Where to get your kicks. Literally.
1. Cabinet Noir
Oh, we see what you did there, you clever tricksters. A play on two wines while also meaning ‘black office’ in French – communicating that you’re sophisticated, ironic and hip as hell. The cool kids go to this Shafto Lane boutique to pick up labels like Comme Des Garcons, Staple, and Publish.
Shop 14, Shafto Lane, 872-884 Hay Street, Perth.
2. Highs & Lows
It’s Perth’s go-to street- and skate-wear shop, with special limited edition sneakers from brands like Adidas, Nike and Vans, displayed like installation art on timber floors and cabinets. Highs & Lows takes it a step further, creating its own collections, as well as collabs with labels like New Balance and Reebok. Exclusivity FTW.
1/622 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley; Rear 21 Bayview Terrace, Claremont; 74-76 King Street, Perth.
3. Hype DC
They’ve been around since 1998 but only opened their first Perth store last year (to the sounds of rejoicing from local sneaker fans). The super-sized retail store stocks Lacoste, Vans, Adidas and Onitsuka Tiger, plus plenty more.
195 Murray Street, Perth.