Gone are the days of trashy seaside one dollar shops that were in abundance several years ago in central Manly, now we are spoilt with designer boutiques, cool surf shops, creative markets and vintage/recycled shops.
My particular favourites are TigerLily on the Corso with their trade mark designer prints and fabulous swimsuits and beachwear, Edna and Albert in Rialto Square showcasing local designers, Assembly Label in Pittwater Road for your classic basics and This and That in Sydney Road for inexpensive style. Cool and trendy independent boutiques such as McLean & Page, Mr & Mrs Smith and The Darley Collective are just a few from a multitude of choice.
You can delight in finding a vintage treasure from Sammy & Sid on Pittwater Road and there’s nothing you can’t find that is surf related in the numerous surf shops on the Corso.
Shopping in Manly is not all about clothes though, there are many wonderful Homewares Stores to browse through, secondhand bookstores that can lose you for hours, and of course the weekend craft markets held in Sydney Road, selling locally designed and crafted items such as jewellery, clothes, homewares and numerous other market stalls.
Yes, Manly has come a long way in the space of fashion and style and all of this is on your doorstep in Central Manly!