If Shopping is your passion, you’ve come to the right place. Whether it be high fashion, cutting edge design, bargains or markets chic, Sydney has it all.
High fashion and cutting edge design can be found in exclusive pockets around Sydney. Sydney City, Paddington, Bondi and Newtown offer the big brands and many boutique shops for up and coming designers. In the city, places like the QVB, Strand Arcade, World Square and Pitt St Mall should be checked out.
Personally, I’m more of a bargain hunter and hence really enjoy factory outlets and markets.
Located just off Victoria Road and near the famous Bay Run, Birkenhead point offers a collection of fantastic factory outlets which really do have bargains on offer. My personal favourites are the Kathmandu factory outlet, Brands United, Marcs and fcuk.
Another collection of factory outlets located right next to Olympic Park. Heaps of brand names with some good bargains to be found.
A suburb full of factories and factory outlets. Purchase straight from manufacturers / distributors such as Events, I Love Rima Shoes, Irregular Jeans Warehouse and Victoria’s Basement.
I also love wandering around the markets to check out the latest designs and antiques. Every weekend, different markets are held although here is a collection below:
Glebe Markets – Saturdays
Located in the Glebe Primary school off Glebe Point Road, Glebe Markets are great because there is a large variety of interesting products at reasonable prices. Clothes, hand made jewellery, mirrors, bags, photo albums and notebooks are amongst the treasures to be found here.
Paddington Markets – Sundays
Located on Oxford Street, these markets tend to be slightly pricier to reflect their location. Products are of a more polished quality, with some great designers on offer.
Rozelle Markets – Sundays
Located on Darling Road, in the Rozelle Primary school, this smaller market offers a mix of antiques, collectables, clothes, jewellery and even plants!
The Rocks Markets – Sundays
Located in The Rocks in Sydney city, these upper class markets offer souvenirs, food and home wares. Under cover and with electric light, this busy market offers many goodies which catch the eye.
Shopping Centres / Shopping Strips
Most suburbs will have their own shopping centres. The majority of the one’s in Sydney are Westfield’s. Jump in your car and have fun discovering one!
If big ticket items are on your shopping list, head to the Moore Park Super Centre on South Dowling St and fill your home with the furniture, white goods and electronics on offer. There is an Ikea there too, although Homebush has just opened the Southern Hemisphere’s largest one on Homebush Bay Drive.
Stand out shopping strips, in terms of location however would be the ones located on Bondi Beach and at Manly. Both are near to the surf and offer ideal Summer Shopping.