16 July 2018
Whether you’re after a bargain or just feel like a day of shopping, Sydney’s outlet shopping delivers some of the best retail windfalls and reduced prices for bargain hunters. From outlet malls to shopping tours, discover some brilliant places to shop ‘til you drop (and save) in Sydney below.
One of the best ways to explore Sydney’s outlets and nab a bargain is on a shopping tour. Tours range from half-day to full-day, with customised tours, small group tours and large group tours available. For a large tour, check out Shop and Save Tours, for something a little more tailored, try Chic in the City. Or if you’re keen to shop on foot and go where the locals go, join one of Clothed’s bargain crawls of Newtown.
Located near Sydney Olympic Park around 15 km from the city centre, DFO Homebush features over 120 outlet stores spread over two levels. Shoppers can explore more than 80 international and Aussie designers in residence, with savings of up to 70% off top brands. The ground floor focuses on lifestyle offerings including homewares, sports and electrical, while upstairs you’ll find a range of fashion retailers. There’s also a massive dining precinct. The centre has grown in popularity over the years and underwent a $100 million upgrade in 2014, adding more than 30 new stores and over 800 extra car spaces.
Once an industrial area, the beautifully situated harbourside precinct of Birkenhead Point is well known for its outlet mall. The centre has over 100 stores, with highlights including the David Jones factory outlet and the massive Nike store. There are also some great Aussie brands too, like luxury handbag maker Oroton. Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre is the only outlet shopping you’ll find on Sydney Harbour and is easily accessible from the city. Take the scenic route there on the Shopper Hopper ferry from Circular Quay and ramp up the glamour with an on-board grazing board and glass of wine!
Located on top of Paddy’s Market, close to Central Station, Chinatown’s Market City shopping centre is the only outlet shopping in the City Centre. You’ll find the outlets on level 2 of Market City, with level 3 housing a great food court and level 1 made up of retail shopping, including the IGA Thai Kee supermarket. Market City is a great option if you’re after a bargain in the city and it gives you the best of both worlds, with outlets, retail and market shopping all under one roof.
Catch a bus to Botany Road or hop on a train to Green Square and explore the outlet stores that line Mcevoy Street and Botany Road. Shops are spread out along these streets, so a bit of online research goes a long way – but you’ll find great bargains from the likes of Seafolly, Puma, New Balance, Cotton On, Morrisey and David Lawrence. If you’re looking for kitchenware, check out Victoria’s Basement, Sunbeam, Peter’s of Kensington, and World Kitchen, the makers of Pyrex. It’s also a great opportunity to check out the hip and lively cafe culture and laidback dining options in this up-and-coming area.