Fashion and Shopping
Sydney continues to attract major world fashion brands making the inner-city an unsurpassed shopping experience. Stock up on boots, party frocks or unique pieces of jewellery in stylish shopping centres and boutiques across the city. Shopping at an outdoor market is where you'll pick up great vintage items or the next big fashion name.
Discover Sydney's best shops
Love to shop? Sydney shopping has it all, from luxe labels and home-grown fashion to buzzy markets and outlet tours.
In the city centre, Pitt Street Mall is Sydney's fashion hub encompassing several retail centres across two city blocks. Westfield Sydney sets the pace for sensational shopping with four floors of fashion favourites. Check out Australia's two largest department stores, Myer and David Jones, which stock many top brands and offer personal shopper and stylist services.
Stroll through the historic Queen Victoria Building and Strand Arcade, as popular for their beautifully restored interiors as they are for the fashion boutiques they house featuring local and international brands. The Galeries Victoria on George Street is home to urban brands while World Square spans three levels of an entire city block.
You'll find flagship stores for world famous designer brands - Armani Exchange, Burberry, Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Versace and more - around Martin Place and on Castlereagh, Elizabeth, George and King streets.
Central in Broadway is easy to spot from the streetscape by the vertical gardens that cover its facade. Described as The Living Mall, this is one of Sydney's newest shopping precincts and features a sun-drenched emporium, free Wi-Fi and extended trading hours from 10am 8pm daily.
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 some of the best Australian labels.
Sydney is home to some of Australia's best markets, featuring stylish fashion, beautiful gifts, vintage furniture, fresh food, free entertainment and much more. A trip to the markets is the perfect way to spend a day exploring the city, picking up everything from quirky souvenirs to ugg boots, resin jewellery and vintage wear. Stretch your style imagination at weekend markets in Bondi Beach, Glebe, Kirribilli, Paddington and Surry Hills.
Vivid Sydney 2015
Vivid Sydney is set to shine even more brightly in 2015 when the country’s best festival delivers its biggest program yet.
For 18 nights, from 22 May – 8 June, Vivid Sydney will once again transform the city and harbour.