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For the thrill of a shop in a bubble of calm, we float off to Adelaide Central Plaza.

Some days we want a spin class, other days we’re in a gentle yoga kind of mood. Like a good workout, there are different levels of shopping and the moment you enter this grand building, you leave behind the hustle and bustle of the CBD. It’s a welcome change of pace (even for shopaholics like us) to peruse some of the most sought-after labels and stylish options for ourselves, our families and our homes.

Image credit: Wayne Pearson

In the spirit of going easy, here’s a sprinkle of what we love about this tranquil shopping destination…

Perfect purchases

Embrace your health, wellbeing and sweat goals with quality pieces for yoga, running and training as well as super cosy loungewear from lululemon.

lululemon. Image credit: Wayne Pearson

To align your man with a custom-made suit that fits like a glove, pop into Knightsman Bespoke Tailors for top-quality fabrics, leather goods, shoes and accessories and service that’s second-to-none.

Meaningful mementos

To mark a moment or celebrate with love, Solid Gold Diamonds custom-make exactly what your heart desires, plus they’re one of a select few with access to pink diamonds from the world-renowned Argyle Diamond Mine.

Solid Gold Diamonds. Image: supplied. 

For contemporary pieces that add dimension to your style, you can pop into Pandora; and our hearts will always flutter for a signature blue box from Tiffany & Co.

Pamper me, please

Natural, festival, all-out-special effects — whatever makeup look and products you love, the pros at Kryolan Professional Makeup deliver.

Kryolan Professional Makeup. Image: supplied. 

You can make a day of it, getting yourself primped and preened at The Beauty & Brow Parlour or Jeevi Brow Studio; or unwind at Endota Spa or the Massage Lounge.

For take-home indulgence that’s stood the test of time, The Body Shop has been serving up eco-conscious and organic lines in makeup, skincare and award- winning beauty products since we shopped there as teens.

Nourish your belly

Scrap what you know about food courts; Adelaide Central Plaza sets an elegant scene with plush armchairs, marble tables and a mother of pearl dome ceiling with a Swarovski crystal pendant. While you recharge yourself at any of the 12 eateries, you can also top up your phone at the free charging stations. Ding!

Boost your mind, invigorate your body and satisfy your tastebuds with a Boost Juice; or tap into your inner Poke Bowl and health food enthusiasm with a superfood hit at Green & Grilled.

Green & Grilled. Image: supplied. 

Coffee and cake go down a treat at Coffee Crowd, plus they have an all-day brekky menu, tantalising lunch and drink options.

For a tasty adventure, dive into a bowl of authentic South East Asian food at Singapore Delights, or sink into an authentic mouth-watering feed at Yiros Central. And max out your energy with delicious protein at the newly unveiled Super Egg and Little Ban Ban.

Get homely

An extension of your own style, your home’s quilt covers, towels, cushions and décor speak of your soul. Bed Bath N’ Table is made for an Adelady who loves to add vibrant colours, patterns and textures into daily life.

Bed Bath N’ Table. Image: supplied. 

Quality you can count on

When you’re searching for something different, including international brands Burberry cosmetics and Gucci jewellery, David Jones in Adelaide Central Plaza will satisfy.

David Jones. Image credit: Wayne Pearson

As SA’s flagship store, DJs is your go-to for premium quality brands in bedding, technology, fashion, homewares, jewellery, shoes, books, toys, interior decoration, whitegoods, furniture and more.

The David Jones team makes tricky jobs (like fitting kids’ shoes or the perfect lingerie) a breeze. And they care about our community, offering complimentary breast cancer screening at the Rose Clinic.

Next time you want a feel-good shopping experience that doesn’t overwhelm, glide into Adelaide Central Plaza and just breathe in, shop out.


Em Worthington

Em Worthington

Writer and Content Creator for Adelady, her heart starts racing at the sight of a whiteboard or mere mention of a brainstorm.

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