Best of Bello: Shopping!
Bellingen boasts a buzzing shopping scene with a mix of funky clothing boutiques, luxury homewares and delicious treats all dotted along the beautiful historic main street. To get you started we’ve reviewed our favourites below….
The Emporium is the ideal place to pick up quality clothing and homewares. This classic department store is set in the historic heritage listed Hammond & Wheatly building and boasts local and international brands and designers for men and women.
Must buy items: Merinomink NZ merino wool and possum tail socks, any of the classic timeless dresses.
73-75 Hyde Street | T: 02 6655 2204 | www.emporiumbellingen.com.au
If you’re looking for modern and fresh clothing, homewares, furniture, skincare or gifts Hyde is your place. Their cohesive collection of modern minimilastic items will leave you feeling treated and your home looking modern and minimal.
Must buy items: A ratan light shade, a pair of comfy, fresh leather slides (shoes)
62 Hyde Street | T: 02 6655 0015 | hydebellingen.com.au
Stacked from floor to ceiling with all things yummy, healthy and healing, Kombu is the place to go for anything organic, sustainable and wholesome. They sell everything from healthy foods and snacks to natural body products, sustainable tupperware and organic fruit and veggies.
Must buy items: Kombucha from the tap, dark chocolate coated strawberries, local organic ginger
1 Church Street | T: 1300 741 192 | www.kombuwholefoods.com.au
Owner Mac has been in the opal game for over 25 years and has built up a reputation as one of the leading opal experts and designers in Australia. Opals are available as various stone shapes and sizes or set into a beautiful piece of jewellery.
Must buy items: Opal everything!
Shop 1, 44 Hyde Street | T: 66 552 312 | www.macsopals.com
Bellingen Kitchen Shop
The Bellingen Kitchen Shop is full of excellent quality, stylish kitchen products. If you need a new quality knife or cutlery, a gift for a family member or are after a quirky new kitchen item the Bellingen Kitchen Shop has you covered.
Must buy items: Swiss kitchen knives with rosewood handles, painted stainless steel cups eco and hand painted in India
56 Hyde Street | T: 6655 0438 | www.facebook.com/bellingenkitchenshop
Cargo Lane is unique from the moment you step in. Stocking an incredible range of authentic furniture and gifts. Antique chests, Morrocan style lighting and handcrafted Indian doors are some of the gems you’ll find here.
Must buy items: Antique Indian mirror, Moroccan leather pouf
Shop 2, The Old Butter Factory Shopping Village
1 Doepel Street | T: 6655 0054 | www.cargolane.com.au
The Hop Shop
This completely family owned business brings you only independently-owned, handmade, exceptional beers & spirits. They shine a light on local legends making great products. The owners love living in Bellingen and want to share the top-shelf brews that are fermenting in our own backyard. They offer eco-conscious ways to drink well: including growler fills, low km products, organic and sustainably produced wine and beer.
Shop 1/72 Hyde Street | T: 0403 023 599 | www.thehopshopbellingen.com.au