Every time I visit friends outside of South Australia, they would look at something I'm wearing and ask, "Where did you get that great outfit? "
I'd say, "Adelaide."
And they'd go, "No, really, where did you get that?"
Come on. There's plenty of great shopping in Adelaide, and I found most of my favourite pieces of clothing and accessories here. Some were purchased at the most unexpected places.
So I invite these disbelieving friends to a holiday in Adelaide, and those who have are always pleasantly surprised. Yes, I take them to wineries, Kangaroo Island and Rundle Mall, where they explore the shopping strip and take pictures with The Balls – you know, Adelaide attractions like that.
Then we hop over to Jetty Road, near the beach in Glenelg. That's the great thing about Adelaide shopping – each attraction is only a short drive from another.
But ahh, no true shopping tour in Adelaide is complete without a trip to Harbour Town. It's definitely one of the top 5 things to do in Adelaide in my book, after all that sightseeing, the wine tasting, the beaches and the festivals.
Not surprisingly, Harbour Town is where most of my friends lose their restraint, and yet, they still get much more for less. Who can resist outlet shopping? I know I can't.
We would shop for pretty floral dresses, pack a picnic basket and head to the vineyards. Or buy new bikinis for the beach in summer. Or pick out a hot dress or two for a night about town. The beauty about Adelaide is you could do all three in a day, if you wanted to.
There's more good news for out-of-town visitors and foreign tourists. Harbour Town has a Tourism Lounge and a Tourism Card, which offers them better rewards, discounts and incentives at selected outlet stores. That's greater value on top of already great bargains. As you can guess, my friends from out of town are as pleased as punch.
There's really more to shopping in Adelaide than most people realise. You just have to be here to believe it. Travel to Adelaide and be surprised yourself! ☺