I am a natural movement & outdoor enthusiast who is always on the lookout for ways to incorporate physical activity into my life. My perfect day would combine outdoor movement, great food & convivial company.
If you are uninspired by the same old boring chainstores in big shopping centres selling bland clothes or are searching for a unique interesting gift, make a beeline for Newtown's King Street shopping strip. The shopping in Newtown is a mixture of edgy urban streetwear, sophisticated couture, and my favourite - original, whimsical, quirky vintage-inspired frocks.
Join me on a virtual tour of King Street as I share my top places to shop for women's fashion and childrenswear.
The owner of Origami Doll sources gorgeous vintage-inspired print fabrics from Japan and designs the outfits in Australia. Cute animal and bird prints feature strongly here, from adorable blouses with little French bulldogs and dresses with owls, unicorns, foxes and more. Dresses are priced around $150, tops from $45. Origami Doll outfits are ideal for a high tea, first-date picnic in the park, wedding, engagement party or special occasion. Or just because you feel like being feminine and pretty. Also sells toys and kids' clothes.
In Part 2 of this Note, I will take you to my favourite shops for original and quirky gifts, food and of course, the best places to take a much-needed coffee break and watch the world go by - an eclectic mix of students, tourists, vegans, cat and dog fanciers, mums with bubs and everyone in between.