Guest author: Mary Johnson
Sydney is a gorgeous city located on Australia’s easy coast, well known for its shopping. You’ll find high fashion, local boutiques, and high-street fashion here, making it a one-stop spot for fashion lovers.
One of the most important things to consider when going out for a day of shopping is how easy it is to get around. After all, you don’t want to be carrying bags or spending precious energy getting from place to place when there is so much to explore. Luckily, the transport system, and especially the new rail line in Sydney, is extremely efficient and make it very easy to get around. Another important thing is what else you can find while out shopping. After all, you’ll want plenty of good cafes and restaurants along the way so you can stop over for a coffee or lunch out. Sydney is a mecca for food and fashion, so you’ll be happy for your shopping day out on all accounts!
Now let’s go to the Sydney shopping guide.
Shopping Malls and Department Stores
Queen Victoria Building
You’ll find a great combination of high fashion and high street fashion stores here at the Queen Victoria Building. Not to mention, the building itself is incredibly beautiful and provides a gorgeous backdrop for your shopping experience.
Queen Victoria Building is located at 455 George Street, Sydney CBD.
Pitt Street Mall
Pitt Street Mall is easily one of the most famous shopping precincts in Sydney. You can find international retail giants here, such as H&M and Topshop, and plenty of department stores and high street fashion. With over 600 specialty stores, you’ll surely find something you like here!
If you are out with your family, there are also arcades located nearby so your kids and partner can peal off and do their own thing nearby, then you can all meet up for lunch while out and about. Eateries nearby include Wagamama, Guzman Y Gomez, Boost Juice and more.
The Pitt Street Mall is located on Pitt Street, Sydney CBD.
Sydney Tower Westfields
Sydney Tower Westfields is a popular 6-floor shopping centre with over 200 outlets. Here you’ll see high fashion spots such as Gucci and Versace, as well as some classic Australian retailers.
Sydney Tower Westfields is located on the corner of Market Street and Pitt Street Mall.
Darling Harbour is a family-friendly destination home to the three-story Harbourside Shopping Centre with over 100 stores. There is also plenty to do here, with eateries, a bowling alley, a laser center, WILDLIFE Sydney Zoo nearby, and more.
Shopping Streets and Areas
Oxford Street, Paddington
Oxford Street is a premier shopping street in Sydney. It is well-known spot to go shopping at the Australian designer stores.
Gould Street, Bondi Beach
Gould Street is a small and narrow, but fun shopping street located near Bondi Beach. You’ll find high-end fashion stores and local trendy boutiques here.
King Street, Newtown
King Street is a popular and funky street in the suburb of Newtown, known for its boutique shopping, restaurants and bars. It is a great spot to shop and stop for lunch or head out for a happy hour afterwards.
Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Glebe Point Road has more than your typical shops. You’ll find Cornstalk Bookshop, one of Sydney’s best bookshops, along with plenty of cute eateries
Have you been to Sydney? If so, do you have any suggestions for Sydney shopping spots?