Have a special event coming up, or just looking to spoil yourself? Ipswich has a generous array of local boutiques on offer, many of them long standing businesses within the community. Over the last few months, countless businesses have taken a hit as the coronavirus pandemic has swept the globe, so it is more important than ever to get out and do what we can supporting our local economy and families.
I have seen this boutique described as a “little pocket of Byron Bay here in Ipswich” and I think this is the perfect explanation.
Located at the top of Brisbane Street, Soul Sista offers a little bit of something for everyone — from unique boutique fashion options to artisan accessories by local designers. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am-4pm (closing earlier at 1pm Saturdays).
Cute to Boot
Cute to Boot is an Insta-Mum’s Best Friend! Stocking popular online brands sourced locally and from around the globe, this gorgeous boutique is located next door to Soul Sista at the top of Brisbane Street. What started as a baby footwear store, has blossomed into a baby and toddler boutique offering a range of clothing, wooden toys, children’s books, organic baby skincare and rattan nursery furniture. Perfect for new parents, and/or those looking for gifts to welcome newborns or first birthday gifts. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am-4pm (closing earlier at 1pm Saturdays).
Embers and Twine
Located in The Old Flour Mill building in Ipswich’s Top of Town, Embers and Twine creates an inviting environment from the moment you step through the door. With beautiful scented candles lining the walls, and potted plants scattered creativity throughout the store, you cannot help but feel at home. Embers and Twine offer a unique range of products including scented candles, melts, room sprays, botanicals and bath salts. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am-2pm.
The Soul Cauldron
Curious about your spiritual side, or looking to nourish your mind, body and the metaphysical? The Soul Cauldron, located right next to Embers and Twine in The Old Flour Mill, is a great little find when shopping the top of town. With a touch of magical ambience and the scent of incense in the air, you will find candles, crystals, jewellery and little steel cauldrons to purchase for yourself or as a gift for those spiritual at heart. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am-2pm.
Oh! JoJo Boutique
With an eclectic array of hard-to-find labels, Oh! JoJo Boutique is the perfect location to “pop in for look,” but be warned, you might not leave empty handed. Owner Jo likes to keep the stock fresh and on-trend, so whether you are looking for something for a special event or just checking out the latest on-season trends, be sure to head to Oh! JoJo Boutique for a look. Open Monday to Saturday from 9am-5pm (closing earlier at 1pm Saturdays).
Located in the beautiful historic building known as Goleby House, Arttime Supplies has been a well known establishment in the area for many years. Arttime Supplies is not only for those looking for art materials or supplies, but also offers a vast collection of textiles, ceramics, jewellery and homewares that have been exquisitely handmade by local artisans. If you are looking for a unique gift, be sure to pop in for a look as you might be surprised with what you will discover. Open Monday to Saturday from 9am-5pm (closing earlier at 1pm Mondays & Saturdays).
Another well-known Ipswich retail establishment is Trottie Beck, which has been operating in the Ipswich area for nearly 20 years. Once lovingly known amongst friends and family as the “hippy shop in Ipswich”, it has transformed over the years to include on-trend boho fashion, gemstone jewellery, fragrant oils and incense, as well as an eclectic array of ornamental plant pots. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am-4pm (closing earlier at 2pm Saturdays).
Her House of Resin + Co
The newest kid on the block is Her House of Resin + Co, located across the road from the new Silkstone Village. What started originally as a passion for creating unique resin boards, has grown into a collection of local artisans showcasing their up-cycled furniture, macrame wall hangings, herbal skincare, plants, baby goods and the collection is still growing. Open Wednesday to Saturday from 9:30am-4:30pm (closing earlier at 2:30pm Saturdays, and Open Tuesday and Sunday for Art Classes only).
The Soul Nook Collective
Not sure if The Soul Nook Collective needs much of an introduction, well-known in the local area for its romantic helicopter picnic, luxury tent events, and creative workshops, all gorgeously styled and organised by owner Taryn.
The Soul Nook Collective now has a new home in The Old Church in Marburg, the perfect setting to showcase their collection of comfortable clothing for woman of all sizes, artisan gift wares from local makers, and now you can even grab a warm organic coffee while you browse. Open Wednesday to Saturday from 9am-2pm (closing later at 3pm Saturdays).
Located in the country town of Rosewood, about 20 minutes’ country drive from the city of Ipswich, you will find the local favourite fashion boutique Kaysuelle Fashions.
With rustic decor paying homage to its surrounding area, Kaysuelle Fashions offers a diverse collection of clothing, accessories, shoes and jewellery to suit all ages.
With great deal of effort put into selecting on-trend pieces, you will be sure to find a gorgeous outfit unlike those you see at the major chains. Open Monday to Saturday from 9am-4pm (closing earlier at 12:30pm Saturdays).