The main department stores are located in a small area in the city centre and include major chains like Myer as well as many smaller boutique shops. However, most visitors to Tasmania are attracted by the thriving arts and craft industry with many talented artisans producing works in wood (beautiful Huon pine, myrtle and sassafras), metal and wool.
Hobart also has some wonderful second-hand and antiquarian bookshops, antique shops, distilleries and wine outlets.
This small gallery features art from local artists. Here you will find quality souvenirs of jewellery, glass and pottery. Well worth a visit if you are looking for something unusual, something lovely or something special.
Centrepoint features quality brands, favourite labels, new on trend designs and other stores such as pharmacy, newsagency and travel services. When feeling for a break there are coffee shops and restaurants inside the mall.
Many fine galleries can be found—especially in Salamanca Place including the Wilderness Society Shop. Look out for works by local artists, especially of the wonderful scenery of Tasmania.
If you enjoy markets, then head for the Salamanca Market held every Saturday at the Salamanca Place from 8:30am to 3:00pm. This famous market attracts thousands of locals and visitors and features more than 300 stalls where locals are selling food, fresh fruit, organic vegetables, art, hand-worked glass, bold ceramics and stylish clothing.
Eastlands Shopping Centre
Eastlands Shopping Centre is the largest shopping centre in Tasmania with over 100 stores. This two level centre is located in the suburb of Rosny Park situated on the Eastern Shore of Hobart, with only 8-minute drive from the Hobart CBD. Here you will find everything from cloths, footwear to homewares, books, gifts and jewellery.
Henry Jones Design Gallery
Henry Jones Design Gallery showcase the finest pieces of Tasmanian Art and Craft, featuring work in furniture design, glass, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery and Tasmanian wood.
Red Metal Designs
At Red Metal Designs you will find an eclectic mix of homewares and gifts. The store stocks its own brand of sterling silver jewellery handmade by Jane McMullen. Other items you can buy here are cushions, crockery, coffee and tea sets, trays, salad bowls, wall prints, clocks, Nordic designed leather rugs, vases and jugs.
Northgate Shopping Centre
This shopping centre can be found in Glenorchy, approximately 10km from Hobart. It offers over 70 stores and services including a strong mix of national chains. There is also a 260 seated food court inside the centre offering a great range of culinary choices.
Glenorchy Central is a shopping centre in Glenorchy, northern suburbs of the city of Hobart. This is one of the oldest shopping centres within Glenorchy. Here you will find fashion, food, gifts, homewares and a supermarket.
Surf Dive ‘n’ Ski and Jetty Surf have over 45 stores across Australia and stock the leading brands for surf, skate, street and snow in Australia. They offer the best styles from your favourite brands including Billabong, Quiksilver, Rip Curl, Insight, Nixon, Von Zipper, Element and Tigerlily Roxy, Hurley and many more.
If you are looking for the latest, dresses, jeans, shoes and accessories you can go to this store. Yeltuor provides a huge range of exciting international brands, as well as clothing from all your favourite Australian designers.
Forever New is a fashion clothing and accessories brand founded across Australia. They stock women fashion inspired by global trends in art, film, music and theatre as well as haute couture runway shows in big cities such as Paris, London, Milan and New York.
Tusk Homewares & Gifts
The store is nestled in the centre of North Hobart and is surrounded by vibrant cafes, restaurants and other boutique stores. Here you will find homewares and gifts ranging from luxurious, to quirky such as beautiful candles, homewares, decorations, lamps, clocks, stationery and much more.
Toyworld are the toy experts and the largest chain of specialty toy stores in Australia. They stock a huge range of toys, games, puzzles, indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family.
Made In Tasmania
As the name reveals every product is made in Tasmania here. You will find whole spectrum of Tasmania's finest including homewares, hand crafted jewelry, delicious refreshments, designer art, clothing, food, books and more.