Our Story

Meet Charlie!

Welcome to Have You Met Charlie?—the ultimate gift shop where creativity meets joy! Our story began in May 2014 as a humble pop-up shop in Charles Street Plaza. Yep, that's where the name 'Charlie' comes from!
We never imagined our pop-up would become a permanent fixture, but here we are, spreading happiness and laughter every day.
After our successful stint at Charles Street Plaza, Charlie packed up and moved to a more spacious and exciting location in Regent Arcade, where we happily stayed for six wonderful years. But that was just the beginning! We've grown and thrived ever since, evolving into the well-established gift shop we are today.
In July 2020, we ventured into new territory by opening our second shop in the sunny seaside town of Brighton, South Australia. It was an exciting milestone for us! And now, we've made our dreams come true by setting up shop in our dream location—right here in Shop 12 of Adelaide Arcade. Come and explore our two amazing stores!
Charlie loves handmade!
From the moment we launched, our founder, Lauren Harper, had a vision of curating a collection of amazing items that would appeal to people from all walks of life. We're passionate about supporting independent artists and providing them with a platform to shine in a retail environment.
When you shop with us, you're not only treating yourself to a unique shopping experience, but you're also supporting small businesses and creative minds.While we focus on showcasing the incredible talent of South Australian artists and makers, with around 50% of our products being locally made, we also stock a delightful selection of fun, quirky, and unusual products from across Australia and around the world. 
We believe that every item has a story to tell and that gifting should be an expression of love and individuality.At Have You Met Charlie?, we want you to feel at home in the spaces we've created for you. Our team works tirelessly to bring you an ever-evolving range of treasures that will bring smiles to your faces and warmth to your hearts.
Before we sign off, we want to acknowledge that our journey takes place on Kaurna Country, where we are grateful to live and work. We pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, recognizing their deep connections to the land, sea, and community. We honor the elders past and present and extend our respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We acknowledge the rich history and cultural significance they bring to our nation, knowing that the land was never ceded. Artwork by Natalie Jade. 


The most amazing little hidden gem in the Adelaide arcade! Staff are really friendly and I love the idea of the store having a large amount of small business’ in one area.

Ainsley Carter

Such a gorgeous little shop. Great customer service and a wide variety of pretty things. I tend to go here for gifts for others, but end up leaving with more for myself!

Alaina Fitzgerald

The most amazing gifts and products that can make a home. For such a small shop I could get lost in this place for a long, long time.

Carmel Slice

Excellent shop, lots of gifts for others made by local artisans. I took home many souvenirs both for myself and family!

Nicole Lueders

Our Beautiful Store Locations

Online store open 24/7.


Shop 2, 51 Jetty Rd, Brighton

Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm

Sunday 9am - 4pm

Closed Good Friday

Public Holidays 9am - 4pm.


Shop 12 Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide

Monday-Thursday 10am - 5pm

Friday 10am - 8pm

Saturday 10am - 5pm

Sunday 11am - 4pm

Closed Public Holidays