Canberra’s boutiques offer everything from high-end fashion to vintage.
A rainbow of unique artworks, furniture, homewares and gifts greets shoppers at Handsomepretty. Stock is sourced from around the world – think handcrafted Mexican accessories, Dutch-designed tableware and pieces created by Indigenous Australian artists. If shopping with a conscience eases your existential consumerist angst, note that Handsomepretty matches all bank charges on each EFTPOS and credit card sale and donates the proceeds to Save the Children.
64/30 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
Heaven for fashion lovers, Rebel Muse stocks a curated edit of Australian designers including Macgraw, Alice McCall, Acler, Steele and Asilio. Pieces are arranged in ‘stories’ to make shopping a true experience.
30 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
Moxom + Whitney
The air in Moxom + Whitney is reminiscent of a spring garden, thanks to co-owners Lou and Belinda’s passion for incredible flowers. This isn’t the place for a bunch of gerberas or some baby’s breath-laden bouquets. Seasonal blooms are arranged in gorgeous fresh compositions daily. Bouquets, terrariums and floristry classes are available in-store.
55/28-30 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
Pink Ink Boutique
A fixture on the Canberra fashion scene since 2003, Pink Ink Boutique provides a luxurious retail experience for those in the market for high fashion. The curated collection includes pieces by MaxMara, Vivienne Westwood, Karen Walker and Ellery. Helpful trained stylists are on hand to help you perfect your look. Shopping at Pink Ink is an experience to savour.
130/24 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
Designer Op Shop
The mother-and-daughter duo behind Designer Op Shop have nailed vintage with this treasure trove. Stocking a diverse range of quality vintage clothing, accessories, furniture and homewares, Designer Op Shop is where to go for that one-off find.
18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
Nestled among cosy cafés on Franklin Street in the Manuka shopping precinct, this independent bookstore is crammed with the latest releases, kids’ books and tomes on specialist subject matter, with knowledgeable staff to match. It’s open until 8pm Sundays to Thursdays and until 9pm Fridays and Saturdays, so after-dinner book browsing is encouraged.
34 Franklin Street, Manuka
Tip You’re It!
Tip You’re It! stocks a range of charming children’s clothing, toys, décor and furniture. Striving for originality, the shop’s aim is to bring new, undiscovered products to the region and to complement kids’ personalities with unique items.
5/18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
Situated on the leafy City Walk strip, Pepe’s Paperie is a mecca for stationery – pens, pencils, notepads, cards, wrapping paper, ribbons and more abound. Stocking in-demand brands such as Leuchtturm1917, Elum, 1Canoe2 and Rössler Paper, the store is a treasure trove for the stationery-obsessed.
CG07 City Walk, Canberra
Momento Dezigns has accumulated a fashionable following among glamorous Canberrans. The store stocks Australian favourites including Alex Perry, Thurley, Zimmermann, Camilla & Marc and Dion Lee. International designers are also in the mix, with Patrizia Pepe and Nolita pieces among the 100-plus labels on offer.
17 Bougainville Street, Griffith