Strappy dresses, floating kaftans, beautiful jewellery and divine shoes - Sydney's local designers know how to make you look fabulous. You'll find local designer brands in the city at David Jones, Myer, Queen Victoria Building, The Strand Arcade and Westfield Sydney.
Sydney designer shopping
Find your own piece of Sydney's unique style in the flagship boutiques of Australia's best local designers. If you love designer shopping, head over to Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Bondi, Newtown or the city centre for fabulous one-off clothing, shoes and accessories. Major department stores, David Jones and Myer, stock the best Australian brands including up-and-coming names.
At David Jones, you'll find Dion Lee, Collette Dinnigan and Josh Goot amongst others while Myer stocks Jayson Brunsdon, Maticevski amd Nicola Finetti. At 100 Squared in Westfield Sydney, eleven emerging designers have been plucked from various market stalls and housed under one roof in a 100 metre square cube.
The Corner Shop in the Strand Arcade and in Paddington has a fabulous collection of coveted local labels. McLean & Page in Manly offers some of the latest favourites, including Josh Goot, Therese Rawsthorne and Camilla & Marc. And fashionistas will love Incu in Paddington for their local mens' and womens' designer ranges as well as Romance Was Born and Friedrich Gray at Pretty Dog in Newtown.
World-famous Australian designers including sass & bide, as worn by Kate Moss and Sarah Jessica Parker, Lisa Ho, Zimmerman, Nicole Finetti and Leona Edmiston can be found at boutiques around the city. Up-and-coming local names to watch out for are Manning Cartell, Ellery, Dion Lee, Karla Spetic and Lover.
Emerging designers at Sydney's markets
Paddington Market has long been regarded as the place to launch a fashion career, and you'll find fresh design talent here every Saturday. As well as fabulous fashion, you'll find stylish ceramics, homewares, art and accessories – great for Christmas gift shopping.
Bondi Market is well worth a browse on Sunday mornings, for summer-styled dresses, silky tops and one-off jewellery.
Sydney's best fashion boutiques
Quirky boutiques offer a hand-picked collection of local and international design. Some of the best include Bloodorange in Elizabeth Bay, Poepke in Paddington and Alfies Friend Rolf in Darlinghurst.
Local design for the boys
Fashion-conscious men should head to Meanwhile Store in Elizabeth Bay for old-school style, St Augustine Academy in Surry Hills for an indie vibe, or The Cloakroom for tailor-made chic.
Located in the heart of the city, the Strand is a grand, late-19th century arcade packed with fashion labels, jewellery shops, eateries and more. Some of the Australian fashion brands you'll find are Akira, Alex Perry, Alannah Hill, Manning Cartell, Lisa Ho, Lover and sass & bide.