Head into Subiaco for some truly unique shopping and personal service to match!
The Atomic Age Eyewear Company
Scott Forbes and Donna Poon have created something truly special in the heart of Subiaco – an optical store which can probably claim to be Perth’s most delightful eyewear hub. That’s delightful in the true sense of the word because when you put yourself in the team’s capable hands, you’ll be full of delight with the results. That delight begins the minute you step through the door; the interiors are as bold and bright as a Mondrian painting. With over 40-years worth of experience, there aren’t many optical challenges they haven’t met, and the fact that their clients travel from far and wide to come to their store is testament to the level of service offered. If you’re looking for run-of-the-mill glasses, this probably isn’t the place to come. Instead expect cutting edge, retro and contemporary frames, sunglasses and accessories to turn heads. It’s a truly visionary business, which for a optical store, is no bad thing.
One of Subiaco’s most popular stalwarts, Decjuba is a favourite haunt of those in search of edgy yet effortless fashion. As the season begins to change, keep an eye out for shackets – that’s a cross between a shirt and a jacket and just the thing to chuck over a tee with jeans. And speaking of jeans, the smart money’s on the return of the flare but with a modern twist so you’ll find the fit flatters without going the full Woodstock Festival look. There’s faux fur and bobble hats, puffer jackets and beautiful jewel-coloured knits. You’ll go in for one thing and come out with a whole new capsule wardrobe. Don’t worry – we’ve all been there. It’s the Decjuba way.
Buying a pair of shoes needn’t be the joyless experience it seems to have become at some of the big stores, where there’s nobody to help you find the right fit or style. 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.
Heather Levi Interiors
If it’s time for a makeover - 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
Linneys is a family-owned jewellery business with a talented line-up in its ranks. Justin Linney, its creative director, recently won the prestigious 40 Under 40 Award from Business News. Since he joined the family firm, the design ethos of the beautiful jewellery you’ll find yourself drooling over on Rokeby Road has evolved, with bespoke pieces the order of the day. The Linneys USP is free-form design, originally designed to set uniquely-shaped Australian pearls and now spreading to other precious gems for women and men’s jewellery. Argylle Pink diamonds are well-represented in their collection and since the mine has now closed, the rarity of these extraordinarily beautiful diamonds, so beloved by so many West Australians, is even more extreme. There are some gorgeous collections to peruse if you’re lucky enough to be in the market for something extra-special – don’t miss the Butterfly Lovers Collection, each piece representing a special moment in life and featuring opals, pearls, gold and diamonds.
Bookshops are like portals to other worlds. Step through the door of Subiaco Bookshop and you’ll be transported to Victorian England, Hogwarts or the American Wild West, all without leaving Rokeby Road. What makes it extra special is that it’s an independent bookstore – a rare beast these days – and because of that, you can be sure that the books you’ll find here have been curated by the passionate owners, just for your reading pleasure. There’s a great range of books about art, cookbooks, works of literature and books for kids, and the owners will be more than happy to order in a copy of a book you’ve added t your must-read list.
Willie Creek Pearls
The Banfield family (of which Docker player Bailey is a member) have created a micro-tourism market in Broome around their Willie Creek Pearls. Visitors to the eponymous Willie Creek outside Broome can learn how pearls grow and even hop in a helicopter for a joyride over the extraordinary seascape that is home to WA’s pearling industry. In Subiaco, the Willie Creek showroom will soon convince you of the extraordinary ability of pearls to beautify even the simplest of outfits. The genesis of a single perfect pearl is a thing of wonder and thanks to 30 years of experience, the Willie Creek jewellers create gorgeous strings of pearls, bracelets and rings which you’ll often see on stealing the show on the VIP red carpet. Although pearls and Willie Creek will always be inextricably linked to Broome, this part of Rokeby Road gives you a taste of the Kimberley, right here in Subiaco.