This historic inner Sydney suburb of Newtown is just 4km southwest of Downtown Sydney and the CBD.
Newtown is famed for its quirky, bohemian vibe, on-trend arts and theatre venues, and unique shopping.
Newtown has some unique independent shops and makers. Here is a selection of our favourites…
WHERE TO SHOP IN NEWTOWN
This is our selection… Let us know what you discover or your favourite EMAIL
413 King Street Newtown 2042
Ph 02 9557 6237
Open Every day 11am – 5pm. Closed some public holidays.
“Repressed Records is a brick-and-mortar and online store based in Newtown, Sydney Australia that started operating in 2002. We specialise in independent and underground titles from Australia and around the world. We love all kinds of music though and have everything from Punk to Classical, new and secondhand. Mostly we sell vinyl but we also have CDs, cassettes and printed matter.”
257 King Street Newtown 2042
Ph 02 9550 5691
“Book dealers since 1973. Elizabeth’s bookshop is an institution. Elizabeth’s Bookshops are one of Australia’s largest second-hand bookshop operations, with 4 shops on both sides of the Australian continent. For 48 years, Elizabeth’s have been major dealers in second-hand, out-of-print and discounted new books.”
105 Wilson Street Newtown 2042
Ph 02 9550 2365
“We make quality furniture because we have a thorough understanding of timber, woodcraft and furniture finishing. We pay strict attention to detail throughout all of the processes involved, resulting in beautifully crafted furniture that will endure.”
HATS BY ROSIE BOYLAN
273 Australia Street Newtown NSW 2042 Australia
Ph 02 9557 1378
“Rosie Boylan’s world of hats stretches far and wide – from her iconic creations for the stars of stage and screen, to working with traditional artisan weavers across the Pacific region… from distinctive bespoke commissions for couture clients, to street-smart ready to wear for those who just love wearing hats.”
Shop 2/82-84 Enmore Rd Newtown 2042 Australia
Ph 02 9331 6686
“Route 66 is the original mother road that crosses North America, connecting the East to the West. It threads through beautiful grasslands, savage landscapes, leading to sunshine and – for those daring enough – fame and fortune.”
BLUE DOG POSTERS
311 King Street Newtown 2042
Ph 1300 781 002
“We’ve been around since 2002 sharing our love of Pop Culture, Art, Nerdiness, Quirkiness & Cool stuff. We curate a huge range of Posters, Art, Frames, & Gifts that we absolutely love & think you will too. We like to think our range has something for everyone to express themselves & show the world how they feel.”
LEO MONK HANDBAGS
417 King Street Newtown 2042
Ph 02 9557 5728
“Australian leather goods store LEO MONK, described as the “Jewel of King Street” offers a constant evolution in leather goods design and style. Drawing regulars back to our Newtown store, where everything is handmade on the premises.”
BETTER READ THAN DEAD
265 King Street Newtown 2042
Ph 02 9557 8700
“For over two decades Better Read Than Dead bookshop has thrived in the heart of Newtown’s King Street, which houses a vibrant community and offers one of the most eclectic shopping experiences in Sydney. Our shop is a literary landmark that nourishes the neighbourhood’s intellectual dynamics with a specially curated collection of books and regular author and community events.”
ALL BUTTONS GREAT AND SMALL
419A King Street, Newtown 2042
Ph 02 9550 1782 M. 0493 298 291
“Established in 1989, our collection has grown to over 15,000 different buttons and caters for all aspects of popular fashion. From formal wear to casual, adults’ or childrenswear, we have it all. For best results, bring in your garment or fabric or yarn swatches. In house button covering service.”
134 King St, Newtown 2042
Ph 0410 449 151
“Yoshi Jones offers a unique Australian design with Japanese fabrics, locally made from repurposed vintage kimono silks.”
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