Words by Ashlee House
I definitely love the convenience and diversity when it comes to online shopping, but there is something about walking into a real brick and mortar store that really ignites your senses!
It’s being able to pick up the item and admire its texture that often the screen doesn’t capture. Perhaps the biggest reason I love shopping in stores though, is the memory attached to the item you buy. I love remembering where and what I was doing when I bought a particular item. It’s why I love going on holiday and bringing something back for our home. Every time I look at the item, it takes me back to our holiday memories.
So if you’re in Perth or visiting Perth, here are a few of my favourite homewares stores to pop into.
Located 5 minutes from the CBD in West Perth, I actually stumbled across this store by accident on my lunch break.
Embassy Home Outfitters is predominately a furniture store (of incredibly drool-worthy furniture, that is) but they do have a gorgeous selection of cushions, candles, lighting and other homewares too.
Just across the road, you’ll find the epic Gordon Street Garage cafe. So if you’re in the area, do yourself a favour and grab a coffee and salted caramel slice, and then walk across the road to Embassy Outfitters.
Address: 15 Gordon Street, West Perth 6005
Trading hours: Mon – Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm
2. Corner Store
You can’t help but smile when you walk into the Corner Store. Encompassing all that Freo is: fun, quirky, vibrant and full of colour!
I’m normally quite OCD when it comes to store layout, but the chaotic vibe in here works! You could easily spend an hour or two getting lost browsing the items in this store. Great for finding unique gifts for any age group.
Trading hours: Mon – Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-5pm
3. Many 2.0
This shared warehouse-like space in Fremantle, has only been open a short while but the reason I love it? Anya Brock, who is an incredible Fremantle artist! Many 2.0 is home to Anya’s gallery and a range of other homewares. You can check out Anya’s work here or connect with her on Instagram here.
Website coming soon
Address: 52 Adelaide Street, Fremantle 6160
Trading hours: Thur – Sun 10am-5pm
4. Fremantle Markets
While you’re visiting Fremantle, make sure you take a walk through the markets. You’ll find lots of boho inspired homewares, Western Australia scenic prints and delicious food!
Trading hours: Fri 9am-8pm, Sat – Sun 9am-6pm
5. Granite Lane
A gorgeous homewares store in Mt Hawthorn! Stocking Menu, Globe West, Kip & Co, Incy Interiors, Tribe Home, HK and a stack of other lust-have brands. Granite Lane is also a must visit store if you’re shopping for little people! Not only do they stock Incy Interiors (the most divine baby furniture, ever!) but they have lots of gorgeous clothing and accessories for your little one too.
Trading hours: Tue – Sat 10am-4pm, late night shopping on Thurs until 6pm
6. La Luna
La Luna is a home, furniture and gift store located in Inglewood. With a mix of beautiful and practical must-have homewares, jewels, lighting, artworks and books, it’s hard to leave this store empty handed. It’s also a great place to find unique gifts!
Address: 879 Beaufort St, Inglewood 6052
Trading hours: Mon 12-8.30pm, Tue closed, Wed – Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-3pm
This little gem would have to be my favourite of the lot! Home to a diverse range of homewares, artwork (from artists such as Sara Winfield and Brent Rosenberg), bedding and rugs.
Located close to the Mandurah Marina, it’s about a 45 minute drive South of Perth but well worth the trip. Frisky Deer also houses an incredible cafe with perfectly brewed coffee and cake of the day.
Trading hours: Mon – Fri 8.30am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm
Heading even further south to check out Western Australia’s winery region? Well make sure Dunsborough (3 hours south of Perth) is on the list. Whilst you’re there, give Empire Homewares a visit. The store is filled with beautiful furniture, homewares and accessories.
Address: 58 Dunn Bay Rd, Dunsborough 6281
Trading hours: Mon – Sat 9.30am-5pm, Sun 10am-3pm
The final store to make the shopping list is Little Leaf Co in Myaree. Not a homewares store as such, but it does stock beautiful indoor plants that are a must these days. They also have gorgeous pots, pot stands, books and candles.
Address: 4/496 Marmion St, Myaree 6154
Trading hours: Tue – Sat 10am-4pm
Thank you Ashlee for sharing all the must-visit homeware stores in Perth and surrounding regions!