Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013.
Darlinghurst Fashion and Shopping
From the high-street fashion lining Oxford Street to the indie boutiques of Burton Street, Darlinghurst is the ultimate neighbourhood for gorgeous vintage finds, up-to-the-minute streetwear, and everything in between. There’s also some inspired fashion statements in the form of the suburb’s local residents, so enjoy the spectacle.
Fashion and Shopping in Darlinghurst
Darlinghurst is an ideal shopping suburb, minutes from the centre of the city, bordered by the fashionable enclaves of Surry Hills, Potts Point and Paddington. There’s a good mix of independent boutiques, big name brands and secondhand finds, as well as chic cafes and restaurants where you can rest and refuel before the next leg of your shopping tour.
Find fashion boutiques stocking the latest trends and brands mostly centred around Oxford Street and Burton Street, which runs from Oxford Square and up to St Vincent’s Hospital. For high quality street shoes and accessories visit Footage, which stocks both local and international brands. Carhartt WIP is known for cool, minimalist pieces. For premium street wear check out Above the Clouds and Alfie’s Friend Rolfe.
There are also plenty of vintage stores to explore. Try Blue Spinach for high quality designer clothing and accessories, or head just south of Oxford Street where you’ll find a large array of vintage finds at Zoo Vintage Emporium and Route 66.
He Made She Made is also worth a look, packed with local artworks and design pieces from up and coming creatives. For furniture stores, check out de de ce’s fabulous showroom of ultra-modern furniture. And don’t miss Catapult, which features some great work from emerging Australian furniture and industrial designers.
On the weekends, head to the Sydney Sustainable Markets, held every Saturday in Taylor Square (where Oxford, Bourke and Flinders Street meet). This is a small, popular farmers’ market where you can pick up fresh bread, local fruit and veggies and a great cup of coffee to kick off your day.