Newtown Precinct shopping is unique, eclectic and caters for every sized wallet. It is rare to find such an array of independently owned retailers selling quality products in the one place.’
The Newtown shopper will find a profusion of delights to be tried on, lounged on and devoured. In one shopping trip you could pick up designer threads, fresh organic produce, burlesque corsetry, a bike, killer heels and a ska jumpsuit for your baby.
The main Newtown shopping strip ranges across our four main retail neighbourhoods; North King Street, South King Street, Erskineville and Enmore Roads, and extends out into our captivating ‘Pocket Precincts’ hidden away in the backstreets. Everybody knows King Street, the primary thoroughfare which runs through Newtown, but the whole Precinct is easy to get to on public transport with buses along all the arterial roads, and train stations at Erskineville, Newtown, Macdonaldtown and St Peters providing immediate access to everything.
Enmore Road is famous for its goth and punk stores which now stand alongside novelty stores, small bars and not-for profit organisations. South King Street at the Paris end of Newtown is vintage heaven and a world cuisine buffet. Here you will find the majority of vintage/retro clothing and furniture shops, as well as young designer fashion, bike shops, bridal salons, specialty stores for buttons and beads, ethnic galleries, a petshop and delis teasing out our strong Greek heritage through their wonderful olives, cold cuts and cheeses.
If you are after something different and like your shopping to be as much about the experience and the destination, then Newtown is for you. Chain stores don’t cut it here where support is strong for family businesses, emerging and established designers and specialist shops. Come to Newtown and soak up all the goodness that this very special place has to offer. You won’t be disappointed!