New to Canberra? Here are eight places you may not have shopped in Fyshwick, Majura and Pialligo

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Are you a bargain hunter or a vintage lover?

You are in the right place. Fyshwick has evolved over the last 15 years from car yards and white goods stores to a haven for vintage and antique shops and independent food suppliers.

In the nearby Pialligo you will also find boutique offers, this time in the form of handcrafted household items, ceramics and lush garden centers.

A hop, skip and a hop away in Majura you will also find nirvana for the home and garden, with a number of major brands you know and love like IKEA, Bunnings and Costco.



Made in Canberra, loved far and wide. Visit the original Pialigo home for Bison’s iconic home furnishings, and experience the full range of sleek, colorful ceramics as well as glassware and hand-woven table linen.

Bison was founded in 1997 by creative director Brian Tunks and aims to create beautiful but functional pieces for everyday life.


A specialty nursery that goes far beyond just plants, do not blame us if you walk away from Bliss with more inspiration than you can stick a hand-glazed pot in.

You will also find a wide range of indoor styling accents, jewelry, prints, home furnishings and more.


This green enclave in Pialligo is home to a handful of amazing home stores, including Pink Flamingo Interiors, Wren & Rabbit, Pialligo Market Grocer (selection image) and Crusoe and Co (the latest venture from Bison’s Brian Tunks).

A world of interior inspiration in one small space, you will find everything from quirky colorful restored pieces to modern and antique objects sourced from all over the globe.



A true hidden treasure, the Humble House gallery is truly unique – partly a museum, partly an art gallery, partly household items.

A must-see destination for lovers of authentic oriental antiques and modern art, this stunning space spans two levels dedicated to both Chinese antique furniture and art from Canberra and beyond. There is also an extensive selection of decor items and gift items.


A magical oasis of wallpaper, textiles and furniture, Inside Story has cemented its place as a supplier of exclusive fabrics and soft furnishings for discerning Canberrans. With brands like Sanderson, Romo, Villa Nova, Mulberry and Christian Lacroix, this compact but oh-so-smart space is a must for lovers of everything indoors.


If you are looking for high-quality tailor-made pieces, you will want to make your way to Miko Designs – here you will find a beautifully selected selection of local, Australian and international furniture, lighting, art and home furnishings.

Expect to find works from Canberra’s Curious Tales, Lisa Cahill, Olas Design, Studio Pip, Hunt Furniture, Copper Design, Muuto and many more.


Ok, so a cookware store may not usually be a proud place on a traveler’s to do ‘list – but passionate home cooks will love losing themselves in this vast kitchen stock filled with top brands – from tools and crockery to cookware and pastries. Maybe save some space in the trunk.


Do not let the name fool you. Canberra Outlet lifts the game when it comes to outlet shopping, featuring a Premium Mall featuring brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Oroton and Ralph Lauren along with an impressive array of beloved brands like Nike, Jo Mercer, Cue, TK Maxx and more.

Our tip? Arrive early.


Walk to the opposite end of Fyshwick’s sprawling Canberra Outlet Center to experience the heaven of home furnishings – much of it at outlet prices.

From well-known brands at JB Hi-Fi to furniture at Freedom, James Lane and Early Settler, luxury bedding and decor at Sheridan, Adairs and Bed Bath N ‘Table and home-made items at Howards Storage World and Harris Scarfe, you’ll be spoiled for choice .



The home is where the Poäng chair is. And if that sentence made good sense to you, chances are you would like a visit to Majura Park IKEA.

With parking a breeze and meatballs ready and waiting for you in the cafeteria restaurant, why not stop by and say hello?


If you have not experienced the unique experience that is Costco, now is your chance.

While there are plenty of deals to grab (of course by buying in bulk), it’s almost worth a visit, just so you can see a diamond ring sitting next to a 10-liter bottle of French champagne next to A luxury camping set.

Just keep in mind that you will need a membership to visit.

Want even more inspiration?

Check out VisitCanberra’s Neighborhood Guide to Fyshwick, Majura and Pialligo here.

Feature Image: Pialigo Market Grocer at The Plot. Credit: Pew Pew Studio for HerCanberra

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