Fullarton

One Rundle Trading co

One Rundle Trading co

If you’re looking for run of the mill furnishings or basic clothing that only lasts a season, One Rundle Trading co is not the shop for you. Anything but ordinary, you could lose hours scrolling through their collection of ‘European Country House’ style antiques, interiors and beautifully curated fashion and accessories to discover something that screams “you”. A little bit of everything, this is the store to go to for the top styles that will elevate both your look and your home.

20 Stuart Road, Dulwich | Shop 26, 340 Seaview Road, Henley Beach



The absolutely delightful homewares store Etienne is overflowing with items that you'll fall in love with. There are cool neutrals sprinkled with pops of colour, woven baskets full of striped cushions, candle holders, vases and trinket bowls that you definitely don’t need but... too late – you’ve already mentally cleared a space on the mantlepiece for them to sit.

136 Unley Road, Unley

The Store by Sally Concept Store

The Store by Sally Concept Store

A store that could fit under just about any category, The Store by Sally is quite literally the store of our dreams. An aesthetic haven, The Store is home to flowers from florist Sally Wotton, plus Loxley coffee, clothing from Lesser Store and truly unique homewares from Chop Chop by Chris Wotton, all merchandised to absolute perfection. You won’t know where to look first when you pop in – the curation of pieces is simply stunning. Set aside a bit of time to hang out here, we’re confident you’ll find something you love – even if it’s simply a coffee and a beautiful fresh bunch of florals to take home and brighten up your living room.

157 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide

Best Shopping in Adelaide: Shopping Centres and Strip Malls

Burnside Village. Image credit: Multiplex

Burnside Village

Located in the leafy green suburb of Glenside, Burnside Village is a go-to for relaxed shopping in a beautiful space. A smaller shopping centre than what some may like, this is ideal for the days when you just want to take your time, with no real urgency to be anywhere else. Here you’ll find the only Zara in Adelaide, as well as loved stores like Kookai, Scanlan Theodore, Jo Mercer, Hugo Boss and Oroton. There is a little food court and cafes scattered throughout, so you really could spend the whole day here, quietly shopping up a storm. Burnside is currently undergoing a massive renovation, and in a few years' time will be home to the first luxury designer stores in Adelaide, finally!

447 Portbrush Road, Glenside


Westfield Marion

What do you need? Clothes? Homewares? Gifts? Food? It’s all here. Marion Shopping Centre is the biggest shopping centre in South Australia, and as such, you can find just about anything you need here, no matter the occasion. Be sure to clear the schedule, it takes a while just to make it from one end to the other, with over 300 specialty stores servicing customers including David Jones, Myer, Witchery and Decjuba. There are florists, shoe repairers, fresh food merchants, cinemas and bookstores – so be prepared for a busy day out.

297 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park

Rundle Mall

Rundle Mall

The outdoor shopping precinct of Rundle Mall is well-known by everyone as a premium shopping destination, and on weekends it feels like the beating heart of the city. Tourists flock here to get their shopping done, friends use it as a meeting spot, uni students pass through on their lunch breaks, and locals duck down when they need to grab a few things. A lively hub, there is always a bit of action down here, including pop up installations and entertaining buskers and performers. You will find H&M, Haigh’s Chocolate, a newly opened Dymocks bookstore, Mecca, Cotton On, Nike, Lululemon, Adidas and specialty stores.

There are places to eat and drink, plus Rundle Place with even more stores, and the historic and charming Adelaide Arcade running off the side, filled with quaint stores and bakeries like Adelaide Vintage, Gallery 33, Zacary Patisserie and Cielo. Out of Rundle Mall (but still on Rundle Street) you will run into Australian designer stores Zimmermann, Aje and Viktoria and Woods. Add in the infamous ‘Malls Balls’ and there is no denying that Rundle Mall is hard to miss.

Rundle Street, Adelaide

King William Road

King William Road

If the standard shopping centres or busy tourist hotspots aren’t really your jam, then let us tell you about King William Road. This beautifully manicured street in Hyde Park is a hub for designer shopping, alfresco coffee catch ups and delectable dining at premium restaurants. Home to stores stocking the best in fashion, homewares, footwear, food, wine, gifting, beauty and health, you are bound to leave with a few special pieces. We can’t get enough of the boho vibes at Friend of Frankie, the cute homewares at Paloma + Co, and the effortlessly cool style from the two designers behind Sejour Club is a winner. When it’s time to stop and refuel, you’re spoiled for choice with Unley Social, STH, Nido, Dolly and Willy’s all brimming with great vibes for a meal or cheeky cocktail.


District Outlet Centre and Harbourtown

There’s no denying that a lot of us are feeling the pinch of the ever-growing and not-so-cute cost of living, but that shouldn’t mean we can’t still look cute, right? Lucky for you, Adelaide is home to the old faithful Harbourtown and the newly opened District Outlet Centre. Both are filled to the brim with the stores we know and love like Hype DC, New Balance, Adairs and Calvin Klein, with majority of the sale stock being 30-70% off the RRP. Not for the faint-hearted, these centres are packed at the weekends with eager shoppers trying to bag a great deal, so we recommend a weekday visit if you can manage!

Harbourtown 727 Tapleys Hill Road, Adelaide Airport

District Centre Outlet 22/24 Nobby Buckley Drive, Parafield

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