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A Luxe Guide to Shopping The Bellarine


Bellarine. Though the name translates to the less-than-charming ‘elbow’ in the Indigenous language, it just sounds as pretty as the peninsula actually is doesn’t it? If in need of a Winter escape, the Bellarine Peninsula is only a pleasant drive away from Melbourne (made easy when you have a good friend in the car and Haim playing on the radio). I recently explored the locale for retail therapy hotspots; here’s my luxury guide to shopping in Barwon Head, Queenscliff, Ocean Grove and surrounds.

Homebody – An emporium full of life’s little luxuries like Rance frangrances from Paris and books on Japanese style – 78 Hesse Street Queenscliff

Kyo – A treasure trove of exotic furniture and oddities such as pre-loved kimonos, bejewelled doorknobs and vintage games – 26 Smithton Grove, Ovean Grove

Annie’s Provedore – The place to find fancy nougat, chai-infused marmalade and everything for a picnic – 50 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads

Barwon Booksellers – Housed inside a converted chapel, this bookstore has a nice little fashion section on Chanel, illustration and costume – 81 Hesse Street, Queenscliff

Kiitos – A quality design store featuring Utopia goods, Melissa shoes, a touch of Marimekko and Edenborough Evans jewellery – 5-7 Bridge Road, Barwon Heads

S&R boutique – S&R has House of Harlow sunglasses, fab sandals for a luxe holiday and Viktoria & Woods knits – 41 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads

Rigby’s – The go-to for homewares like cosy throw rugs, bright candlesticks and sea salt and gold leaf soaps (which I must now have in my life – 39 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads

Bentley & Hope –  Art, furniture & “fabulosities” pretty much sums it up. Look for intricate neckpieces, books turned into lamps and gorgeous leather duffel bags – 66 Hesse Street, Queenscliff

Moss Grotto –  Go here for adorable Kingston jewellery, knitwear by Elm and intriguing window displays – 53 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads

Best shopping in the Bellarine Peninsula

Best shopping in the Bellarine Peninsula

Best shopping in the Bellarine Peninsula

Best shopping in the Bellarine Peninsula

Best shopping in the Bellarine Peninsula

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