Your Gold Coast Shopping Guide

Your Gold Coast Shopping Guide

04 Dec 2020

If shopping is your poison, pastime, sport or therapy, you’re about to meet your dream match on the Gold Coast. And it won’t matter whether you prefer to live large and lavish dripping in the latest designer threads, or scour one-off boutiques and markets for that exquisite vintage find. From the sporty to the savvy, the frugal to the fashionista – you won’t go home without adding to your wardrobe on the Gold Coast.

From budget to boutique, stylish to chic, we have the shopping centre, store, or boutique for you. Read on to find out what kind of shopping outlet suits you.


Your fashion is on point and you like to rock it when it comes to wearing the latest designer brands. You know your Louis from your Gucci, you’re Prada from your Hermes, but you also like to keep your wardrobe refreshed with Australian Designer fashion – your friend in fashion will undisputedly be Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

More designer labels live here than anywhere else in Queensland, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Christian Louboutin, Tiffany’s, Givenchy just to name a fancy few. And when it comes to home-sewn – Zimmermann, Dion Lee, Aje and Scanlan Theodore also have beautiful boutiques brimming with curated collections to make your little heart sing.


Explore boutiques and your fix of high-end fashion at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

And you will shop in refined Gold Coast coastal style at Pac Fair (as the locals like to call it); meandering through lush landscaped gardens where you can take a break beside sparkling fountains that dance with kaleidoscopic light shows, drift in the sea breeze hanging on suspended chairs or pop your feet up on loungers post-shop. If there was a shopping paradise, this is as close as it gets, but if you prefer not to splurge this time around, you will also find a host of stores who sit in the more affordable price zone plus plenty of places to sit, dine or just enjoy watching the parade of other shoppers in their happy place too.

Shop a variety of boutiques as you wander through the lush grounds of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.



You love shopping in air-conditioned comfort, prefer high-street over high-end, and don’t want to pay for parking – repeat after me, Robina Town Centre.

With over 400 stores spanning spacious, air-conditioned wings, there’s ample space to wander, pick yourself up a bargain, or peruse the latest looks from fashion favourites including Country Road, Seed Heritage, DeCuba, Witchery, Scotch and Soda and H&M. Streetwear style mavens like to head to Universal Store and General Pants for a fashion-forward fix, but if activewear is your outfit of choice (much like most Gold Coast locals), you’ll be spoiled for choice too with Lorna Jane, Nike, Rockwear, Rebel Sport and Cotton on Body calling Robina Town Centre home.  Arriving in early 2021 (drumroll please)…Queensland’s only store for cult favourite, Stylerunner.


Located in the heart of Robina, head to where the locals go for great bargains.

You can still pick up your designer with locally owned boutique, Issue 1, a favourite with surf stars, yummy mummies and the A-list Instagram crowd, and if you like to get your look on point with the very best in beauty, Sephora, Mecca are David Jones are your go-to’s here.

Explore a range of boutiques at Robina Town Centre, like Australian luxury fashion designer CAMILLA.



Calling all stylists, creatives, and people who know the difference between fast and slow fashion, one of our favourite salt infused seaside villages is where you will find one of a kind, small-batch, sustainably focused fashion.

Burleigh’s James Street is well worth a wander for vintage up-cycled denim at Miss Brown Vintage. Think 70’s thick, quality denim and the nostalgia of finding your favourite Levi 501’s. You’ll discover honey-hued leather in butter-soft belts and bags that have already completed countless laps around the sun and a range of rare but essential wardrobe staples.


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Close by in Burleigh’s industrial estate, Thryft GC’s range of pre-loved and vintage comes with a price tag of nothing over five bucks. You can feel good about the savings, but also the heart behind this business with proceeds supporting homelessness through Pay A Sack Forward. Your new look could help someone get a foothold into a new life, so shop ’til you drop here.


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And once again, Burleigh; the Gold Coast shopping capital of conscious chic. But if you happen to be in town on the first and third Sunday of the month, the crew from the famed, The Village Markets, have added a few extra reasons to shop local with their popular rack sale. You’ll find pre-loved clothing crossing genres of boho, indie and effortless eclectic chic. It’s a celebrity stylist’s dream to be pulling pieces here, so get in early to put together your own unique look.


So you want to look your best but your budget is looking at little more water than wine – we know just the place where you can bag a bargain and stretch those dollars further without missing a fashion-forward step in the style stakes. Harbour Town Premium Outlets at Biggera Waters is the budget-friendly best when it comes to snagging a sale priced item. And we’re not talking left-overs either, you’ll find top brands like Adidas, Coach, Kathmandu and Lacoste plus Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss and Calvin Klein stacking their shelves high and packing racks full of fabulous fashion finds at up to 70% off original retail prices.

Save big on brand name outlets at Harbour Town Premium Outlets in Biggera Waters.

But to save you even further, visitors to the Gold Coast can jump on the free Harbour Town Shuttle service operating seven days a week. Free never goes out of fashion – right?

After you’re done shopping, hit up Harbour Town EATS precinct to fill your belly.



With stores in both Southport at the Brickworks Centre and in Burleigh Heads, St Barts has been dressing the hippy at heart. With the very best brands from around the world in fine fabrics, neutral palettes, and floaty fabrics, all evoke that ‘forever on holidays’ feel.


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And, if you are staying in the Gold Coast’s central hub of Broadbeach, take a wander to The Oasis shopping centre. Here, you’ll find a blend of fashion that will take you from the surf to the most stylish soirees with high street and designer fashion stores aplenty that you can shop by style, occasion or whim.


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Narelle Bouveng
Narelle Bouveng

A local Gold Coast mum and well-travelled Australian travel writer, Narelle has over 21 years’ experience wandering and chooses to call Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast home. A sunrise and sunset regular, you will often find her juggling a coffee and her camera, snapping for her blog and family travel inspired Instagram @alittleatlarge while youngest daughter Tiah frolics alongside.


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