If hitting the racks gets your adrenaline pumping, we can relate. If you check more luggage on the return flight...well, we've been there too! Pad your closet with finds from these hot spots and we guarantee lots of envious queries about where you found that.
FOR OUTLET HEAVEN
HARBOUR TOWN OUTLET SHOPPING CENTRE BIGGERA WATERS
To really bag a bargain, head to Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Seriously pleasant and easily walkable, it’s brimming with discounts on big-name brands like Adidas, Coach, Kathmandu and many more.
HOT FIND: Last season’s Adidas sneakers never looked better.
FOR OFFBEAT BOUTIQUES
JAMES STREET BURLEIGH HEADS
James Street is a hip thoroughfare right in the heart of Burleigh Heads, and it should be your go-to for quaint boutiques offering perfectly curated fashion, home décor, art and accessories. Vintage enthusiasts can look no further than the upcycled threads at Miss Brown Vintage, while those on the hunt for home décor should beeline for the eclectic Maison & Maison or the high-end Emporium on James.
HOT FIND: Emporium on James’ hardwood folding wine table — complete with a cut-out to accommodate the bottle — is pretty and seriously functional.
FOR DESIGNER FINDS
PACIFIC FAIR SHOPPING CENTRE BROADBEACH
Those after serious labels will be well pleased at this gorgeous space, which boasts more designer labels under one roof than anywhere else in the country. Think Gucci, Prada, Christian Louboutin, even Tiffany & Co. There’s an equally impressive line-up of Aussie designers too, with labels like Zimmermann, Dion Lee, Aje and Scanlan Theodore … all scattered amongst sparkling fountains and pristine gardens. Don’t be discouraged, though — there are a few budget-friendly shops tucked throughout.
HOT FIND: Stirling silver Elsa Peretti hearts from Tiffany & Co. are as timeless as they are wearable on the daily.
FOR ALL THINGS BEAUTY
THE CLEAN BEAUTY MARKET NOBBY BEACH
Shop a sizable range of all-natural, cruelty-free products. Or go one step further and book a personalised makeup application or incredible organic facial.
HOT FIND: Spoil your underarms by taking home Meow Meow Tweet’s Grapefruit Baking Soda Free Deodorant.
FOR CONTEMPORARY BOUTIQUES
CORNERSTONE STORES TUGUN
Still something of the new kid on the block, Cornerstone Stores is home to a number of excellently curated boutiques. You’ll find womenswear, kids shops, beauty, home goods and even plants.
HOT FIND: The cropped cocoon blouse at Kind Curations is a major upgrade to your favourite white t-shirt.
FOR THE BEST OF EVERYTHING
ROBINA TOWN CENTRE ROBINA
With over 400 stores to peruse, Robina Town Centre might be the largest shopping destination on the Coast. You’ll find all the major players here, plus fab retail brands and locally-owned designer boutiques. Foodies will love ‘The Kitchens,’ an adjoining precinct offering organic produce, artisanal delicacies and drool-worthy food vendors.
Fab find: Grab an exquisite blend from The Tea Centre and be reminded of your holiday every time you brew a cuppa!