Best places to shop at Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba esplanade shopping

Here the bustling beachside esplanade is a mecca for food lovers and coffee connoisseurs, and for those who love to shop up a storm, there are plenty of beautiful boutiques for you to give your credit card a workout at.

Trust us when we say you’ll need to leave space in your suitcase when you head off on your Mooloolaba holiday with a slew of curated fashion boutiques, galleries, jewellery and swimwear stores to explore.

Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered! Read on for some of our top picks to shop ‘til you drop in Mooloolaba!

Moooloolaba Esplanade shopping

Moooloolaba Esplanade shopping

Sparkle, sparkle

After an ocean swim, brekkie and a coffee at the Colombian Coffee Co – we told you we know how to live here on the Sunshine Coast! - start your shopping spree at the Esplanade, which is lined with inspiring boutiques.

As you soak up the ocean views, spoil yourself with something special from Avenue J, a jewellery destination loved by locals and tourists alike.

Locally owned and operated, Avenue J specialises in rare and one-off pieces from the Georgian, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Art Deco periods which have been sourced from all over the globe.

Afterwards, celebrate your new sparkles with a glass of bubbles at the Surf Club Mooloolaba.

Picture that

What better way to remember your Sunshine Coast holiday than taking a piece of paradise home with you?

Stop by the Mark Gray Gallery Mooloolaba at the north west end of the Esplanade to browse some seriously stunning landscape photography.

This award-winning collection has a range of local, national and international photography for you to peruse – and trust us – you’ll be blown away.


Life really is a beach here on the Sunshine Coast.

So, slow down, ditch the heels and city threads and shop the best edit of swimwear, beachwear, shoes and accessories at Sundaze on the Esplanade.

This much-loved family owned and operated boutique stocks labels such as bond-eye swim, Tigerlily, Rhythm, Seafolly and Jets as well as offering that famous - and warm - Sunshine Coast service.

Trust us, you’ll be looking and feeling like a relaxed local in no time.

The icon

Don’t leave town without a retail fix at chic Sunshine Coast boutique, Zambezee.

Located in the Syrenuse Building on the Mooloolaba Esplanade, this iconic retail destination was founded by mother and daughter duo, Lorelei Bedford and Natalie Hanley, back in 1997.

Offering a slick edit of labels such as We Are Kindred, Trelise Cooper, Camilla, Johnny Was and Joseph Ribkoff, it’s almost impossible to leave this store empty handed.

Now you’re dressed to impress, hit up Pavilion Mooloolaba for a cheeky cocktail – or two – and soak in those glorious ocean views.

Dress to impress

We are all about the playful, relaxed and fun vibes here in our salty, sandy and sunny slice of paradise and Ark & Arrow boutique delivers on all fronts.

Tucked away in the Mantra Sirocco Mooloolaba, this Esplanade boutique is a hot spot for style queens – for good reason.

Whether you’re after a party dress, easy breezy playsuit, accessories or unique pieces of jewellery, you’ll find it here.

You’re welcome!

Conscious purchases

Shopping at Meraki Thread Mooloolaba

Shopping at Meraki Thread Mooloolaba

For a carefully-considered edit of quality Australian-designed fashion brands, curated vintage, gifts and kids’ wear, head over to Meraki Thread Co boutique.

Located at The Wharf Mooloolaba you’ll browse – and shop - your heart out in this unique, locally-owned store, hailed as a small business with a big heart.

There’s also an adorable kiddies corner to shop for the little people, rad menswear and handpicked labels such as Charlie Holiday, Hobo and Hatch, Thrills and LJC.

After working up an appetite during your retail therapy, pop into modern Asian street food institution Rice Boi, known for its water views, dumplings, curries and Izakaya-feel vibes.

Rice Boi (at The Wharf), Mooloolaba

Rice Boi (at The Wharf), Mooloolaba

Coastal Luxe

Nothing says Sunshine Coast more than a serene, light-filled coastal abode where days are spent poolside or barefoot with friends and family.

Emulate that famous barefoot luxe style with a cheeky purchase from eclectic interiors haven, Coastal Luxe Homewares, where you can shop ethically-sourced treasures from around the world.

From bangles, picture frames, cushions and baskets to furniture, lighting and artwork, this treasure trove, located at The Wharf Mooloolaba, will transport you to far-flung destinations.