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Whether you love to shop or you're a reluctant, last-minute shopper, start your pilgrimage for the best shopping experience at these top 5 shopping centres in Adelaide.
Savvy shoppers can also bag bargains at Adelaide's best factory outlets, offering special discounts on the best brands of women's and men's fashion, homewares, sporting goods, outdoor items and fragrances.
In the heart of the CBD, Rundle Mall is the first stop for serious shoppers, both locals and tourists. The wide streets of Australia's first pedestrianised mall feature over 700 retail shops in over a dozen arcades and plazas.
Dive into department stores, including David Jones, Harris Scarfe, Kmart and Myer or tick off the weekly grocery list at Coles or Woolworths.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with Australia's best confectionery at Haigh's Chocolates, or if you've started a health kick, visit Boost Juice or Healthy Life.
Rundle Mall, an entertainment precinct, is surrounded by historic tourist sites and artworks, including Beehive Corner, Adelaide and Regents Arcades, the 'Mall's Balls' and the 'Progress' Sculpture.
Fun family shopping (vborodinova / CC0)
On Tapleys Hill Rd in West Beach, Harbour Town is Adelaide's best factory outlet, ideal for browsing in the open air, with ample parking and regular bus services. You'll find plenty of brand-name bargains including: - women's fashion at Cue, Femme Connection, Portmans and Witchery - men's fashion at Levi's, Polo Ralph Lauren, Oxford and Oakley - homewares at Adairs, Sheridan, Royal Doulton and Bed Bath n' Table
There are also stores offering luggage, fragrances, children's clothing, footwear and sportswear.
Once you've filled your trolley, choose from over a dozen cafes and takeaway shops for a snack at the food court.
Children can enjoy the playground on the southern side of town or spot planes from the viewing station in the food court.
This Westfield, on 297 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park, hosting over 300 stores across 3 levels, offers something for everyone, especially foodies after the recent centre facelift.
Starting on level 1, the giants - Myer, DJs, Aldi, Woolies, and Big W, are surrounded by dozens of speciality stores, from bakers and Vietnamese cuisine, to chemists, jewellers and banks.
Harris Scarfe, Target, Coles Kmart are on level 2, beside Adairs, the Reject Shop and EB Games.
On level 3, escape into dream worlds at Intencity for video gaming or film at Event Cinemas. Park in one of over 5,000 spaces, or catch a bus from the CBD or Marion or the local train station.
Hungry? Try the sweet treats at San Churro or Italian at Spargo's, Caffe Primo or Panacea or a burger at Grill'd or T.G.I. Fridays.
If the choices amongst this season's fashions are overwhelming, local stylists can assist with a wardrobe update.
Westfield West Lakes
On the banks of West Lake and beside AAMI Stadium and Lakes Resort, this Westfield packs all your shopping into one level with 150 stores.
All the fresh food needs are covered, with Woolworths and Coles, Adam's Apple, Baker's Delight and Springfield Butchers. Services, including optometry, banking and haircuts are offered, along with endless possibilities for fashion-lovers.
If you're shopped out, ascend to level 2 for a $10 standard tickets to the latest movies at Reading Cinema or let the kids loose at the Indoor or Underwater Playworld. There is plenty of parking and the centre is spotless, with clean aisles and bathrooms.
Park in one of 3,000 spaces, with the first 3 hours free, and surf using the free wi-fi. Book lovers can browse the collection at West Lakes Library or pick up best-selling novels at QBD Books.
Shop for Adelaide's best bargains (by Mitcham Square)
After a fire blazed through Mitcham Square, on 119 Belair Rd, Torrens Park, the centre was rebuilt and continues to provide quality over quantity, with friendly service at 55 stores catering for your grocery, gifts, food and fashion needs.
Services range from banking and travel, a health club, a dentist and optometrist, to massage, manicures and haircuts.
Foodland is a refreshing change from the big-chain supermarkets, winning the Canstar 2017 Award for most satisfied customers.
After dining at one of the cafes and restaurants, catch a film, including Britain's National Theatre Live events, at Wallis Cinema.
There are arts and crafts activities for kids during the school holidays and Squirt, a giant fibreglass whale, was rescued from the flames to continue as the centre's slippery dip. Parking is free in one of the 600 spaces.
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