Sydney is a shopper’s paradise with a delightful mix of high end shops, flea markets, and everything in between. Whether you are looking for clothing, books, decorative objects, or unusual items, you are guaranteed to find it in one of the many shopping areas around town.
Paddington Markets, otherwise called Paddington Bazaar, is a popular outdoor flea market in the suburb of Paddington. This energetic space is well-known for offering a large assortment of items for sale including trendy and vintage clothing, jewellery, music, arts, crafts and more. Some of these pieces are priced a bit higher than usual flea market finds so be prepared. The Market is open on Saturdays.
Also located in Paddington, the portion of Oxford Street east of Taylor Square is home to a number of chic and unique stores selling contemporary fashion, accessories, gifts, home furnishings, books, and music. Peek inside Opus to view their modern and eccentric collection of gifts and novelties for the home. Or stroll into Witchery to purchase trendy clothing for women, and Incu for both men’s and women’s fashions.
Pitt Street Mall is located in Sydney’s central business district. This short compact thoroughfare consists of over 500 stores, and is considered to be one of the most frequented shopping areas in Australia. You can find stylish clothing at Ted Baker and Sheike, jewellery and accessories at Tumi and Lovisa, and precious antiques at Victoria & Albert Antiques. These and many more specialty shops are joined by major department stores like Myer and David Jones.
There are numerous eateries along the way, where you can grab a quick or leisurely bite to keep up your strength in between bouts of power shopping for both yourself and your children and their favourite clothes. Sydney’s shopping districts, with diverse establishments that suit every budget, are tailor-made for exploration.