Cosmopolitan Sydney offers an unbeatable shopping experience. From luxury labels to local designers, this urban city attracts the best brands in every field. You can’t forgo the shopping offerings if you’re after a true city experience with your Sydney car hire. The famous Pitt St Mall retail hub spreads across two blocks but there are options to suit every budget and style around the city. When it comes to retail therapy, here are the best places to give your wallet a workout.
The QVB on George St is both an architectural wonder with beautiful stained glass windows as well as a retail mecca, with close to 200 fine stores, cafes, and restaurants. It is over a century old and was restored and reopened in 1986. At Christmas, a massive Christmas tree is erected.
The Strand Arcade is named after London’s equivalent shopping street. Here you’ll find prestigious designer labels, jewellers, gift shops and salons. Local institutions at The Strand Arcade include Strand Hatters and The Nut Shop, having called it home for decades. It is also over a century old – the last arcade built in Victorian Sydney and the only one still in its original form.
Also on George St is The Galeries, a humming hub housing a vast mix of urban savvy fashion, art and music retailers. Book lovers should head to Kinokuniya and foodies to the new food hall.
Sprawling across three levels, World Square houses the flagship stores of Armani, Gucci, Prada, Chanel and many more. The Open Air Square is surrounded by restaurants, cafes and bars. Fresh and prepared foods, homewares, and services are available here – all bases are covered.
The Intersection in Paddington is home to Australia’s best known designers like Sass and Bide and Ksubi. This arty, creative precinct has its own truly unique vibe. The Paddington Markets are a great place to hunt down gifts and one of a kind goodies. Oxford St is a stretch of high street fashion boutiques.
At Surry Hills, you will come across a hotspot for homewares, clothing and gifts. I Ran The Wrong Way is a unique outlet selling ethical imported homegoods. Oscar and Friends caters to bookworms. When you’re looking for something truly unique,vtry Via Alley or Dear Pluto for funky fashion finds and knick knacks.