Whether you’re buying a gift well in advance or in a last minute panic, you can’t go past these brick-and-mortar shops. With gifts to suit every taste, you’ll want to treat yourself to something nice, too!
Remedy, Fremantle & Leederville
Open since 2001, Remedy is one of the OGs. A beautifully curated collection of both local and international designers, with a focus on minimal packaging and a “buy less, buy better” ethos. You’ll find classics like Aesop skincare, Kip & Co. bedding, David Shrigley tea towels and more – perfect for a more considered gift.
95 High Street, Fremantle
131 Oxford Street, Leederville
A super concise collection of products for your most design-loving friend. With products like German designed Kaweco stationery, Melbourne designed Aark timepieces and a top-shelf selection of magazines (think Cereal, Magazine B, Kinfolk and Fabric), this is the ultimate in sophistication. If you’re stuck for ideas, check out their online store for curated gift guides.
49a High Street, Fremantle
Merchants of Swanbourne
If you can think of it, Merchants of Swanbourne have it. My go-to one-stop shop for gifts, the store is a multi-level overload of goodness, ranging from kitchenware to party accessories, picnicware, gardening, homewares, jewellery, clothing, beauty and kids toys and apparel – all at reasonable prices. It might sound like a lot at first, but stock is cleverly arranged room-by-room, making for easy browsing. And as a real bonus – they just opened a second location in South Perth!
125 Claremont Crescent, Swanbourne
La Luna, Inglewood
A treasure trove of wares for your dreamiest friend, La Luna is a jewel on the Inglewood strip. Stocking beauty, homewares, art and books, this is the perfect spot to pick up something pretty. Looking for on-trend jewellery but on a budget? La Luna has an amazing range of jewellery that won’t break the bank, so you can treat your bestie to something sparkly.
879 Beaufort Street, Inglewood
William Topp, Northbridge
Another OG on the gift store scene, William Topp is home to beautifully quirky local and international designs. Special mention has to go to Tasmanian hand made leather goods by Henk Berg, as well as the cutest ceramic animals by Melbourne-based Min Pin. Dapper chaps will be sorted with their German-made brushes and artisan, small-batch shaving soap from Australian Private Reserve. Why not make an afternoon of it and stop by Billy Van Creamy next door for a scoop, or a glass of pet-nat at neighbour Wines of While?
452 William Street, Northbridge
ZERO Store, Fremantle
Australia’s largest plastic-free and zero waste store, ZERO has you covered with gifts that aren’t just sustainable, but beautifully designed. Whether you’re gifting to an aficionado or they’re new to waste minimising, ZERO has everything from reusable cutlery and food storage to toiletries, cleaning, beauty, children’s products and more. Their well-stocked bulk bar has an amazing range of both ready made products and ingredients to make your own cleaning, beauty or personal care products, as well as some tasty vegan treats. ZERO is the ultimate proof that living sustainably can still be stylish.
181A High Street, Fremantle
Ruck Rover General Store, Northbridge
Forget minimalism, Ruck Rover is about colours, patterns and sparkle. Open since 2006, the store is home to a huge collection of not just vintage-inspired clothing, but also homewares, stationery, magazines and beauty. Stock up on Ena soaps to have your bathroom looking lush, or on some floral cookware to inject your kitchen with some vintage vibes. Or if someone needs a bit of bling loud enough to match their personality, you can’t go past a pair of Martha Jean acrylic earrings. If you’re stuck at your desk, hop onto their technicolour online store where they offer free gift wrapping and gift messages so you can have your purchases sent directly to your loved one – nifty!
242 William Street, Northbridge
About the author:
Sally is a designer, artist and fried chicken aficionado. When she’s not working, you can find her obsessing over her houseplants or at the movies. See some of her art here: www.instagram.com/
Cover photo of ZERO in Fremantle.