This new addition to the Hobart waterfront scene is a delightful space to browse for a truly unusual Tasmanian created gift, or piece of furniture made from only the finest Tasmanian wood. Handmade jewelery, ceramics, glassware, and sculpture are just some of the other lovely items offered at this striking venue. Eddie Wentorf, well known for his stunning bronze sculptures, and Folko Cooper, who produces unusual designer pieces and fountain sculptures for the garden, are just two of the Tasmanian creative artists on show. In very close proximity to restaurants, photo and aboriginal art galleries, and boutiques, one can make an entire afternoon on the waterfront a welcome respite from the usual tourist haunts.
Pastry Chefs Alistair Wise and Teena Kearney began Sweet Envy to show case their experiences and travels from Hobart to Europe and back. Born and raised in Hobart, both trained in their field locally. They spent time in some of the top Melbourne restaurants, and then off to Europe where Alistair was in charge of Gordon Ramsey's pastry department at The Connaught. This venue produces home made sweets of only the finest quality, including cupcakes, cookies, candy, ice cream and some absolutely stunning cakes. For world class deserts and treats, you can not miss this shop in North Hobart.
Something of a menswear institution in Hobart, Routley's Menswear is located right in the heart of the city. A spacious, modern interior complements the extensive range of fashion for the discerning buyer. Sales staff are friendly and helpful without being pushy. Routley's covers the full spectrum of the male wardrobe from casual and weekend wear to business suits. Featuring well-known brands such as Carbine and Jag this is a shop for the fashionable man whose wallet matches his good taste.
Once the heart of Hobart's trade and commerce, Salamanca Place has been a significant feature of the city's landscape since the 1830s. Today, the row of beautifully-renovated sandstone warehouses that line the historic Hobart Waterfront are filled with stylish bars, art studios, bookshops, boutiques, restaurants, jewelry stores, and outdoor cafes, making Salamanca Place a lovely spot to window shop or relax with a cappuccino. Visitors to the area should swing by on Sunday to catch the beloved Salamanca Market, which comprises hundreds of stalls selling local wares and snacks. Visitors can also check out the nearby Salamanca Square, a restful respite within the lively hotspot. Come in the evening for a chance to see the site's surrounding trees done up with fairy lights.
Northgate Shopping Centre offers the convenience of combining all your shopping needs under one roof. A variety of stores including Coles supermarket, specialty shops and major retailers like Target and Best and Less are available in addition to services such as Medicare and banking. If you get hungry there is a food court offering an array of cuisines from fish and chips to Mexican. All shops and the food court are on one level and there is extensive free underground parking available. On Sundays the car park is transformed into an undercover market with a wide selection of secondhand goods available.
At the helm of this inspired clothing store is designer Lou Whiting, who handpicks splendid fabrics from her travels to put together an eclectic collection. The apparel collection at Oyster & Pearl consists mainly of free-flowing clothes made from cotton, silk, linen and woolen fabrics, such that it exudes both style and practicability. Find accessories such as scarves, gloves and shoes here as well.
Everyone who can remember the 1970s knows the frustration of trying to find a copy of an old LP on compact disc. In most cases, it is impossible and those golden oldies are gone forever. Well dust off your record player because at Aeroplane Records they have a huge collection of used and new records, CD's, cassettes and videos. This store brands itself as "The City's Different Record Shop" and the tag is true for you can even sell or swap your used records, cassettes, CD's and videos.
With a wide range of books plus antiques, linen and lace, Kookaburra Books is a browser's delight. Make a point of calling in as you stroll through Battery Point. The shop specializes in antiquarian books, and the owner has an eye for quality, so many a happy hour can be spent browsing the shelves. That hard to find title might just be waiting, whether you are after Tasmaniana or general works. There is a good selection of old health manuals with illustrations designed to bring a smile.
This international fashion boutique boasts of a vast collection of designer apparels. The enormous collection at Fellini made this venue very popular among the locals. Both men and women can dress themselves up with the vibrant collection of this excellent store.
This small, Tasmanian-owned and operated gallery is packed full of handcrafted items, including dining room sets, buffets, coffee tables, mirrors, jewelry boxes, vases, cutting boards, clocks and picture frames. Everything in the shop is handcrafted, and the timber is all from Tasmania and includes the world-renown Black Heart Sassafras, Blackwood, Celery Top Pine, Huon Pine, Myrtle and Tasmanian Oak. Special orders catering for personal taste and requirements are also welcome, and the owners are happy to send your purchase interstate and overseas at competitive rates. For an item made from some of the finest and unique timbers on earth, this venue should be your choice.
The Wishing Well is a tiny shop that has so much to soothe the soul. There is a collection of music CD's to meditate by, tiny tabletop fountains, scented candles and oils, a lovely collection of jewelry made from semi-precious stones and silver, tarot cards and a wonderful collection of books. You can find books about angels, dreams interpretation, North American Indian lore, how to meditate, and even books on walking between the worlds of the soul and creation. Appointments for a psychic reading or esoteric classes can also be made.
Bringing the best of Australian designs as well as international designer wear is Luxe, an upscale fashion brand that has its store on Liverpool Street. Find a range of shopping options in women's wear, ranging from tops, dresses and bottoms to jackets, coats and shoes. On the second floor of this gorgeous store, find a space dedicated exclusively to wedding gowns. Related wedding ensemble peripherals such as veils, shoes and wedding jewelry is also available here. While you are here, try on the products of Melbourne-based skincare brand Aesop as well.