Sometimes life has you feeling a little stale. Is it your style? Maybe. Is it your home decor? Could be. Is it your work environment? Possibly. More often than not, this kind of stagnant feeling means that a wardrobe / home / general life overhaul is in order. We’ve got you covered, literally, with the ultimate shopping itinerary on the Gold Coast. It’s bound to put at least some parts of your life on refresh.
The Village Markets + Burleigh Heads Farmers Markets
Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
The Village Markets (held on the first and third Sunday of the month) stock tons of goods, incl. but not limited to: fashion, art, ceramics, swimwear + accessories from emerging designers and artisans, as well as live music and delish eats. Fun fact: Zulu and Zephyr started out here.
You also need to check out the Burleigh Heads Farmers Markets (Saturdays 7am-12pm at the same location) – it’s got everything from tarot card readings to fresh kombucha on tap. Head on through the farmers markets to sample the best eats and treats that the Gold Coast has to offer. The dutch pancakes are highly recommended.
Everything you could ever want fashion-wise is on James Street – both sides lined with a plethora of baller stores like Mad Hueys, Sean Scott Boutique, Rhythm, Patagonia and Bikini and Me. Once you’ve exhausted yourself and your wallet, head down to Burleigh Heads Beach for a dip, or treat yo’self with a Rick Shores‘ famous Fried Bug Roll.
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre houses over 400 stores – like H&M, Sephora, UNIQLO, Zara, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co.. If you can’t find what you came for then that’s absolutely on you. Free shuttle services run to and from Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Mermaid Beach, so you can have a lil’ swim swim before or afterwards (probably the latter because hair).
Town Centre Drive, Helensvale
Open every Friday and Saturday 4pm-10pm, over 120 of the best local designers and artisans are handpicked to exhibit their wares here. The cultural hub is divided up into food, entertainment and fashion precincts, with the alley boasting designer homewares and arts and crafts. Side Street has your boho fashion, psychic readings and massages, while High Street houses the top-notch fashion. It’s a great opportunity to look at the latest trends, stock up on some new looks, and examine new and emerging designers while listening to epic live music.