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29 September 2021

Discover Fremantle’s best shopping in Perth’s ‘Old Town’. Where unexpected journeys wind through historic streets, hidden laneways and salty ports.

Here’s your inside scoop on the best spots to check out in this charming, oceanside city — from the best open air shopping in Perth’s port city, to its vibrant cafes, restaurants and small bars.

“If it’s gotta be different, it’s gotta be Freo. Nowhere has such an epic collection of interesting, independent shops.” - Kim, Common Ground



Fremantle is well known for its visual arts culture, so it's no surprise to find artists showcasing their wares in studios and shopfronts studded throughout the city. Take a walk around town and meet the art and the artists as you tour the spaces, artists collectives and stores that make the city such a magnet for the culturally inclined.
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When it’s time for some ‘you time’ – and you know you deserve it – Fremantle is a beacon. With its coastal aspect, relaxed feel and clean air fresh off the ocean, it’s the ideal place to recline in comfort while being primped, preened and massaged into a state of wellness.
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As a city with a rich history and famed for its creativity and rebellious spirit, it’s no surprise that Freo is home to some of Perth’s best independent bookshops. Whether you're shopping for the latest new release or looking for an elusive copy of an old favourite, Fremantle has the best boutique bookstores in Perth.
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Boutique, not big box, Fremantle is one giant, 'open-air' shopping centre with unique shops and boutiques found along the length of its inner city streets and terraces. Discover womens fashion, menswear, shoes, jewellery, teenage outfits and accessories that you won't find anywhere else.
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Homewares & Furniture

Who doesn’t love a good fossick? From barn-like hangars filled with rustic furniture and objects, to jewel-like bolt holes dotted with choice finds, Fremantle is the home-maker’s friend. If you’re keen to skip the predictable and source something unique, head this way.
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Jewellery & Accessories

Jewellery and accessories can be found in Fremantle's boutique gift shops from Downtown, the West and East Ends, South Fremantle, Wray Avenue and North Fremantle. Find an Antwerp diamond, locally-crafted silver, beads from Africa or locally designed and crafted. There's limited edition, hand made, antique and vintage, necklaces, rings and bangles, cut stone, fine silver and gold.
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Markets & Collectives

Lots of great things, one convenient place. Whoever invented market style shopping and artists collectives was onto this savvy shopper’s shortcut. If you can access a broad selection of goods under one roof, there is simply more time to drink coffee – and keep shopping.
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Fremantle has an old soul, so it’s not surprising to find a strong analogue vibe threading through its shopping offerings. Paperbacks, vinyl, retro clothes and vintage bric a brac: when the old school urge strikes, Freo delivers.
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The best of Western Australia’s artists and designers are represented in retail stores, markets and collectives across Fremantle. Limited edition prints, ceramics, custom made jewellery, locally made fashion, greeting cards and gifts are just some of the goods on sale. If it’s a truly local souvenir you seek, Fremantle is a great place to look for original, affordable design.
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