Amid the low- to mid-priced fashion chains, streetwear stores and sports shops, Rundle Mall is also home to quirky gems. Each day The Flower Depot sets up a beautiful display of blooms, Blackeby’s Sweets in James Place attracts big and small kids in search of its huge range of Australian and international treats, and Lindes Lane offers a relaxing spot for lovers of wine, coffee and local produce. Head to department store David Jones for fashion and accessories from international and Australian labels including Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino and Armani. Try Myer for Australian fashion houses including sass & bide and Ellery.
Fast-fashion fans can head to BNKR for home-grown labels Cameo, Finders Keepers and The Fifth, beauty addicts should visit Mecca Cosmetica, Aesop and Endota Spa, and there’s luxury on North Terrace with Max Mara and Tiffany’s & Co.
Business travellers should make note of the Apple store and Harvey Norman for technology and electronics, two Haigh’s Chocolates shops for treats and gifts, and a great lunch spot in United Latino Cocina, next to City Library.
For the kids, Hindmarsh Square has a play space with oversized items from the Aussie backyard – a dog’s bone, peg, tap and hose. Toyworld in the Myer Centre is, as it suggests, a world of toys, while the mall’s resident sculpted bronze pigs are always popular.
Rundle Mall is bound by North Terrace, King William Street, Grenfell Street and Pulteney Street close to other city landmarks including Government House, the Rundle Street shopping and cafe strip, and the West End’s medical, educational and entertainment precincts.