Best Blue Mountains Shops and Boutiques

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The towns and villages in the Blue Mountains offer some really interesting and unique shopping opportunities, usually within heritage buildings. Wondering where to look for something different, produced with passion? We’ve put together a list of our favourite shops, boutiques and cooperatives to give you some ideas.

The Velvet Fog

A great destination for music lovers, The Velvet Fog houses a wide selection of vinyls across every genre you can think of, from Rock to Reggae to Jazz to Classical, as well as refurbished amplifiers, turntables, cassette decks and speakers.

Katoomba Vintage Emporium

This lovely shop is nestled in a heritage listed former post office sells an incredible assortment of furniture, collectables, clothing linen, jewellery, plates, cutlery and clocks.

Browse all manner of interesting items from antique Chinese harps to chess sets hewn from Mexican onyx. And of course classic furniture items - think luxurious chaise lounges and beautiful old leather chairs.

Mountainblue Vintage Linens

A stand-out within the Vintage Emporium, this delightful store sells beautifully presented vintage linen, including sheets and pillowcases as well as table runners, napkins, doilies, beaded jug covers and more.

And there’s so much more than just linen. You can peruse vintage china and silverware, leadlight lamps, fine crystal and glassware, local paintings, trinket boxes, costume jewellery, flapper accessories, perfume bottles and vintage bags.

Mr Pickwick’s Fine Old Books

This impressive old bookstore spans across three stories in the heart of Katoomba. Peruse rare tomes from all over the world, as well as records, fabulous clothes and vintage furniture, in a suitably atmospheric setting. There's so much to see you can spend hours browsing here.

The Hattery

A lot of specialty shops in the Blue Mountains do one thing really well. The Hattery is one of these.

They sell a wide range of absolutely stunning Akubra and Barmah hats, as well as Irish caps and straw planters. You’ll be spoiled for choice. They also sell much-needed knitwear for those cosy Blue Mountains nights, including jewel-hued ponchos and fingerless gloves. The store even has it’s own exclusive Blue Mountains Akubra hat, featuring a high crown and an exquisite decorative blue headband.

Elkai Incantations

This is a must-see spot for those who like things a little bit alternative. This bohemian-feeling shop offers off-beat and beautiful clothing, homewares and personal care products for those who like something a bit different. Think harem pants, flares, tie-dye and cosy knits – for those looking for that Blue Mountains vibe. They also have a range of wall-hangings, candles and other trinkets, and incense of course!

They even sell handcrafted wooden musical instruments for kids too. So pick up the panpipes and get creative.


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Victory Theatre Antique Centre

The centre is worth seeing in its own right – it’s a revamped Art Deco picture theatre, originally called Neate’s Hall when it was built in 1915, and re-named the Arcadia Picture Palace when it opened in 1921 as a 999-seat cinema. The impressive space is now a treasure trove of antiques as it allows dealers to showcase their wares over two floors. With so many vendors in one space you can find anything from jewellery, books, vintage clothing, paintings, ornaments, light fittings, fine china and beautiful furniture items. You can also eat at the Victory Café nearby.

Hat Hill Gallery

A must-go for music-lovers, this groovy destination record store is housed in an original 1920’s printing factory and sells vinyls from the 50’s onwards, as well as high quality turn-tables, amps and speakers. It’s an old school record store where you can browse and listen to a treasure trove of tunes to your hearts content. You can also browse rare books, band posters, art prints and original works.


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The Nook Craft Cooperative

The Nook is a collective marketplace, where you can browse and buy from a range of local creatives, artists and artisans. Have a sticky beak at a wonderful range of preserves and jams, delightful handmade garments and accessories, pottery, candles, children’s toys, home wares, stationery, paintings and more.

The House of Wool

A knitting-lovers dream, The House of Wool sells beautiful hand-spun and hand-dyed yarns from a variety of countries, including merino, mohair and alpaca, as well as an array of knitting needles and crochet hooks.

If you’re not much of a knitter, but you’d like to be, they run spinning, weaving, crochet and natural soap-making workshops for beginners to learn and make their own crafts.

The House also sells adorable one-off children’s clothing pieces, and accept custom orders too.

Bygone Beauties Treasured Teapot Museum and Tearooms

A true celebration of Australian tea-drinking culture, Bygone Beauties showcases a gleaming collection of rare and unusual teapots from around the world, as well as selling all kinds of fantastic items.

They have a charming selection of unique collectable teapots for sale, as well as exquisite crystal and malachite glasses, jugs and vases. You can also peruse an array of jewellery ranging from costume broaches to gold and diamond pieces worth thousands.

Once you’ve satisfied your urge for shopping you can indulge in laidback Devonshire Tea or a Traditional High Tea, where a waiter dressed in top and tails will serve your scones and jam on a silver platter.

You can also purchase all sorts of tea paraphernalia, including tea towels, tea cosies, and of course all sorts of tea, from Earl Grey to Chai.

Wentworth Falls

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Blue Mountains Makers

You'll spot it's sunny yellow exterior right away. Representing the true creative spirit of the Blue Mountains, this store is a treat. Step inside to browse locally handmade gifts including art, ceramics, fashion and accessories, health and beauty, home décor, children’s items, stationery, jewellery and craft supplies. The ethos of the store is to support local artisans in making the things people love.

The store sometimes even hosts workshops and creative events so it's worth keeping an eye out.


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Lyttleton Stores

Lyttleton Stores is a not-for-profit co-operative housed in a heritage-listed building originally built in 1884. They’re founded on the belief that a sustainable future involves a secure food system, creativity and adaptability, health and well-being, and a thriving localised economy

The co-op is comprised of three charming parts: Pantree Produce where lovers of healthy food can peruse locally grown organic produce. Atelier, where you can purchase lovely and original gifts, hand-made by Blue Mountains locals. And Preserve, a workshop space with a kitchen and garden.

What are some other things to do in Katoomba and the Blue Mountains?

If you're looking for delicious food and drink you might like our guides to the Best Restaurants in the Blue Mountains and Best Pubs and Bars in the Blue Mountains. If you came here for the natural beauty as well as the unique culture and artisanry, you can have a look at our guides to the Best Blue Mountains Walks, Megalong Valley and Mayfield Garden.

Blue Mountains FAQs

For more useful information that will help you plan your stay, we invite you to take a look at our Visiting the Blue Mountains FAQ guide, which will help you plan when to come, what to wear, where to stay and more.


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