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Glebe Fashion and Shopping

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  • Sappho Books and Cafe. Credit: Daniel Boud


Shopping in Glebe

Whether you're after fancy footwear, a meditation CD, a vintage jacket or a unique gift, Glebe's got you covered. Wander its quirky shopping strip, explore the famous outdoor markets or tempt your inner shopaholic at the Broadway Centre next door.

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Markets, bookshops, gifts and more

Seeking shopping nirvana? Glebe Point Road's eclectic range of shops, arcades, markets and specialty stores are well worth a wander.

Like neighbouring Newtown, bookstores are big business along Glebe's main drag. Gleebooks stocks new releases, journals, periodicals and a range of specialist CDs and DVDs, including arthouse and rare cinema classics. Upstairs over wine and cheese, the store hosts talks and book launches by Australian and international writers. Sappho Books is good for second-hand titles, while anyone with a green thumb can head to Florilegium on Derwent Street for a great range of gardening books. Glebe's also a magnet for those seeking good local healers and new-age stores. One of the best spots to stock up on holistic books, CDs and DVDs is Phoenix Rising Books on Glebe Point Road.

Looking for a suede jacket, WHAM record or handmade leather iPad case? With any luck, you'll find it at Glebe Markets, which lures a melting pot of hippies, hipsters, political activists, uni students, families and travelers to its 200-plus stalls every Saturday. Browse the racks of pre-loved vintage attire, check out original designer clothes, and pick through a sea of leather goods, curios, bric-a-brac, second hand books, CDs, records, plants, jewellery, hats, kids clothes and much more. Refuel at one of the delicious multi-ethnic food vans and crash out in the park, where you can watch bands, jugglers and acrobats do their thing.

A huge range of shops and specialty stores including fashion boutiques, homewares, electronics, lingerie and chain stores can be found at the nearby Broadway Centre, which is just a short walk down Francis Street, next to Badde Manors Caf, a Glebe institution.

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