Fashion’s constant evolution can make keeping up with the latest trends difficult, but there’s always been one constant that is universally cool—straight up streetwear and a good pair of kicks.
Comfortable, versatile, functional and fashionable, streetwear is one of those rare styles that ticks all of the boxes. So, where can you find the Sunshine Coast’s best streetwear stores? Let us tell you.
Maroochydore, Caloundra and Noosa
One of the Sunshine Coast’s biggest and best streetwear stores, Boardstore is the one-stop shop for local street style enthusiasts, skaters and sneaker connoisseurs. Stocking all your favourite brands, like Adidas, Nike, Vans, Thrasher, Converse and Brixton, Boardstore has everything you need to piece together an easy-on-the-eye outfit. Their massive warehouse stores are overflowing with the coolest stock, and they’ve just opened their biggest store yet in Caloundra. Whether you’re after some new Vans, a tracksuit that can be worn out of the house or even some new trucks for your board, Boardstore has you covered.
A list of the Sunshine Coast’s best streetwear stores, would never be complete without mention of Clique in Noosa Junction. Step inside, and you’ll come face-to-face with some of the biggest names in street fashion, such as Thrills, New Balance, The North Face and Nike to name a few. Clique is also well known for its massive sales (which happen on the regular) where you can snap up streetwear pieces for a fraction of their original price. So, if you like your clothes as cheap as they are cool, then this is the place to get your threads.
If it’s a new pair of trainers you’re after, then look no further than Trainers Store in Mooloolaba. Stocking the best sneaker brands in the biz, including Nike, Adidas, Puma, Reebok, New Era, 9Five, and Vans, Trainers Store is the ultimate go-to for all things street shoes. From Air Max’s and limited-edition Air Force 1’s to Adidas Swift Runs and Primeknits, Trainers Store is home to it all. And if they don’t have your size in store, they’ll track it down and have it shipped straight to your door. Now that’s the kind of service propelling this joint into our list of the Sunshine Coast’s best streetwear stores.
Because no streetwear look is complete without a fresh cut, General Officer earns its place on the Sunshine Coast’s best streetwear list. Also stocking cool custom tees, barber tools and hair products, this classically cool old-school barber shop is well worth a visit. With a classic fit-out that combines both modern and vintage décor, General Officer is just as cool as the haircuts they churn out. They also sell records, one of a kind denim jackets, and reissue skate decks, making them easily one of the coolest barbers and streetwear stores on the Sunshine Coast.
Maroochydore’s Hype DC has one of the broadest collections of street footwear on the Sunshine Coast. Seriously, this place is a shoe-lover’s heaven. Selling the newest and best stock from big brands such as Nike, Adidas, Lacoste, Vans, Dr. Martens, and much more, Hype DC makes finding the perfect pair of kicks super easy. No matter what you’re looking for, they’ll either have it in stock or order it in for you.
Another streetwear store that’s known for its smorgasbord of brands is Universal Store. Yes, it’s a chain, but when they’re stocking shelves with the likes of Abrand, Champion, Deus, Harley Davidson, I.AM.GIA, Lack of Colour, Obey, Tommy Jeans, Wrangler, and Ziggy Denim they shouldn’t be denied a spot on our list of the Sunshine Coast’s best streetwear stores. They also stock a pretty sweet range of shoes, including Fila, Dr. Martens, and Vans, as well as loads of street savvy accessories. Everything you need, all under one roof.
Image credit: Clique