Finding the best wares in town can be a challenge – even if you are a local. So we’ve scoured the backstreets and laneways for the best shops in which to enjoy a summer spree. Here’s our edit of Gold Coast homeware retailers serving up a bounty of coastal products that will feel right at home in any seaside haven.

Quality, not quantity is the overall feel as you step into the space of Kira & Kira. Modern, locally crafted pieces you will find on the cover of international design magazines are the heroes in this story. Every object celebrating functionality, clean lines, and beautiful design, all complemented with a collection of smart looking wares for the everyday home. featured image – kira & kira



I’ve had a long-time love affair with the beach furniture at Bundall (now also on the scene in Burleigh) offering up a simple but fresh collection of furniture and homewares true to its name. Raw timbers and white washed sideboards, unique handmade pieces curated from all over the world. Expect chic beach inspired spaces styled as if they were in your home – the beach furniture



If you’re looking for something a little more rustic and tribal, head next door to The Village. An inspired fair trade ethos brings together an urban mix of quality luxe furniture and homewares made with a lot o’ love. Also on the scene in James Street in Burleigh along with their flagship store on Bundall Road, explore a well thought out collection of warm textured pieces as you weave your way through the store. – the village



If you love Bohemian Luxe or Caribbean Island style, then you can’t go past St Barts at the Ferry Road Markets. A plantation inspired space full of eclectic, worldly treasures. Expect an artistic display of one-off finds that you can guarantee won’t be there the next time you drop by. – st. bart’s



Ok, so this place is a classic blend of the Hamptons and the tropics. There’s something to suit all tastes; West Indies, Nantucket and again Hamptons. It’s a place where anything coastal goes so give yourself plenty of time to explore. Expect crockery, linen and soft furnishings, blue & white dynasty and everything in between, all adorning rattan and timber pieces for the inside and out. – alfresco emporium



With a name like Salt Living, you can only imagine a place created just for those who live by the sea. Delivering a fresh mix of global fair trade artisans and Australian designers right to your door, you’ll be delighted to find this little coastal gem down at Coolie (Coolangatta). Explore their collection of soft furnishings, heavenly wares, small furniture goods and designer beach apparel & accessories. – salt living



Newcomer on the scene, The Cabin Store located just around the corner from Salt Living in The Strand at Coolangatta definitely has that rustic island vibe going for it. A space filled to the ceilings with modern nautical treasures from the tropics. Expect unique furniture pieces, luxe homewares, soft furnishings and maybe even your next statement piece. You’ll also find the hottest summer trends – with these guys stocking the one and only Scotch and Soda. Whatever your taste, a bounty of quality coastal inspired wares awaits you. – the cabin store



While larger retailers certainly hold their place on the Gold Coast, at times the way you stumble across something can actually be more exciting than the find itself.

I love a compelling story behind a product or brand, and I’m grateful for retailers like this who haven’t settled for mediocrity. Collectively they are focused on meeting the growing needs of consumers who are looking for something more from each object they welcome into their home.

Each and every one of these beautiful retail spaces is lovingly shaped by a coastie – spending their days searching for treasures as they enjoy life by the sea. Just like us they are family owned businesses supporting other Gold Coast locals to achieve their dreams – all while we brighten up that space in our home – and that certainly sits well with us.