Shopping in Canberra: Vintage & Designer Finds

Canberra- the National Capital of Australia, is a unique travel and shopping destination. Being a relatively new city compared to other Australian capitals, Canberra is predominantly known for its politics, and national attractions.

Only up until recently has Canberra really become a unique shopping destination, and it has really turned into a treasure trove of unique vintage finds, one off pieces and designer items.

For those visiting Canberra for the first time, it may be difficult to find the places to shop, so check out my top Canberra shopping destinations below!

Designer Op Shop
Designer Op Shop

Designer Op Shop is a one stop shop for all of your vintage wares. Located in Canberra’s new trendy district, Braddon, Designer Op Shop is run by a mother and daughter duo who have a vast experience in fashion, and offer their clientele a varied selection of pre loved designer items. This is the type of store that requires you to visit quite often, otherwise you’ll run the risk of missing out on some gorgeous, and affordable vintage pieces!

Rebel Muse

Another new store that is located along Lonsdale Street in Braddon, Rebel Muse is one of Canberra’s premier women’s fashion retailers. More than a retail outlet, Rebel Muse is a unique fashion space, and stocks a large range of Australian Designer Labels in women’s apparel, shoes, jewellery and accessories. You can literally purchase an entire outfit from here, and their on-site styling service is top of the line!


We know that shopping isn’t just about clothes, so we’ve selected Handsomepretty as a must stop shop for all things home wares, small furniture and gifts. This gorgeous store mixes up styles with fresh concepts and design, with pops of colours and vibrancy. Also located along Lonsdale Street in Braddon, Handsomepretty is the sort of store where you won’t want to leave without purchasing something unique and beautiful for your home, or as a gift for someone special.

Momento Dezigns

This store has been a go-to for Canberra fashionista’s for years, and the service is always impeccable. Located in another on trend area of Canberra – Manuka, Momento Dezigns stocks an extensive range of fashion from around the globe. Pulled straight from the catwalk to the store, Momento Dezigns stocks labels such as Red Valentino, Dion Lee, Zimmermann, Rachel Gilbert and Manning Cartell.

Gertrude Boutique

Who doesn’t love a good quality, designer handbag? Gertrude Boutique is an exclusive boutique that offers a point of difference in ladies shoes and bags, and is a store that caters for the well travelled, fashion conscious women. Gertrude Boutique is Australia’s exclusive Furla supplier, and offers a premium range of Italian handbags, shoes, and affordable luxury items. Located just down from Moment Dezigns in Manuka, Gertrude Boutique will have you feeling like you’ve walked straight into an Italian boutique!

Have you travelled to Canberra before? What is your go-to store when you visit?

Editors note: This article was written by Jemma Mrdak from the blog A Stylish Moment.

Image credits: Designer Op Shop, Gertrude Boutique

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