On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me… an afternoon on Criterion Streeeeet!

This week for our Friday Five we’re putting the spotlight on the one and only Criterion Street! A vibrant inner-city pocket of retails shops and cafés, Criterion Street has a bunch of places worth exploring.

Shopping bags Shop up a storm

On the hunt for a Christmas party outfit? Bruce has got you covered. Bruce is a luxury store that stocks pre-loved designed items for both men and women. If you’re buying from Bruce, you know you’re snaveling something unique!

Got a cool friend who’s impossible to buy for? CONCEPT on Criterion is a collective of street/urban culture, stocking exclusive brands handpicked by co-owners. Here you’ll find apparel, shoes, vinyl records, books art and limited-edition pieces.

Looking to shimmer this silly season? Look no further than Criterion Jewellers! Pick up a piece for yourself or grab a gift or two!

Red Parka is a great spot to find unique gifts, often with a Tassie twist. Tasmanian artists Jennifer Cossins and Tracy Colhoun have created a space filled with bright, bold and interesting products – if you’re looking for something quirky and fun, this is the shop for you!

Nail polish Treat yo-self

Why not follow up all that retail therapy with a massage at Ella Bache? The team of highly qualified and professional therapists offer a wide range of treatments ranging from facials to pedicures, to waxing and spray-tans. Why not prioritise some self-care this silly season and treat yourself! You deserve it.

Cooking Brunch it up

We can’t go past local favourite Criterion Street café for a good brunch/lunch and they are conveniently open seven days a week! Whether it’s a quick coffee pit-stop or a recovery brunch (with a Bloody Mary or two), Criterion Street have got you.

Dinner Dine out

Heard of Yamashita? Yamashita serve up delicious Japanese food, combining local Tassie produce with Japanese cooking methods. Open for both lunch and dinner from Tuesday-Saturday, it’s the perfect spot for that pre-Christmas catchup with friends (Friendmas anyone?).

Lemon Stock up on the essentials

Criterion street is home to City Organics eco grocer, a shop bursting with organic goodness including fresh produce, natural beauty products, tea, chocolate and cooking products. After stocking up on hard to find products, why not pop over the road to Cool Wine to load-up on up some more essential Christmas items?