Shop Small & Shop Local

December 10, 2014

It’s that crazy time of year, when we shop just a little more than usual & even with the best of intentions it’s easy to head out to the big malls & grab everything you need in one place.

Shop Small Australia created an initiative that supports local business & encourages us to shop small & shop local.  They enlisted the help of Australian celebrities (including some of my favourite bloggers!) in making a map to walk us through their favourite small & local shops.

I am pretty lucky that I have so many stores, cafes & services local to me, so I decided to join in the fun & create my own map!  (Firstly, apologies for my map, it’s not the prettiest!  I’m quite obviously no graphic artist!!  But I hope you get the idea!)

Forty Up
Shop Small, Shop Local
Doubleview & Scarborough, WA

Ginger Owl          coastal inspired boutique
Kinky Swell         café & great coffee
Peko Peko            sushi & healthy eats
Armada                designer boutique
Chinta                  café & inspired homewares
Milk                      guys & girl’s fashion
Pizzaca                 popular café & amazing pizza
Serene Day Spa   a day spa!
Milk & Paper        gorgeous coffee shop

So there’s my home turf!  Doubleview & Scarborough on the West coast of Western Australia in Perth.  I hope to give you a sneak peek into some of these great locals over the next few weeks.  And if you can’t wait for me to check them out, I’ve linked them so you can find them on the web easily!

In the meantime, you can check out some of my favourite maps here:

Michael Klim – South Yarra & Richmond, VIC
Jordana Ripp – Subiaco, WA
Helen Edwards – Adelaide, SA
Amanda Shadforth – Paddington, NSW

Do you shop small?  Are you lucky enough to have some favourite shops, cafes & services near you?  You can head to the website to check out the Shop Small Australia initiative here.  #shopsmallAU

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