Shopping in Sydney CBD

Sydney CBD has a lot to offer a discerning shopper. From iconic department stores and grand shopping arcades, to shopping malls and stand alone boutiques, it’s not tough to find something to please everyone. Orient yourself for your next shopping experiences with these top shopping destinations in Sydney CBD.

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Image: Queen Victoria Building, Tom Hall


Pitt Street Mall is the epicentre of shopping in Sydney’s CBD. Arguably the busiest cosmopolitan shopping spots in Australia, it holds the bulk of the retail scene with everything from high-end international brands to must-know local labels. The mall itself holds countless cafes, restaurants and street entertainers inviting eager shoppers into the adjacent shopping malls such as Glasshouse, The Strand Arcade, Mid City Shopping Centre, Sydney Arcade, Myer and Westfield Sydney.

Pitt St (between Market and King Streets), Sydney 2000 NSW 

Department Stores

David Jones and Myer are the two major departments stores in Sydney’s CBD. David Jones Elizabeth Street store first opened in 1927, and to mark the store’s 100th anniversary, another store on Market Street was opened in 1938. Both stores still remain open and are a must visit for their architectural beauty, and iconic piano man on the Ground floor of the Elizabeth Street store. Another historic CBD building, which first opened as a department store in 1885, is now the home of Myer on George Street. Both stores offer an extensive list of international and Australian fashion designers as well as a broad range of shoes, bags, accessories, homewares, furniture, beauty and food.

David Jones Elizabeth Street, 86 -108 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

David Jones Market Street, 65-77 Market Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Myer 436 George St, Sydney 2000 NSW


The Queen Victoria Building, known as the QVB, was completed in 1898 and replaced the Sydney markets. The elaborate Romanesque architecture building – lying between George, Market, Tork and Druitt Streets – is drenched with gloriously stained glass windows and dominant features like the mighty centre dome and 19th-century staircase. Take the time to marvel at this iconic shopping destinations, which is now home to some of Sydney’s finest fashion boutiques, homewares stores, galleries, art shops and jewellery stores.

455 George St, Sydney 2000 NSW 

Known as the only Victorian-style shopping arcade in Sydney, The Strand Arcade arcade may be small in size but it is packed with some of the most love Australian designer labels, speciality stores and cafes – so much to see and do. Stretched bewteen George and Pitt Street, some key local labels are Dion Lee, Lover, Scanlan Theodore, Camilla and Marc, Jac + Jack and more.

412-414 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

Located on Pitt Street Mall and close proximity to the Mid City Centre and The Strand Arcade, Westfield Sydney holds over 280 flagship, food and lifestyle stores across six levels – making it the ultimate retail and dining destination.

Pitt St & Market St, Sydney NSW 2000

The newest, and hottest, shopping destination in Sydney’s CBD is Barangaroo. The laneways of Barangaroo’s southern precinct have brought bleisure to the heart of the new financial district with an exquisite edit of local and international designers and boutiques.

201 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Touted as the home of bespoke fashion, The Rocks features everything from high street luxury brands to emerging designers. Look to this enthralling precinct for a mix of jewellery designers, Australian art and photography, weekend craft and food markets. Meander along the cobblestone streets and sandstone architecture for a lesson in Australian history and culture.

The Rocks, 2000 NSW









Shopping in Mosman

Ask anyone where is the best boutique shopping in Lower North Shore and all fingers will point to Mosman. Not only does it have a unique village feel, this charming precinct is also peppered with sophisticated multi-concept shops selling everything from luxurious activewear to contemporary furniture. Our guide to shopping in Mosman showcases a discerning mix of established and emerging labels along Military Road.

The Upside | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa

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For all your kitchen essentials

An establishment at Mosman Village for over 25 years and counting, Accoutrement is a one-stop destination for all your kitchen essentials. From cookware to gourmet foods, tableware to kitchen appliances, you’ll leave this place feeling like the perfect hostess. Cookery classes by well-known Australian chefs are also conducted throughout the week.

611 Military Road Mosman NSW 2088

Accoutrement | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa
Accoutrement | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa

Fox & Dove

Stocks notable and emerging womenswear labels

Put all wardrobe woes to an end with a visit to Fox & Dove. Stocking everything from established to emerging brands, you’d be leaving the place with treasured pieces and potential wardrobe staples. Notable brands include Camilla and Marc, Sir, Zulu & Zephyr, Hansen & Gretel, Lover, Manning Cartell and much more.

Shop 1a, 647 Military Rd Mosman NSW 2088

Fox & Dove | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa
Fox & Dove | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa


Bold and offbeat prints with strong colour palettes

Lisa Gorman launched her eponymous label back in 1999 and after the meteoric success, there was no turning back. Fast forward today, Gorman has become an iconic part of the Australian fashion landscape with 29 stand-alone boutiques in the country. The label produces fresh & modern collections of clothing, footwear homewares and accessories and is renowned for its bold and offbeat prints, strong colour palettes and knitwear.

844 Military Road Mosman NSW 2088

Gorman | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa
Gorman | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa


Innovative, modern and timeless furniture

Papaya is a furniture brand that utilises sustainable natural materials and combines them with simple and elegant designs, creating a harmonious fusion between the unspoilt beauty of raw materials and contemporary design. From smooth, lustrous wood to sleek hand-blown glass; finely textured woven to satiny luminescent stone homewares, you’d undoubtedly be spoilt for choices.

539 Military Rd Mosman NSW 2088

Papaya | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa
Papaya | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa

Petite Retreat

Your answer to contemporary outdoor furniture

Petite Retreat allows you to transform your space into an urban oasis with its range of outdoor furniture. Unearth a wide range of gorgeous furniture in a bevy of colours, wall art, outdoor rugs, cushions and accessories perfectly suited for small spaces. Your balcony or backyard will never look the same.

Shop 3, 3 Spit Road, Mosman NSW 2088

Petite Retreat Outdoor Living | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa
Petite Retreat Outdoor Living | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa


The best of fashion and home essentials and beyond

Pond explores the best of home and fashion by carrying a wide-ranging mix of covetable brands like Lumira, Paige Denim, Jac & Jack, SoH, By Malene Birger, Forte Forte and much more. The beautiful curation of brands offers elevated basics and effortless styles for you to amp your wardrobe and home. Pond also offers a small range of bathe and beauty products – so much the better for you to pay a visit.

Pond – 583 Military Rd Mosman NSW 2088 | Pond Home – 587 Military Rd Mosman NSW 2088

Pond | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa
Pond | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa

Rebecca Vallance

Australia’s leading fashion export

One of the established that has made a mark in Paris and at New York Fashion Week, Rebecca Vallance has proven to be one of Australia’s leading fashion exports. She infuses her eponymous line with a whimsical sprit and strong global aesthetic, creating timeless pieces that are both classically constructed and innovative in design. The result is an unexpected mix of distinctly edgy yet sophisticated pieces that eschews trends in favour of embracing its own path.

Shop 1, 647 Military Rd Mosman NSW 2088

Rebecca Vallance | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa

Rose St. Trading Co.

Multi-concept boutique with a touch of luxury

For the lady who already has everything imaginable, Rose St. Trading Co. provides a little more. From fashion to jewellery, stationery to home décor and furniture, this charming multi-concept store injects a little luxury into your everyday wear. Also the perfect spot for gift shopping!

4/732 Military Rd, Mosman NSW 2088

Rose St. Trading Co. | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa
Rose St. Trading Co. | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa

The Upside

Fashion-forward activewear for men and women

The Upside strives towards the philosophy of a healthy lifestyle made attainable through activewear that is informed by fashion without abandoning functionality. Available for both men and women, The Upside carries activewear for yoga, running, tennis, just to name a few. Admired for its uniquely refined prints and easy sleek style, The Upside rapidly gained a loyal following throughout Australia, which later followed through to the USA, The United Kingdom, and Europe.

Shop 4, 647 Military Rd, Mosman NSW 2088

The Upside | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa
The Upside | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa











Shopping Precincts in Sydney

A stunning harbour, picturesque beaches and outdoor pools, outdoorsy nature, dynamic arts and culture landscape, an innovative fashion scene, and a mecca for brilliant gastronomy – there is little wonder why Sydney is one of the best holiday destinations in the world. Sitting on the south-east coast of Australia, Sydney offers the best of fashion, food, culture and everything in between. From the elaborate malls to emerging and well-known Australian brands, this mighty urban also boasts best local shopping in the New South Wales capital. We guide you through the stand-out shopping precincts in Sydney.

Shopping Precincts in Sydney | Travelshopa

Sydney CBD

Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD) is also rife with shopping opportunities with well-known spots like Pitt Street Mall, Westfield Sydney, Queen Victoria Building and The Strand Arcade offering a jumble of international retail giants, department stores and of course plenty of local fashion labels.

Read the guide to shopping in Sydney CBD. Coming soon Barangaroo, Haymarket and The Rocks.

Eastern Suburbs

The Eastern Suburbs are regarded as the most desirable part of the suburban sprawl. The area is blessed with some of the largest and picturesque shopping hot spots in the city – set between the magnificent harbour and the spectacular coastline. It’s the ultimate urban idyll.

Read the guides to shopping in Bondi Beach, BronteClovellyDouble Bay, Paddington, and Woollahra. Coming soon Bellevue Hill, Bondi, Darlinghurst, Potts Point, and Surry HIills. 

North Shore & Northern Beaches

Northern Sydney is a vast suburban area. Shopping is found in pockets in the inland suburbs of the lower North Shore all the way up the coast. The laid-back Northern Beaches from Manly to Palm Beach offer plenty of shopping options.

Read the guide to shopping in Mosman. Coming soon guides to shopping in Avalon, Chatswood, Cremorne, Manly, and Willoughby.

Inner West & West

Exciting shopping adventures await on both sides of Parramatta Road – Sydney’s Inner West. Brace yourself to discover a plethora of second-hand stores and up-and-coming Australian labels as well as vintage shops, independent bookstores, weekend markets and uber cool warehouses filled with some of the country’s most talented homewares curators.

Coming soon guides to shopping in Alexandria/Rosebery, Balmain, Glebe and Newtown.


Within an hour or two by car, you can find some of NSW’s most creative talent. Further afield soak up the true blue Aussie lifestyle while discovering an endless stream of designers and retailers.

Read the guides to shopping in the Southern Highlands, South Coast, and Hunter Valley. Coming soon Byron Bay and the Blue Mountains.

Shopping in Bronte

Bronte is a quiet suburb that lies between Waverley, Bondi and Clovelly. It has come a long way since its days with one local milk bar, a fish’n’chip shop and a glorious beach. You can now spend a leisurely afternoon shopping for fashion, gifts and homewares along Bronte Road. Let’s take a peek at what shopping in Bronte to offer.

 Volange Paris | Shopping in Bronte | Travelshopa

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Jo & I

Quirky gift shop

Not the best at buying gifts? A trip to Jo & I is all you’ll need. This quaint boutique carries everything from thoughtful gifts and greeting cards, to women’s jewellery, accessories and homewares. You’ll be surprised at the variety and rest assured, won’t leave this shop empty-handed.

318 Bronte Road, Waverley NSW 2024

Jo & I | Shopping in Bronte | Travelshopa
Jo & I | Shopping in Bronte | Travelshopa

Samambaia Flowers

Bespoke Florist

Your answer to stunning and unique flowers is right here. Whether it is for your home, wedding, events, or for someone special, Samambaia provides you with gorgeous blooms in contemporary arrangements.

145B Macpherson Street, Bronte NSW 2024

Venetia Elaine

Uses gorgeous natural cotton and silk fibres

Venetia Elaine began in a terrace house in Paddington, Sydney, producing hand-made and individually hand-dyed garments to sell at Paddington Market. Today, the label continues to design and produce womenswear at their Bronte outlet. Using gorgeous natural cotton and silk fibres, the pieces evoke a dreamy bohemian feel throughout their designs.

275 Bronte Road, Waverley NSW 2024

Venetia Elaine | Shopping in Bronte | Travelshopa
Venetia Elaine | Shopping in Bronte | Travelshopa

Volange Paris

Très Chic Women’s Fashion

Want to know how to be Parisian chic? You’ll find all your answers at Volange Paris. Created by two French sisters, one in Paris, the other in Sydney, Volange Paris is a fashion boutique concept that introduces Australian women to the chic, effortless and trendy Parisians’ style. The selection, renewed each month, mixes French designer clothes, accessories and footwear chosen by the founders.

306 Bronte Road, Waverley, NSW 2024

Volange Paris | Shopping in Bronte | Travelshopa

Jo & I

Samambaia Flowers by Maria Claudia

The Design Hunter

Venetia Elaine

Volange Paris

Shopping in Double Bay

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.

Shopping in Double Bay | Where to Shop | Travelshopa Guides

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Adrienne & The Misses Bonney

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 six year olds. With a focus on Australian made and imported brands, Adrianne & The Misses Bonny is also known for its women’s apparel. You will find brands such as Mela Purdie and their own Adrienne nightwear.

55 Bay St (Cnr Cross Street) Double Bay, NSW 2028

Adrienne & The Misses Bonney | Shopping in Double Bay | Travelshopa

Carla Zampatti

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.

12 Bay Street, Double Bay, NSW 2028

Carla Zampatti | Shopping in Double Bay | Travelshopa


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.

12 Cross Street, Double Bay, NSW 2028

My Island Home | Shopping in Double Bay | Travelshopa
My Island Home | Shopping in Double Bay | Travelshopa

LuMu Interiors

A beautiful curation of furniture and decorative pieces

LuMu Interiors one of Sydney’s go-to destinations for designers, decorators and stylists from Australia and abroad. With a neutral aesthetic, they source a beautifully curated mix of bespoke and one of a kind furniture and decorative pieces from France, Denmark, China, Thailand, Africa, India and Australia.

14 Transvaal Ave, Double Bay, NSW 2028

Jan Logan

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.

36 Cross St, Double Bay, NSW 2028

Jan Logan | Shopping in Double Bay | Travelshopa

Papier D’Armour

Chic stationery boutique

Papier D’Armour closed in May 2018

8 Cross Street, Double Bay, NSW 2028

Adrienne & The Misses Bonney

Carla Zampatti


Jan Logan

Shopping in Woollahra

Woollahra not only houses some of Sydney’s most exquisite contemporary and heritage architecture, it is also the home of one of the most picture-perfect shopping villages. Queen Street is a tree-lined street with ample of shopping. Boasting some of Australia’s most iconic brands, the area is also renowned for its local designers. You can also find a handful of local brands along Edgecliff Road (the Bondi Junction end).

Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa


Classic fashion and accessories from the best fashion houses in Europe

Located on the corner of Jersey and Queen Streets in the distinctive Queen’s Court, AQUEL (Formerly Riada Boutique) holds a beautifully curated collection of Italian and French luxury brands. Since 1989, founder of AQUEL Linda Cox has been dressing women of sizes 38-50 with its personalised styling service.

118 Queen St, Woollahra NSW 2025

Riada Boutique | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa
Riada Boutique | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa

Joanie Loves Chachi

Feminine and casual styles

Joanie Loves Chachi is a women’s fashion boutique offering feminine casual styles that are perfect for any occasion. Swoon over the irresistible designs and the use of fabrics, prints and patterns, and silhouettes for the stylish fashionista.

165 Edgecliff Rd, Woollahra NSW 2025

Lesley McKay's Bookstore

Sydney’s premier independent bookshop

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 NSW 2025

Joanie Loves Chachi | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa
Lesley McKay's Bookstore | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa


French classic garden influences with Australian ease

Launched by leading landscaper Richard Haigh in 1986, Parterre is famed for its classic modern style that combines French classic garden influences with Australian ease. Select a mix of handpicked desirables for your indoor and outdoor spaces. Phenomenal hero pieces include dining tables, commodes, consoles, mirrors, urns, plinths, fountains, statues and bronze sculptures. Expect to stay awhile to enjoy the new Cafe Parterre.

33 Ocean Street, Woollahra, NSW 2025

Quincy | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa

Pigott’s Store

Homewares of timeless elegance

Shoppers on a hunt for classic and timeless furnishings will love Pigott’s Store. Discover a huge range of lampshades, ginger jars, upholstered chairs, soft furnishings, bedding, towels, washbags, nightgowns, and so much more – all made in Australia!

53 Ocean Street, Woollahra NSW 2025

Quincy | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa


Quintessential shoe and bag boutique

Quincy provides women with more than a luxury boutique, it is a place to belong, enjoy and experience the finest leather accessories. Set in a heritage-listed terrace, The Quincy abode brings a unique mix of fashion and art to the heart of Woollahra.

76 Queen St, Woollahra NSW 2025

Quincy | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa


Multi-label boutique for versatile items

Since 1976 Reads of Woollahra Reads has been the go-to boutique for quality, versatile fashion. Housing a great mix of local and international brands such as Aero, Arche, Caroline Sills, Verge, and Banana Blue you can also shop online shopping. Not sure where to start? Try their concierge service.

130 Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025

Reads | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa
Reads | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa

Robert Burton

For him, her and your home

Robert Burton is a mini department store in the heart of quaint Woollahra. Instead of ten of everything, Robert puts the best of the best forward. From brands like Cire Trudon, Petit Bateau, Transit, Carriere Frere, Dibbern, Mavi and Bensimon, there’s something for everyone.

25 Queen St, Woollahra NSW 2025

Robert Burton | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa


Renowned auctioneers and gallery

Shapiro is an innovative auction house and gallery located on the corner of Queen and Alton Streets, Woollahra, the hub of Sydney’s art and antique district. The building offers three elegant gallery spaces and three floor-to-ceiling street front windows. Works of art and design objects are on display in ever-changing combinations, enabling clients to visualise paintings and furniture in settings akin to domestic interiors.

162 Queen St, Woollahra NSW 2025

Summers Floral

Beautiful blooms and hand-picked treasures

Summers Floral is located in the historical and beautiful suburb of Woollahra. Mark & Fleur Vander Straaten have been in business for over 15 years and along with their hand-picked team, they provide florals and products of quality and style. Their professional yet personal approach is what has made them Sydney’s leading florist.

1/101-103 Queen St, Woollahra NSW 2025

Shapiro | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa
Summers Floral | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa

The Bay Tree

Essentials for your kitchen

This institution in kitchenware and dining has become a mecca for every cooking enthusiast. The Bay Tree, is where you can discover exactly what you need to complete your kitchen. Pieces are hand-picked from all over the world to ensure that only the best quality products end up on your shelf.

82 Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025

The Bay Tree | Shopping in Woollhara | Travelshopa
The Bay Tree | Shopping in Woollhara | Travelshopa










Riada Boutique | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa
Riada Boutique | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa

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