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Shopping in Surry Hills
From exquisite fabrics and decorative homewares to designer clothes and vintage outfits, Surry Hills has a wealth of gorgeous wares to discover. Shopping in this inner city neighbourhood is all about sustainability, cool design, hard-to-find fashion and everything in between.
Crown Street and nearby
There’s plenty of great shopping to be found in Surry Hills. Whether you’re looking for creative fabric prints or the latest fashion, an outfit from yesteryear or vinyl records, beautifully restored vintage furniture or designer goods, decorative homewares or the perfect gift, visit this inner Sydney neighbourhood for a memorable shopping experience.
Crown Street is a good location to begin discovering the delights of Surry Hills. Walk along this shopping thoroughfare through the heart of the area. On the way you’ll discover various enticing shops to browse in. Venture off the main path and explore the boutiques and specialty stores in other tree-lined streets, such as Bourke and Elizabeth streets, in the neighbourhood.
Writers can stock up on gorgeous stationery at Paper 2 on Crown Street, and if you sew you should head to The Fabric Store on Cooper Street for a diverse range of designer fabrics. You’ll find an array of unusual gifts and collectables at Holy Kitsch, and if you’re after rare fashion and homewares, it’s worth having a look in the Collector Store, also on Crown Street.
There are plenty of vintage clothing and furniture stores to choose from, such as Grandma Takes a Trip, one of Sydney's premier vintage and retro boutiques with a range of meticulously curated items from the 1950s to the 1990s. Many fashion boutiques in the neighbourhood double as homewares stores, but for specialty vintage furniture, have a look at Vampt Vintage, offering top of the range mid-century furniture in the heart of Surry Hills.
And on the first Saturday of every month you’ll find plenty of bargains at the Surry Hills Markets, which has a range of vintage and recycled goods and second-hand items.