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Shopping in Balmain

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Shopping in Balmain

Browse Darling Street for your fill of retail therapy at galleries, bookshops and homeware shops. In narrow back streets, you'll discover architectural styles typical of the 1800s and early 1900s.

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Shopping in Balmain, Sydney

Balmain is a great place to go shopping in Sydney's inner-west without the city crowds.

Head down Darling Street, where you can find everything from arts and antiques stores to toyshops, galleries, delis and homeware stores.

Check out the latest exhibitions at Artereal, a gallery housed in a restored 1890s heritage fire station that showcases a thought-provoking variety of photography, paintings and sculptures.

It is always worth stopping by Bonsai and Beyond, a garden centre that prides itself on stocking unusual plants and garden art.

With over 140 stalls selling arts and crafts, antiques and second-hand books, the Balmain Markets are the highlight of this vibrant community. Held every Saturday on the grounds of St Andrews Church, be sure to sample homemade vegetarian snacks and organic fruits and vegetables at the multicultural food hall.

Birkenhead Point Shopping Centre in Drummoyne is just five minutes drive from Balmain, the factory outlet centre sells major labels at extremely discounted prices.

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Cafe Gusto at 'Fiveways' in Paddington