Margaret River main street is a creative hub – its surf culture, thriving arts scene, and boutique boho stores encompassing the essence of what the town’s personality exudes. Which other regional town in Australia hosts contemporary arts festivals such as Emergence Creative, Strings Attached Guitar Festival, and Open Studios? Many of the region’s lauded creatives have also put their stamp on main street public artwork and contemporary businesses with a blend of regional and popular Australian brands.
JahRoc Gallery: Offering year round exhibitions from renowned national artists, JahRoc Gallery is devoted to an appreciation of contemporary Australian art. The gallery also has beautiful hand crafted furniture, made by owner and artist Gary Bennett.
Hillzeez: You can’t visit one of Australia’s top surfing destinations without a jaunt to its signature surf shop. Hillzeez has great quality wet suits, boards, boardies, bathers, togs, cossies (whatever you call them). It’s the place to get beach-prepped in a nutshell. Sister store Subculture, located just across the road, is the place to pick up surf, skate, and street style designer brands.
Marine & Co: The boho scene has a bit of a stronghold within the Margaret River Region, and Marine and Co is the local supplier of popular labels like Auguste, Tigerlily and Zulu and Zephyr. Quality knits, summer dresses, beach bags and denims. Also a good range of menswear.
Lloyds: Another ‘Margie’s’ institution, what started as a hardware store, Lloyd’s has expanded into a one stop shop for just about everything. All items have been carefully considered for their artistic value and offer form over function to some extent. Whether it’s kitchen wares, home décor, birthday cards, sun hats, or indoor plant pots – Lloyds is your place.
Margaret River Artisan Store: Looking to take home something uniquely Margaret River? This eclectic little shop next to IGA offers a range of products from the region’s creatives. Quality clothing, hand-dyed linen sheets, and featured artist pieces framed and ready to hang will give you something special to remember the holiday by.
Re-Tyre Eco Store: A place that truly embodies the principles of living in a more sustainable way, everything for sale in this tightly curated store has either been made from re-purposed waste items or is designed to help you reduce your waste.