Shopping in Sydney

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If all that sun and surf gets too intense, the best shopping in Sydney offers retail respite. You’ll find historic arcades in the CBD (Central Busine... Read More

If all that sun and surf gets too intense, the best shopping in Sydney offers retail respite. You’ll find historic arcades in the CBD (Central Business District), with luxury stores and multi-brand malls clustered around Market and Pitt streets. Check out Strand Arcade, the Galeries, and the Queen Victoria Building.

For local fashion labels, explore the Intersection in upscale Paddington, home to Australian success stories including Bassike, Ellery, Josh Goot, and Sass & Bide. One-of-a-kind boutiques like Parlour X are nearby. Crown Street in Surry Hills, Double Bay, and Bondi’s back streets also offer niche outlets for creative Australian fashion, accessories, and homewares. Swing by Aquabumps Gallery in Bondi for editorial quality surf photography.

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  • Aesop

    Born in Melbourne in 1987, beauty brand Aesop has gone global, selling stylish skin, hair, and bodycare products in minimal, graphic packaging. The... Read More

  • Aquabumps Gallery

    Founded by local surf photographer Eugene Tan, Aquabumps Gallery occupies a sleek white-walled space in Bondi with a tropical garden courtyard at the... Read More

  • COS

    Sydney had barely recovered from the excitement of its first branch of H&M opening in October 2015, when the Swedish fashion brand's older, cooler... Read More

  • Dinosaur Designs

    One of Australia's most iconic brands, Dinosaur Designs creates gorgeous, handcrafted jewelry and tableware in vibrant, tactile resin. Founded by Louise... Read More

  • Gelato Messina

    Decorated with cartoonish street art, Gelato Messina dishes up some of the best ice cream and sorbet in Sydney, with unusual house-made flavors from... Read More

  • Grandiflora

    Entering intimate Potts Point boutique Grandiflora is like discovering a little slice of Eden. Run by Sydney's most coveted florist, Saskia Havekes, it... Read More

  • HAY Sydney

    Danish design brand HAY—beloved for its stylish, contemporary homewares—opened its first Sydney shop in December 2015. Styled like a chic, airy... Read More

  • Koskela

    We're big believers in shopping local, and at Koskela you'll find inspiring furniture designed and made in Australia with a social and environmental... Read More

  • Local Design

    Showcasing Sydney's creative talent, concept store/gallery space Local Design is on Chippendale's burgeoning hotspot Kensington Street. Curated by... Read More

  • Olsen Irwin

    One of Sydney's leading contemporary art galleries, Olsen Irwin occupies a chic white townhouse in upscale Woollahra. It's run by Tim Olsen and Rex... Read More

  • Parlour X

    Where better to house a boutique dedicated to religious followers of fashion than a revamped 1845 church? Paddington stalwart Parlour X relocated from... Read More

  • Queen Victoria Building

    Taking up an entire city block, the domed, Romanesque Queen Victoria Building—known as the QVB—was designed by George McRae in 1898. Flaunting grand... Read More

  • SeehoSu

    Specializing in contemporary furniture and accessories from Asia, SeehoSu stocks quality Japanese brands such as Maruni, known for its collaborations... Read More

  • Spence & Lyda

    Seductive Surry Hills homes store Spence & Lyda is guaranteed to inspire you with its elegant room sets and styling combinations. This contemporary... Read More

  • Strand Arcade

    Sydney's historic Victorian Strand Arcade dates back to 1891 and hosts a diverse selection of local and global brands in its charming, multilevel space.... Read More

  • The Galeries

    Opposite the Queen Victoria Building near Sydney Town Hall, the Galeries is a fun, youthful, and quirky multi-level mall, which hosts a selection of... Read More

  • The Intersection

    Seek out the best Australian fashion designers at the Intersection in Paddington, a hotbed of super-stylish, cutting-edge independent stores clustered... Read More

  • The Society Inc.

    Stylist Sibella Court is behind treasure trove of a warehouse boutique the Society Inc. in inner-west St Peters. Known for her travel and style books,... Read More

  • The Stables

    The Stables bring together a clutch of cutting-edge global brands in a stylish Surry Hills terrace house. It's strong on optical eye wear, featuring... Read More

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