Best boutique shopping on the Central Coast

4. Bull & China, Erina Heights

Cool and casual with a hint of fun… if this describes your style then be sure to stop by Bull & China, a women’s fashion boutique located at Erina Heights. Here you’ll find affordable everyday staples from labels such as Elm Lifestyle, Betty Basics, Refuge Denim and Little Lies. There’s also fashionable travel kicks from Rollie Nation Shoes and Australian-owned Human Premium Shoes, and a selection of gorgeous accessories to peruse while you’re there.

Address: Shop 4/372 The Entrance Rd, Erina Heights

Be sure to stop by Bull & China

5. Blackbird, Bateau Bay

Located at Bateau Bay Road shops, Blackbird is somewhat of a hidden gem that you should definitely seek out if in the area. Browsing the Australian and locally made products, you will find everything from leather clutches to vintage-style jewellery, vibrant print dresses to classic Levi jeans, toxin-free sunscreen, organic loose-leaf tea, natural rattan light pendants and lush indoor plants. You can even purchase local Bateau Bay honey here, straight from the hive.

Address: 101A Bateau Bay Rd, Bateau Bay

 

6. The Flowerseekers in Bloom, Wamberal

Opened early 2019, this new addition to the Central Coast is the bricks and mortar store to magazine The Flowerseekers, a quarterly created for florists, growers and everyday people who simply love beautiful blooms. Owner Sonya Gardiner wanted a space to physically showcase the concept behind the magazine, not only to sell flowers (plants, vases, books, candles, soaps and local honey), but also ­to host workshops such as floral arrangement, embroidery, photography and styling.

Address: Shop 3/82 Ocean View Drive, Wamberal


The Flowerseekers physically showcases the concept behind the magazine

7. Antigua Collective, Terrigal

Cool, classic and chic – that’s what you can expect from Antigua Collective at Terrigal, a premium women’s fashion store that opened early 2019 across from the beach. This beautiful boho-luxe store offers customers a personalised, but relaxed shopping experience. Here you’ll find pieces of a mostly neutral palette, with easy-wear cuts and great quality fabrics from labels such as Apéro, eb&ive, Le Specs and Bird & Kite, as well as its very own Antigua Collective, Antigua Jewellery and Antigua Home.

Address: 96 Terrigal Esplanade, Terrigal


Antigua collective showcases beautiful boho-luxe wares

8. Shadow Bang Apothecary & Supply, Long Jetty

Housed in a quirky A-frame building on the main strip of Long Jetty, Shadow Bang is a gorgeously curated fashion and herbal good dispensary store. Here, you’ll find an array of wellness products such as essential oils and organic tea, handmade leather shoes and artisan-designed jewellery. There is a focus on small business brands, many of which make their small-batch products with an ethical focus, so you can feel good about your purchase in more ways than one.

Address: 310B The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty


Shadow Bang is a gorgeously curated fashion and herbal good dispensary store

9. Jachavela, Ettalong

The exotic and organic range of homewares and furniture found at family-owned store Jachavela include products that have been ethically sourced from Indonesia, made by local artisans and procured from quality Australian brands. Local artist Joy Rodier’s ceramics and art can be found in store, as well as bespoke LeeLoo Bird jewellery, and Beach Road Naturals, a Sydney-based bath and body company. They also offer an interior design service and specialise in custom orders for a boutique, personalised shopping experience.

Address: 233 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong

10. Bohemian Traders, Erina Heights

Homegrown label Bohemian Traders has become a favourite with Central Coast fashionistas. Specialising in relaxed and effortless fashion, the store is known for its ‘classic European cuts designed for the modern bohemian’. The range includes pretty dresses, light linen pieces, beautiful blouses, timeless swimwear, and a range of denim designed to flatter women of all shapes and sizes. There’s also a mens’ and kids’ collection, so the whole family can get the look.

Address: Shop 2A, 490 Central Coast Highway, Erina Heights

11. Tiki La La, Ettalong

Located at Ettalong Markets, Tiki La La is a hip bolt-hole of all things vintage. Be transported back in time as you discover must-have retro fashions (think cut-off denim jeans and faded, printed tees), which hangs beside exquisite 1970s’ cane furniture while classic vinyl records play in the background. Trust us: you never knew you needed a 1920s’ gilt brass drinks trolley or a 1970s’ embossed leather handbag until you laid eyes on it in this quirky store.

Address: Shop 1/189 Ocean View Road, Ettalong


Tiki La La is a hip bolt-hole of all things vintage

12. Piccolo Pear, East Gosford

If you’re looking for a unique gift for someone special, Piccolo Pear is a delightful emporium of flowers, premium stationery, handmade ceramics, quirky kids’ products, classic collectables and one-off vintage finds. The thoughtful curation of well-designed, quality wares found in this whimsical store is a joy to browse, and the lingering scent of fresh flowers adds to the beauty of it all.

Address: 57 Victoria Street, East Gosford