The Best Shopping Spots in Sydney

Known for its outdoor markets, downtown shopping areas, and large malls, Sydney offers a variety of shopping options for tourists. Whether you're looking for art, jewellery or clothing, you'll find it here.

Here are our top 5 spots you must visit:

 

Sydney CBD

With pretty much everything you need all in one city, including Westfield Sydney, home to more than 280 fashion, food and landmark stores. Downstairs is Pitt Street Mall where you’ll find chain stores amongst crowds of people and buskers. Just around the corner is the Queen Victoria Building where shopping and coffee has never looked so beautiful surrounded by iconic architecture and a royal clock than strikes. The city is also home to opal stores including Opal Minded who mines its own opals, located at The Rocks. We also love The Strand Arcade in the CBD which houses some great local and international fashion brands, as well as famous (and delicious) Australian chocolate store Haigh's.

 

Westfield Bondi Junction

Hop off the train at Bondi Junction where you’ll hit Westfield, home to all your favourite chain, designer and department stores. From supermarkets and eateries to the most loved high-end designer stores. Add in Australia’s favourite department stores, Myer and David Jones and there’s not too much you won’t be able to find without having to leave the Bondi bubble.

 

Oxford Street, Paddington

Home to many of Australia’s favourite designers including Bassike, Aesop, Camilla & Marc, Sass & Bide and Country Road, Oxford Street is city suburban shopping where you can certainly go at your own pace. With plenty of trendy spots to stop for coffee or luxury health blends from Orchard Street, this is the place to be for the Aussie fashion list.

 

DFO Homebush

All your favourite brands at bargain prices is why they call it a Direct Factory Outlet. Only 15km out of the city and near Sydney Olympic Park, DFO has more than 80 stores including Ralph Lauren, Converse and Oroton at bargain prices certainly making it worth the trip.

 

Markets

Sydney is not short of markets and depending on what you’re looking for, you are bound to find something precious. Paddy’s Markets in China Town in the city is home to inexpensive goods from Asia. At Paddington and Glebe markets you will find plenty of artisan designers stocked with Australian-made goods, boutique homeware, clothing and jewellery. On the weekends, Bondi Primary School hosts the farmers' markets on Saturday, and on Sunday it showcases clothing from up-and-coming designers as well as handmade jewellery, books, art and everything in between.

Sarah Stevens

Sydney, NSW

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