An index of our favourite places
Shop APPAREL 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, Giuseppe 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. estro.com.au
Et Al has a cult fashion following as an Australian label that is 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
Australian fashion label Gorman brings fun and colour to their cool clothing. From dresses, tops, pants and jackets, to funky socks and shoes, Gorman offer a very unique and colourful take on Australian style, often in a range of quirky patterns and colours.
Shop 18, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street, Sydney. 9269 0992. The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney. 9261 0971. gormanshop.com.au
One of the most predominant fashion houses in the world, Gucci has its Sydney home on the luxury level of Westfield Sydney. Gucci represent the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship and are known for their quality and attention to detail. Shop women’s and men’s clothing, handbags, jewellery, accessories and more.
Shop 3012/4004, Westfield Sydney, 188 Pitt Street, Sydney. 1300 442 878. gucci.com
Harrolds is an Australian fashion institution and the go-to store for modern luxury pieces. It was founded in 1985 by John Poulakis in Melbourne. The unparalleled range found within Harrolds luxury Sydney department store includes prestigious tailoring from heritage labels and modern redcarpet favourites alongside their own hand-made, Italian-crafted private label.
Harrolds Man: Westfield Sydney, Level 3, 188 Pitt Street, Sydney. 9232 8399. Harrolds Woman: Westfield Sydney, Level 4, 188 Pitt Street, Sydney. 9210 2500. harrolds.com.au
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
Australia’s pyjama king, Peter Alexander, is a must-visit for all your stylish sleepwear needs. From chic slippers to luxe robes, and a host of funky sleepwear options, including men’s, women’s and children’s pyjamas, Peter Alexander has created a loyal following. Look out for the ever-popular designer collections with your favourite characters, like Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh.
Shop 2037 Westfield Sydney, Pitt Street Mall, Sydney. 9223 7451. Shop L00.57 Mid City, 197-211 Pitt St Mall, Sydney. 9232 4941. Shop 10.37 World Square, 644 George Street, Sydney. 8098 0487. peteralexander.com.au
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
Get back to high-quality basics with UNIQLO’S wide range of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. From their famous ultralight down puffer jackets, to their fine-merino wool sweaters, UNIQLO has an enormous range, all stocked in a wide variety of colours. Check out their designer collaboration collections too!
Midcity Centre, L01.01 Level 1, 197 Pitt St Mall, Sydney. 9232 6862. uniqlo.com/au
Visit Aesop’s signature stores and you’ll walk into a beautiful, meticulously-crafted space. This iconic Australian skincare brand offers a unique range of skin, hair and body care products formulated in their custom-built laboratory using ingredients from the most reputable suppliers across the globe.
Shop 4033, Level 4, Westfield Sydney, Pitt Street Mall, Sydney. 9239 0477. Shop 20, The Strand Arcade, 412–414 George Street, The Strand Arcade, Sydney. 9235 2353. 95 George Street, The Rocks. 9247 0788. aesop.com/au
Bringing you exclusive and hard-to-find brands from around the world, Mecca Cosmetica is your one-stop-shop for all things beauty including cosmetics, skincare, haircare and bodycare. Their friendly staff will help you find products and solutions best suited to you.
Shop 50/52, Level 1, The Strand Arcade, 412–414 George Street, Sydney. 9223 3176. 1 Glenmore Road, Paddington. 9361 4488. mecca.com.au
Successful Australian cosmetics brand Napolean Perdis has been making cult beauty products for 25 years. Visit one of their concept stores to try the products for yourself and get tips and tricks on how to apply your make-up with their innovative beauty products.
285a Crown Street, Surry Hills. 9380 7593. napoleonperdis.com
Make-up lovers rejoice, Sephora has made its mark in Pitt Street Mall. Favourite brands Benefit Cosmetics, Marc Jacobs Beauty and tarte are available, as well as Sephora Collection, and Rihanna’s own Fenty Beauty.
Shop 2043, 188 Pitt Street, Sydney. 9221 5703. sephora.com.au
BOOKS AND MUSIC
This Australian book retailer has a huge flagship store on George Street offering three floors of every genre imaginable. There’s a large selection of children’s books downstairs, as well as a variety of stationery and gifts. Relax with a book at the café on the second floor.
424 George Street (between King and Market Street), Sydney. 9235 0155. dymocks.com.au
In the heart of the city, stop by the enormous Books Kinokuniya and browse their extensive collection of Manga, graphic novels, art and design books, cookbooks, travel books and children’s literature. This Japanese chain also has a great range of Chinese books and magazines. Level 2, The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney. 9262 7996. kinokuniya.com.au
RED EYE RECORDS
Head down the stairs to Red Eye Records and enter a music lover’s dream. With a wide range of not only CDS, but also new and classic vinyl records, you are sure to pick up an indie, alternative, rock or pop gem.
143 York Street, (opposite the Queen Victoria Building), Sydney. 9267 7440. redeye.com.au
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 leading Australian fashion designers like Camilla, Carla Zampatti and Zimmermann.
86–108 Castlereagh Street and 65–77 Market Street, Sydney. 9266 5544. davidjones.com.au
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 top fashion brands including Cue, Tony Bianco and Wayne Cooper.
436 George Street, Sydney. 8015 6580. myer.com.au
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. dfs.com/en/sydney
HOME AND DESIGN
The beautifully crafted wares of designers Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy are what make Dinosaur Designs so unique. Renowned for their jewellery and homewares crafted from resin, you can be sure to pick up a very special piece. The hardest part is choosing from a huge vibrant, rainbow of colours.
Shop 77, Strand Arcade, 412–414 George Street, Sydney. 9223 2953. 339 Oxford Street, Paddington. 9361 3776. dinosaurdesigns.com.au
For stationery, notebooks, journals and homewares with a Scandinavian touch head to kikki.k. Their beautiful functional designs will bring some joy to your everyday. Check out their travel range of travel diaries, purses, luggage tags and bags.
Shop LG24, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street, Sydney. 8264 0123. Shop 2036, Level 2, Westfield Sydney, 188 Pitt Street, Sydney. 8098 0147. kikki-k.com
A visit to Finnish design house, Marimekko, is a treat for all design lovers. From their bold colourful designs to their quality crafted homewares, Marimekko are renowned the world over. Pick up delightful design pieces including clothing, shoes, fabric, bags, crockery, glassware, bedding and more.
4–6, 66 King Street, Sydney. 9299 0372. marimekko.com
Japanese store MUJI is homewares heaven. The store is based on three core principles, selection of materials—streamlining of processes and simplification of packages. You’ll find a range of simple yet practical, quality goods including women’s and men’s fashion and accessorises, furniture, electronics, health and beauty products and stationery.
Level 1, The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney. 8036 4556. muji.com/au/
TOP3 BY DESIGN
Design fiends head to top3 by design for the best-designed products. They stock the top three products in each category (homewares, dining, living, furniture and more) so you are always going to get an amazing product here.
168 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest. 1300 867 333. top3.com.au
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 worldfamous basement prices.
Basement Level, Queen
Victoria Building, 455 George Street, Sydney. 9261 2674. victoriasbasement.com.au
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. altmanncherny.com.au
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. 98 Harrington Street, Sydney. 9247 5630. giulians.com
THE NATIONAL OPAL COLLECTION
As one of Australia’s leading opal companies, 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
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 watches are renowned for their excellent craftsmanship and technical mechanisms. The Cellini Moonphase watch, with an exclusive display of the phases of the moon, joins the Cellini collection. In a 39mm case in 18ct Everose gold, this model is driven by a self-winding 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. rolex.com
This prestige watch brand uses the finest Swiss watchmaking traditions to create a quality timepiece. The Sydney TAG Heuer boutique in Pitt Street Mall stocks a wide range of sporting and elegant timepieces. The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 is the Swiss watchmaker’s signature Chronograph. With a 45mm 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. tagheuer.com.au
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
Located at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach, the Bondi Markets are open every Sunday. Supplying a combination of local designer fashion, accessories and homewares, you’ll surely pick up a one-of-a-kind piece.
9am–4pm, Sunday. Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach. bondimarkets.com.au
CARRIAGEWORKS FARMERS MARKET
Located just a 10-minute walk from Redfern Station, this busy farmers’ market is very popular with locals, families and dogs! Meet local and regional food producers in an old rail yard workshop in the historic surrounds of Carriageworks. Buy quality fruit and vegetables, meat, poultry, eggs, cheese and milk as well as bread, baked goods, cakes, pastries and desserts.
8am–1pm, every Saturday, Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh. carriageworks.com.au
Every Saturday within the Glebe Public School grounds you’ll find the vibrant and funky Glebe Markets. Staying true to the area’s artistic aesthetic, the markets have a big focus on second-hand goods and local artisans. Browse around and you’ll find plenty of vintage clothing stalls, handmade resin jewellery, sterling silver jewellery, leather handbags, accessories, candles, soaps and pre-owned DVDS and books. Your inner hippie will love the crystals and dream catchers on offer.
10am–4pm, every Saturday, Glebe Public School, corner Derby Place and Glebe Point Road, Glebe. glebemarkets.com.au
MARRICKVILLE ORGANIC FOOD MARKET
This market is very popular amongst locals, and offers all kinds of produce, with an emphasis on organic fruit and vegetables. Start off by making your way through the fresh food section, then past the hot food stalls, selling everything from dumplings and bagels, to
gozleme and gourmet meatballs. Work your way around to the handicrafts section, with wooden goods, second-hand books, jewellery, crystals and a wide range of plants, flowers and succulents.
9am–3pm, every Sunday, Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville. organicfoodmarkets.com.au
THE ROCKS MARKETS
These markets are great for visitors to Sydney with lots of unique locally designed products, artisanal goods and souvenirs. Meet the makers and discover art, paintings, glassworks, woodworks, lights, stationery, leather bags, jewellery, clothing, scarves, boomerangs, ceramics, beeswax, candles, soaps and so much more! There are food stalls selling corn on the cob, fresh lemonade, meat on skewers, Japanese pancakes, steak sandwiches, burgers and more. Join the queue for the popular market-staple gozleme, or try a German hot dog from the Munich Brauhaus stall.
10am–5pm, every Saturday and Sunday; Playfair Street, George Street and Jack Mundey Place, The Rocks. therocks.com
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, Calvin Klein, Nine West, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sheridan, Levi’s, Peter Alexander, The Academy Brand, Hype DC, Tommy Hilfiger and Brooks Brothers.
19 Roseby Street, Drummoyne. 9812 8800. birkenheadpoint.com.au
Conveniently located near Central Station and the trendy inner-west suburb of Glebe, Broadway Sydney houses a range of fashion, beauty and homewares stores, great dining and restaurant options, as well as supermarkets, banks, post office, Hoyts Cinemas and major stores, such as Target, Kmart, Aldi and Coles.
1 Bay Street, Ultimo. 8398 5620. broadwaysydney.com.au
Sydney’s downtown shopping centre, a multilevel vertical mall, features everything from fashion (Adidas, Hype DC, 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. centralparksydney.com
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 Books 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. thegaleries.com
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.
2–10 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour. 8398 5700. harbourside.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. 9265 6800. qvb.com.au
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
This iconic structure is part of Sydney’s 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. 9265 6800. strandarcade.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
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, Prada, Zimmermann and more.
Corner Pitt Street Mall and Market Street, Sydney. 8236 9200. westfield.com.au/sydney
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. worldsquare.com.au
SPAS & SALONS
CHI, THE SPA
Located at the elegant Shangri-la Hotel Sydney, CHI, The Spa focuses on traditional wellbeing practices, with a focus on Australia with such treatments as the Wattleseed Reawakening, a full-body exfoliation.
Shangri-la Hotel Sydney, 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks. 9250 6032. shangri-la.com/sydney/ shangrila/health-leisure/ chi-the-spa/
THE DARLING SPA
This exclusive Sydney spa is home to 11 treatment rooms where you will be pampered from head to toe. Using international brands like La Prairie and ESPA, The Darling Spa alsofeatures a heated Moroccan Hammam chamber.
Level 2, The Darling, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont.
9657 8088. star.com.au/ sydney/hotels-and-spa/ the-darling/spa
THE DAY SPA BY CHUAN
You’ll find this serene innercity oasis at the bottom of The Langham hotel. With divine facials, relaxing massages and body wraps on offer, you’ll also have use of the Jacuzzi, steam rooms and the luxurious 25-metre indoor pool.
Sub-basement Level, The Langham Sydney, 89–113 Kent Street, Sydney. 8248 5250. langhamhotels.com/ en/the-langham/sydney/ wellness/the-day-spa/
ENDOTA SPA FOUR SEASONS
Centrally located at the Four Seasons, endota spa offers six treatment rooms and a blissful range of massages. Be tempted by their heavenly spa packages and all-australian treatments.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, 199 George Street, Sydney. 9250 3100. fourseasons.com/ sydney/spa/
THE SPA AT PARK HYATT SYDNEY
From a native clay and hot oil massage to an Australian uplift, The Spa at Park Hyatt Sydney prides itself on their holistic treatments. For a full day of bliss, try the Australian Awakening package.
Park Hyatt Sydney, 7 Hickson Road, The Rocks. 9256 1633. hyatt.com/corporate/spas/ The-spa-sydney/en/home.html
Sydney’s flagship Apple store on George Street is a three-level mecca for techheads. You’ll find the latest models of iphones, ipads, Macbooks and more, as well as the Genius Bar for any technical difficulties that might pop up on your travels.
367 George Street, Sydney. 8083 9400. apple.com/au
This home entertainment retailer is the place to pick up the latest release music, movies and more. From Apple products to gaming, TVS, DVDS, CDS and even old-school records, JB Hi-fi is a one-stop entertainment shop.
Westfield Sydney Shopping Centre, Store 6010, Level 6, Corner Pitt and Market Streets, Sydney. 9928 7000. Strand Arcade, 412–414 George Street, Sydney. 9928 7200. jbhifi.com.au