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Beaumont St is home to some of Newcastle’s top retailers

Over the years, we’ve all become a little bit better at moving away from the big shopping centres and injecting some love into our local businesses. Whether it’s heading to the local markets, dropping into the fruit and veg shop around the corner, or getting fashion-forward with wares from one of our fashion boutiques, we Novocastrians love supporting local!

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Next time you’re thinking of updating your wardrobe, or need a little retail therapy, you’ve got to explore one of our bustling retail centres and Hamilton’s shopping strip – Beaumont St.

Explore the range of stores with products spanning from second-hand and vintage clothing, homewares, and books, to dedicated children’s stores and boutique clothing stores.

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MacLeans Bookshop

The Newcastle-born and bred independent bookstore has been warming our book-loving hearts since its inception in the late 90s. Owned and operated by Newcastle locals Amanda and Max Shirley, MacLeans Bookshop has continued to grow and bring us all the gems from across backlist, unusual, bestsellers, as well an extensive children’s and young adult section.
Where: 69 Beaumont St

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Lotus Fashion

If you’ve ever spent the day wandering down Beaumont St, there’s no doubt that you’ve spotted Lotus Fashion. It’s called Hamilton home for a number of years and has continually become known for its fashion for all ages.
Where: 87 Beaumont St 

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Rainbow Runner

Needing a little spiritual motivation in your daily life? Drop into Rainbow Runner. The store specialises in a broad range of products including crystals, crystal and silver jewellery, self-help books, tarot and oracle cards and salt lamps. Brought to us by Amy and Adrian, Rainbow Runner is one of those stores that can lift your mood in just moments.
Where: 94A Beaumont St

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Lollipop Kids

Lollipop Kids is filled to the brim with beautiful baby and children’s lifestyle pieces. The store offers a curated range of clothing, toys, gifts, and accessories from some of our favourite Australian brands. Some of our favourite picks include the Wilson & Frenchy bassinet sheets, handmade rainbow mobiles from the Hunter Valley, and the cutest clothing from Goldie + Ace.
Where: 94 Beaumont St

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July Jones

If you’re in need of a new wardrobe, July Jones is a must-visit. The boutique space is home to a range of unique brands including clothing from FOIL NZ, Joseph Ribkoff, Gabby Isabella, Lemon Tree Design, Fate & Becker, and Betty Basics. You can also find a range of shoes, accessories and bespoke homewares.
Where: 95 Beaumont St

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Qs Books

Qs Books is a pre-loved book lovers' dream. With rows upon rows of books from all categories under the sun, bibliophiles will be like kids in a candy store. The community-minded and family run bookstore has been operating across Newcastle since 1996 and consistently maintains a collection of between 100,000 to 150,000 books with new stock arriving each and every week.
Where: 115 Beaumont St

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Calendar Girl Boutique

This fashion boutique has been a long-time tenant of Hamilton and has become known for their Australian and European fashion pieces, as well as their love of colour! Drop in for a browse and chat with owner Trish and walk out with a new piece for the wardrobe.
Where: 117 Beaumont St 

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Retro Wardrobe

Located on the southern end of Beaumont St is the much-loved secondhand store, The Retro Wardrobe. Oozing with character, the store is always home to an eclectic mix of items including clothing for women and men, accessories, handbags, jewellery, hats, vintage suitcases, linen, home décor, furniture and so much more. Each piece is carefully selected by the ever so lovely Bec, and one special staff member, Morris the dog, makes a visit all that more worth it!
Where: 1/133 Beaumont St

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Vera Wine

With a focus on providing sustainably-produced, organic wine, Vera Wine is the place to be for wine lovers. Run by couple Florence Diffey and Josh Distefano who love sharing their knowledge of wine, the store even hosts weekly tastings on a Saturday.
Where: 2/67 Beaumont St

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