City Centre Shopping
Pitt Street Mall
Located in the bustling heart of the city, Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall is a premium shopping precinct made up of a pedestrian-only shopping area and several substantial blocks of stylish shopping mall. Boasting more than 600 specialty stores and two department stores, there’s plenty of opportunities for some retail therapy.
Shopping in the Sydney city centre
The centre of Sydney presents a bustling shopping haven, with the pedestrian mall of Pitt Street at its heart.
No shopping trip to Sydney’s centre is complete without a visit to Pitt Street Mall, one of Australia’s busiest and most vibrant shopping centres. A pedestrian mall of stores and arcades located between Market, George, King and Castlereagh streets, it’s home to a plethora of boutique stores, global brands, departments stores and fabulous shopping arcades.
One of the most remarkable arcades on Pitt Street Mall is The Strand, which was built in 1891. With one of London’s smartest shopping streets of the 19th century as its namesake, it’s home to some of Australia’s most iconic designer labels, such as Lover and Alannah Hill. The Strand is visually stunning, with a well-preserved, polished 19th century interior.
If you're a fan of designer threads and international brands, check out Westfield Sydney, home to 100 Squared, showcasing emerging designers in the pop-up retail space located on level one. It’s also where you’ll find iconic global brands such as Zara, Nespresso, Sephora, and designers such as Carla Zampatti and Chanel.
You could easily spend all day browsing every level of the landmark Queen Victoria Building. This stunning marketplace houses everything from clothing chain-stores and designer boutiques to Aboriginal art, with a great range of local and global fashion boutiques, jewellers selling new and antique wares, and cafes.
It is also home to The Tea Room. Located in the gorgeous Grand Ballroom of the QVB, they serve superb high tea daily. The QVB takes up the entire block flanked by George, Market, York and Druitt streets and is known for its elaborate Romanesque architecture, glorious stained-glass windows and distinctive copper-sheathed domes.
On the other side of Pitt Street, fashion, art and music collide in lifestyle hub, The Galeries Victoria, where you'll find top level street fashion and a fantastic food court on the ground floor.
The top level is home to Japanese bookstore Kinokuniya, which stocks over 300,000 specialty books in English, Chinese, Japanese, French and German.
The Galeries Victoria, Pitt Street Mall, the Queen Victoria Building and Westfield Sydney are all linked by over three kilometres of underground tunnels packed with stores and arcades.
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