From marvelous fashion finds to charming novelty items, special one-of-a-kind products and rare antiques, Ipswich is a great place for any shopaholic to shop ‘til they drop.
One of the city’s best shopping districts is the Top of Town Precinct, which caters to every taste and budget.
Those who are seeking to bring a little magic and positive energy into their lives, The Soul Cauldron in the Old Flour Mill building sells tarot cards, dream catchers, lanterns, spell kits, incense, diaries and more.
In addition, Ulli’s New Age Rockz in nearby Tulmur Place stock a wide range of crystals, oracle cards, books, candles, oils and herbs.
Whether you are a collector, a big kid at heart, or hoping to find that perfect gift for someone special, you can’t go past Rare and Pretty Dolls. Here you will find everything from vintage toys such as Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony and Polly Pocket, to new characters like Barbie, Bratz, Disney, Monster High and Magic Mixies. Rare and Pretty Dolls is located inside Arttime Gallery and Fine Art Supplies, which also has a great range of artisan and art products.
Just a short walk around the corner is the hobby store Dark Magician Games where you can find popular items like Dungeons and Dragons, YuGiOh, Pokemon, pop vinyls and action figures.
One of the best places in the Top of Town precinct for unique and handmade gifts is Embers and Twine, where you can fill your shopping bag with items such as candles, melts, bath salts, sonic diffusers, organic tea, teapots and cups.
If you’re looking to decorate, or wanting to find that one-of-a-kind item, the Ipswich Antique Centre is a haven for vintage pieces just waiting to find life in a new space. Pre-loved antiquities include furniture, art, China and ceramics, glassware and more.
In the nearby country town of Marburg, just a quick 20 drive from Ipswich Central, are two more stores that are well worth a visit. First is The Black Museum, which houses quality antique and contemporary furnishings with unique lighting, decor and art in the mix.
Lastly, The Soul Nook Collective, which is located inside an old church, is a popular destination on weekends for shopping, coffee and live music.