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Aerial view of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour.
Views of Bronte beach, Sydney
Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

City Centre Shopping

  • Queen Victoria Building
  • Westfield Sydney Exterior


Shopping in the city centre

You'll find a retail precinct like no other at Sydney's incredible Pitt Street Mall, which boasts a staggering array of stores and arcades to explore. You could easily spend a day browsing every level of the landmark QVB (Queen Victoria Building) which has a great range of local and global fashion boutiques, beautiful jewellers, cafes and giftware. 

Must Do

Shops, arcades and malls

Seeking the latest fashions, boots and bags to die for, funky homewares or an antique engagement ring? In Sydney's city centre, shopaholics will be in retail heaven.

No shopping experience is complete without a visit (or two, or three) to Pitt Street Mall, a bustling shopping metropolis of stores and arcades located  between Market and Pitt streets. Buskers perform in the main pedestrian thoroughfare next to flagship stores such as Tag Heuer, Zara and Gap. Nearby Myer, David Jones, Glasshouse, Sydney Central Plaza and the historic Strand Arcade provide you with more than 600 stores to browse. If you're a fan of designer threads, Westfield Sydney is home to 100 Squared, where young designers take advantage of a pop-up retail space on level one.

You can take a day to browse the four levels of shops in the historic Queen Victoria Building, better known as the QVB, which takes up an entire block flanked by George, Market, York and Druitt streets. With elaborate Romanesque architecture, glorious stained-glass windows and distinctive copper-sheathed domes, this stunning building houses everything from chain-clothing stores and designer boutiques to antique jewellers and Aboriginal art.

Across the road, fashion, art and music collide in lifestyle hub, The Galeries Victoria, where you'll find funky attire from Afro Funk, Alphaville, Attik Clothing, Lee and Incu. On the top level, Kinokuniya stocks 300,000 books in English, Chinese, Japanese, French and German. The Galeries Victoria, Pitt Street Mall, the QVB and Sydney Central Plaza are linked by three kilometres of underground tunnels packed with stores and arcades.

Prefer a guided tour? CHIC in the City run fashion walking tours and chauffeured tours complete with champagne and personal stylist. Sweetie darling!

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