Sydney Shop­ping


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CEN­TRAL PARK. Sydney’s down­town shop­ping centre, a multi-level ver­ti­cal mall, fea­tures ev­ery­thing from fash­ion (Adi­das, Hype, Glue) and home­wares (Daiso), through to din­ing and liv­ing. Don’t miss the amaz­ing ver­ti­cal gar­den and Aus­tralia’s first su­per-sized dig­i­tal in­ter­ac­tive wall. 28 Broad­way, Chip­pen­dale. 8096 9900. cen­tral­parksyd­

THE GA­LERIES. This bou­tique shop­ping haven is where shop­pers go to find one-off pieces. The slick min­i­mal­ist de­sign fea­tures four lev­els and a cen­tral pi­azza area. Speciality shops in­clude Ki­noku­niya, Sydney’s largest global book­store; Muji, JB Hi-fi, The Body Shop and fash­ion stores in­clud­ing 124 Shoes, Incu and Carhartt. 500 Ge­orge Street, Sydney. 9265 6888. the­ga­

MIDCITY. With four lev­els and over 40 stores, Midcity of­fers shop­pers an es­cape into Sydney’s hottest fash­ion, fitness so­lu­tions and bou­tique din­ing. Lo­cated in the heart of Pitt Street Mall, shops in­clude Uniqlo, Peter Alexander, Gen­eral Pants Co, Lorna Jane, Port­mans, Rebel and Witch­ery. Pitt Street Mall, Sydney. 9210 4242. mid­c­i­tyshop­

PITT STREET MALL. Pitt Street Mall lo­cated in the centre of the CBD, nes­tled be­neath the iconic Sydney Tower, is the heart of Sydney shop­ping. Link­ing shop­pers with West­field Sydney, The Strand, Midcity, flag­ship fash­ion bou­tiques and ma­jor de­part­ment stores like Myer, it is a des­ti­na­tion in itself. Pitt Street, Sydney. pittstreet­

QUEEN VIC­TO­RIA BUILD­ING. Over 100 years old, this stately icon fills an en­tire city block. Hous­ing some of Sydney’s most stylish fash­ion bou­tiques, art, jew­ellery and an­tique stores, restau­rants and cafés on five lev­els, you can ex­pe­ri­ence Sydney’s chic shop­ping all at the QVB. 455 Ge­orge Street, Sydney. 9264 9209.

STRAND AR­CADE. This iconic struc­ture is part of Sydney’s fa­mous his­tory, with fash­ion, jew­ellery and ac­ces­sories on dis­play. The Strand is home to Aus­tralian de­signer fash­ion bou­tiques in­clud­ing Alex Perry, Akira, Lover, and Alan­nah Hill, while jew­ellery stores in­clude Di­nosaur De­signs, Mon­dial by Na­dia Neu­man and Vic­to­ria Buck­ley Jew­ellery. 412–414 Ge­orge Street, Sydney. 9232 4199. stran­dar­

WEST­FIELD SYDNEY. West­field Sydney of­fers over 300 fash­ion, life­style and food speciality stores, de­liv­er­ing an un­ri­valled shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence in the heart of the CBD. The centre is di­vided into a se­ries of dis­tinct precincts, such as lux­ury, ur­ban, Aus­tralian and in­ter­na­tional de­sign­ers. Stores in­clude TOD’S, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Zara, CHANEL, Ig­nazia, Carla Zam­patti, Se­crets, Mul­berry, Lin­neys, Prada, Zim­mer­mann and more. Cor­ner Pitt Street Mall and Mar­ket Street, Sydney. 8236 9200. west­

WORLD SQUARE. Of­fer­ing fresh and pre­pared food, a unique se­lec­tion of fash­ion, home­wares, life­style items and ser­vices with over 90 speciality re­tail­ers, World Square is lo­cated on the CBD’S bustling Ge­orge Street and spans three lev­els of an en­tire city block. En­joy lunch in the re­lax­ing Open Air Square, which is sur­rounded by restau­rants and cafés. 680 Ge­orge Street, Sydney. 8669 6900. world­


DAVID JONES. David Jones is the old­est de­part­ment store in the world that’s still op­er­at­ing un­der its own name. An Aus­tralian in­sti­tu­tion, its fash­ion shows are the main high­light of every fash­ion sea­son. Here is where you will find a range of top Aus­tralian fash­ion de­sign­ers like Camilla, Col­lette Din­ni­gan, Ellery and Josh Goot.

86–108 Castlereagh Street and 65–77 Mar­ket Street, Sydney. 9266 5544. david­

MYER. Myer is Aus­tralia’s largest de­part­ment store group. They stock ev­ery­thing from fash­ion, ac­ces­sories, beauty and fra­grances to elec­tri­cal goods and home­wares. A leader in the fash­ion and style stakes for over 100 years, they of­fer a wide range of Aus­tralia’s top fash­ion de­sign­ers. 436 Ge­orge Street, Sydney. 9238 9111.


BIRKEN­HEAD POINT OUT­LET CENTRE. Sydney’s orig­i­nal and largest out­let centre is si­t­u­ated just 10 min­utes from the Sydney CBD by the Shop­per Hop­per from Cir­cu­lar Quay or Har­bour­side, bus, taxi, car or wa­ter taxi and of­fer­ing up to 70% off the reg­u­lar

re­tail prices, Birken­head Point is home to over 120 of your favourite na­tional and in­ter­na­tional brands in­clud­ing Hugo Boss, Oro­ton, Nike, Coun­try Road, CK, Sportscraft/saba, Nine West, Polo Ralph Lau­ren, Sheri­dan, Levi’s, Peter Alexander, the Academy Brand, Hype D.C. Tommy Hil­fer and Brooks Broth­ers. 19 Roseby Street, Drum­moyne. 9812 8800. birken­head­

BROAD­WAY SYDNEY. Con­ve­niently lo­cated near Cen­tral Sta­tion and the trendy in­ner-west sub­urb of Glebe, Broad­way Sydney houses a range of fash­ion, beauty and home­wares stores, as well as su­per­mar­kets and ma­jor stores, such as Tar­get and Kmart. Broad­way also fea­tures an easy car park, with two hours free park­ing. 1 Bay Street, Ul­timo. 9213 3333. broad­

HAR­BOUR­SIDE SHOP­PING CENTRE. Har­bour­side is lo­cated on the wa­ter’s edge of Dar­ling Harbour, with stores spe­cial­is­ing in one-off pieces from lo­cal de­sign­ers and artists, and best of all, Har­bour­side is open un­til 9pm every day. With more than 30 eater­ies, there’s also a mouth-wa­ter­ing ar­ray of in­ter­na­tional cui­sine with Eat Street and the Prom­e­nade Eatery of­fer­ing ev­ery­thing from a quick snack to an in­dul­gent din­ner. Dar­ling Harbour. 8398 5700. har­bour­

WEST­FIELD BONDI JUNC­TION. If you’re a lover of fash­ion, then take a short train jour­ney to Bondi Junc­tion in the Eastern Sub­urbs, where West­field have cre­ated a fash­ion mecca. Over sev­eral lev­els, you will find the best of lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional shoes, fash­ion, ac­ces­sories, beauty, home­wares and food. 500 Ox­ford Street, Bondi Junc­tion. 9947 8000. west­­junc­tion


MOSMAN. Mil­i­tary Road in Mosman is home to deluxe bou­tique shop­ping fea­tur­ing Aus­tralian and in­ter­na­tional la­bels. For con­tem­po­rary women’s fash­ion head to Light­house Bou­tique fea­tur­ing fash­ion for­ward brands such as Sarah Pacini, Moyuru, Black by Rund­holtz, He­len Kaminksi and many more.

Mil­i­tary Road, Mosman.

THE ROCKS. Wan­der the his­toric cob­ble­stoned laneways and charm­ing streets of The Rocks and dis­cover a hid­den world of funky bou­tiques and lux­ury brands. The Rocks is the home of be­spoke fash­ion where you’ll find some­thing that’s a per­fect fit just for you. You can buy unique jew­ellery, cloth­ing, Aus­tralian art, pho­tog­ra­phy and au­then­tic Indige­nous arte­facts. Ge­orge Street and sur­rounds, The Rocks. the­


ET AL. Mel­bourne fash­ion la­bel Et Al has landed in Sydney. Et Al has a cult fol­low­ing as an Aus­tralian la­bel well known for its re­laxed tai­lor­ing and time­less pieces that tran­scend gen­der, age and cal­i­bre. The staff are en­light­en­ing and pro­vide a per­son­alised styling ser­vice with ex­ten­sive knowl­edge of the Et Al aes­thetic. Et Al of­fers men’s and women’s cloth­ing with an ex­ten­sive size range avail­able.

Shop 40, Level 1, Queen Vic­to­ria Build­ing, 455 Ge­orge Street, Sydney. 9267 6476. etal-aus­

HE­LEN KAMINSKI. He­len Kaminski is in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised for its unique de­signs and high qual­ity prod­ucts. The Sydney flag­ship store of­fers an ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of na­ture-in­spired hats, vi­sors, bags and ac­ces­sories cap­tur­ing the spirit of so­phis­ti­cated, ca­sual liv­ing. The He­len Kaminski sig­na­ture sum­mer raf­fia col­lec­tion

is avail­able all year around as is a fur felt and wool col­lec­tion, and there is also an ex­clu­sive men’s col­lec­tion. Four Sea­sons Ho­tel, Shop 3, 199 Ge­orge Street, Sydney. 9251 9850.

IG­NAZIA. Ig­nazia pro­duces their own unique la­bel of easy to wear gar­ments, both time­less and clas­sic made from the very best fabric. They also stock a range of la­bels in­clud­ing Mela Pur­die, Verge, Sarah Pacini and more.

Shop 4037, Level 4, West­field Sydney, 185 Pitt Street, Sydney. 9233 2007. Shop 2043, West­field Bondi Junc­tion, 500 Ox­ford Street, Bondi Junc­tion. 9389 4348. Shop L109 Chatswood Chase, Chatswood. 9411 7699. Shop 7/10, MLC Centre, Sydney. 9232 3787. 633 Mil­i­tary Road, Mosman. 9960 5284. ig­

JENNEN. JENNEN is the ex­clu­sive re­tailer of men’s height-in­creas­ing footwear in Aus­tralia. JENNEN has helped over 50,000 men stand more con­fi­dently and walk taller, from Aus­tralian celebri­ties, politi­cians and busi­ness­men, to stu­dents, bach­e­lors and grooms. Since its es­tab­lish­ment in 2007, its unique prod­ucts have stim­u­lated con­ver­sa­tion on Aus­tralia’s ra­dio sta­tions as well as in news­pa­pers and pub­li­ca­tions all around the coun­try. JENNEN hand­crafted leather shoes of­fer a cush­ioned height-in­crease of 5cm to 10cm, without com­pro­mis­ing style or com­fort. They also sell height-in­creas­ing shoe lift in­soles that can be in­serted into reg­u­lar shoes for ex­tra height. While you’re in Sydney, be sure to visit their unique bou­tique, just out­side the city in New­town.

Shop 1, 134 King Street, New­town. 8084 1177. Free de­liv­ery Aus­tralia-wide and ex­press de­liv­ery world­wide. TALLER.COM.AU

SMOOTH. Smooth is Aus­tralia’s premier age pos­i­tive, size pos­i­tive brand. De­sign­ers Amanda Owens and Cather­ine Mcquade met in the 80s when Cathy’s pop group Deckchairs Over­board played at Amanda’s night­club, Stranded. They be­came best friends and in 2000 launched Smooth, de­sign­ing el­e­gant but funky pieces for women over 40. 100% Aus­tralian made, they of­fer an ex­clu­sive range of both special event and ca­sual wear. 139 Ge­orge Street, The Rocks. 9252 7451. smoothaus­

TOWANDA. Towanda is a de­signer bou­tique spe­cial­is­ing in sizes 14+. In store you will find Aus­tralian and in­ter­na­tional la­bels with trans-sea­sonal styles se­lected for their de­signer edge, cut and feel. Lo­cated in the Dy­mocks Build­ing, Towanda of­fers ex­cep­tional ser­vice with a range of gar­ments, per­fect for the work­day, week­end or special oc­ca­sion.

Shop 11, Level 3, The Dy­mocks Build­ing, 428 Ge­orge Street, Sydney. 9233 1220. shop­


ANA­NIA JEW­ELLERS. The trusted name in Aus­tralian opal is Ana­nia, a jew­ellery man­u­fac­tur­ing and whole­sale com­pany that is proudly 100 per cent Aus­tralian and fam­ily owned since 1965. For over 40 years the Ana­nia fam­ily of de­sign­ers and ar­ti­sans has been sup­ply­ing qual­ity re­tail­ers

through­out Aus­tralia with some of this coun­try’s finest opal and di­a­mond jew­ellery. Level 1, 235 Clarence Street, Sydney. 9299 4251. ana­

GI­U­LIANS. Visit this fam­ily-owned Euro­pean-style jew­ellery sa­lon and dis­cover ex­cep­tional pieces hand­crafted from Aus­tralian opals, South Sea pearls and pink, cham­pagne, cognac and white di­a­monds. Gi­u­lians’ highly trained, mul­ti­lin­gual staff will wel­come you to a re­laxed at­mos­phere that re­calls the in­ti­macy and tra­di­tion of a by­gone era. Gi­u­lians of­fers qual­ity pieces of orig­i­nal de­sign and re­mark­able beauty.

Four Sea­sons Ho­tel, Level 3, 199 Ge­orge Street, Sydney. 9247 5630. Shop 4, 199 Ge­orge Street, Sydney. 9251 4620. gi­u­

THE NA­TIONAL OPAL COL­LEC­TION. As Aus­tralia’s lead­ing opal com­pany, this centre houses the finest col­lec­tion of opal spec­i­mens on dis­play any­where in the world. A must for over­seas vis­i­tors in­ter­ested in Aus­tralia’s na­tional gem­stone, en­try to this mu­seum is free. Walk through the opal mine and watch opals be­ing cut, while the show­room dis­plays the largest range of opals and opal jew­ellery any­where in Aus­tralia. 60 Pitt Street, Sydney. 9247 6344. na­tion­

OPAL MINDED. The Opal Minded store was founded in 1989 and grew out of the con­tin­u­ing fa­mil­ial tra­di­tion of opal min­ing of its founder, John Bernard-benny. Di­rectly from its own mines in Queensland, Opal Minded of­fers an unmatched col­lec­tion of mes­meris­ing Jun­dah-opalville opals, which have bench­marked Aus­tralian boul­der opals since the late 19th cen­tury. Opal Minded’s clas­si­cal and con­tem­po­rary de­signs cap­ti­vate and im­press. 55a Ge­orge Street, The Rocks. 9247 9885. opal­

ROLEX. A new watch, the Cellini Moon­phase, with an ex­clu­sive dis­play of the phases of the moon, joins the Cellini col­lec­tion. In a 39mm case in 18ct Everose gold, this new model is driven by a self­wind­ing me­chan­i­cal move­ment en­tirely man­u­fac­tured by Rolex with a patented com­pli­ca­tion to dis­play the moon­phases. The Cellini Moon­phase is fit­ted on a brown al­li­ga­tor leather strap with a fold­ing Crown­clasp in 18ct Everose gold, a first for a Cellini mod­els. J. Far­ren-price, 80 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. 9231 3299.

SE­CRETS. Whether it is a piece to cel­e­brate a special oc­ca­sion, mile­stone or a self-in­dul­gent treat, Se­crets puts fine jew­ellery within reach of all women through an ar­ray of ex­quis­ite de­signs. They have time­less de­signs for every oc­ca­sion and each in­di­vid­ual piece has been crafted in the hands of fine jew­ellers and set with Se­crets’ sig­na­ture di­a­mond sim­u­lants.

Shop 2050, Level 2, West­field Sydney City, Pitt Street Mall, Sydney. 8246 9070. se­

TAG HEUER. Un­veiled in 2015, the TAG Heuer Car­rera Cal­i­bre Heuer 01 is the Swiss watchmaker’s sig­na­ture Chronograph. With a 45m steel mod­u­lar case and a con­tem­po­rary sports de­sign, this dy­namic time­piece fea­tures TAG Heuer’s in-house Cal­i­bre Heuer 01 move­ment. Avail­able from TAG Heuer bou­tiques and on­line. Cnr Pitt and Mar­ket Streets, Sydney. 1800 809 915.

VOLLÉ JEW­ELLERY. In the heart of Sydney lies Vollé Jew­ellery, your pass­port to the most beau­ti­ful Aus­tralian opals, South Sea pearls and Ar­gyle pink di­a­monds that Aus­tralia has to of­fer. Vollé of­fers an un­par­al­leled jew­ellery ex­pe­ri­ence for in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors, who are taken back to the Vic­to­rian era as they browse the com­pre­hen­sive range, with ev­ery­thing from small gifts to pre­cious and rare Aus­tralian gems. 149 York Street, (cor­ner of 80 Druitt Street), Sydney. 9269 0898. volle­jew­


VIC­TO­RIA’S BASE­MENT. As the largest re­tailer in the Queen Vic­to­ria Build­ing, Vic­to­ria’s Base­ment has cre­ated an invit­ing shop­ping bazaar stock­ing the city’s finest se­lec­tion of pre­mium gift­ware, crys­tal, china, col­lecta­bles, home­ware and kitchen­ware at heav­ily dis­counted prices. Shop for world fa­mous brands at their world fa­mous base­ment prices.

Base­ment Level, Queen Vic­to­ria Build­ing, 455 Ge­orge Street, Sydney. 9261 2674. vic­to­ri­as­base­


THE ROCKS MAR­KETS. Lo­cated in Sydney’s his­toric Rocks precinct, The Rocks Mar­kets boasts a va­ri­ety of one-off art­works, home­wares, fash­ion and jew­ellery pieces. Wan­der the quaint cob­ble­stone laneways, while en­joy­ing these eclectic mar­kets right next to the harbour.

9am–3pm, Fri­day (Food­ies Mar­ket) Jack Mundey Place; 10am–5pm, Sat–sun, Jack Mundey Place, Play­fair Street and Ge­orge Street, The Rocks. the­

Queen Vic­to­ria Build­ing, Sydney. Photo: Isaac Brown/des­ti­na­tion NSW.

West­field Sydney. Photo: Lawrence Furzey/des­ti­na­tion NSW.

TAG Heuer.

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