Shopping in Double Bay
Shopping in Double Bay
If you’re looking for some retail therapy, you’re in the right place. The elegant harbourside suburb of Double Bay is renowned for its shopping, you’ll find a deluge of high-end fashion designers, independent jewellery stores and bespoke milliners.
Head for tree-lined Bay, Knox and Cross streets, which has the highest concentration of chic fashion boutiques. Weave in and out of the little side streets and arcades to discover hidden treasures, browsing for everything from designer threads, luxury gifts and gourmet treats to beautiful toys, shoes, and jewellery.
In Transvaal Avenue, you’ll find Belinda International, stocking a treasure trove of international designers. Cross Street is home to jeweller Jan Logan, who has a celebrity clientele, and Mode Sportif, which is great to pick up designer contemporary labels. Milliner Nerida Winter’s bespoke hats are on Bay Street, as is Australian label Scanlan Theodore. Knox Street has Cosmopolitan Shoes, which is full of high-end footwear and accessories.
Double Bay also has a great offering of consignment stores, allowing you to access last season’s style without the price tag. Check out Secondo Double Bay on New South Head Road, APT57 on Knox Street or Revivre on Bay Street for pre-loved luxury designer fashions at bargain prices.
Stylish newborn, baby and children’s fashions can be picked up at The Monogram Mode on Short Street, along with toys, travel accessories and homewares. You can also personalise your purchases with luxury monogramming for a truly unique style.
On Transvaal Avenue, Palmer & Penn specialises in homewares and furniture from luxury design houses, along with rare, antique and vintage luggage and travel trunks. A few doors down, browse a beautiful collection of antique furniture at Maison Et Jardin. Mud Australia on Kiaora Lane sells contemporary handmade porcelain and ceramics in pretty pastel colours.
Eat & drink
All that shopping works up an appetite, so stop for lunch and coffee to re-fuel. Indigo is an elegant café that serves beautiful breakfast and lunch fare in an al fresco setting. Little Jean offers a gourmet menu that heroes sustainably sourced produce, while Twenty-One Espresso is a local favourite and one of the first coffee shops to introduce an espresso machine to Australia in 1957.
There’s also plenty of choice if you want to celebrate a successful day shopping with a glass of bubbles. Head for the glamorous rooftop bar at the InterContinental or visit a charmingly-restored pub like The Royal Oak Hotel or The Golden Sheaf. For impressive wine lists, head to acclaimed restaurants Bibo Wine Bar or Sake Restaurant & Bar.
Getting to Double Bay is an unforgettable experience in itself, with a ferry ride from Circular Quay across one of the world’s most beautiful harbours taking less than 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Central, Town Hall or Martin Place stations to Edgecliff for a short walk or bus trip down the hill to Double Bay.