The beautiful Noosa area is not only well known for its pristine beaches, gourmet restaurants and stylish nightlife, but the area is also famous as a shopping hub for luxury retail items crafted by local artisans from the Sunshine Coast. Whether you are looking for designer labels, unique art or beautiful hand-made products, the shopper in you is bound to find something amazing in Noosa. Here are some tips as to where you can go while you are visiting to procure some precious items.
Out of the Ordinary
No holiday is complete unless you have indulged in some much deserved retail therapy, and Noosa is the place to go when you want quality, variety and style. You won’t find the same old cookie-cutter fashion here as you would in larger centres, as the Noosa shopping style is small boutiques where you can always find something unique and authentic. Hastings Street is Noosa’s famous fashion strip where you will find shops specializing in high-end designs and local labels with products such as fashion, jewellery, home wares, art and beauty products. Plenty of luxurious Noosa accommodation can be found nearby so you can “shop ‘till you drop” and have a relaxing home to return to afterwards.
The Noosa region boasts a truly thriving art scene, so you are destined to find something different and beautiful here that you can’t find anywhere else. The publicly-owned Noosa Regional Gallery has ever-changing exhibitions on display and you will have the opportunity to purchase original art and giftware from local artisans from the Sunshine Coast. There are also plenty of private galleries in Tewantin, Noosa Heads, Noosaville and Eumundi that offer everything from paintings to pottery, glassware and sculptures. There is something here for every taste, and if you are wanting to see it all there is plenty of centralized accommodation in Noosa. So spend the weekend exploring and admiring the creativity and craftsmanship of the locals of Noosa.
There are plenty of markets on in the Noosa area and you will never be hard pressed to find one no matter what time of the year it is. There are some with crafts, local produce and second hand items, but if it is luxury you are after then you will want to check out the Eumundi Market. Every Wednesday and Sunday, this small quiet town is transformed into a bustling metropolis of hundreds of stalls selling local, high-quality goods. While you are navigating the maze, you will have plenty of time to admire the original artworks, sculptures, furniture, home wares, skin care products and cutting edge fashion and jewellery made by local designers. Not only will you be in retail heaven, but you will also be able to enjoy the beautiful music coming from the stellar performers all over the market as well as the enticing smells of authentic Thai and Malaysian food and the comforting aroma of freshly brewed coffee. There is something here for everyone and you are bound to find something absolutely fabulous to bring home with you!
Whatever it is you are looking for, whether a souvenir or gift for a friend or something to spruce up your home or wardrobe, you will find something truly fantastic and unique in Noosa. So go ahead and spoil yourself! How often will you have this opportunity to get great items that no one else has?