Your guide to shopping local this festive season – The Darby Street edition

Hi. Yes, it’s me again! Your fierce campaigner for shopping local this festive season! 

This installment is all about the wonderful world of Darby Street. and, this time around, instead of doing a top five, we are going to give you a rundown on all of our favourite retailers so you can pick and choose as you please. 

So get out there and give the locals some love this festive season!


Hip thread, records, books, awesome stocking fillers, need we say more?

Nope, didn’t think so!

Sourced Vintage

Speaking of threads, why not shop sustainably as well as locally this Christmas and hit up the new look sourced!

Upcycled threads with a super-duper hip twist. We’re into it. 


Classy threads, and linen as far as the eye can see.

What more could a girl want this Christmas? Did we mention they stock keep cups too?

High Tea with Mrs Woo

This shop is just a window into a world of wonder. A Newcastle staple, this is one store you cannot miss this festive season. 

Cooks Hill Books

Because books are love, books are life, and these folks have a lot and are always more than happy to let you browse in peace. 

Ramjet Assortments

Did someone say fashun? By far one of our favourites on the iconic street Ramjet are stocking some of the most delicious threads in town. Ready to suit any taste and budget. 

Blackbird Corner

Don’t know what to get your kind of odd cousin? Or in my case, my highly strung weird sister? Blackbird corner is the place for all of your stocking stuffers. Ya dig?

Steel and Anchor

Homewares and a delicious selection of mens accessories, one of the newest kids on the block has a little something for everyone. They also do afterpay so you’re winning on all accounts.

Written by Laura Kebby

I write words about talented people doing talented things, and translate chatter by putting pen to paper.