Shopping in Bulimba and Hawthorne - Visit Brisbane


Shopping in Bulimba and Hawthorne

Whether you’re ransacking stores for gifts and homewares or scouring the racks for a statement outfit – Bulimba and Hawthorne’s boutiques have what you need (and want). Explore Oxford St, Hawthorne and Riding Rd before hitting Bulimba’s backstreets to discover those lesser-known boutiques that shouldn’t be missed.

The ultimate hunting ground for fashion and gifts, Bulimba also delivers top coffee haunts for those essential shopping breaks. If ever there were an excuse to catch up with a friend over coffee and indulge in some retail therapy, it’s at Bulimba.

Clothing and accessories

Frankie and the Fox

Look to Frankie and the Fox and Side Street for affordable fashion-forward clothing, killer heels, and statement bags and jewellery. Lads can also pick up effortless essentials at Side Street.

For more classic designs, House on Oxford, Fiera (the floaty kaftan collection is perfect for our balmy weather) and The New Wardrobe on Oxford St have fashion pieces that deserve a place in your wardrobe.

Want to nail that sportluxe look? Kit yourself out in the latest trends at Lorna Jane on Princess St (find it just behind Mugged Espresso).

Ladies with feet sized 10 and up, look no further than The Shoe Garden for gorgeous shoes in those hard-to-find sizes.

Think extravagant tulles, sequins and sparkles – Hills in Hollywood is brimming with fancy formal and semi dresses.


As luxe would have it, Bulimba is teeming with high-end troves housing sought-after labels. Little Red Dress on Riding Rd offers a curated mix of top Australian designers like Zimmermann, Talulah and Victoria & Woods that sit alongside other affordable pieces. Wander up Riding Road to White Label NOBA, a Brisbane label that’s all about luxe fabrics and feminine designs. Besides the dreamy clothing, this brand is also known for its statement seashell chokers and sequin-adorned bracelets.

Sort through international and local brands at Etre on Oxford St, with new stock dropping weekly.

Australian-owned cosmetics label Issada has all your make-up needs – its cult-favourite mineral lip crayon is a must-buy.

And as for the lads, deck yourself out in a super-suave suit at Black Jacket Suiting.

Homewares and Gifts

On the hunt for the ultimate gift? Quirky gems from organic soap to pineapple lamps line the shelves at Green Grass Home & Body and homewares haven and popular coffee spot, while Hawthorne Pantry has an extensive candles and gift card collection. Between these two you’ll find the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for person.

For a more traditional present, get to award-winning bookstore Riverbend for a best-seller or gift voucher. Everyone loves a bunch of flowers and at Flowers on Oxford and Stalks + Stems they both do bouquets oh so well.

Victor Scot Homewares and Gifts on Riding Rd has everything you need to decorate a home. This cottage-turned-homewares wonderland is so chic you’ll want to live there. And we don’t blame you when its walls are covered with portraits of bulldogs hanging above pretty white dressers adorned with cute teacups. And as for the kid’s room, My First Room is filled with rocking horses, bunting, cots and everything else a bub might need.


Get your hands on all the fresh local produce, deli delights and gourmet condiments at Bulimba and Hawthorne. Hit Hawthorne Garage for an upmarket grocery shop – think fresh baked breads, gourmet ready-made pizzas and imported pasta sauces. It’s also a trendy coffee spot if you’re chasing a smooth brew and gourmet snack.

Homeslice on Godwin St has the answer to healthy and tasty takeaway. It cooks up ready-made wholesome and fresh dishes daily that are totally guilt-free #sohealthyRN #blessed.

Master of the ultimate cheeseboard, The Deli Bulimba has delicious cheeses, olives, cold cuts and more.

Vive Health and The Source Bulk Foods will have you eating healthy for cheap. Stock your pantry with buckets of wholefoods, gluten free, organic and vegan foods and at Vive Health you can even get organic skin, dental and cleaning goods.


Bulimba and Hawthorne have got all the jewels and gems worth laying down the credit card for.

Look chic in handmade pieces from Carbon Contemporary Jewellery and costume jewels at Thousand Island Dressing. Snap up a new snazzy watch from Define Watches, which stocks only the best Swiss, German and Austrian independently owned brands.

Op shops

Get your hands on pre-loved fashion at The Label Shop on Riding Rd (proceeds go to people living with a disability), and Anne’s Second Hand Shop on Oxford St has anything from furniture and books to dinnerware spilling out the door. For more cheap reads, skip across Oxford St to Lifeline.

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