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Shopping Tour of Newtown - Part 1

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by BunnyGalore (subscribe)
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.
Published February 1st 2016
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King Street Streetscape

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.

Vintage-inspired Women's Fashion

Origami Doll
315 King Street, Newtown. Ph: (02) 8021 0302

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Origami Doll
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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.

451 King Street, Newtown. Ph: (02) 9517 1387
Closed Tuesdays
Australian-made vintage-inspired print frocks, halter tops, skirts.

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Elise Design
209 King Street, Newtown

Yoshi Jones
Level 1, 249 King St, Newtown Ph: (02) 9550 1663
Special occasion wear with a Japanese influence: think richly coloured and embroidered oriental patterns and brocade fabrics. Also sells menswear.
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Entrance to Yoshi Jones

Gi Gi's Fairy Fashion
415A King Street, Newtown
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
For vintage, rockabilly, race wear, wedding and other special occasion wear.

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Gi Gi's, Newtown

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Gi Gi's, Newtown

The Vintage Drawer
488 King Street, Newtown

For Kids

537 King Street, Newtown
Childrenswear and shoes

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547 King Street, Newtown

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.
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Why? Because it's whimsical, fun, quirky and edgy all at once
When: Some shops are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so best Wed-Sun
Where: King Street, Newtown, NSW
Cost: Nothing or a lot, it's up to you!
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