Image: Carla Zampatti
With the stunning Sydney Harbour as its backdrop, Double Bay exudes all that is affluent and lavish. Double Bay has recently received somewhat of an overhaul with a new shopping complex and InterContinental Hotel. The streets – Knox, Cross and Bay – of the sophisticated shopping village are again lined with galleries, fashion boutiques and home decor emporiums. Here are some of the stand-out stores and why we love shopping in Double Bay.
Spoil your little prince, princess and yourself
Known as one of the finest stores in Sydney, the Double Bay outlet carries an exquisite range of goods for newborns to 6 year olds. With a focus on Australian made and imported brands, Adrianne & The Misses Bonny is also known for its women’ apparel. You will find brands such as Mela Purdie and their own Adrienne nightwear.
Australian design with an Italian heritage
Carla Zampatti has been dressing women since 1965. Today the label is a distinctive part of the modern Australian lifestyle and has over 32 boutiques and concept store across the country. The Double Bay boutique would stand at being one of the oldest, drawing a loyal local following. A must visit for anyone wanting to add the collectors piece of Australian fashion to their wardrobe.
Statement jewellery with a European flair
Created by Yannick and Patrick Bellaiche, a French couple passionate about jewellery, Duo is a jewellery label that uniquely fuses Australian effortlessness with European flair. Each piece is classic yet sophisticated. In other words, whether you are looking for a gift for a loved one, statement accessories for a special occasion or a treat for yourself, Duo is sure to have the perfect piece.
Timeless and glamorous jewellery
Three words come to mind when you enter this shop. Glamorous, timeless and oh-so-classy. With over 25 years in the jewellery business, it is no wonder Jan Logan has become one of the leading jewellery brands in the world. Fine jewellery of precious and semi-precious stones, lustrous South Sea pearls and antique jewellery are some highlights. Having opened her first shop at the age of 50, Jan Logan is, without a doubt, an inspiration to all emerging local designers.
Tropical home decor and resortwear
Step into a tropical island of your dreams at My Island Home. This emporium is full of island-style homewares, gifts and resortwear – enough to make you feel like you’re already on holiday. All items are handmade of natural materials by craftsmen and artisans from around the world. You’d be mad not to drop in.
Chic stationery boutique
This is no ordinary stationery shop. With over 10 years of experience, there’s no doubt that owner and head designer Phoebe Gazal produces the most beautiful stationery as well as curates unique products. You’ll find everything from bespoke stationery, journals, luxury leather items to photo albums, desk and office accessories and more. You’ll leave wondering how long you were in there.
A wonderland for kids
This is wooden toy heaven and so much more. This toy shop offers the finest European toys and children’s clothes for babies to toddlers. This mini wonderland is brimming with adorable to educational goodies for the kids. Leave the kids at home if you don’t want to leave with the whole shop!