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Open air shopping

30 June 2021

Independent shop keepers with passion for their wares open their doors in neighbourhoods of heritage lined streets; a century old shoe store, well stocked bookshops, curated vintage, bespoke clothing, local artisans and original fashion. It’s open air shopping at its best.

Hours of joyful browsing and meandering can be interwoven with delightful stops at Fremantle’s many cafes, restaurants and small bars.

Fremantle Markets is justifiably famous as a shopping mecca - there’s always something new to discover. It’s undercover and easy to navigate but still with a dizzying variety. Open from Friday to Sunday (and Monday public holidays) it’s a day well spent trawling the permanent shops for art, fashion, gifts, knick knacks, hats, jewellery and homewares.

For those looking for great design, locally made, handmade or bespoke, whether it be fashion, gifts or homewares some of WA's best designers and makers are found in Fremantle. The list is long, Common Ground, ODE Store, Winterwares, Megan Salmon, Artisan Store, Port Jarrah Furniture, Mokoh, Bukeshla, Hubble & Duke and FOUND at FAC will get you started.

Well stocked bookstores including New Editions, Paper Bird, Bill Campbell Secondhand Books and Elizabeths attract a cult following of book lovers, readers and writers. 

Discerning lovers of fashion can fit themselves out in on-trend gear that throws shade on shopping mall offerings in the city’s boutiques and local designer stores in Wray Avenue, South Fremantle, Downtown, the West and East Ends.

Fremantle is a go-to shopping spot for menswear, with stores along Market and High Streets ready to provide the full head to toe fitting options from European classic pieces to streetwear, hats and handmade boots.

The label conscious will find right-now threads mixing surf, skate, retro and street gear at Wear2, 1991, MiLife and Three Stories.

For those looking for all things vintage, thrifted and retro, Fremantle has an enviable collection of stores to suit. A day shopping in Fremantle is the perfect antidote to fast fashion.

Reminiscent of the best high streets in the world, it’s the experience that counts in Fremantle’s shopping neighbourhoods.

Explore Fremantle's boutique shops

Shopping at the Fremantle Markets
Shopping at the Fremantle Markets
Boutique shopping at Hype DC
Boutique shopping at Hype DC
Zero Store, High Street
Zero Store on High Street, a beautiful zero waste and plastic free specialty store
High Street West End
Retail stores line the historic High Street in Fremantle's West End
FOUND at Fremantle Arts Centre
FOUND at Fremantle Arts Centre