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 the new 14 screen Palace Cen­tral Cin­e­mas. 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 6800. 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, 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 and Lover, while jew­ellery stores in­clude Di­nosaur De­signs, Mon­dial by Na­dia Neu­man and Vic­to­ria Buck­ley Jew­ellery. 412–414 Ge­orge Street, Syd­ney. 9625 6800. 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. west­­ney

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. 644 Ge­orge Street, Syd­ney. 8275 6777. 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. 8015 6580.


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 Hilfiger 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. 8398 5620. 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 mouth­wa­ter­ing 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 Kamin­ski 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


ESTRO. Aus­tralia’s largest lux­ury de­signer store, Estro is your one stop shop for ev­ery­thing fash­ion. Estro of­fers lo­cal and vis­it­ing fash­ion­istas a wide se­lec­tion of the lat­est fash­ion and ac­ces­sories from Europe’s most pres­ti­gious de­sign­ers. Touch and feel the up-to-date Euro­pean col­lec­tions on the rack, with 10,000 dis­counted ladies and men’s de­signer fash­ion items, in­clud­ing Moschino, Valentino, Prada, Fendi, Gucci, Ver­sace, Ar­mani, Kenzo, Max Mara, Lan­vin, Guiseppe Zan­otti , Dolce & Gab­bana, Miu Miu, Givenchy and many oth­ers. All avail­able for im­me­di­ate pur­chase.

192 Pitt Street, Syd­ney. 183 Pitt Street, Syd­ney. 72 Castlereagh Street, Syd­ney. 20 Bridge Street (ASX Build­ing), Syd­ney. 204 Botany Road, Alexan­dria (open­ing in April).

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 round 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

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

T GAL­LE­RIA BY DFS. Syd­ney’s only lux­ury duty and tax-free des­ti­na­tion in Syd­ney of­fers over 150 brands to choose from, in­clud­ing ex­clu­sive col­lec­tions and a wide range of lo­cal prod­ucts. This is your trusted source for the finest in fash­ion and ac­ces­sories, beauty and fra­grances, watches and jew­ellery and wines and spir­its, com­ple­ment­ing ev­ery as­pect of your life­style. Bilin­gual staff are on hand to of­fer prod­uct ex­per­tise. 155 Ge­orge Street, The Rocks. 8243 8666.­ney


ALT­MANN + CH­ERNY. To dis­cover the mys­ti­cal, unique Aus­tralian opal look no fur­ther than the ex­pe­ri­ence and pas­sion of this third-gen­er­a­tion fam­ily busi­ness. Cel­e­brat­ing their 70-year an­niver­sary in 2018, Alt­mann + Ch­erny is in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised as the old­est Aus­tralian opal jew­ellers. The ex­tra­or­di­nary artis­tic tal­ent of Fiona Alt­mann, is high­lighted in her stun­ning jew­ellery de­signs. The shape and colour of the opal is care­fully con­sid­ered when de­sign­ing the set­ting to high­light all the beauty of the opal. 18 Pitt Street, (Cir­cu­lar Quay) Syd­ney. 9251 9477. alt­man­nch­

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, Shop 4, 199 Ge­orge Street, Syd­ney. 9247 5630. 98 Har­ring­ton Street, Syd­ney. 9252 2051. gi­u­

THE NA­TIONAL OPAL COL­LEC­TION. The Na­tional Opal Col­lec­tion houses one of the finest col­lec­tions 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 Jun­da­hopalville 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 model. J. Far­ren-price, 80 Castlereagh Street, Syd­ney. 9231 3299.

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. 8223 6200.

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


Birken­head Point Out­let Cen­tre. Photo: Peter Wadding­ton.

The Car­rera Cal­i­bre Heuer 01 from TAG Heuer.

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