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Canberra's retail shopping hotspots

Canberra’s shopping malls, boutiques and key precincts are the perfect places to find plenty of hidden gems, while our flourishing weekend and seasonal markets offer locally designed and produced goods.

Shopping in Canberra city

The city’s shopping hub at the Canberra Centre on Bunda Street offers more than 300 retail outlets; department and specialty stores such as Apple abound and there’s plenty of popular designer and high street fashion labels such as sass & bide, Hugo Boss, Zara, Bardot, Country Road, Sportscraft and Oroton. Step outside the Canberra Centre and you’ll find boutiques, street fashion, alternative music and independent book stores in arcades in City Walk and Garema Place.

Braddon 

Just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre is the hip Lonsdale Street, Braddon, where you’ll discover an array of funky fashions, original designers, handcrafted gifts and stylish homewares along this ever-changing shopping and foodie precinct. It offers an eclectic mix of boutiques, cool cafes, bakeries, restaurants, car yards and hairdressing salons.

Historic Manuka and Kingston shopping villages

Explore the lovely arcades of the small 1920s shopping centres in Manuka and Kingston and discover a variety of boutique shops offering Australian and international designer labels, exquisite jewellery, beautiful antiques, high-end homewares and plenty of cool cafes, restaurants and bars to rest your tired shopping feet.

Belconnen

Westfield Belconnen is the fashion, lifestyle, homewares and fresh food hub of Canberra’s north, offering more than 250 stores. Enjoy the large variety of department stores including Myer, Kmart, Target and fashion brands including Witchery, Oxford, Forever New, Glue Store, Sportsgirl, Surf Dive ‘n’ Ski and Wittner Shoes.

Woden

One of Canberra’s largest shopping centres, Westfield Woden, is located 10 minutes drive south of the Parliamentary Triangle. With more than 210 stores, Westfield Woden leading retailers such as David Jones, Big W, Country Road, Sportscraft, Witchery, Metalicus, Napoleon, Pandora and Trade Secret to name a few.

Tuggeranong

At the Hyperdome Shopping Centre in Tuggeranong you can enjoy value and convenience with ample parking and more than 170 specialty stores including Target, Kmart, Harris Scarfe, Rebel Sport, JB Hi-Fi, Coles, Woolworths and Best & Less.

Fyshwick

The industrial suburb of Fyshwick features a mix of retail businesses, from large furniture and homeware stores to car yards, hardware stores, popular vintage clothing and antiques as well as household building supply stores.

For discounted bargains, head to the Canberra Outlet Centre in Fyshwick and to Costco at Majura Park. Swedish furniture giant, IKEA, opens nearby in late 2015.

Canberra fresh food markets

Discover a world of regular fresh produce, seasonal delights, handmade goods, upcycling, recycling and fashion markets held in Canberra and the region.

Canberra op shops and used goods shopping

When you're looking for something old, something to upcycle, old wares, or even a collectable, Canberra has many op shops, second hand dealers and charity stores to explore. Check out the markets for upcycled and repurposed goods and some really quirky and desirable pieces. Material Pleasures in Fyshwick buys and sells contemporary and recent season designer items. The Green Shed is a concept pioneered in the nation's capital and contracted to the ACT Government where unwanted goods are saved from landfill and sold to the public for great prices. This is a destination in itself  for any keen op shopper and you can find them at the Mugga Lane and Mitchell Resource Management depots.

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