Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Shopping in Noosa, Noosaville and Noosa Junction

Shopping in Noosa is one of the pleasures of being there, but it's not all about Hastings street.  I shall bring you my Hastings Street shopping picks later, but some of the best homewares and fashion stores, can be found in Noosaville and Noosa Junction.  Noosa  junction is not the best part off town, with a range of supermarkets and mediocre takeaway outlets lowering the tone somewhat, but perhaps my favourite homewares store in Noosa is there, Casa Noosa.  As with everything, you will be paying Noosa prices, but there is the odd bargain to be had.  It is absolutely worth a look. Casa Noosa, in my opinion, had the best range of cushions on the coast

8 Sunshine Beach Rd
Noosa Junction

Round in Noosaville, you will find some fabulous shopping options, both in terms of Fashion and Homewares.  Too many infact to list here.  Noosaville is also where the locals go to eat.  Parking is easier than Hastings Street and there's an excellent public bus service, which runs between Hastings Street and Noosaville  departing from the main bus terminal in the Noosa Heads Precinct, just behind the main drag of Hastings Street, near the main entrance to the Shereton.  

My absolute favourite store in Noosaville is Noosa Classics, with her her beautiful blue and whites and and beachy industrial vibe. There is also some nice mens' and womens' clothing to be had here. Very different and lots of interesting things to see.  Just a short walk down Thomas Street, off the main Gympie Terrace and you will find Noosa Clasics and several other homewares stores worth a look.  There is a nice cafe at Gibsons, if you are looking for a bite whilst you are there.

3/5 Gibson Road 

Desire Empire owes its inception to The White House.  After punching in 'Noosa Interiors' to Google one day for inspiration on decorating the Beach House, I landed on a story on Kerry from Driftwood Interiors blog about The White House and started to be interested in what a blog was. Of course, I had to check the store I owe so much to, when I was in Noosa.  The White House is located in the Noosa Harbour, which can be found just over the bridge at the end of Gympie Terrace in Tewantin.  Specialising in all things, white, neutral and grey, this is a really lovely store, with some bargains to be had.

Shop 14
Noosa Harbour

Wandering along Gympie Terrace, you will be spoilt for choice, both in terms of fashion and homewares store.  Sometimes both can be found in the same stores.  One store I didn't take any photos of, but which has great sales and some lovely pieces, is Classy Lady
199 Gympie Terrace
They had a fabulous 50% off sale going on when I was there and I spent up big time. For me anyway.  I'll be showing you all that in another post, about what I bought in Noosa.
So scroll down to see my picks for Gympie Terrace.

197 Gympie Terrace 

Saffron and Coco and Bliss were both lovely and definitely worth a visit.

Shop 20
The Islander Resort
Gympie Terrace

Noosa Shoes has been going for 32 years.  They always have a lovely beachy sandal range, which is different to what I have seen anywhere else.  I am still wearing some shoes I purchased up there at Christmas 1999.  So I can say last century.  Not sure what says about me....

Shop 1
Islander Resort
187 Gympie Terrace

I know many of you are enjoying my posts about where to shop, play and eat in Noosa.  You can see the others I have written here

Shopping and Dining at Peregian Beach here.
On the Streets of Noosa here,
A review of The Spirit House here
Eumundi Markets and Noosa Farmers Market here.
Silent Movies at the Majestic in Pomona here.
Sunday Spit Roast at the Apollonian Hotel Boreen Point here.

Hope you are having a great holiday.  I will be popping in and out of here, as time allows through January.  Its' the long Summer holiday here, for any one that doesn't know.

I have also started writing a book about my life working in ski resorts around the world, as a 20 something.  When I write it all down, it appears my twenties were a very exciting time and it is lovely remembering all that I got up to. Not sure if I can publish it in my own name, as it is pretty racy.  I am loving writing it in any case.  I was a very lucky girl and had so many sliding doors moments, it's unbelieveable.

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  1. Beautiful shopping Carolyn. Can't wait to see what you bought.


  2. Great inspiring photos. I particularly loved the White House. Made me feel relaxed scrolling through this post!

  3. OMG I just want everything there!! Those cushions were divine! What a beautiful place to shop... definitely worth a trip up north to check it out! xxx Lucy from Bake Play Smile #teamIBOT

  4. I love seeing shots of the inside of shops. These are my favorite shots on blogs as I don't travel much and these are are some truly wonderful shops. My favorite being Saffron Noosa. I would have been in there forever.

  5. What a fun and inspirational places to shop - love The White House!!

  6. Hi Carolyn!!!

    I pinned all these!!! They are so beautiful and colorful!!! I think in each picture I picked out on average
    7-9 items I want to buy!!!!

    Thank you for sharing these exciting shops!!!


  7. I do love Noosa, my parents lived there for a few years. Those sure are some beautiful photos, if only my bank balance could extend to buying some of those beach-themed items! I just have one question though, I wonder if that gin bottle is actually full of gin? Could be handy if customers were particularly annoying one day! :) Em - also visiting at part of #teamIBOT

  8. I could go some of those cushions! Just beautiful xx

  9. Ohh I love strolling along a beautiful street with shops like this! Noosa and Montville are my fav places to do it. I might not buy anything but it's a beautiful sight.

  10. Love all the photos! I could spend a whole day getting lost in those beautiful boutique shops!! Xx

  11. Looks like some awesome shopping fun! :) Love the beachiness and all those pillows!

  12. I love Noosa and Noosaville and all that is there on offer, the shops are the best of the best!! And I could spend all day just looking at the ones that offer the beach scene.
    One day I hope to have a place where I can decorate to my style {too many boys fingers to have too much white at the moment!!}


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