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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.

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Discover Sydney's best shops

Woman shopping at LuLu loves Paris. Image James Pipino

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.

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 some of the best Australian labels.

  • Edit store in Surry Hills. Image Daniel Boud

    Sydney's shopping precincts

    Sydney's inner-city shopping precincts include the funky Surry Hills, stylish Paddington, chic Woollahra and street-hip Darlinghurst. Balmain has a unique home-grown style, while the edgy Newtown is great for eclectic fashion, art, music and books.

  • Shopping at Paddington markets, Image Pierre Toussaint

    Shopping tours and markets

    For 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

    Sydney 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, Darling Street in Balmain and Bondi's Hall Street and Campbell Parade.

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Boutique Belle clothing store in the rocks by Daniel Boud for Destination NSW
Westfield Sydney from Market Street, CBD by Westfield Sydney