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Shopping in & around Perth

Besides HarbourTown, what are your recommendations? Understand there is a Nike factory around Northbridge, good to explore? After a week's stay in the South West farms & exploring the forests & countryside, we look forward to chilling with some retail therapy for both the adults & kids (around 10 yrs of age) before returning to city life in S'pore. Appreciate any sharing, many thanks.

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I'm trying to understand why someone from Singapore would want to shop in Perth? Singapore is shopping nirvana! You've got everything there and at a fraction of the price.

Sorry, can't help with your shopping question. I avoid shopping here, it's just too expensive and I find the selection extremely limited, but maybe that's just me.

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Ha Ha, I knew someone's going to say that Singapore is a Shopping Paradise! Well, true bred Singaporeans we are, we just like to do some shopping in different cities we go to & experience some kind of city life around the places we visit.

rural West Aussie
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Perth is not a shopping Mecca. That said, if you want to wander in some unusual and funky shops, try Fremantle, especially when the Markets are open (Fri/Sat Sun).

There is no Nike factory in WA. There is a factory outlet in Harbourtown. Doubt it is cheaper than Singapore but you never know.

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A Nike factory??? When so many iconic Aussie brands have moved manufacturing offshore I would be astounded if Nike was making their product here.

I saw your other query too. I'm as puzzled as Melnq8. Honestly, while shopping sure isn't a priority for me when travelling, I must admit to having bought shoes and clothing occasionally years ago, but these days with the stores full of cheap monotonous imports I can't see the attraction of spending time finding your way out to the suburbs to buy stuff you can probably get at home. On the other hand if retail really is therapy for you there might be some places worth travelling for. If you were coming to my city I would recommend the weekly markets, the gift shop in the main shopping centre which specialises in genuine Australian made souvenirs, and a couple of gift shops attached to local attractions. These places have a range of beautiful and unique items, including clothing and homewares. Maybe there are similar places in Perth?

(After interruption) I see YorkFoodie mentions markets :-)

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I live in Northbridge and can definitely say there is no Nike factory here or anywhere else in Perth. Like most countries in the world that kind of product is imported from Asia !

There are a few quirky "arty clothing" & jewellery & a couple of shoe stores at the southern end of William Street in Northbridge, then heading North into China Town end (just past Newcastle Street intersection) there are some Asian shops with produce and sheepskin products (tho when I checked the labels they were all made in Asia and not Australia so I imagine you would pay a lot less for them in your own country).

Harbourtown is just a complex on the west end of the CBD with seconds and end of season stuff. I have generally found most stuff there to be no different in pricing to anywhere else.

The CBD has a lot of arcades between the grid streets and there are plenty of different shops of all varieties to be found there. For seriously posh expensive shopping - stroll west up Hay Street to King Street (near His Majesty's Theatre) - no one I know can afford to shop there (Gucci etc etc) but its nice to look in the windows !

Having said all that I agree with the others - no one actually comes to Perth for shopping - its too expensive ! Most Perth people travel overseas (to Asia or the US) for better shopping!

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Ok I get it. Alright I am going Down Under to experience the country life, not to shop. Many thanks to everyone who has shared. I am just trying to have a "feel".

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As above, definitely ! You need to go to Sydney or Melbourne for serious shopping in Oz.

So many wonderful beaches, cafes, wineries in the Swan Valley, or if you can go further afield the Margaret River region is superb ! Even a day on Rottnest is worth doing. Much more fulfilling than shopping :-)

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