While the Sunshine Coast may have the persistent reputation as a small coastal town, the local fashion scene is close on the heels of our city neighbours.
And it’s never been easier to shop ‘til you drop, than now. Divvy up your wardrobe space among international brands, Australian favourites and local up-and-comers with the help of some of our favourite Sunshine Coast fashion boutiques.
Cotton Tree and Noosa
Left the outfit shopping for your friend’s beach wedding to the last minute? Scoot into Alterior Motif at Cotton Tree or Noosa Heads and you’ll struggle to come out empty-handed. Dress, sunnies, shoes—tick! Oh and those cute Sass and Bide jeans? Might as well grab a pair for the recovery barbecue.
Cloth & Hide
Lovers of high-quality slow fashion will find a slice of paradise in the stunning store that is Cloth & Hide. Stocking their namesake label, Cloth & Hide was born on the Sunshine Coast and keeps our wardrobes full of timeless statement staples that are hand-dyed and printed, and made of plant-based textiles where possible. If you’re looking for pieces that will last, bring in all the compliments and are kind to the environment, this Peregian Beach store is a must-visit.
Hunted Concept is dangerous. Dangerous for anybody with a credit card which they stuff in a hidden compartment of their wallet to reduce temptation, telling themselves it can only be used in emergencies. When you put Francis Hendrie, Nobody Denim and Assembly Label in front of a fashion maven, what’s a girl to do except buy, buy, buy.
If you’ve got cash to burn, head straight to The Romantic at Peregian Beach. Meticulously curated and showcasing the best of the best in fashion (hello Bassike!), beauty and homewares, this is the spot to stock up on life’s beautiful things.
Bohemian. Sundays. Two words that are music to our ears. Sitting pretty in Peregian Beach, Bohemian Sundays is the ultimate Sunshine Coast fashion boutique for wandering souls and gypsy hearts. And if that’s not you? Well, you know what they say—if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! Free People, Arnhem and Auguste, all make turning a little boho not so loco.
Rifle through the racks of vintage heaven for that perfect denim pinafore, high-waisted Levis or dreamy dress at Style Workroom. As well as stocking loads of hand-picked secondhand goods, this boutique is also home to new threads from a range of brands, including Little Lies. With a store in Peregian Beach and a just-opened location in Noosa Junction, this is one of the best fashion boutiques on the Sunshine Coast.
The Travelling Kimono
Another Sunshine Coast brand, The Travelling Kimono has been around since 2013 selling their wares online and at local markets. Now, with a stunning store in Noosa, The Travelling Kimono is renowned for its beautiful, small-batch collections of bohemian-infused womenswear. So small that only up to 30 of each design is made. If you’re hunting for something designed in the region and unique, you can stop the search here.
Vintage mavens, will find their match at Collective Haus in Yandina. An old converted church, this vintage store is filled with racks of incredible secondhand clothing, shoes, accessories and more. Grab a coffee as you walk in and browse the aisles. It’s not uncommon to spend hours here.
A Hastings Street fave, Bowery 475’s offerings are luxe but totally lust-worthy (Not that we’re endorsing you spending what you don’t have.) On the racks you’ll find the likes of Ellery, Nobody Denim, Frank & Eileen, Kowtow, and Celine.
Meraki Thread Co.
One of the newest additions to our list of the best fashion boutiques on the Sunshine Coast, Meraki Thread Co. stocks vintage, upcycled and ethical clothing. Sitting on The Wharf in Mooloolaba, if you can pull yourself away from those views, you’ll be rewarded with racks of on-trend threads that support the slow fashion movement.
Image credit: Amy Higg for Urban List