Indie Bookstores in Sydney

From local institutions to quaint shops; rare finds to mainstream titles, Sydney holds a great number of bookstores that would satisfy every type of bookworm imaginable. Here are the indie bookstores in Sydney that have caught our eye.

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Ampersand Cafe & Bookstore

For coffee, breakfast, brunch, or a good hard-to-find book

With over 30 000 pre-loved books, it’s hard not to find something for everyone at Ampersand Café & Bookstore. Have a cuppa or a full-fledged meal along with your choice of book, or seat yourself at the communal table to mingle with the locals.

78 Oxford St Paddington 2021 NSW 

Ariel Booksellers

From coffee table books to eclectic treasures

With a brand new location at Oxford Street, Ariel Booksellers continues to entice bookworms with art and design, architecture, interior design coffee table staples to a wealth of fiction, non-fiction, film, theatre, poetry and children’s books.

98 Oxford St, Darlinghurst 2010 NSW 

Berkelouw Books

Australia’s largest and longest established new, secondhand and rare bookseller

A Sydney institution, Berkelouw Books is the city’s most successful and longest-running bookshop. Berkelouw currently has 10 stores across and has an extensive selection of genres with a special interest in children’s books as well as rare books.

Available at various locations

Better Read Than Dead

A modern bookstore in the heart of Newtown

Better Read Than Dead’s contemporary space, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and sky-lit mezzanine level create a respite from the busy King Street, luring readers to spend hours at this literary landmark. Discover a specially curated collection of books as well as regular author and community events.

265 King St Newtown 2042 NSW 


Wide-ranging mix of titles over coffee and nibbles

Bookoccino presents a wide-ranging mix of titles from Australia and from around the world, including fiction, non-fiction, classics, biographies, travel, crime, food and wine, gardening, children’s books and of course the current best sellers and latest releases. Enjoy all these over a cup of coffee at the café.

37a Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach 2107 NSW 

Gertrude & Alice

Quality contemporary fiction to obscure rarities

Gertrude & Alice bookstore Bondi Beach is a quirky oasis for writers, readers, coffee lovers and thespians alike. Enjoy an award-winning Campos coffee, mains with Middle Eastern touches and find that book you’ve been looking for.

1/46 Hall St, Bondi Beach 2026 NSW 



Local authors, mainstream titles and elusive finds

Touted as Australia’s favourite indie bookstore, a trip to Gleebooks will have bookworms and movie lovers squealing in joy thanks to a miscellany of rare books and DVDs.

49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe 2037 NSW 

Goulds Book Arcade

Mounds of genres and specialist areas

Goulds Book Arcade specialises in out-of-print books, publishers of the last 30 years, and second-hand books, catering to the general reader, students and some specialist areas like Australian history and politics.

32 King St, Newtown 2042 NSW

Harry Hartog

An independent bookstore vibe with children’s books and beyond

Owned by the Berkelow family, Harry Hartog firstly scores major points for its ambience. Along with that sits a range of children’s books and cards and gifts you won’t find elsewhere.

Available at various locations

Lesley McKay's Bookstore

From children’s books to biography titles

Lesley McKay’s Bookstore is a premier independent bookshop, hosting an extensive range of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books together with a wide selection of history and biography titles.

Spicer St, Woollahra, 2025 NSW 

Oscar & Friends

An attention to interesting and design-led books

Though small in size, you’ll be in here for hours. Other than the standard selection of genres, Oscar & Friends carries modern literature, art books dedicated to fashion, interior design and graphic design.

19-27 Cross St, Double Bay 2028 NSW  | Shop 35/277 Crown St Surry Hills 2010 NSW 

Potts Point Bookshop

Holds an extensive range in a quaint setting

A quaint bookstore that stocks a notable range of contemporary and classic fiction, biography, history, art, photography, design and cook books. Dig deeper and you’ll be surprised to find a large selection of children’s books from board books for babies to teenage fiction and everything in between.

14 Macleay St, Potts Point 2011 NSW 

Published Art

The latest and best titles for the design community

Open since 1999, Published Art has long been a haven for professional aestheticians stocked with a well-curated range of contemporary art, architecture, design and photography books for discerning professionals and students.

Shop 2, 38 Mary Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Sappho Books

Bookstore and café by day, wine and tapas bar by night

One of Sydney’s favourite second-hand bookstores, Sapphobook is a bookshop, café and bar thrown into one. Uncover over 30 000 titles and enjoy live music and monthly poetry events at this bustling spot.

51 Glebe Point Rd Glebe 2037 NSW 









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Bags in Sydney

From authentic leather to sustainable materials, personalised monograms and vibrant colour palettes these statement bags prove that one bag is never enough. These are the brands to know when shopping for bags in Sydney.

Convict | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa

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2 Duck Trading Company

Authentic French market baskets

2 Duck Trading Company is dedicated to bringing authentic French market baskets to Australia. Made in Morocco from the fibre of date palm leaves, these basket bags are stylish and durable. Making a handy accessory, they are a must for your next beach day, picnic or weekend getaway.

Available online

2 Duck Trading Co. | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa
2 Duck Trading Co. | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa

Convict Bags

Bags inspired by the raw landscapes of Australia

Inspired by the raw beauty of Australia, each bag from Convict tells a unique Australian story. Coming in a variety of crossbody, bowler, bucket bags and satchels, each has a design aesthetic that is influenced by the various landscapes of Australian – and a special connection to Dorothea Mackellar’s iconic poem My Country (1908).

Available online and at various stockists 

Convict | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa
Convict | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa

Hunt Leather

Purveyors of fine luggage and luxury leathergoods

Leather has always been in Hunt CEO, Sophie Hunt’s blood. Her grandparents and parents have been in the industry since 1852. Today, Hunt has become the destination for fine luggage and leathergoods with the finest bags, wallets, luggage and accessories for both men and women. Showcasing a selection of iconic brands like Longchamp, Il Bisonte, Rimowa, and Sophie Hulme, Hunt Leather also curates emerging brands as well as creates its own range for its stores across Australia.

The Strand Arcade, Balmain and various other locations

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Hunt Leather | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa


Simple and elegant leather clutches for all occasions

Founder and designer Imby Langenbach’s light bulb moment came about when she could not find a go-to clutch to hold all her belongings. Thus, Karmme was born. Made with premium Italian leather and lined in 100% cotton using the shibori technique, each Karmme clutch is truly a unique piece. Rich tan colours to classic black, midnight navy, red and pink clutches are some standout pieces from her collection.

Available online

Karmme | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa


Classic designs with vibrant colour palettes

From humble beginnings nine years ago, Louenhide is emerging as one of Australia’s favourite accessories brands helping shape the style of modern day women of all ages and budgets. Co-founders Lou and Heidi’s designs are easily recognised by their range of signature handbags in classic designs coupled with vibrant colour palettes. Shop a classic range of handbags, clutches and cross body bags to cosmetic bags, travel bags, beach bags and even men’s bags.

Available online 

Louenhide | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa

Mon Purse

Leather handbags and accessories crafted by European artisans

Mon Purse was born from the belief that every woman should own a bag that she truly loves. This propelled founder Lana Hopkins to travel the world to find the best tanneries and atelier, hand select quality leathers and raw materials, and work with generational craftsmen. Now, you can buy off the shelf, or make-to-order to your own specifications (with monogram should you like). A customised bag happens in six simple steps. Sounds like our idea of handbag heaven.

37 William St, Paddington NSW 2021 | Myer Sydney City, 436 George Street, Sydney 2000 | Also available online

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Mon Purse | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa


Unique but practical bag for special occasions, or everyday

Artisanal products, particularly the textures and colours of leathers and textiles, have always fascinated Brazil-born founder Flavia Pessao. Small details can have a big impact on the finished product so she strives to craft products that have their own unique personal story. The result is a range of alluring totes, handbags, and clutches made from leather. Clearly inspired by colour and texture, Flavia has even worked with the Japanese process of Shibori to create an eye catching collection of blue and white bags.

Available online

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Timeless versatile designs with unexpected twists of colours

Pratten is no newbie to the bag industry; they have been honing their craft of attainable luxury for more than ten years. This veteran partnership proves that sisters can really do it for themselves. Having initially set out to create a collection of crisp colours and brightness to the inside of every woman’s handbag, Monique and Justine have taken things further than unexpected twists of colour by not missing any detail such as the all important hidden pocket in their wallets, purses, clutches, totes and now a men’s range. We plan to expect the unexpected with this dynamic duo.

Available at various stockists | Also available online

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The Daily Edited

A brand that embraces the notion of personal style

Celebrate your individuality and personal style at The Daily Edited. Also known as TDE, this accessory brand embraces the notion of personal style, and because of this, you won’t see scores of other people with the same thing. Their range of bags has something for everyone — from the easy Mini Cross Body Bag to the carry all Square Tote, to a luxe Baby Bag and the best ever Overnight Bag.

David Jones, Elizabeth St NSW 2000 | David Jones Westfield Bondi Junction 500 Oxford St NSW 2022 | Also Available online

The Daily Edited | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa
The Daily Edited | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa


Washable paper bags from Tuscany

Uashmama combines beauty, functionality, tradition and design through their washable paper bags. These bags are soft yet resilient, where the manufacturing process is similar to leather making it durable to withstand washing and daily use. The basic paper bags are hand sewn in a cottage in Tuscany while the sophisticated designs are produced in Florence.

Available at various stockists

Uashmama | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa
Uashmama | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa

Fine Jewellery in Sydney

Layer them to your heart’s content or adopt a “less is more” approach – adorning treasurable pieces of fine jewellery is the best way to add a hint of glamour to your outfit. From using semi-precious stones to a variety of silver and gold jewellery styles, Sydney is sprawling with fabulous jewellery designers for you to choose from. We suss out a cluster of local brands you’ll want to pay a visit to in this guide to fine jewellery in Sydney.

By Charlotte | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa

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Au Revoir Les Filles

Jewellery inspired by story and romance

Strong and poetic keepsakes are translated into finely crafted jewellery at Au Revoir Les Filles. Born in Singapore, Teresa Tong studied modern Hauté Couture at Esmod Paris and spent 10 years designing for global brands like Manning Cartell and Charlie Brown before deciding to establish her own jewellery brand. Expect to find a range of modern yet intricate pieces created with nuanced details found even on the simplest designs, from specially designed clasps gracing the back of fine necklaces, to its signature stingray barb that pushes the boundaries of adornment.

Available online.

Au Revoir Les Filles | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa


From bulky biker skulls to dainty keepsake heart rings

After graduating with a Fine Arts Degree in Jewellery and Object Design and years of industry experience, the founder of BabyAnything, Lucie Ferguson wanted to do things her way. She went on to create her own jewellery label, BabyAnything. Designed and handmade in Sydney, each piece is handcrafted from precious metals, from bulky biker skulls to dainty keepsake heart rings – perfect for every mood.

The Intersection, 128a Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2021

BabyAnything | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa
BabyAnything | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa

By Charlotte

Encapsulates the wonderment and raw beauty of island-life

Launched in 2012, cult jewellery label By Charlotte is inspired by renowned makeup artist Charlotte Blakeney’s passion for making women look and feel beautiful. Her jewellery designs are heavily inspired by the island life and a hint of boho, with designs varying from Charlotte’s signature lotus flower engraving to enriching symbols. All pieces are made using semi-precious stones and mother of pearl sourced from Rajasthan as well as silver, 18k gold and rose gold.

42 William St, Paddington, Sydney 2021

By Charlotte | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa
By Charlotte | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa

Elinh Jewellery

Combines traditional jewellery making skills with modern technology

Elin Hammarström’s Scandinavian background sets the tone for most of her jewellery collections – Sleek designs with clever craftsmanship. Rings, cuffs, bangles, earrings, necklaces and pendants are made with Sterling silver, various types of gold including 9k and 18k gold, rose gold and white gold with black rhodium, platinum and an oxidised finish for a rustic feel.

38 Francis Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney NSW 2010

Elinh Jewellery | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa
Elinh Jewellery | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa

Jan Logan

A directional approach to timeless glamour

Cult jewellery brand, Jan Logan has made quite a mark in the industry, creating pieces for celebrities and A-listers. Elegant, timeless and luxurious jewellery are exclusively made at its design studio in Sydney. Take a glimpse into the glamorous life and with these alluring pieces. Jan Logan also has a collection for men, babies as well as a bridal collection.

36 Cross St, Double Bay NSW 2028

Jan Logan | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa
Jan Logan | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa

Linda Tahija

Exquisite textures and patterning

Drawn to tell a story and hold a deep personal meaning for the wearer, Linda Tahija hopes that her creations will become such items, treasured and passed on from generation to generation. It’s easy to fall in love with pieces. Made from nickel free sterling silver and coated in precious metals, Linda Tahija’s collections are inspired by distinct, tribal patterns and artworks of ancient cultures. Whether a fine gold pendant, large bold Aztec style earrings or stunning rose gold jewellery, each piece demands attention.

Available at various stockists.

Linda Tahija | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa

Natalie Marie Jewellery

Combines precious and fine jewellery with fashion forward statement pieces

Natalie Marie Jewellery was born out of a passion for beautiful objects, a natural appreciation for the handcrafted, and a desire to create. Since its debut in summer 2012, Natalie Marie Jewellery has grown organically, releasing a series of collections, combining the timelessness of precious metals and the luminescence of semi-precious stones, in unique, delicate designs. We particularly love her range of enchanting rings.

11-13 Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach NSW 2107 | By appointment only

Natalie Marie Jewellery | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa
Natalie Marie Jewellery | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa

Tremlett Jewellery

Purveyor for stunning pearl and gold jewellery and diamond rings

Trusted for over 30 years as a purveyor for exquisite jewellery in Sydney, Tremlett Jewellery boasts stunning collections of pearl and gold jewellery pieces and diamond rings. When combined with gold and other precious metals they create stunning necklaces, neckpieces, chokers, pendants, earrings, bracelets, rings and bangles.

Shop 2046 Westfield Bondi Junction 2022

Tremlett | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa


Carries 16 luxurious international and local jewellery brands

Vendome presents a selection of 16 the finest luxury brands from around the world. Handcrafted, stylish, elegant, traditional, modern, these fine jewellery pieces are unashamedly luxurious and unapologetically exclusive. From Boucheron and Faberge Jewellery to the finest Watches Vendome sources true luxury from around the globe to your jewellery boxes.

60 Elizabeth Street Sydney NSW 2000

Vendome | Fine Jewellery in Sydney | Travelshopa








Resortwear in Sydney

Resortwear only gets bigger and better in Sydney with many local brands debuting resortwear collections and dedicating a range of looks just for your vacation needs. With a medley of beaches and summer vacation spots, there’s no doubt why resortwear and swimwear are all the rage in Australia. From familiar names to emerging labels, we’ve rounded up some of our absolute favourites in this guide to resortwear in Sydney.

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Classic styles with a contemporary twist

A menswear label that mixes classic styles with a contemporary twist, ANNEX’s apparel ranges from knitwear to swimwear. Sweaters and jackets aside, the label carries resortwear essentials like swim shorts, lightweight cotton shirts and comfy sneakers to take you through your travel adventures.

Shop 8 The Beach House 178 Campbell Parade Bondi Beach NSW 2026

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A prestigious label synonymous with resortwear

What’s a resortwear guide without Australia’s most celebrated resortwear label? Camilla needs no introduction. Her debut collection of bold kaftans marked a pioneering moment for resortwear in Australia and globally. Since then, her namesake label is famous for capturing Sydney’s global yet earthy identity, with exuberant colours and prints, precious silk fabrications, and detailed crystal embellishments.

132a Warners Avenue Bondi Beach NSW 2026 | Also available at these locations

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Daisy BLVD

For the modern day gypsy

Daisy Blvd began in 2014 with the dream to become the ultimate online destination for travel and lifestyle clothing. Whether it’s comfortable mix and match styles for a busy lifestyle, or travelling the world, or exotic maxis for long days spent by the beach on your next tropical holiday, Daisy BLVD has got all your travel and lifestyle needs covered.

Available online

Daisy BLVD | Resortwear in Sydney | Travelshopa
Daisy BLVD | Resortwear in Sydney | Travelshopa

Iland co

Summer staples made in Dubai 

Inspired by island life, Iland co. embraces summer all year round with a collection of kimonos, kaftans, beach dresses, maxi dresses, island style accessories and more. Founder Jodie works with her team of entrepreneurs and freelancers from Dubai, India, New Zealand and Australia. These alluring summer staples are specially created by a team of tailors in Dubai.

Available online

iland Co | Resortwear in Sydney | Travelshopa
iland Co | Resortwear in Sydney | Travelshopa

Kido Store

Bohemian inspired kid’s fashion

Kido Store offers a curated selection of fashion, furniture, decor, toys and books, showcasing innovative design for children to be enjoyed by the whole family. In this delightful mix, you’ll find adorable bohemian style dresses, playsuits, boardshorts, sneakers, sandals and fashion accessories for your little tots to wear during a family vacation. Chic, comfy and utterly adorable.

159 Clovelly Rd Clovelly NSW 2031

Kido Store | Resortwear in Sydney | Travelshopa
Kido Store | Resortwear in Sydney | Travelshopa

Venetia Elaine

Made for comfort and the Australian climate

Using gorgeous natural cotton, silk fibres and bespoke hand-dyed techniques, the pieces at Venetia Elaine evoke a dreamy bohemian feel throughout its designs. Select from crisp white cotton dresses to cotton pom pom scarves – for chilly nights. Irresistible leather sandals and rattan pom pom bags are also in the mix.

275 Bronte Rd Waverley Sydney 2024

Venetia Elaine | Resortwear in Sydney | Travelshopa
Venetia Elaine | Resortwear in Sydney | Travelshopa

Volange Paris

The best of Parisian chic

Channel Parisian chic at Volange Paris, a fashion boutique concept that introduces Australian women to the chic, effortless and trendy Parisians’ style. Keep your eyes peeled to the variety of vacation-worthy ensembles like a cropped pin stripes pants and white sneakers combo or a fun sundress with colourful pom pom sandals. Take your pick.

306 Bronte Rd Waverley Sydney 2024

Volange Paris | Resortwear in Sydney | Travelshopa
Volange Paris | Resortwear in Sydney | Travelshopa


Stay chic across the globe

Another Australian pride that is synonymous with resortwear, Zimmermann’s swim and resort collections effortlessly fuse fashion with swimwear. The result is a selection of ready-to-wear pieces with fine details, bold prints and flattering silhouettes for fashionistas.

2 / 2 – 16 Glenmore Road Paddington 2021 | Also available at various locations

Zimmermann | Resortwear in Sydney | Travelshopa







10 Candle Makers from Melbourne and Sydney

Candles are one of the most versatile home decor pieces to add to your living spaces. It is no wonder we've seen a surge of ardent local candle makers, especially in Melbourne and Sydney. From incorporating earth-friendly coconut and soy wax to creating unique concoctions by fusing different scents, these top 10 candle makers from Melbourne and Sydney are worth taking a look.

The Luxuriate | 10 Candlemakers from Melbourne and Sydney | Travelshopa

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Alchemy Produx

Combines fashion design and chemistry

Alchemy Produx is the brainchild of creative duo Sara and Tristan, who hand-make artisan candles from 100% natural soy wax. Fusing an unlikely combination of fashion design and chemistry, the Alchemy candles are individually hand poured into chemistry glassware like beakers and conical flasks. Fragrances include Yuzu, Mandarin and Rosemary, Wild Fig, Coconut and Lime, just to name a few.

Alchemy Produx | 10 Candlemakers from Melbourne and Sydney | Travelshopa
Alchemy Produx | 10 Candlemakers from Melbourne and Sydney | Travelshopa


Sustainable farm soy wax with botanical scents

Blending ideas with the finest fragrances, Bon Lux creates scent stories inspired by flowers, plants and memories. Using the finest materials like sustainably farmed soy wax, locally sourced plants, essential oils, cotton wicks and handblown glass, the candles are created in small batches with beautiful locally printed illustrated packaging. Scents vary from exotic, woodsy notes to powdery notes to evoke flower fields and sunny afternoons.

Bon Lux | 10 Candlemakers from Melbourne and Sydney | Travelshopa

Candlelit and Co.

Marble prints and classic black & white colour combos

If minimal themed home accessories like marble prints and black and white colour schemes are you go-to home accessories then Candlelit and Co. is the perfect online candle shop for you. The candles are made with seasonal scents in ceramic canisters that can also be used as home décor. The team behind Candlelit and Co. also organises various candle-making workshops, some of which are headed by founder Eleni Panagiotou.

Candlelit & Co. | 10 Candlemakers from Melbourne and Sydney | Travelshopa
Candlelit & Co. | 10 Candlemakers from Melbourne and Sydney | Travelshopa

Celia Loves

The epitome of chic

Celia Loves is a lifestyle brand focusing on creating a beautiful local product that oozes quality and is easy on the eyes. Smells can transport you to a whimsical world of total relaxation, make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, or send you off on a journey down memory lane. Designs are the epitome of chic with endless choices of animal prints. Select from signature scents like cucumber melon, coffee, pomegranate acai or limited edition scents like floral fling or nomad.

Celia Loves | 10 Candlemakers from Melbourne and Sydney | Travelshopa

Cocolux Australia

Design and luxury meets Mother Nature

Cocolux coconut candles are created to capture the essence of nature and raw luxury. Scented with the finest fragrances and infused in natural, earth-friendly coconut wax, Cocolux brings paradise home with fine metals like pure copper, gold and brass (pictured below). 100% recyclable, these glamorous vessels add a hint of luxe to your living space.

Cocolux Australia | 10 Candlemakers from Melbourne and Sydney | Travelshopa
Cocolux Australia | 10 Candlemakers from Melbourne and Sydney | Travelshopa

Frankie Gusti

Fun, fresh candles that look as amazing as they smell

This Yarra Valley based lifestyle brand delivers fun, fresh and straight up good-for-the-soul soy candles. Creator & Founder, Genna Klewer harnesses her love of homewares, design and interior style to bring forth a range Candles that look as amazing as they smell. Candles are hand poured in their home studio, using soy wax, high-quality fragrance oils, essential oils and feature single or double cotton wicks.

Frankie Gusti | 10 Candlemakers from Melbourne and Sydney | Travelshopa


Travel candles that pay homage to the spirit of exploration

Infused with exquisite fine fragrance oils reminiscent of places both near and far, Lumira’s luxury lifestyle essentials are a celebration of beautiful scent, sophisticated design and the spirit of travel. Its signature Destination Collection features elegant ebony glass vessels filled with all-natural soy wax and delicately infused with fragrance oils composed with a renowned perfumer in Sydney. The collection forges a covetable range of ten distinctive scents that pay homage to the spirit of exploration. Each destination scent also comes in a miniature travel tin.

Lumira | 10 Candlemakers from Melbourne and Sydney | Travelshopa
Lumira | 10 Candlemakers from Melbourne and Sydney | Travelshopa

Maisey Candles

Family-owned scent concoctions that have transcended four generations

The idea behind Maisey Candles evolved from its founder’s great-grandmother whose nickname was ‘Maisey’. Maisey loved the aroma of beautiful candles and spent hours making her own candle creations. Her recipe has been handed down to four generations. Do you love aromas that remind you of a warm and welcoming home? Look no further than Maisey Candles.

Maisey Candles | 10 Candlemakers from Melbourne and Sydney | Travelshopa

SOH Melbourne

An innovating and modern approach to age old perfumes

SOH Melbourne is a fragrance house founded by husband and wife team, Nathan & Kristine Brown. SOH candles and perfume fragrances are built upon a blend of natural perfumes with flowers hand picked from the petal fields in Grasse to luxurious lavender fields in Australia’s Daylesford. These fragrances are highly concentrated and are hand poured and formulated in Melbourne, of course.

SOH | 10 Candlemakers from Melbourne and Sydney | Travelshopa

The Luxuriate

Candles made with natural stones, wood and alloys

The Luxuriate was established to create beautiful sensory objects inspired by nature. The collection connects a composition of earth, infinite light and perfume. The result? Fine fragrances meticulously curated by a fourth generation perfumer and packaged in a collection of natural stones, wood and alloys. The Luxuriate also offers a complimentary gold monogramming service on all Leather & Oud collection candles.

The Luxuriate | 10 Candlemakers from Melbourne and Sydney | Travelshopa
The Luxuriate | 10 Candlemakers from Melbourne and Sydney | Travelshopa

Swimwear in Sydney

So you’ve had your eyes set on the best secret beach escapes in NSW and assembled the hottest boutiques to shop at Sydney’s Bondi Beach – but before you take a dip in the pools of these iconic beaches you’ll want the perfect swimwear for a full-filled day of frolicking. Take your cue from one of these swimwear designers and brands hailing from Sydney as they offer everything from the latest trends, chic colours, stylish cuts and the finest fabrics. Discover the best piece for your bod in this guide to swimwear in Sydney.

Peony | Swimwear in Sydney | Travelshopa

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Bondi Bather

Swimwear prints created by local Bondi photographers and artists

Hailing from Bondi, the creators of Bondi Bather share their love for their hometown through a ‘smokin’-hot’ swimwear collection. With super-flattering styles including the ‘Australian Cut’ (a take on the Brazilian) and abstract photographic swimwear prints on their swimwear that show off the iconic Bondi Beach, their line is a stylish way to show off that beach bod.

Shop 4/157 Curlewis St, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026

Bondi Bather | Swimwear in Sydney | Travelshopa
Bondi Bather | Swimwear in Sydney | Travelshopa


Mix of tribal and boho prints

Tribal prints, vibrant colours and bohemian details– if all of these tickle your fancy, there’s no doubt Camilia is the swimwear label for you. Apart from swimwear, this Aussie institution also carries a collection of bold kaftans embellished with exuberant colours and prints, precious silk fabrics and detailed crystals.

Available at various outlets.

Camilla | Swimwear in Sydney | Travelshopa
Camilla | Swimwear in Sydney | Travelshopa


Classic swimwear for the modern woman

Founded by Tuyen Nguyen and Michael Lim in 2014, her. is a swimwear label based in Sydney. The swimwear collection compromises classic silhouettes and pared-back lines, resulting in timeless pieces that fit effortlessly into your wardrobe. Every piece is made and designed in Australia using the highest quality European fabric and tailoring that feels luxurious against bare skin.

Available online.

her. | Swimwear in Sydney | Travelshopa
her. | Swimwear in Sydney | Travelshopa

Ocean Gem

Simple designs, bold colours

Brought to you by Aussie girl, Gemma Thomas, Ocean Gem was created when the design graduate decided to turn her passion for swimwear into a career. The result? Simple yet eye-catching designs made with the most comfortable fabrics.

Available online.

Ocean Gem | Swimwear in Sydney | Travelshopa
Ocean Gem Swimwear | Swimwear in Sydney | Travelshopa

Peony Swimwear

Soft, romantic prints with a bohemian touch

Born out of a lifelong love affair with the ocean, boutique Australian swimwear label, Peony, fuses bohemian nostalgia with refined femininity to create swimwear made for chasing the sun. Luxe fabrics, fluid silhouettes and distinctive prints make up peony’s signature aesthetic, which is complimented by delicate details and an authentic handmade feel.

Stocked at Hope & May, 2/29 Brigantine Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481 | Also available at various stockists

Peony | Swimwear in Sydney | Travelshopa
Peony | Swimwear in Sydney | Travelshopa


One-pieces and sculptural bikinis

Early in its evolution, Zimmermann took the bold step of fusing fashion with swimwear. It soon found its footing with the fashion elite. Zimmermann’s bold original prints, beautifully made one-pieces and sculptural bikinis create a new point of reference in flattering, sexy and stylish swimwear. Keep a look out for a collection of chic resortwear to go along with their stunning swimwear.

2 / 2 – 16 Glenmore Road Paddington NSW 2021 | Also available at various locations and online

Zimmerman | Swimwear in Sydney | Travelshopa

Bondi Bather

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