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WOMADelaide essentials: Your guide to shopping local this festival season

Last updated 14 Mar, 2023

Got tickets to WOMAD but no idea what to wear? To help you plan your outfit and pack the perfect bag, we’ve compiled a list of festival must-haves from some of our favourite small businesses and family retailers across the city.

Goodbyes

206 Rundle Street, Adelaide SA 5000


For one-of-a-kind second-hand finds, look no further than Goodbyes on Rundle Street. This resale store sells only the best pre-loved garments, shoes and accessories — featuring big brand names at a reduced cost.

Expert staff are on the floor to help fulfil your fashion vision for all tastes – you’re bound to find an eccentric piece that makes you stand out from the crowd.

Midwest Trader

Shop 1, Ebenezer Place, Adelaide SA 5000


If you’re after vintage pieces with a rock 'n' roll vibe, pay a visit to Midwest Trader on Ebenezer Place. This husband and wife owned store has sold genuine American Vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories since 1992, becoming the go-to destination for Adelaideans looking for unique finds. 

Expect real deal cowboy boots, vintage denim, western shirts, bandanas, motorcycle tees, pre-loved labels like Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren, and enjoy gawking at all of the memorabilia adorning the shop – there are guitars and neon signs galore!

Gallery 33

Shop 7, Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide SA 5000

If you’re upping your reusable game, look no further than Gallery 33. Located in Adelaide Arcade, this family-owned and operated business places emphasis on sustainable products featuring Aboriginal designs. Think water bottles, wine tumblers, cutlery and crockery, lunch boxes – everything you need to make your WOMAD visit waste-free.

Royalties from the sale of each product goes back to the artist and their community, so you know you’re supporting a small business with purpose.

Leatherworks Adelaide

Shop 4, Regent Arcade, Adelaide SA 5000

On the hunt for the perfect festival bag? We reckon you’ll find it at Leatherworks Adelaide in Regent Arcade. Here, you’ll find a husband and wife team who run a truly unique business, selling handmade leather goods in the same space where they’ve been crafting them since 1980.

For a bag that fits all the essentials. but doesn't constrict you on the dancefloor, we recommend checking out the backpacks, as well as box and bucket bags — each is crafted by hand using locally sourced buttery leather and is guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Serafina Boutique

Shop 3, Rundle Place, Adelaide SA 5000

If your festival fashion vibe is flowy, colourful and boho, you’ll be in heaven at Serafina Boutique, an SA operated and owned business, located in the heart of Rundle Mall.

Here, you’ll find dresses, skirts and shirts that are as comfortable as they are stylish, with an emphasis on vivid patterns, bright colours, and flattering shapes. We particularly love the maxi dresses; perfect for staying cool while dancing all day (and night!) long.

Have you met Charlie?

Shop 12, Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide SA 5000

If bold colour and wild geometric prints are your jam, make a beeline for Have You Met Charlie in the Adelaide Arcade. Expect to find loads of quirky accessories, including double-sided bucket hats, show-stopping earrings, and bright picnic rugs to guarantee you will not get lost in the crowd. 

WOMAD has a zero waste policy, which makes finding cute, reusable products that much more important. Have You Met Charlie has a wide range of eco and sustainable finds, including reusable cups and straws, insulated lunch satchels, and on-the-go cutlery.

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