Be prepared to discover your own sense of style at Sydney's best shopping destinations. From window-shopping along shady streets to immersing yourself in vast shopping malls, it's no wonder shopping is one of the most popular things to do in Sydney.
In the city centre, historic city arcades are surrounded by slick new fashion centres, including Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall. Make sure you also pop into the beautifully restored Queen Victoria Building, with its vast array of high street fashion, designer-style, jewellery, antiques and art.
The Strand Arcade is the place to go for young Australian designers and handcrafted jewellery. You'll also find plenty of home-grown fashion talent in David Jones and Myer department stores and at The Intersection in Paddington.
Find inspiration in the creative inner city hubs of Surry Hills and Paddington, while Balmain offers a unique mix of fashion, homewares and café-culture. Also in the inner-west, Newtown with vintage fashion, funky homewares and quirky boutiques.Nearby, Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre at Drummoyne has some great designer labels at up to 70 per cent off regular retail prices. Snap up deals on Witchery, Laura Ashley, Ksubi and Oroton.To the north of the city, stylish Mosman has chic boutiques and cafés.
Browse Sydney's many outdoor markets at any time of the year. Paddington Market, held every Saturday, is probably Sydney's most popular market shopping destination - many Australian designers made their breakthrough with a Paddington market stall. Other weekend markets are in Balmain and Rozelle, Surry Hills, Kirribilli and The Rocks.