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Fashion and Shopping


Sydney continues to attract major world fashion brands making the inner-city an unsurpassed shopping experience.You'll have fun stocking up on the latest boots, party frock or piece of jewellery in stylish shopping centres and boutiques across the city. Shopping at an outdoor market is where you'll pick up great vintage or the next hot fashion name.

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Discover Sydney's best shops

Shopping in Westfield Sydney. Image James Pipino

Love to shop? Sydney shopping has it all, from luxe labels and home-grown fashion to buzzy markets and outlet tours. So if you're looking for a dose of retail therapy, here are a few places to start.

In the city centre, Westfield Sydney has set the pace for sensational shopping. As well as Zara and Gap, you'll find four floors of fashion favourites. Stroll through the historic Queen Victoria Building and Strand Arcade, as popular for their beautifully restored interiors as they are for the fabulous fashion boutiques featuring local and international brands.

Castlereagh, Elizabeth and King streets host the world's most famous designer brands, including Chanel and Gucci, while Australia's two largest department stores, Myer and David Jones, have all the top brands as well as a stylist to help you choose the best outfit. You'll find Top Shop on the corner of King and George streets.

Inner Sydney's shopping precincts have their own individual sense of style.Paddington's Oxford Street is the most well-known, with two kilometres of funky boutiques and high-street fashion. Just off Oxford Street is The Intersection on Glenmore Road where you'll find the best Australian labels.  Other fashion hot-spots include Military Road in Mosman, Crown Street in Surry Hills, Queen Street in Woollahra and Darling Street in Balmain.

Edit store in Surry Hills. Image Daniel Boud

Sydney's shopping precincts

Sydney's favourite inner-city shopping precincts include funky Surry Hills, stylish Paddington, chic Woollahra and street-hip Darlinghurst. Balmain has a unique home-grown style, while Newtown is edgier and great bargains can be found.

Shopping at Paddington markets, Image Pierre Toussaint

Shopping tours and markets

If you'd like insider knowledge on Sydney's best shopping, join a shopping tour and discover fashion secrets and chic city boutiques. There are also dozens of markets every weekend in Sydney, ideal for buying one-off originals and vintage treasures.

Boutique shopping on William Street in Paddington. Image James Pipino

Favourite shopping streets

Create your own shopping tour in Sydney. Stroll Sydney's favourite shopping streets including Oxford Street in Paddington, Crown Street in Surry Hills, Queen Street in Woollahra or Hall Street and Campbell Parade at Bondi Beach.