Shopping in Perth may not rival that of Sydney''s but it still
has plenty to enrapture any retail addict with a wide range of
retail stores, boutiques, specialty shops and local markets.
Start off at Perth''s pedestrianised High Street or St John''s
Shopping Centre where most local chain stores and a few other
independent stores can be found, while the Murray and Hay street
malls offer a large range of specialty stores.
The best markets in Perth are located on King Edward Street,
where the Continental Market will tantalise your senses with the
smells of tasty dishes cooking away, fruit and vegetables, cheese,
wine and even the distinctive smell of the leather goods. The craft
market is the place to find anything and everything from soaps and
glassware to chocolates and wines while the Art on the River Market
on Tay Street is where local artists display their works.
Best buys in Perth include boomerangs and local sheepskin
products including warm and comfortable ''Ugg Boots'', sheepskin
jackets and slippers. If you feel like spending a bit more, there''s
plenty of local jewellery produced from gold nuggets, Argyle
diamonds, Australian opals and Broome pearls.
Duty and tax free shopping is available throughout Perth where
travellers can buy cameras, watches, clothing, sunglasses and
fragrances but visitors will have to have a valid plane ticket to a
destination outside of Australia when visiting the local Duty Free
stores. Tourists can also make use of the Tourist Refund Scheme to
purchase goods tax free before their departure.