Enjoy some retail therapy around Byron Bay

If you’re looking for some retail therapy, there are plenty of shops and markets around Byron Bay, Lennox Head and Ballina where you can indulge yourself and spend a few hours browsing.

The shops around Byron Bay offer some lovely treasures for the discerning buyer, from designer-label clothing to Aussie classics.

For Byron-based fashion labels, consider visiting Afends and Thrills for some iconic streetwear action. For a more bohemian vibe, take a look at Arnhem, Auguste and Spell in Byron Bay. At Spell you’ll be delighted at what you find as you enter the store and it even has a private space on the mezzanine overlooking the floor below from where you can enjoy an intimate retail experience with three of your best friends ‒ just like in the movies!

Enjoy a bit of history and some great shopping in Ballina at Wallaces, a family-owned business since 1895. Look for classic Australian brands such as RM Williams and Akubra plus more contemporary brands like Dr Martens, Levi’s and Industrie.

Image source: Spell

For upmarket furniture and homewares, visit Island Luxe in Byron Bay. This is definitely not your everyday furniture store. They have unique pieces from around the world including one-off garments and gorgeous linens.

For all of your everyday needs, you want the Ballina Fair Shopping Centre on Kerr Street, Ballina. Here you’ll find major department stores such as Target and Best & Less as well as the major bank branches, a Woolworths supermarket and a variety of other retailers. And, if shopping has made you hungry, there are plenty of your favourite food-and-beverage outlets such as the Coffee Club, Subway, Noodle Box, Gloria Jeans and more.

Looking for a sweet treat to take home and share with the family? Look no further than the Byron Bay Cookie Company. No doubt you’ve seen the now-famous Byron Bay cookies in cafés right around Australia.

After all that shopping, you definitely deserve a little pampering. Look no further than Bare Body Beauty in Johnson St, Byron Bay for some gorgeous beauty products. For a relaxing pampering session at home, choose from delectable body scrubs, face masks and bath soaks that sound good enough to eat.

There’s nothing quite like visiting a market to sample the local produce and find those little treasures you simply won’t find anywhere else. Around the Byron Bay area, we’re blessed with plenty of great markets.

Image: Ballina Farmers Market

The Byron Community Market is held on the 1st Sunday of every month. It’s open from 8 am to 3 pm and offers unique stalls including local foods and live music. The Byron Beachside Market takes place four times a year, on the Main Beach Foreshore. For something a little different, the Byron Twilight Market is held every Saturday night from 4 pm to 9 pm.

Further down the road in Lennox Head, you can visit the Lennox Community Market, held on the 2nd and 5th Sundays of every month. A visit to this market embodies what living in a coastal community is all about and why it’s so special.

Our farmer’s markets are an important part of living in a local community and you can find these throughout the region. Each week you can experience the freshest local produce available from a huge range of friendly suppliers.

Support our local communities and shop locally

Shopping around the Byron Bay area, whether it’s at a boutique, a shopping centre or a market, is not only a necessity, but can be a pleasurable pastime. And remember that support of our local shops and markets not only helps you, but also boosts our local economy.

Interested in learning what other shops and markets are in the area? Check out our business directory.