Shop like a local with the Central Coast's most unique boutiquesPublished on 26 Aug 2019
The boutique shopping scene on the Central Coast has really lifted its game over the past few years and is gaining a reputation as being up there with the quality of northern beaches boutiques. From clothing and homewares to locally made furniture, shop like a local at some of the Coast’s popular shopping hot spots.Bohemian-luxe fashion and homewares
Frustrated with a lack of bohemian clothing options, style connoisseur Renee, who has been a Central Coast resident her whole life, identified a gap in the market for a new fashion hub. “There was definitely a need for a store like La Boheme,” said Renee.
The stunningly stylish Terrigal boutique features curated pieces from all over the world, including rugs, pottery and art pieces from Morocco and Turkey, but also supports Australian and Central Coast businesses and fashion designers.
The store itself is just as stylish as the products available for purchase. You’re momentarily transported to a bohemian paradise with whitewashed walls, a beautiful terracotta tiled counter, copper detailing, and a stunning hand-painted mural on the wall. “We wanted to bring a level of luxe to the Central Coast, full of one-of-a-kind finds and unique pieces,” said Renee.
For more information, visit the La Boheme Lifestyle website.
Vintage finds and creative workshops
Located within the heritage Chapman Building in Wyong’s CBD, you will find the delightful Scout & Trader store. Scout & Trader is a boutique shopping experience that offers the most beautiful homewares and gifts, along with some stunning vintage finds.
Kiri is the passionate store owner and she will make you feel right at home in this cosy space. It really is a beautiful shopping experience from the moment you set foot in the store.
For those that feel like expressing their creative side, Scout & Trader run regular ‘create your own’ workshops. Current workshops on offer are living wreaths, Christmas wreaths and coffee mug glazing.
For more information, visit the Scout & Trader website.
Hand-crafted furniture designs
With an emphasis on working with sustainably sourced timber, Loughlin Furniture design hand-make and manufacture unique furniture pieces. The business prides itself on providing clients with personalised design advice, stylish on-trend designs and high-quality finishes.
In addition to hand-crafted furniture pieces, the collection also features unique doors, vanities and basins.
Owner Rob has collaborated with big-name brands including Slab Shapers Byron Bay, renovation celebrities Kyal and Kara, and has been featured in a range of interior design magazines nationwide.
For more information, visit the Loughlin Furniture website.
Upcycled coastal furniture and homewares
Upon stepping into the Coastal Road Interiors and Homewares store in Toukley at the northern end of the Central Coast, you immediately just want to move right in. The sunlit store is filled with professionally upcycled coastal furniture pieces - not that you could tell these items were ever pre-loved!
The perfectly curated homewares fill nearly every space in the store. There are so many beautiful pendants, wall hangings, pictures and unique pieces, that making decisions will be the hardest part of your shopping experience.
For more information, follow Coastal Road on Instagram.
Plain Janes on the Long Jetty strip
The trendy styling inside and out of Long Jetty’s Plain Janes boutique is extremely luring and considered by the owners as “a treat for the eyes”. The women’s, children’s and lifestyle boutique source some of today’s most popular brands with a focus on quality pieces for everyday comfort.
The extensive range of accessories and homewares will allow you to find some truly unique pieces for yourself or as beautiful gifts.
This store is extremely popular amongst locals and a visit to this store on Long Jetty’s strip is a must.
For more information, visit the Plain Janes website.
Get lucky with a visit to a surf shop with a café and art gallery
Just a little further up the road from Plain Janes you will stumble across Lucky Surf & Supply. This is not your typical surf shop by any means. This funky space stocks some unique but popular brands including Adelio, Banks, Brixton, Poler Stuff, Misfit, THRILLS, Raen, Octopus and Captain Fin to name a few.
The best part about this store is its café. Grab a coffee and a quick bite whilst browsing the perfectly merchandised store.
No visit to this store is complete until you have visited the gallery space, which is home to Grant Moloney - one of the Central Coast’s most popular artists where many of his creative pieces are available.
For more information, visit the Lucky Surf & Supply website.
Thoughtfully curated clothing, furniture and toys for babies and kids
Lastly, we could not forget about the little people. Tiny Folk Co also located on the Long Jetty strip stock the most beautiful ethically sourced products for “dapper mamas and their babies”.
On-trend décor pieces are aplenty so you can style your little one’s room like an image in a home and lifestyle magazine. The unique toy and book collection will not only provide hours of entertainment but will contribute to the style of any child’s room.
For the environmentally conscious, the eco products will keep your mind at ease when wanting the best for your tribe.
For more information, visit the Tiny folk Co website.
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