Whether you need lush candles, local produce or bohemian gear, you can find an eclectic array of shops and pop ups in the Shire that will help you find exactly what you're looking for – and things you aren't looking for. With a budget to spend or a budget to browse, these unique joints are a great place to spend the day filling your wardrobe and home, or just enjoying the cool vibes and fresh air. Here is our list of the quirkiest shops in the Shire.
URBAN RITUELLE (Caringbah)
Inspired by the owners' voyages through the bazaars of South East Asia, India and the Middle East, Urban Rituelle lets you pamper your body and your home. The bath, body and fragrance shop is the perfect place to delight in handmade soy candles, body creams, lip balms, soap and more. These natural, simple and aromatic products will add a soothing touch to your day. Men, don't fear this fragrant haven; Urban Rituelle has a great selection of products just for you!
Location: Unit 17, 59/63 Captain Cook Drive, Caringbah NSW 2229
UR PLACE (Sutherland)
Beware of this black and white sanctuary; you will want to pack your bags and move in! A home decor haven focusing on the perfection of imperfection, Ur Place has the Sutherland locals raving. Adorn your home with elegant art, furniture, throw pillows and stationery. The friendly owner takes pride in supporting local and global artisans and their handmade wares, but this shop is a must for all locals – your home will thank you for it!
Location: Shop 2/728 Old Prince Highway, Sutherland NSW 2232
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THE SHE CAVE EMPORIUM (Caringbah)
Ladies! We finally get our own man cave – except more fun and fragrant. The She Cave Emporium is a hidden gem in Caringbah that houses an eclectic mix of pop-up shops. Style your perfect event and floral arrangement at the Event Styler, or update your wardrobe with some vintage garb at the Forgotten Frock. Enjoy the relaxing and aromatic atmosphere of the Candle Room overflowing with handmade soy candles. The She Cave Emporium is also the perfect place to pursue your entrepreneurial dreams by hosting your own start-up company within the pop-up bazaar.
Location: 5/63-73 Willarong Road, Caringbah NSW 2229
SHIRE FARMERS MARKET (Sutherland)
We have found your new weekly adventure! Every Saturday, the Shire Farmers Market emerges on Flora Street in Sutherland. The perfect place to bring your family – including your pooch – the market boasts local stalls filled with fruit, veggies, bakeries, Kombucha, butchers and artisans. Grab some coffee and brekkie before you buy your groceries for the week and then stock up - you'll have to wait a whole week to go again!
Location: 131 Flora Street, Sutherland NSW 2232
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THE THRIFT VINTAGE (Cronulla)
If you want a one-of-a-kind style and wardrobe update, check out the Thrift Vintage in Cronulla. Featuring 80s and 90s styles, this vintage shop is sure to give you the 'I didn't even try to look good (but you really did)' vibe. The Thrift Vintage is full of gear that's seriously cool and friendly staff that are only too happy to help you on your retro journey. With fresh looks that have an almost Yeezy (Kanye West) vibe, Thrift Vintage is well stocked in men's and women's street-sportswear.
Location: 3/38-60 Croydon Street, Cronulla NSW 2230
Where is your favourite place to find that one-of-a-kind piece? Share it with your neighbours in the comments below!