New to Canberra (or just not leaving your neighborhood)? Here are eight places you might not have shopped.

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Are you a bargain hunter or a vintage lover?

You are in the right place. Fyshwick has evolved over the past 15 years from being a car yard and home appliance store to a haven for vintage and antique shops and independent food suppliers.

In the nearby town of Pialligo, you’ll also find shopping, this time in the form of artisan homewares, ceramics and lush garden centres.

Just a stone’s throw from Majura, you’ll also find home and garden nirvana, with a variety of great brands you know and love like IKEA, Bunnings and Costco.

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BISON

Made in Canberra, loved everywhere. Visit the original Pialligo home of Bison’s iconic homewares and see the full range of elegant, colorful ceramics as well as hand-woven glassware and table linens.

Founded in 1997 by creative director Brian Tunks, Bison’s goal is to create beautiful yet functional pieces for everyday living.

bisonhome.com

BLISS GARDEN + GIFTS

A specialist nursery that goes way beyond plants, don’t blame us if you walk away from Bliss with more inspiration than you can poke a glazed pot in your hand.

You’ll also find a wide range of home style accents, jewelry, prints, homewares and more.

blissgardengiftware.com.au

THE PARCEL

This leafy enclave of Pialligo is home to a handful of great homeware shops, including Pink Flamingo Interiors, Wren & Rabbit, Pialligo Market Grocer (background image) and Crusoe and Co (the latest venture from Brian Tunks de Bison).

A world of interior inspiration in a small space, you’ll find everything from original colorful restored pieces to modern and antique items from around the world.

theplotatpialligo.com.au

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HUMBLE HOUSE

A real hidden treasure, the Humble House Gallery is truly unique, part museum, part art gallery and part housewares shop.

A must-visit destination for lovers of authentic Oriental antiques and contemporary art, this stunning space spans two levels devoted to both antique Chinese furniture and art from Canberra and beyond. There is also a huge range of decorative items and gifts.

humblehouse.com.au

HISTORY INSIDE

A magical haven of wallpapers, fabrics and furniture, Inside Story has cemented its place as a supplier of exclusive fabrics and soft furnishings for discerning Canberrans. Boasting brands such as Sanderson, Romo, Villa Nova, Mulberry and Christian Lacroix, this compact yet oh-so-chic space is a must-have for lovers of all things interior.

theinsidestory.com.au

MIKO DRAWINGS

If you’re into high quality bespoke pieces, you’ll want to make your way to Miko Designs – here you’ll find a beautifully curated range of local, Australian and local furniture, lighting, artwork and homewares. international.

Expect to find works by Canberra’s Curious Tales, Lisa Cahill, Olas Design, Studio Pip, Hunt Furniture, Copper Design, Muuto and many more.

mikodesigns.com.au

URBAN WILD

Ok, so a kitchenware store doesn’t usually rank high on a traveler’s to-do list, but avid home chefs will love getting lost in this vast kitchen warehouse filled with top brands, from tools and dishes to kitchen utensils and bakeware. Maybe save space in the trunk.

wildurban.com.au

EXIT FROM CANBERRA

Don’t let the name fool you. Canberra Outlet is raising the game when it comes to outlet shopping, with a Premium Mall featuring brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Oroton and Ralph Lauren alongside an impressive array of beloved brands like Nike, Jo Mercer, Cue, TK Maxx and Moreover.

Our advice? Arrive early.

canberraoutletcentre.com.au

HEARTH CROSSROADS

Head to the opposite end of Fyshwick’s sprawling Canberra shopping center to discover homeware heaven, most of it at outlet prices.

From top brands from JB Hi-Fi to furniture from Freedom, James Lane and Early Settler, luxury bedding and decor from Sheridan, Adairs and Bed Bath N’ Table and home essentials from Howards Storage World and Harris Scarfe, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

canberraoutletcentre.com.au

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Ikea

Home is where the Poäng chair is. And if this sentence had any meaning for you, chances are you would like to visit Majura Park IKEA.

With easy parking and ready-to-eat meatballs waiting for you at the cafeteria-style restaurant, why not stop by?

ikea.com/en

COSTCO

If you haven’t had the unique experience that is Costco, now is your chance.

Although there are plenty of deals to grab (buying in bulk, of course), it’s almost worth the trip just so you can see a diamond ring sitting next to a 10 liter bottle of French champagne sitting next to a luxury camping set.

Don’t forget that you will need a subscription to visit.

costco.com.au

Want even more inspiration?

Check out VisitCanberra’s neighborhood guide for Fyshwick, Majura and Pialligo here.

Featured image: Pialligo’s market grocer at The Plot. Credit: Pew Pew Studio for herCanberra

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