From a surplus of international labels filling shopping malls to the emerging Australian designers that turn heads, Australian fashion is indeed a buzz right now. To get your head in the game, we’ve compiled a list of fashion boutiques that oozes class and amps up the chic quotient.
Whether you’re heading out for a soirée or beach party, this shopping guide to women’s fashion boutiques in Sydney will have you sorted.
Travelling pop-up to fashion hub
Formed in 2009, Désordre is a love creation between Shannon Thomas and Lucinda Connery. Originally a travelling pop-up boutique, Désordre is now a full-fledged boutique located at Darlinghurst. Select from a range of Australian and international brands like Kimberly Ovitz, Dion Lee, Ellery and AESA offering casual to dressy attire, outerwear, swimwear and accessories.
Perfect for some street style inspo
duckeggBLUE has successfully established itself as a leading destination store for ‘beautiful clothes & covetable style’ since in launch in 2003. Housing only the most covetable labels for each season, duckeggBLUE handpicks international designers from LA to Paris – from J Brand denim, By Malene Birger, Hoss Intropia, James Perse, Majestic and Parisian favourites, Repetto shoes & bags – to boutique Australian designers, Jac + Jack, Ginger & Smart and Skin & Threads.
Everything from one-off vintage pieces to contemporary classics
Originally a sneaker concept store immersed heavily in the pursuit of the rare and collectable, Footage has since evolved from its footwear roots to a full-fledged multi-label boutique. You’ll find anything from one-off vintage pieces to heritage brands and contemporary classics – a variety of products from different genres. No matter what you’re looking for, one thing remains the same – the team at Footage continuously aim to seek rare and interesting finds for every type of fashionista.
Multi-label boutique featuring international designers to emerging Aussie brands
Shop RG 23-24, The Galeries, 500 George St, NSW 2000 | Also available at various locations
Inspired by their love of travel, international designers and emerging Australian brands twin brothers Brian and Vincent Wu set about fusing these into a retail concept that would be at once innovative, personable and unique. The result is Incu, a multi-label boutique featuring over 40 brands for women – including designers like A.P.C, Acne Studios, Janessa Leone, Rag & Bone, just to name a few. Incu also carries men’s fashion apparel in selected stores.
Design-led sustainable fashion
Founded by Kit Willow, KITX strives to be a pioneer in design-led, sustainable and ethical fashion. Featuring luxurious, high quality, yet competitively priced ready-to-wear and footwear, the label strives to make women feel beautiful, comfortable, unique and chic. Attention-grabbing silhouettes with luxurious fabrics are very much reflected on their apparel.
Adopting a new minimal setting at the strand Arcade store, The Corner Shop is now slicker than ever before. The multi-label boutique sees an expertly curated range of stocking favourites – from labels like Equipment, Anna and Boy, Ellery, Josh Goot to high-end gems, Christopher Kane and more.
Home to all things stylish, unique and cutting edge
Now in its 18th year, Tuchuzy has maintained its position as one of Australia’s principal fashion retailers. Founded in Bondi Beach, the boutique displays an expertly selected curation of emerging talent and premier brands. International heavyweights Chloe, Helmut Lang, Kenzo, Acne, Rag & Bone, Missoni and Alexander Wang sit alongside the best of Australian designers with Bassike and Dion Lee.