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Top shopping spots in Port Douglas -Where to go and what to expect

Port Douglas offers the best retail therapy to its visitors. Its shops have a clientele that includes Hollywood stars and royal family members. Here is a guide to all places shopping in the city.


Port Village

Port Village is at the heart of Port Douglas, down Macrossan street. The shopping complex is designed to resemble a warm Port Douglas summer. The exterior and the interior resonates with the tropical atmosphere that can be found anywhere in this quaint town. There are cafes and restaurants here that sell amazing food, for when you tire.
The clothes shops at Port Village cater specifically to the Port Douglas weather. The best thing about Port Village is the variety that is on offer. There is also a cellar and a supermarket within the Port Village premises. You can buy plenty of good food and wine to take back to your hotel, after a busy day of shopping here.



Portico shopping complex is also in a corner of Macrossan Street. The garden has been landscaped to blend in with the lush tropical outlook in Port Douglas. It is the perfect place to catch a breeze while sipping on a cup of coffee at one of the cafes here.

Clothes shops dominate the shopping complex. There are many stores that sell and promote upcoming Australian designers. The collections here include summer-wear, swim-wear and surf-wear. This is the perfect place to pick out your designed-in-Australia bikini.



Tzusk is a boutique clothing store in the Macrossan Street shopping precinct. The owner Di Perry came to Port Douglas 27 years ago, and since have been designing the clothes that you can find here. The clothes have been hand-made using natural fibres.

It has now become a family business with Di's son and daughter also contributing with their ideas. They have on display, innovative clothing items crafted out of leather, silk apart from the fibres that Di initially used in her clothes. Inside, the atmosphere is relaxing. The collection is unique and hard to come by at any other shop in the area.


Barbarella & Swan

This is a relatively new shop in Port Douglas. It is nevertheless frequented by celebrities because of the large collection of international fashion labels. The most popular collections at Barbarella and Swan include Leina Broughton and Sacha Drake.

Barbara Dippenaar, who moved here 4 years ago, describes the key to her success as the authenticity of her clothing. She claims that she picks fashions that are evergreen. Visit the store to find out more about evergreen fashion. Even if you are not in Port Douglas, they deliver Australia wide when you order online.


The Sunday Markets

To become a seller at the Sunday Market, you or your family must make what you sell. So, expect to find an offering of authentic locally manufactured goodies every Sunday. The markets feature an eclectic mix of arts and crafts, clothes and accessories and glassware. This is the perfect place for souvenir shopping.

Port Douglas is a relaxing, small village. These places are within reach from most hotels and Port Douglas apartments. Accommodation is easily available with the likes of Oaks Lagoon and many other convenient stays.

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