See & Do

5 of Adelaide's best speciality stores


Posted on 20 Aug 2019

The city is home to some of Adelaide’s best speciality stores. With unique offerings and years of expert knowledge, you're in good hands with these local icons and their assortment of speciality items.

Adelaide Hatters

Shop 47, Adelaide Arcade, Rundle Mall

Whether you’re in need of a fedora to keep your head warm for the cooler months, or something delicate and colourful for Melbourne Cup celebrations, Adelaide Hatters is the largest speciality hat shop in Australia and will surely have the perfect hat for your head. For hats that need a little TLC, their milliner has over 20 years’ experience and is on-hand to assist with repairs and alterations.

Button Bar

Shop 13, Adelaide Arcade, Rundle Mall


For more than 75 years, Button Bar in Adelaide Arcade has been specialising in - you guessed it - buttons! Stocking the largest selection of buttons in Australia, the staff are experts at navigating the beautifully displayed rows of buttons - in all colours of the rainbow - to help you find the perfect match. For a touch of fun on your favourite pieces they also stock a huge range of novelty buttons.

The Mushroom Man’s Mushroom Shop

Stall 68, Adelaide Central Market


The Adelaide Central Market has its fair share of fresh produce inside, but for the freshest of mushrooms, look no further than Mushroom Man’s Mushroom Shop. Having been a Market staple for over 30 years the stall is a local icon in food specialisation, and Marco (the Mushroom Man) sources a huge range of produce. From locally foraged mushrooms to the world’s best truffles their selection is second to none!

The Teddy Bear Shop

Shop 10, Regent Arcade, Rundle Mall

Regent Arcade is home to a magical place – a kingdom filled with teddy bears! If you or your pint-size friend are looking for a fluffy new companion, The Teddy Bear Shop is your go-to for soft toys in all shapes and sizes. With shelves of cute and cuddly faces it may prove hard to leave empty-handed.

Teddy bear shop

Blackeby’s Old Sweet Shop

28 James Place, Adelaide


Calling all sweet-tooths! Blackeby’s Old Sweet Shop lives up to its name in more respects than one - William A Blackeby started manufacturing sweets all the way back in 1883. Blackeby’s first sweet shop opened in 1916 and has been a feature of Adelaide’s history ever since. They now specialise in international sweets and treats, as well as the Blackeby’s original brand. If you’re in the mood for Reece’s Pieces, Pop Tarts, or Dr Pepper, this is the place for you.