SYDNEY OFFERS SHOPPERS A WIDE RANGE OF CHOICE—FROM WORLD CLASS LABELS TO FRESH FASHION PERFECTLY SUITED FOR THE MODERN LIFESTYLE.
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. centralparksydney.com
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. thegaleries.com
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. midcityshopping.com.au
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. pittstreetmall.com.au
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. qvb.com.au
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. strandarcade.com.au
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. westfield.com.au/sydney
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. worldsquare.com.au
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. davidjones.com.au
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. myer.com.au
SHOPPING CENTRES (CITY FRINGE/FURTHER AFIELD)
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. birkenheadpoint.com.au
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. broadway.com.au
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. harbourside.com.au
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. westfield.com.au/bondijunction
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. therocks.com
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-australia.com
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. ignazia.com.au
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. smoothaustralia.com.au
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. shoptowanda.com
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. anania.com.au
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. giulians.com
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. nationalopal.com
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. opalminded.com
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. rolex.com
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. secrets-shhh.com
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. tagheuer.com.au
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. vollejewellery.com
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. victoriasbasement.com.au
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. therocks.com
Queen Victoria Building, Sydney. Photo: Isaac Brown/destination NSW.
Westfield Sydney. Photo: Lawrence Furzey/destination NSW.