Perhaps you are a novice kinkster and are looking for a point in the right direction for starting your toolkit and connecting with wider community - or, perhaps, you're an experienced BDSM practitioner and are on the prowl for a new addition to said toolkit. Either way, a little window shopping and/or retail therapy can go a long way in terms of reviving one's inspiration and zest for exploration. In this article, we've compiled a list of ten of the best kink-friendly adult specialty stores in Australia. In no particular order, this list encompasses stores in most of the major cities.
1. EAGLE LEATHER - MELBOURNE
Now having been in operation for over twenty-five years, Eagle Leather is the "benchmark BDSM fetish company in Australia". The store's focus on the quality of their offerings see them not only be known for their expansive range of leather goods, but also rubberwear and virtually every kind of bondage, fetish and alternative sex toy available today. In conjunction to winning the title of "Australia's Best Independent Adult Store", Eagle Leather also took home "Australia's Best Adult Sex Education Program" at the Eros Shine Awards for their continued work in and support of the wider BDSM community.
Eagle Leather is located at 80 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067
Shop online now at www.eagleleather.com.au
2. MAX BLACK - SYDNEY
Max Black has been in the business of offering an intimate, female-friendly, LGBTIQA+, and couple friendly adult retail experience for over ten years. The Sydney store's ethos revolves around the belief of offering all customers equal access to the some of the best pleasure products on the market, and does so through ensuring that it's product range is made up of only toys, lubes and lotions that are 100% body-safe and chemical-free. Through working closely with a range of health services and running its own sex-positive workshops, Max Black has become a hub for the sex-positive community in NSW.
Max Black is located at Level 1 / 249 King Street, Newtown NSW 2042
Shop online now at www.maxblack.com.au
3. LUCREZIA & DE SADE - MELBOURNE
Fetish boutique Lucrezia & De Sade has been in operation in Melbourne's cultural hub of Fitzroy since 1994. The store takes its name from the historical figures Lucrezia Borgia and Marquis De Sade, both of which are renown for their penchants for perversity. The store is committed to supporting Australian-owned brands and features one of the most diverse kink-specific ranges of all the stores on this list. Lucrezia & De Sade even has it's own in-house design workshop - perfect for any fetishist looking for any custom leather, latex, PVC and/or steel items.
Lucrezia & De Sade is located at 441 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Shop online now at www.lucreziadesade.com.au
4. PASSIONFRUIT - MELBOURNE
Passionfruit: The Sensuality Shop - another iconic Melbourne adult pleasure boutique and one which has been servicing it's community since 1998. The store was founded to create a deliberate point of difference to what we usually expect from an adult store, and boy, does it deliver. Passionfruit's mission and product range go hand in hand - with quality always at the forefront, offering to shoppers some of the most luxe pleasure toy brands and BDSM accessories around.
Passionfruit is located at 404 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC 3121
Shop online now at www.passionfruitshop.com.au
5. SAX FETISH - SYDNEY
Sax Fetish is the Sydney-side sister store of Lucrezia & De Sade, offering one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges of fetish products in the country. The store prides itself on its commitment to quality over quantity, even whilst still boasting such a huge range of items, and again offers custom-designed pieces for those looking for something a little extra special. Sax Fetish is a staple for kinksters in NSW, having products on hand that can fulfil even your most wildest of fantasies.
Sax Fetish is located at 247 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Shop online now at www.saxfetish.com
6. ADULT BLISS EROTIC BOUTIQUE - ADELAIDE
Adult Bliss Erotic Boutique has been in the business of offering adult pleasure toys to the South Australian community since 2011. It's a family owned and run store that has customer service at the top of its priority list and which offers a substantial BDSM range - from clothing to accessories to even dungeon furniture! The store is also quite active within its local sex-positive community and works with a range of health services to further provide assistance to anyone looking for a point in the right direction. Adult Bliss Erotic Boutique is located at 1-2/397-399 Glen Osmond Rd, Glen Osmond SA 5064
Shop online now at www.adultblisserotica.com.au
7. THE TOOLSHED - SYDNEY
Established on Sydney's iconic Oxford Street in 1984, The Toolshed opened in 1984 under the mission of LGBTIQA+ activist Dawn O'Donnell. The store remains in queer ownership now, some thirty-five years later, and is another iconic store which aims to provide all bodies with a range of quality pleasure products. The store provides a safe and welcoming portal into the world of sexual exploration through working with other community services, and continues to be a hub for the Sydney LGBTIQA+ community to this day.
The Toolshed is located at Basement/191 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Shop online now at www.toolshed.com.au
8. BLACK RABBIT - BRISBANE
Run by professional Dominatrix Poney Quarterzone, Black Rabbit Premium Leather is Brisbane's premier fetish boutique. The store boasts premium pleasure brands from all around the worlds, whilst also having a major focus on bondage gear and products specific to even some of the nichest of fetishes. Stating that "education is the cornerstone" of the store, Black Rabbit prides itself on being a part of its customers' safe and healthy explorations into the world of kink.
Black Rabbit is located at 89 Jijaws St, Sumner QLD 4074
Shop online now at www.blackrabbit.com.au
9. SINDERELLAS - PERTH
Sinderella's is a family owned chain of adult boutiques in Western Australia, with stores in Belmont and Mandurah. Sinderella's mission is to provide quality products at affordable prices, and which has a range that encompasses items that can help you indulge in pretty much any kink and/or fetish. The chain prides itself on it's customer service and it's ability to be of service to all bodies looking to explore their sexualities.
Sinderella's Belmont is located at Shop 9, Belmont District Shopping Center WA 6104 Sinderella' Mandurah is located at 13A Sutton Square, Mandurah, WA 6210
Shop online now at www.sinderellas.com.au
10. PLAY & PLEASURE - PERTH
Catering to everyone who identifies as vanilla or kinky, or anything in between, is Perth's luxe adult boutique Play & Pleasure. The store offers a discreet and comfortable shopping environment that encourages customers to indulge in and explore the freedom of their sexualities. Play & Pleasure's mission is to provide the community with a range of ethically made and sustainable adult products that fit their ethos of "Recyclable, Rechargeable, Environmentally Friendly and Body Friendly". The store also happens to be Perth's largest supplier for shoes and costumes - perfect for any kinkster who likes to indulge in a little role play from time to time.
Play & Pleasure is located at 77 Bulwer Street, Perth WA 6000
Shop online now at www.playandpleasure.com.au