When did you last shop the strip?

From homewares to hand-made chocolates, local and Australian fashion labels - here's some reasons why Darby St has our shopping heart.

You might think you're all over what's happening on Darby St, but when did you last do a  lap? Whilst we love it for the chilled streetside dining, quality coffee and delicious eats, it's the boutique shopping scene that makes us smile. With a smart collection of independently owned boutiques and village type atmosphere it's nice to take a wander, coffee in hand, and get a little familiar again.

Vintage Inspired & Lifestyle Fashion
Step inside this eclectic, vintage-inspired boutique for all your frocks, lifestyle wears, shoes including preloved cowboy boots, and accessories. Girls, guys, grannies, curvy ladies and everyone in between will find a treasure here.

High Tea with Mrs. Woo
Fashion, Gifts & Homewares
Australian-made, this small-run clothing store keeps the emphasis on designing eloquent, comfortable clothing and accessories with natural fabrics. Sisters, Rowena, Juliana & Angela Foong have been patternmaking, sampling, cutting and producing designs from their store since 2004, finding inspiration in memory, story and landscape to create their signature pieces.

Fashion & Music
Tiff & Tim introduced fashion to Darby St and continue to bring a smart collection of Men’s & Women’s staples, a specialised selection of Vinyl, CD’S, books & Polaroid film. From King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard to John Coltrane, Ray-Ban wayfarers to organic cotton t-shirts…Abicus is committed to supporting both local and international artists and designers.

Jean Bas
Self-pronounced ‘architect for the human body’; Jean Bas is the studio that produces bespoke creations for racewear, Mother of the Bride, Bridal or special occasions. Limited edition and made onsite in her stunning boutique makes for a unique shopping experience.

Fashion and accessories for the ladies
If your preference is to shop independent and you love a good browse through a beautifully styled boutique, then Scout is where you need to head. Scout brings its very own niche of fashion collectives, with the likes of Spell & The Gypsy Collective, Finders Keepers, Status Anxiety and Afends, just to name a few; Scout covers all of your fashion & lifestyle needs.

Clothing, Swimwear, Shoes & Accessories
The bohemian-inspired women’s fashion label features clothing and accessories of an exotic nature. You’ll find their guanabana label alongside Talulah, Faithfull The Brand, The Bare Road and Amuse society; just to name a few. Together with their fully stocked store on Darby, you can even purchase online – double win!

Blackbird Corner
Fashion, Gifts & Homewares
Stocking handmade, locally made brands which you can’t find anywhere else in Newcastle. You’ll find anything and everything from screen printed t-shirts, handmade greeting cards, short-run magazines, handmade fashion accessories; the list goes on.

Willows Home Traders
Furniture, Homewares & Art
A carefully curated collection of homewares, furniture, skin care and art. All of which stick to a very Australian theme with the store housing local artists' work on the walls whenever possible.

WIA Store
Streetwear Fashion
Described as a men’s streetwear and lifestyle store, the brothers work with local artists to stock a unique range of clothing that at times has a quirky Newy flavour to it. In store you’ll find a crisp retail space with the collection dispersed amongst massive graffiti artworks that take-over much of the walls.

Coco Monde
The unique thing about Coco Monde is that everything is made on site, including all the chocolates, ice-creams, honeycombs, marshmallows and cakes. Not just a divine chocolateria dessert cafe, they also have a range of goodie gifts!

Blooms on Darby
Vintage styled florist, drawn to unusual textures and with a love of working with varieties that are a little different, or anything that captures their eye. Blooms on Darby are here to help you spoil your loved one, or yourself with a big beautiful bunch of flowers.