Credits: © Gathered Bendigo
Located in the Bendigo arts and cultural district, the View Street shopping precinct is dotted with quaint retailers that simply lure shoppers from all over to pursue their offerings. Just a stone’s throw away from the luxury Bendigo Ernest Hotel and the iconic Bendigo Art Gallery, the View Street shopping strip is indeed a tourist destination in and of itself and a visit to the View Street shops will perfectly round off one’s Bendigo escape. Characterful and quaint, here are four of the best View Street shops that will ensure your Bendigo itinerary is complete with plenty of things to see and do.
Of all the things to see and do in Bendigo, a shop at Gathered Bendigo should be on top of your list. Boasting a carefully curated gathering of homewares and gifts, Gathered Bendigo is a local favourite boutique store amid the View Street shopping precinct. Stocking everything from Temple of the Sun jewels to Elk bags, Egg Back Home ceramics to Salus body products, Kip & Co wares to Merry People boots and so much more, this View Street shop will have you weak at the knees upon entry. Gathered Bendigo also offers complimentary gift-wrap on all purchases, so you can nab the perfect gift (or two) for your loved ones during your visit.
Credits: © 1. + 2. + 3. Gathered Bendigo
One of the most unique retailers you’ll find in regional Victoria, SB Libris Bookbinder and Stationer is perhaps the jewel in the View Street Shopping precinct’s crown. Stepping into this View Street shopfront and you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time (or into the set of a Harry Potter movie), to an era where the marvels of quills, inks, wax stamps and leather-bound books appease the eyes and entice the heart. Admire the shelves upon shelves of vibrant ink jars, stunning gilt-coated notepads, calligraphy sets, embellished journals, and ever-so-chic stationery that line the walls. SB Libris Bookbinder and Stationer even offers custom book binding, restoration and calligraphy, so you can leave this View Street shop with a meaningful keepsake to treasure forever.
Credits: © SB LIBRIS Bookbinder And Stationer
Source yourself some of the latest outfits at View Street’s The Meadow and return home looking schmick and turning heads. This Meadow is a Bendigo clothing outlet that stocks everything from menswear to womenswear, bags to accessories, and even footwear and skincare. The View Street fashion shop sells some of the biggest Australian and international brands including Dr Denim, Elk, Rains, Ksubi, Status Anxiety, Converse, Alpha 60, Dindi Naturals and so much more, making it a shop that will have you feeling fab from head to toe.
Credits: © The Meadow Bendigo
If there’s one thing to do upon your Bendigo departure, it’s to step into View Street’s Blumetown Bendigo and purchase yourself a bouquet or two. Located in the heart of the View Street shopping district, Blumetown Bendigo prides itself on being Bendigo’s only sustainable florist, creating natural arrangements using Australian-grown flowers. With flowers that move with the seasons, and are just a little wild, Blumetown Bendigo is committed to ethical and sustainable floristry, steering clear of foam products and single-use plastics in a bid to further reduce the store’s environmental impact. Also stocking a selection of indoor plants and gifts, a visit to Blumetown Bendigo will present you with a sweet-scented memento for the ride back home.
Blumetown is a boutique florist in Bendigo celebrating seasonal, Australian grown florals. Laura, the creative behind Blumetown, is a passionate flower grower and floral designer dedicated to supporting independent growers. Blumetown is home to nature lovers and flower enthusiasts, with a commitment to sustainable floristry and striving to reduce its environmental impact.
Zero Floral Foam | Locally Grown | Sustainable Flora
Credits: © 1. Laura Russo 2&3. Christian Barkla
In order to honour the city’s commitment to art and culture, the luxury accommodation offering that is Bendigo Ernest Hotel merges voguish interior design with an intentional showcase of exquisite art, thereby fashioning a unique luxury experience where guests are truly surrounded by the wonders of creativity.A stay at the luxury Bendigo Ernest Hotel will complement your Bendigo retail-based itinerary, not only because of the hotel’s close proximity to the View Street shopping precinct, but because of its commitment to creating a rich cultural experience, which all of the View Street shops are also dedicated to.
A premier luxury hotel, Bendigo Ernest Hotel is an immersive accommodation experience that combines historic grandeur with modern features. Boasting 10 individualised suites, each room is adorned with alluring Australian art and swept with contemporary aesthetics, luxurious bedding, and designer furnishings – combining to forge a memorable and bespoke stay. Hotel check-in is after 2pm. To ensure a smooth and personalised experience, the Bendigo Ernest Hotel provides each guest with a unique check-in service complete with a building tour, porter service and a guide of their suite. Complimentary off-street parking is also available at the rear of the building. To view booking terms and conditions click here.