Image: Camilla and Marc
The most iconic shopping strip in Sydney is Paddington. It’s where the fashion-forward and style makers gather.
Discover some of Australia’s most innovative and creative designs in the streets of Paddington. From Australian designer flagship stores at The Intersection and quaint boutiques in William Street, to young designers at the famous Paddington Markets, this charming neighbourhood in Sydney’s east is perfect retail therapy.
The corner of Glenmore Road and Oxford Street is the home of Australian fashion – The Intersection. It’s the place where locals and visitors flock for the very best in Australian fashion in a traditional strip shopping experience. Discover a great handpicked selection of Australian favourite fashion names such as Sass and Bide, Camilla, and Scanlan and Theodore, as well as talent such as Josh Goot, Rachel Gilbert and Manning Cartell.
Paddington Markets has been popping up every Saturday since 1973. Known as the place for artists and designers to mingle, the markets have been the launch pad for many an Australian designer. Given that you’ll never know what kind of to-be Lisa Ho or Sambag you’ll discover after a day shopping at this must-see shopping spot.
Blink and you may miss William Street – an eclectic street luring savvy shoppers with it upscale independent designers and retailers. Standout stores include The Corner Shop, Banjo and Matilda, and G&L Handmade, and the delicious handmade chocolates at Just William Chocolates are not to be missed. Each October, William Street plays host to the annual William Street Festival, a one-day shopping extravaganza filled with local acts, food vendors and an open-air cinema.
Five Ways is located where Glenmore Road, Goodhope Street, Heeley Street and Broughton Street meet – an area filled with charming Classical and Victorian style terraces and jacaranda-filled streets. Five Ways a small local shopping village hosts a few quaint boutiques, ample eateries and a breathtaking view of the city at The Royal Hotel.
The Paddington institution Parlour X has established itself as Australia’s leading multi-label luxury fashion destination. Creator and fashion buying pioneer Eva Galambos uses her exposure to the major European Fashion Houses to help the local Australian Industry. Alongside running a successful fashion retailer, Eva mentors many Australian designers and has included the likes of Maticevski, Ellery, Christopher Esber and Romance Was Born in the Parlour X online and Paddington boutiques.