Say hi on Hay Street
Hot foot it to Hay Street (near Catherine Street) and support some of Subiaco’s most iconic businesses.
It’s been a difficult few weeks for business owners on Hay Street in Subiaco, with the closure of a section of the road to traffic. The street is open to pedestrians and there’s lots of parking nearby – so if you’re in the mood for a shopping spree, tasty treat or some me-time, now is the perfect time to support these local businesses.
The personal touch – retail and fashion
A stand-out for anybody shopping in this stretch of shops in Subiaco is the level of personal service offered. Forget the anonymous shopping experience of big malls or chain stores, here you’ll be attended to as if you were a VIP.
If you have a formal event or wedding coming up, this section of Subiaco is pretty much the nexus for glamourous attire and accessories. Head to Raimond’s
first and put yourself in the more than capable hands of Raimond himself. A visit to his store is a treat, and made even more so as he can miraculously tell what size you are after a quick up and down. Raimond handpicks and sources the most gorgeous gowns from around the world, including New York’s popular Jovani designs, and will take the time to assess which dress will suit you the best, whatever your age. It’s the personal service which makes a visit to Raimond’s standout and for over two decades, the guests of Perth’s A-list events (and school balls and socials) have worn his gowns all around town.
is the definition of shop local. An Australian family label, all the clothes are made right here in Perth and can be made to measure for a small fee. There are one-off accessories, handbags and jewellery too to make your brand new outfit extra special. Meanwhile if you need a dapper suit to accompany the belle of the ball, Tony Barlow Formal Hire
is your go-to. Since 1971, the Tony Barlow team have suited and booted Perth’s gents, from formal tuxedos to snappy suits. They’re keenly priced hire suits are designed to make their clients look the business, no matter the occasion.
If you’re looking to buy yourself or your groomsmen a special something to mark an occasion, Devlin’s
has a wide range of crystal whiskey decanters and Riedel glasses, Lamy fountain pens, silk ties and wallets. They’re also famous for stocking a huge range of cigars and humidifiers to store your own personal collection of Cuba’s most famous export.
You’ll need some new shoes to match your swanky new outfit and the friendly staff at Dimario Shoes
will provide you with your perfect Cinderella (or Prince Charming) moment. From colourful pumps to Italian designer heels, Dimario has a wide range of footwear to suit, often handpicked from the catwalks of Italy. They also stock a sophisticated selection of handbags and Italian branded leather accessories, as well as scarves, pashminas and gloves too – just the thing as the cooler weather heads our way. The USP at Scarpers is all about comfort and the softest European leathers. Owners Tracee and Steven have travelled far and wide, from Spain to Germany, France to Austria sourcing Europe’s finest shoe wear and it’s all available right here in their Subiaco store.
Beautiful spaces – interior design and living space organisation
If it’s time for a makeover of a different kind – in your home or working space, there’s a creative interior design hub which has been brilliantly beautifying Perth’s homes and offices since 1992. Heather Levi Interiors
are in the business of selling the dream of timeless, elegant interior design with handpicked fabrics and textures, sensational colours and contemporary lighting solutions. The team have created many stunning living spaces (take a look at their portfolio online), bringing leading edge and luxurious decorating styles to the homes of Perth residents for over 20 years. The studio’s customer-centric philosophy is focused on achieving distinctive designs that align with their client’s unique vision and complement the aesthetics of the existing working or living environment.
“We aim to inspire new ways of living and working with innovative and functional design that enhances your property’s true value,” they say, and this is achievable thanks to the long-standing relationships they have with highly skilled craftsman and.
For some, beauty in the home comes from implementing organisation over chaos. If you’d like to implement your own minor Marie Kondo revolution and make sure everything has its proper place in your home or office, Howards Storage World
will have the box, shelf or storage solution for you. It’s a treasure trove of nifty mess-busting solutions from beautifully designed cutlery drawers to a shoe rack for all those sneakers and school shoes which somehow migrate around the house. There are suction racks to store shampoos and potions next to the shower and pantry accessories to inspire you to never lose another spice jar.
Life and soul - health and beauty
If it’s time for a makeover of a more personal kind, you’re in the right place. There are several hairdressers – Headstrong On Hay, Subi Hairdressing and Toni and Guy Subiaco
. Put yourself in the hands of the professionals at any of these hair studios and you’ll come out looking refreshed and revitalised, thanks to their care for your crowning glory. For gents, head to The Guru Barber
, a family-owned, old-world grooming salon. All you need to do is sit back and relax as your beard is trimmed, your hair styled and sideburns are kept under control. If your hands and feet could do with some TLC, why not go the whole hog and invest in some perfectly manicured nails at Glamour Nail Bar
– add some on-trend gold tips to your usual polish and you’ll be living your best life. The hard-working team at Zen Massage & Nails Lounge
can give you an indulgent pedicure and massage away all those aches and pains. They’re also able to offer a nail art design service, specialising in packages for bridal parties. For more targeted and specialised beauty treatments, head to Jana Beauty
. The skin and beauty technicians at this multi-award winning salon have been specialising in facials, anti-ageing treatments, hair removal and spray tans for over 28 years. Non-invasive treatments use the latest technology and techniques – for instance, Omnilux light therapy helps reduce the appearance of skin ageing, boosting collagen production and minimising fine lines and wrinkles. Sign me up.
Time to refuel – hospitality destinations
Let’s start with this part of Hay Street’s most iconic food and drink destination – the recently re-opened and rejuvenated Subiaco Hotel
. With service on multi-levels, an ever-evolving pub menu and a lively atmosphere, the Subi has swiftly re-established itself as the place to be. Don’t miss quiz night on Tuesdays and food and drink specials which occur throughout the week, there’s no doubt about it – the Subi’s back, baby. If it’s caffeine you crave, the clever baristas at Blacklist Coffee Roasters
are ready to serve. This bijoux little spot has become the go-to place for coffee fans in search of the rare and unusual. They recently managed to get their hands on some extremely rare Panama Geisha which very quickly sold out; keep an eye on their Facebook page for new arrivals and hot-foot it there before you miss out. Allora Café
, which has been delighting loyal customers for over seven years, and Green Tea House do what Subi cafes do best – which is basically everything to do with filling you up with delicious food and drink. In the Green Tea House
’s case, they offer free tasting of authentic, fresh green tea imported directly from Japan – a real taste sensation. Don’t miss their selection of beautiful bento lunch boxes too – they definitely elevate the average desk lunch to something extra special. Baguette Me Not
wins prizes for its witty name and also for making lunch time more fun thanks to its creative collection of filled baguettes and sandwiches. They also have a yummy line of smoothies, protein bliss balls and something we haven’t seen elsewhere – a sensational pretzel croissant creation. If all this retail therapy has left you craving some spice, Six Chopstix
offers and all-day special menu which allows you to mix and match your preferred proteins and accompaniments to create your perfect combo – and even better, it offers brilliant value. Just the thing if you’ve only got small change left after all that shopping...