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 staircases and ornate stained glass, it's now an upscale mall devoted to some of Australia's best loved brands, as well as a sprinkling of international labels. Fashionistas should head for Gorman, Camilla, Country Road, Sportscraft and UGG. Foodies will love Koko Black's sweet treats, Haigh's Chocolates, and Adriano Zumbo's macarons, washed down with boutique tea at the T2 Brew Bar. For beauty products, seek out Mecca Maxima and Blue Mountains natural skincare line iKOU.