Aussie retailers have taken a huge hit with the COVID-19 pandemic. As we begin to move some of our online shopping back into the real world, we wanted to highlight our favourite places to go shopping in Sydney.
Today we’re exploring the best locations and retailers for you to shop up a storm.
Best locations to go shopping in Sydney
Pitt Street Mall
Pitt Street Mall is a classic, and for good reason! It’s a one-stop shopping strip filled with all of the big names. Whether you’re hunting down workout gear from Lorna Jane, make-up supplies from Sephora, or on-trend pieces from H&M and Sportsgirl, Pitt Street Mall has your back.
The Intersection, Paddington
At the intersection of Glenmore Road and Oxford Street, you’ll discover all the best high-end Australian fashion labels and brands in one easy place. Wander down the charming tree-lined streets and shop emerging and established Aussie brands.
You’ll find some of our all-time favourites here, including Zimmermann, Scanlan Theodore, Camilla and Marc, Alice McCall, Camilla, Bassike, Ginger and Smart, Ksubi, Rachel Gilbert, Jac + Jack, Dion Lee and many more.
If you’re on the hunt for some truly original pieces, there’s no place to shop like The Rocks. Known for offering bespoke fashion from a mix of high street luxury brands and emerging designers, The Rocks offers shoppers an out-of-the-box and out-of-the-mall experience.
Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
Queen Victoria Building, or QVB as its known, is home to over 170 boutiques in the heart of Sydney. Not only is QVB a great place to shop, but it’s also beautiful to stroll through. The heritage-listed late-nineteenth-century building was designed by the architect George McRae.
Unfortunately due to the current pandemic, our beloved Paddington Markets are off-limits for the time being, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be at the top your to-shop list as soon as they re-open.
The Paddington Markets features more than 200 stalls jam-packed with Australian-made goods, boutique homeware design, children’s wear, designer clothing, jewellery and accessories.
Favourite Sydney retailers
Culture Kings - 420 George St, Sydney NSW, 2000
If you want to shop for streetwear, this is the place to do it. Sydney Culture Kings is underground and an exclusive find. It’s part-shop, part-party with the Holy Grails machine, Claw Machine, the iconic Sharp Shooter Basketball Challenge, and in-store DJ.
Universal Store - World Square Shopping Centre, 644 George St Sydney NSW 2000
Universal Store is a leading Australian retailer specialising in trend-led and casual men’s and women’s fashion, shoes, accessories, lifestyle and gifting. With a range curated from local and international labels, you’ll find a little mix of everything at Universal Store.
Aesop - Shop 2047, 188 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Aesop’s Pitt Street store is beyond amazing. Designed with trusted collaborator Snøhetta, it celebrates the company’s passage to fruition over the last three decades. Find a luxury range of skin, hair, body, fragrance, and gift products all in one (super pretty) place.
Assembly Label - 262 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021
Assembly Label is all about creating well-made products that embody the relaxed, Australian coastal lifestyle. If you’re after clean minimalist design and great quality, you’ve come to the right place.
Lululemon - Shop 06G/188 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
Shopping for yoga clothes or activewear? You can’t miss popping into Lululemon to get your fix. The team stock a range of women’s and men’s activewear options and a huge collection of accessories, from bags and yoga mats to headwear and socks.