Our Story

Adelaide hidden treasure trove…
Enter through PAPAS Emporium Boutique, WALK all the way through PAST the fitting rooms into SHOP 2. We are forever evolving as a Fashion Conscious Store… Always changing our Brands to bring you only the best there is to offer at affordable prices! We buy as close to season as possible to suit Adelaide’s whirlwind Weather forecasts.. we listen, we style, we are a family orientated & operated business – we offer only the best service because we care!

Born and bred into a family business the first of its kind in Adelaide, Est. 1958 it was overwhelmingly one of Adelaide’s one stop shopping destinations. PAPAS Emporium was equipped with a Fashion Boutique, Tailor, Dress Maker, Hair & Beauty Salon & select European Imports amongst other specialities.

We were passionate to expand as third generation into the business. We are extremely grateful & thankful to have learned so much about this industry & small business alike. We have an extensive range of experience & knowledge. Our family work ethos is highly regarded & we enjoy being a part of your special events & shopping experience. Suitable for all ages & sizing 6-16.

With what started as a humble little idea to expand in 2002 trading from a tiny space inside our Mothership store expanded into a
Division of its own in 2009 – D E S S I N I  STYLE  BOUTIQUE.

Now we are giving you another platform to shop with. We hope you enjoy our online journey with us xx

Little Girls wearing our mothers pearls,
Tip toeing in heels doing ballet twirls,
Styling our hair making lipstick swirls.
Our grandfather a tailor & grandmother a creative mind, together pursued an Emporium ahead of their time.

He making suits for some of Adelaide’s Elite & She designing & importing together they created one of Adelaide’s Loved Boutique’s.


Some of our brands include:
Supporting and stocking Australian Brands and Designers.
Elle Zeitoune | MOSSMAN | BILLINI | Mink Pink | White Closet | Worthier | Betty Basics | LEONI | MONACO | Ivory + Chain | Natasha Gan | SKIN | BAGIRA | BTL The Label | Ministry of Style | ZHIVAGO | Fate + Becker |  Honey & Beau | NUDE Footwear | Riders by Lee | SASS | & So much more xx

Now what are you waiting for ?