If you’re heading for a little weekend road trip, or even a day trip to the coast, here are some great Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast boutiques that are all about supporting local and sustainable brands, both well known and on the rise.
Heartfill, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast
(Main article image – courtesy of Heartfill)
Open Wednesdays to Sundays, Heartfill is a creative retail and workshop space that encourages mindful shopping, supporting local, celebrating creativity and living slowly. This beautifully curated store is filled with homewares, fashion, ceramics, art, flowers, gifts and lots of rainbow themed décor. Who doesn’t want that? Heartfill stocks hand knitted beanies by Borrowed, puzzles by Journey of Something, Keep-Oh hanging plant holders, Koala Eco cleaning products, Kolab market bags, lunchboxes, cooler bags and picnic mats, La luna Collective handmade silver jewellery, Brad Turner Creative artwork, Huckleberry Flowers, Flaurae hand sanitisers, body mists and roll on perfumes, Bimby & Roy underwear, and a whole heap of kids clothing and toys from brands such as Nu Natives, Tiger Tribe and Pebble.
White Bohemian, Palm Beach
This bohemian, coastal store is filled with vibrantly printed clothes and art, as well as beautifully textured cushions and home décor pieces. Decorated with rattan chairs and dried flowers and palms, you can’t help but feel the holiday vibes. White Bohemian stocks home décor pieces from brands such as LaVida Trading and Cabo Gypsy – their crochet and macrame cushions are gorgeous, not to mention their range of hammocks. White Bohemian is also stocked full of popular clothing and accessories brands such as Arnhem, Spell and the Gypsy, Tigerlily, Lack of Colour, One Teaspoon, Bird & Kite, Kivari, Love St, By Charlotte jewellery, Midsummer star jewellery, Quay sunglasses, Temple of the Sun earrings and Mahiya leather bags. And if that’s not enough, there’s also an array of beautiful art prints by Ahoy Traders, Karina Jambrak and Lagom Designs.
Alterior Motif, Noosa Heads and Maroochydore
This sleek seaside boutique and lifestyle store stocks all things fashion and art. Alterior Motif is all about local, organic and sustainable products, which range from international brands, to Australian favourites, to local up-and-comers. Clothing brands stocked here include Bassike, Arthur Apparel, Bec & Bridge, Dr Denim, Lack of Colour, Nice Martin, Spell and the Gypsy, Zulu & Zephyr and Fella Swim. Also stocked here are Leif hand washes and creams, Brie Leon Jewellery, Velvet Canyon eyewear, Valley eyewear, Sol Sana boots and heels, and illustrated poetry and prose books by Tess Guinery.
The Little Store, Currumbin
This cosy and welcoming coastal store is fully stocked with sustainably and ethically made products for your body, child, garden and home, including their own range of handy cooking utensils, as well as a great range of lifestyle and children’s books. The Little Store also stocks Koala Eco cleaning products, Church Farm soaps, Salus body products, Wondering Folk picnic blankets, Sownsow seeds and flower pressers, and Burgon & Ball gardening tools and supplies. As for the kiddies, The Little Store stocks a great range of wooden toys by Debresk, as well as children’s clothing and accessories by Little Empire Store and Olliella. You’ll find this cosy store tucked away inside the walls of Pasture & Co Cafe, so once you’ve had a shop, you can conveniently treat yourself to a well deserved coffee and snack.
The Romantic, Peregian beach
The Romantic is a gorgeous coastal lifestyle store decorated with white brick walls, gold accents and cane chandeliers and chairs. This beach-side boutique stocks a great curation of homewares, accessories and clothing. They stock clothing and accessory brands such as Silk Laundry clothing, Bassike clothing, James Smith footwear, Temple of the Sun jewellery, Bimby and Roy underwear, Senso footware and Auguste the Label clothing. The Romantic also stock a great range of homeware and self-care brands such as Kip & Co slippers and bedding, This is Incense aromatherapy, Aēsop body products, Sage x Clare home décor, The Beach People towels and beach accessories, Corkcicle reusable bottles, Leif hand creams, AYU candles, Fazeek soaps and more.
Mountain House Co, Tamborine Mountain
Although Mountain House Co isn’t exactly by the coast, it’s definitely worth the mention. This cosy wooden house turned store is filled with gifts, homewares and locally made goods inspired by farm living. Open seven days a week from 10am until 4pm, Mountain House Co is the perfect stop when driving through stunning Mount Tamborine. Within the wooden walls of this store you’ll find a range of practical items for both the body and the home. Here they stock their own range of kitchen utensils and reusable items like keep cups and metal straws, as well as candles by Ivy & Wood and Wildfire, flowers by Huckleberry Flowers, locally made and handmade porcelain cups and plates by Rat Bag Studios, self-care products by Meraki, Salus, Mimosa Botanicals and Church Farm.
Halo and Grace, Labrador, Gold Coast
This Coastal and bright space is open Tuesdays to Saturdays and is the perfect spot for lifestyle and wellness gifts, as well as homewares and fashion for the mindful consumer. Sharing a space with Fig + Bo, a kid’s lifestyle boutique, and Salon Nook hair salon, it’s the perfect one stop shop for all your needs, complete with a front yard space where your kids can roam. There’s even an occasional coffee van parked at the front. Halo and Grace is stocked with their own range of linen cushions and market totes, as well as local brands such as Thalassa the Label bags, Tigerframe jewellery, This is Incense aromatherapy, Cicely & Vera linen bedding, LX Collection soy Candles (which are poured into reusable vintage glassware – so cool), We The Children sunglasses, Sugar & Violet earrings, The Clē Collective Essential oils and eye pillows, and other self-care and home décor goodies.