WHERE TO SHOP
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 oneoff 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. 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, 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 and Lover, while jewellery stores include Dinosaur Designs, Mondial by Nadia Neuman and Victoria Buckley Jewellery. 412–414 George Street, Sydney. 9625 6800. 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. 644 George Street, Sydney. 8275 6777. 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. 8015 6580. 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 Hilfiger and Brooks Brothers. 19 Roseby Street, Drummoyne. 9812 8800. birkenheadpoint.com.au
n 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. broadway.com.au n 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
n 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
n 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.
n 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
n 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
n 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.