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Main Street Love: Hitch-Shop Avenue

Main Street Love: Hitch-Shop Avenue

Maybe it’s the sea air, or just the relaxed coastal vibe. It’s a street full of genuinely individual shops and cafes. Apart from the post office, there’s not a big national retail brand in sight. All these make the main street of Barwon Heads – Hitchcock Avenue - a super shopping destination. Here are some of our highlights:


In the old service station at the end of the street, Kiitos Living by Design always tops our list of favourite shops. There’s an ever-changing array of stock, all beautifully displayed to make browsing feel almost gallery-like. The range moves effortlessly from fashion to homewares to kidswear and beyond. There are brands that are quirky and uber-trendy while simultaneously feeling reliable and established. Some amazing products with sometimes underground, cult type followings. My favourite EVER footwear came from Kiitos – canary yellow Saltwater Sandals. If I had a dollar for every person who’s proclaimed “I love your shoes!” I’d have enough to buy a pair in every other colour. 

Yes, those are my massive hobbit feet with a DIY pedicure. But my Saltwater Sandals are FABULOUS!


A beautiful and eclectic mix: art, candles, skin care, fashion and accessories, home wares and more. On any given trip to the store you’re just as likely to pick up a rug for your bedroom, a pendant light for your dining area or a scarf for your Mum’s birthday.


Stock up on the best wine, spirits and beer under the guidance of experts at Barwon Heads Winestore. They’ll help you find what you’re looking for, and sometimes they’ll let you try before you buy, depending on what they have on tasting. Follow them on social to find out what’s on offer, or just pop in when you’re in the area.


The obligatory rack of wetsuits hanging out the front, this is the local surf shop in Barwon Heads. Great to pick up some beach gear or a new pair of thongs while you’re this close to the ocean.

This is just a small sample of what’s on offer – we also love Bambolotta kidswear and Rigby’s Homewares. We’d love to hear about your fave Barwon Heads shopping spot!