10 Must-Visit Shops in Newcastle CBD

With your car safely parked in one of our two secure locations, it’s time to explore some of the shopping opportunities in the Newcastle CBD.

Where do you begin? Newcastle’s streets contain a number of treasure troves offering everything from gifts and fashion to music and books. Read on for our pick of the top 10 shops in the Newcastle CBD.

 

1. PAPPA SVEN

33 Union Street

PAPPA SVEN

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Get a taste of Scandinavia without having to leave Newcastle! Pappa Sven owner Libby spent a year living in Sweden and fell in love with Scandinavian style. Now her shop, which also offers accommodation, has a range of goods: homewares, beauty products and clothing by Scandinavian designers among them.



2. BLACKBIRD CORNER

70 Darby Street

BLACKBIRD CORNER

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Want something you won’t find anywhere else? Blackbird Corner is all about locally made and handmade. Since opening in 2006, this husband-and-wife run business has become a Newcastle institution. There’s a lot in there to catch your eye and keep you browsing, including clothing, art books, magazines and greeting cards.



3. FAMOUS ROCK SHOP

517 Hunter Street

FAMOUS ROCK SHOP

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Like the name suggests, Famous Rock Shop is all about the rock! With a range of band t-shirts, alternative brands, vinyl records accessories and whatever else your rock and roll-loving heart desires, it’s a one-stop shop for rockers. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can always get a piercing there as well.



4. ABICUS

103 Darby Street

ABICUS


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Since opening 16 years ago, Abicus has helped to make Newcastle hipper with its mix of men’s and women’s clothing, sunglasses and vinyl. You can pick up a nice Polaroid camera here too for some instant Newcastle souvenirs.  



5. ALIE JANE

212 Hunter Street

ALIE JANE


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Got a big trip planned? Love polka dots? Alie Jane has some of the funkiest, most fantastic travel accessories you can find, with excellent designs made in-store. Find the perfect item for your big trip with eye masks and neck pillows to shower caps and toiletries.


6. RAMJET ASSORTMENTS

78 Darby Street

RAMJET ASSORTMENTS


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Head over to this boutique to find a delightful selection of clothes including retro and vintage frocks and dresses, cowboy boots and menswear. There’s something for everyone in this Darby Street favourite Ramjet Assortments.



7. HIGH TEA WITH MRS. WOO

74 Darby Street

HIGH TEA WITH MRS. WOO

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Worth a visit for the name alone, this boutique Australian-made, small-run clothing label, run by three sisters has a signature, seasonal and sale clothing items. And they’re all uniquely handmade in a sustainable style.

8. BLUE STAR ELEMENTS

106 Darby Street

BLUE STAR ELEMENTS


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An eclectic gift shop, Blue Star Elements doesn’t just have a wide variety of fashion, candles, jewellery and knick-knacks. It also has a courtyard with shelves full of cacti and succulents.


9. HONEY BEE

162 Darby Street

HONEY BEE

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Stainless steel jewellery, timber veneer clocks and canoe ceramics are the specialties of this store. All goods are designed in a home studio right here in Newcastle, so you can be assured of getting something unique to take home.

10. BETTY MIM

167 Darby Street

BETTY MIM


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A local favourite that focuses on independent local designers, the unique and the handmade. Drop in for fashion and gifts, accessories and jewellery that you won’t find at the chain store.

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