Guide to 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

PITT STREET MALL

MYER

DAVID JONES

QUEEN VICTORIA BUILDING

THE ROCKS PRECINCT

THE STRAND ARCADE

WESTFIELD SYDNEY

Barangaroo

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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Accoutrement

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

Gorman

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

Papaya

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

Pond

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

ACCOUTREMENT

FOX & DOVE

GORMAN

PAPAYA

PETITE RETREAT

POND

POND HOME

REBECCA VALLANCE

ROSE ST. TRADING CO.

THE UPSIDE

Shopping Precincts in Sydney

Shopping Precincts in Sydney | Travelshopa

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.

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.

HAYMARKET

SYDNEY CBD

THE ROCKS

EAST

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.

BONDI

BONDI BEACH

BRONTE

CLOVELLY

DARLINGHURST

DOUBLE BAY

POTTS POINT

PADDINGTON

SURRY HILLS

WOOLLAHRA

NORTH

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.

AVALON/PALM BEACH

CHATSWOOD/
WILLOUGHBY

LOWER NORTH SHORE

MANLY

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.

ALEXANDRIA

BALMAIN

GLEBE

NEWTOWN

REGIONAL NSW

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.

BLUE MOUNTAINS

BYRON BAY

HUNTER VALLEY

SOUTH COAST

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS

Guide to 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

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

The Design Hunter

Contemporary home and lifestyle emporium

The Design Hunter is a design retail experience housing a selection of bespoke pieces sourced from makers, artists and designers locally and from around the world. Have a chat with one of their friendly in-store interior designers for tips on how to decorate your living space, using select pieces from within the store. You’ll also discover a range of bath accessories, art collections, candles, scents, gifts and books – apart from the usual suspects like contemporary furniture and home accessories.

316 Bronte Road, Waverley NSW 2024

The Design Hunter | Shopping in Bronte | Travelshopa

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

Guide to 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.

Carla Zampatti | Shopping in Double Bay | Travelshopa

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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 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.

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

DUO

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

Duo | Shopping in Double Bay | Travelshopa
Duo | Shopping in Double Bay | Travelshopa

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

My Island Home

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.

5 Transvaal Avenue, Double Bay, NSW 2028

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

Papier D’Armour

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.

8 Cross Street, Double Bay, NSW 2028

Papier D’Armour | Shopping in Double Bay | Travelshopa
Papier D’Armour | Shopping in Double Bay | Travelshopa

The Double Bay Toy Shop

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!

13a Transvaal Avenue, Double Bay, NSW 2028

Double Bay Toy Shop | Shopping in Double Bay | Travelshopa

Adrienne & The Misses Bonney

Carla Zampatti

DUO

Jan Logan

My Island Home

Papier D’Armour

The Double Bay Toy Shop

Guide to Shopping in Woollahra

Woollahra not only houses some of Sydney’s most exquisite contemporary and heritage architecture, but it is also the home of one of the most picture-perfect shopping villages. Starting at Edgecliff Road (the Bondi Junction end) you will find a handful of local brands. Further towards Paddington is Queen Street 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.

Reads | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa

Image: Reeds

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

Joanie Loves Chachi | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa
Joanie Loves Chachi | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa

Ma Maison En Provence

French-inspired homewares

From French embroidered quilts, beautifully decorated ceramics, glazed dinnerware to Madagascan raffia bags, baskets and hats, Anduze garden pots and Kashmiri scarves, most homewares at Maison en Provence are exclusive. Other than French-inspired homewares, you can also treat yourselves to lush body care products by Lothantique and Amelie & Melanie.

27 Moncur Street Woollahra NSW 2025

Ma Maison En Provence | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa
Ma Maison En Provence | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa

Parterre

French classic garden influences with Australian ease.

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

33 Ocean Street, Woollahra, NSW 2025

Parterre | Shopping in Woollhara | Travelshopa
Parterre | Shopping in Woollhara | 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

Pigotts Store | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa
Pigotts Store | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa

Quincy

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

Reads

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

Sambag

Signature ballet flats and more

Signature ballet flats and the blue façade store in Woollahra is where it all began for Sambag. Known for its large range of shoes including sandals, wedges and boots, Sambag also offers a gorgeous range of bags, knitwear jewellery, swimwear, and more.

81 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra NSW 2025

Sambag | Shopping in Woollahra | Travelshopa
Sambag | 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

JOANIE LOVES CHACHI

MA MAISON EN PROVENCE

PARTERRE

PIGOTT’S STORE

QUINCY

READS

ROBERT BURTON

SAMBAG

THE BAY TREE

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