What lies behind

Pop quiz question: Where can you get a black pearl, a nose ring, a Nepalese tunic, a kebab, some collectable vinyl, some artwork from a pop-up gallery, painted nails and a Thai massage, all within paces of an easy park? Hard-core fossickers will tell you that rewards like this abound in the warren-like malls and arcades of Fremantle. No chain store ennui here. Some fiercely individual businesses – many of them operating for more than a decade – have made their homes in the eclectic patch around Paddy Troy Mall and Fremantle Malls (the alley off William Street near Kings…

Willow and the Bowerbird

We are a store in East Fremantle, Western Australia that is full of beautiful finds. Not just any old things way! We love things that are made to last, that are made with care and thought. So pop in and say hi or check out our facebook page via the link below to learn more about us.


Winterwares is a range of ceramic homewares born from a desire to embrace a slower pace in life. The entire range of plates, tumblers, bowls and vases is created on site at our Fremantle studio.  At Winterwares, we invite you to find beauty in your ordinary days, to savour the everyday moments that bring you joy. Drinking a cup of tea in solitude or gathering around the table to share comfort food with friends. Winterwares is about enjoying simple pleasures.

World of Renovation

World of Renovation is a renovation retail store in High Street, Fremantle. The store is a multi-level renovation retail experience for interior designers, stylists and people seeking design ideas for their home. The World of Renovation was founded by Sasha deBretton, celebrity interior design stylist and author of ‘Make a Mint in a Meltdown’. The store has a cafe with outdoor space for people to sit and consider their renovation ideas.

Wray Avenue

Take a leisurely stroll down the intimate enclave of Wray Avenue and you will feel like you have returned home. There is a strong sense of community spirit in this dynamic microcosm and before you know it you’ll be chatting to the person next to you like you’re old friends. A subtle European flavour permeates this cosy precinct, which is evident as soon as you walk into the family-run Galati & Sons. Here, make sure to pick up some fresh, seasonal produce, peruse the shelves laden with all different types of pasta—some of which you may never have heard of—and try not to eavesdrop on the nonnas gossiping next to you in Italian. Then, wander next door to Frank’s Gourmet Meats, where the signage outside may have you temporarily overwhelmed, and step inside where personalised service of an era gone by awaits.     Frank's Gourmet MeatsOnce your dinner needs are sorted, return to the present by popping into the eclectic Pekho: wear + wares store to browse their vast range of urban homewares and accessories. Across the road, artisan garment shop, Madam Bukeshla, sells hand-stitched, understated designs created by textile artist Trish Bygott, as well as running occasional workshops.  Madam Bukeshla Don’t forget to venture around the corner onto South Terrace to local boutique Staple Store to pick up some relaxed boho apparel, and, for the gentlemen, visit the quirky Diamond Aps Mens Recycling Boutique to see what oneof-a-kind gems you might uncover. Hunting for treasures may have you feeling thirsty so saunter over to Lenny the Ox, partly owned by the same outfit behind that other Fremantle institution Ootong & Lincoln, where you can linger outside with a coffee and watch the world meander on by. For a healthier alternative, The Little Concept (TLC) serves up delicious acai smoothies alongside their famous red espresso range.   The Little Concept You’ll leave with a smile on your face and already planning your next visit: it’s a happy, close-knit family here—one where everyone is welcome.

Yarns on Collie

Yarns on Collie has everything for the knitter and crochet enthusiast. We stock the largest range of yarn in WA including a large variety of needles, crochet hooks and accessories  to go with it. We also have a large selection of haberdashery, patterns, needlework and embroidery supplies, crosstitch and tapestry, Australian themed fabrics and quilting quarters, childrens craft sets, card making kits and crafty items for young and old.

Young's Confectionery

Young's Confectionery hand makes and sells a mouth-watering range of rocky road chocolate bars including milk, milk with pistachio nuts, dark, and white chocolate. Come visit us in the Hall of the historic Fremantle Markets.  

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