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Shopping

Shop for the latest in surf gear and surf brand clothing at the home of Rip Curl and Quicksilver. Much of the shopping focus along the coast revolves around the beach and board culture and there's no better place to experience this than in Torquay.

At Surf City Plaza on the Surfcoast Highway, the top surf brands dominate. Check out the latest from the likes of Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Strapper, Gash and Rojo. And around the corner you can bag yourself a bargain from the Baines Court surf seconds outlets.

Rip Curl and Quiksilver in fact had their genesis in Torquay, growing from backyard cottage industries to worldwide corporations.

Surf label revolution

Doug Warbrick and Brian Singer began making surfboards in 1969. They came up with the name Rip Curl (rip the curl) and proceeded to expand their business from surfboards to wetsuits. Today Rip Curl has become Australia's largest surf goods maker with licensees in the USA, France, South Africa, Japan, Indonesia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile.

Quiksilver began in the late 60s with Alan Green and John Law chasing their dream 'to live and work in Torquay and go surfing'. They started a small operation making good quality boardshorts designed for surfing. Quiksilver now creates quality surf, snow and street wear throughout Europe, Brazil, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, Turkey, Indonesia and Australia.

Village shopping

Many of the coastal villages, such as Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Fairy, offer an array of specialty souvenir shops, boutiques, and galleries. Take time out to browse some of the unique gifts on offer, discover the work of local crafts people or buy some fresh gourmet delights. Stock up on all your major essentials in Warrnambool which has many of the larger retailers as well as quaint arts and craft stores and bookshops.

Local produce

Apollo Bay has a foreshore market every Saturday of the month plus you'll find many of the local growers selling their wares in streetside stalls or direct from the farm.

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Fashion

Deluxe

When in Lorne, look up Deluxe for top name brands in apparel on the Great Ocean Road. Deluxe has a range of high quality, luxury fashion items....

Art & design

Mailors Flat Demolition & Antiques

You can spend many hours or even the day browsing and wandering through Mailors Flat Demolition & Antiques. Just a ten minute drive from Warrnambool,...

Fashion

Down Under Ugg Boots

Down Under Ugg Boots is the oldest ugg boot shop in the world and has an extensive range of UGG Boots available. Down under Ugg boots are your...

Fashion

Oishi-m

Oishi-m’s [Oy-shee-em] limited edition garments are a mix of contemporary styling with a vintage infusion. Fresh, unpredictable colours, styles and...

Fashion

Quiksilver and Roxy Shoes

In 1969, two Torquay locals, Alan Green and John Law, turned to making boardshorts in their home garage based on what they saw as a market...

Books

Lorne Beach Books

Lorne Beach Books has become an institution on the Surf Coast since opening in 1999. The owners have amassed 33 years of bookshop ownership first in...

Art & design

Easterly Unique Furniture and Homewares

Easterly has an amazing store with unique furniture and homewares from around the world. Situated outside Torquay, the store is a must see for...

Shopping

Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill

The Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill turns raw fibre into a variety of unique, artisan and handcrafted yarns. They are 100 per cent Australian, sourcing...

Fashion

Lorne Girl

The Lorne Girl stores represent designers include All About Eve, Just Add Sugar, Bonds and the fabulous Living Doll. Check out the Lorne Bay menswear...

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