The Best Shopping in Adelaide
The Rundle Street Mall is the go-to shopping precinct in the CBD. Bursting at the seams with 700 retailers, three department stores and 15 arcades, there is almost nothing you can’t buy here. There is also a great range of cafes and restaurants dotted throughout the mall to revive your flagging energy.
For more edgy styles, designer labels and cool boutiques, head to Rundle Street East, where you will find funky fashions, quirky bookshops and specialty shops scattered among the many alfresco dining options.
Our top picks
King William Road
Just over two kilometres outside the CBD, you will find the exclusive shopping enclave of King William Road. Shoppers will love the designer boutiques, homewares stores and fashionable eateries. Catch a taxi or take a bus from Victoria Square (200 or 200C service). It’s a 13-minute bus ride south.
Miss Gladys Sym Choon
235a Rundle Street
Head to this Adelaide fashion icon for a mouth-watering range of stunning shoes, boots, sandals and accessories. Home to a plethora of much loved and admired labels, fashionistas will be assured of putting their best foot forward after a visit to this footwear mecca.
Shop like a local
Adelaide Central Market
Make like a local and stroll through these famous foodie markets, munching on samples of delicious artisan cheeses, salami, cakes, chocolate and fruit. This is a great place to stock up on olive oil and your weekly groceries. Take up residence at Lucia’s pizza bar and gorge yourself on homemade Italian pasta or stop off at Le Souk for traditional North African aromatic dishes to soothe your soul.
For socially conscious and environmentally friendly fashions, shop at Nature’s Threads. Hemp, bamboo and organic cotton are used in these South Australian designer duds.