Due North Botanical
57 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide SA 5006
It’s hard to stroll down O’Connell Street without getting distracted by the gorgeous potted plants framing the doorway and the heavenly scent of fresh blooms wafting out of Due North Botanical. From a little pick-me-up to an OTT arrangement, the team have perfected the art of putting together the perfect bouquet. Since undergoing a change of ownership and a rebrand in July 2018, the florist has been on a mission to support other small businesses. Amongst the flowers and succulents, you’ll also find cards by Borrow Street, and jewellery by upcoming local designers Miss Fizzle Designs and Fencesitter.
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Red House - Shop & Café
North Adelaide Railway Station, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide 5006 SA
While Red House Shop & Cafe is known for its charming brick frontage and unique railway location, lemon meringue pancakes and other delicious baked goodies, their vintage shop is one of Adelaide's best kept secrets! All the treasures are handpicked by the owner, Emily, who has been curating threads from generations past for 14 years. Infuse some retro flavour through your space with some homewares and bric-a-brac or update your wardrobe with a one of a kind piece from the 60s through to the 90s. You'll find an ample supply of both womens and mens clothes, accessories and jewellery in a wide range of sizes.
E for Ethel
116 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide SA 5006
When you think of Ethel, you can’t help but picture a sweet little nanna, baking delicious treats in her cosy abode. Being at E for Ethel’s is just like this – with their homely food, friendly vibe and cute little knick-knacks peppered all around the store. As well as being an award-winning café, they also offer a range of unique handmade homewares and jewellery. From quirky ceramics and unique pieces of jewellery to wooden toys and handcrafted leather bags, the perfect gift is sure to be waiting for you right there on Ethel’s shelves.
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Marilyn's Depot Vente
24A O'Connell St, North Adelaide, 5006
Marilyn's Depot Vente brings Paris Fashion Week right to North Adelaide. What looks like a tiny doorway from O’Connell Street leads to a high ceiling, natural light-filled alcove brimming with incredible European clothing and accessories, with a nice mix of local talent. It isn’t unusual to come across Salvatore Ferragamo box bags with their signature bows, Louis Vuitton monogram and a splash of Burberry nova check. Even if you aren’t ready to break the bank, it’s worth visiting for the eye candy alone!
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Booked at North Adelaide
81 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide SA 5006
There is something wonderful about being able to thumb through the pages of a book in its physical form. For those looking for the real deal, Booked at North Adelaide is a bookworm’s heaven and has been bringing bestsellers to North Adelaide for a decade. The walls are lined with good reads that will thave you exploring different times, cultures and realities! Staff are avid readers and will happily chat the afternoon away about their hot-picks. For readers who also fancy themselves writers, check out their range of designer journals, quirky stationery and other gifts.