Join us on a journey from eastern suburb boutiques to vintage stores in the west as you follow our guide on where to shop in Sydney.
With 600 specialty stores located in the heart of the CBD, Pitt Street Mall is your one stop shop for all things fashion. Slap on your walking shoes and prepare for a colossal day of spending. Tackling Glasshouse, Sydney Arcade, Westfield Sydney, Mid City Shopping Centre and The Strand Arcade is massive undertaking, but we have faith in you.
Regardless of whether you prefer preppy, punk or posh, you can get your retail therapy fix at Pitt Street Mall. Roam the many levels to find threads from well-known international brands like Uniqlo and Calvin Klein intertwined with niche Aussie brands such as Bardot and Gorman. Deciding if you’ll spend an hour or an entire day at Pitt Street is the true challenge.
Escape the hordes of tourists by travelling west of the city to Paddington and Woollahra. Begin on Oxford Street and saunter onto William and Queen Street for an unmatched shopping escapade. It’s easy to fall in love with the leafy lanes dotted with specialty shops, boutiques and art galleries.
If you’re looking for local brands that you won’t find anywhere else, this precinct is top notch. Designer Sonya Hopkins makes Australian knitwear that lasts a lifetime. For 100% silk dresses and tops, Jiva is an absolute must. However, if you’re in the market for bespoke contemporary jewellery, Jason Moss, Garland Row or Argenton Design will fulfil your accessory dreams.
Cheap sunglasses, towels and souvenirs are sold aplenty to appease the masses flocking to the white sands of the iconic Bondi Beach. With a little local knowledge and Google Maps, uncover the intimate and attractive shops of Gould Street.
Only a stone’s throw from the crashing surf; explore the endless racks of trendy threads from Tuchuzy and Carousel. For statement printed kaftans that will have you looking like you just stepped off the plane from Bali, shop Camilla. Or, add another to pair of togs to your collection by splashing out on the flattering styles of Bondi Bather.
Pack an open mind when you’re stepping out onto the funky streets of this inner west district. Standing out is always better than fitting in here. Independent clothing stores and young designer fashion make Newtown a mecca for shoppers with any size budget. Hit North and South King Street as well as Enmore Road to experience this eclectic suburb.
If retro and vintage fashion is your thing, check out the spectacular styles of Cream and Collective Ensemble of South King Street. Imagine 70’s inspired tie die tanks, 80’s puffer jackets and a denim overload that screams 90’s.
There’s much more to this inner city suburb than window shopping, although that’s pretty fun too. While Crown Street acts as the focal point, the hidden thoroughfares of Bourke and Elizabeth Street also flaunt a myriad of boutiques and specialty stores.
This up and coming suburb is home to Pure Magik, a boutique best known for funky off beat jewellery that will make you believe in magic again. Longing for premium optical frames or sunnies? Get the right fit and look cool at Eyewear Youwear. And for rare pieces that’ll have your friends ogling your new outfit, pop into the one and only Collector Store.
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