THE GUIDE

An in­dex of our favourite places

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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

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

GOR­MAN

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

GUCCI

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

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

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

PETER ALEXAN­DER

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

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

UNIQLO

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

BEAUTY AE­SOP

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

MECCA COSMETICA

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

NAPOLEAN PERDIS

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

SEPHORA

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

DYMOCKS

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

BOOKS KINOKUNIYA

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

DE­PART­MENT STORES

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 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

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

DUTY FREE

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

DI­NOSAUR DE­SIGNS

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

KIKKI.K

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

MARIMEKKO

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

MUJI

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

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 world­fa­mous base­ment prices.

Base­ment Level, Queen

Vic­to­ria Build­ing, 455 Ge­orge Street, Syd­ney. 9261 2674. vic­to­ri­as­base­ment.com.au

JEW­ELLERY

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

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. 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

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

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

TAG HEUER

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

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

MAR­KETS

BONDI MAR­KETS

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

GLEBE MAR­KETS

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

SHOP­PING DESTI­NA­TIONS

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

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, 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

CEN­TRAL PARK

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

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 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

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

STRAND AR­CADE

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

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

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

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

TECH­NOL­OGY

AP­PLE

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

JB HI-FI

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

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