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Sydney Shopping Guide

Known for its outdoor clothing markets, downtown shopping areas, and large malls, Sydney offers a variety of shopping options for tourists. Whether you're looking for aboriginal art, opals, or beach-inspired wear, you'll find it here. And thanks to the city's spectacular year-round weather, can stroll the main shopping neighborhoods all day long. Here’s where to find the best places to shop in Sydney.


Sydney's Central Business District (CBD) is home to the city's best indoor malls and shopping areas. You'll find Australia's main department store, Myer, on George Street. George Street has plenty of other Australian-chains like Billabong and UGG and is home to the famous Queen Victoria Building (QVB). The QVB has more than 190 designer stores and dining. Visitors also love The Strand Arcade for its beautiful architecture and Australian specialty shops like Haigh's Chocolates. Also in the CBD is the Westfield Sydney shopping mall on Pitt Street (parallel to George Street), which has Australian-brand stores like Cotton On and Jurlique. Closer to Circular Quay, where the ferry docks and train station are located, you'll find aboriginal galleries and specialty jewelry stores.

Top Places to Shop in Sydney
DFO Homebush
265 reviews
Just 15kms from the Sydney CBD and near the Sydney Olympic Park, DFO Homebush has more than 80 stores with up to 70% off including Polo Ralph Lauren, Authentics (Converse), Oroton, Fossil, Country Road and much more!
Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
6,099 reviews
Visit for the beautiful architecture, stay for the shops. Window shop through the atrium's five levels for high fashion brands, enjoy coffee at the cafes, and listen to the Royal Clock strike.
Paddington Markets
313 reviews
Small artisan designers markets located around a church and primary school, featuring more than 200 stalls holders fully stocked with Australian-made goods, boutique home ware design, children’s wear, designer clothing, jewellery and accessories. Also exhibiting live acoustic music and an international food court, also featuring an in house Masseuse, children’s playground, children’s drawing stencils and chalk boards. OPEN every Saturday 10am-4pm.
Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals
172 reviews
Altmann + Cherny are proud to present Australia's National Gemstone, the Opal. We are an Australian owned family jewellery business and celebrated our 65th anniversary in 2013. Visitors receive a hands-on Opal Education right in the heart of Circular Quay. Come on in and view the 'Olympic Australis' The largest gem opal in the world. Our tradition is excellence in service, quality and value.
Westfield Sydney
431 reviews
Westfield Sydney is home to more than 280 fashion, food and landmark stores. Offering the best shopping in the city for luxury, local and international designer and high street fashion across four levels, with a further two levels of dining. Also visit the Sydney Tower restaurants or take the SKYWALK for the best view of Sydney. Definitely not to be missed, Westfield Sydney is the ultimate shopping destination in the city.
The Rocks Markets
1,841 reviews
Shop local goods in this open-air market on Saturdays and Sundays with the Sydney Harbour Bridge as your backdrop. From handmade jewelry to photos, it's the perfect place to pick up a souvenir.
T Galleria by DFS, Sydney
26 reviews
Discover DFS Galleria in Sydney's historic precinct, The Rocks. Select from a wide range of fashion, accessories, watches, jewelry, beauty, food and wine, and if you're traveling internationally within 60 days of purchase, you can also enjoy duty free prices when you present your travel documentation in store. With must-have brands such as Ferragamo, Bulgari, Ray-Ban, Swarovski, Fendi, Godiva, Emporio Armani and so much more, you'll be amazed at what's in store at T Galleria by DFS, Sydney.
The Strand Arcade
345 reviews
Window shopping is elevated to a graceful art when walking through the floors of the Strand Arcade, a Victorian shopping center established in 1891.
Opal Minded
406 reviews
Opal Minded is the only opal store in Sydney that mines its own opals. Established in 1989, it is conveniently located in The Rocks, just steps away from the Sydney Opera House. Uncompromising multilingual assistance. Australian opals unset and in pret-a-porter classical and contemporary designs. Duty free prices.
Paddy's Market
1,470 reviews
From produce to fast fashion to trinkets and souvenirs, Paddy's has it all. Located near Chinatown, the indoor markets typically have inexpensive prices and goods from Asia. Open Wednesday to Sunday.
Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet
431 reviews
Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet is Sydney's largest outlet centre with premium brands with up to 70% off. Located only 6km from the Sydney CBD and on Sydney Harbour, it is a great day out in Sydney.
Broadway Sydney
61 reviews
Located in Glebe, this mall features 105 stores ranging from brands like H&M to Bonds. The shopping center also has a trendy dining selection that's open after trading hours for a post-shopping snack.

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#1 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
Very intriguing part of local native animals and done in a way it is bright and affecting it’s a little quirky but you can visit the shop just walk around and enjoy the shop is in the rocks
We took a stroll through the Rocks Market and found Atty's gallery - full of awesome pieces of digital art that he has painstakingly created, and each piece of art has a story.
#2 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
This shop is amazing and this is even bigger then shop: they tell you the story of opals, show video presentation about mining and production of jewelry and you can observe beautiful jeweler work.
I bought a few pieces in this shop and I definitely recommend buying from them! Variety of choice, patient and friendly customer service speaking every language, beautiful store... Would definitely go back for a t...
#3 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
My story is more than just finding a small opal shop at the Rock, more than the friendly engaging staff that help you to find your perfect stone for your budget, more than just a purchase of a beautiful bolder opa...
... for opals with me, making it a delightful experience, but I feel especially happy with my purchase knowing that the store owners are a family who have owned the source mine for generations and who make sure th...
#4 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
... to have free gift of a set of pearl earrings from opal cutters so amazing and i highly recommend it to friends and relatives to come and visit beautiful Sydney and of course the shop as well.. Thanks guys
We were assisted with an Australian Opal ring purchase by Pramila G. Pramila was so informative, patient, helpful and fair that it made the experience a great one.
#5 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
I walked in my first day in the city and Michelle gave me a great tour of the largest opal, the different varieties and all the options for sale.
It was a pleasure visiting and buying from the shop - great service - everybody was very helpful and showed me everything I wanted to see
#6 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
Queen Victoria Building has been a favourite & exquisite shopping destination for more many, many years !! Great shopping, great food, great coffee & a great central location with easy access !! Classic & Charming...
Amazing building both outside and inside - amazing Christmas tree - a truly beautiful arcade, perfect for browsing, tea and cake! - amazing clocks too!
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#7 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
As much as I love the choice of shops and eateries on the ground, one of my favourite design stores is actually above them; recently found Dinosaur Design on the first and it is absolutely wonderful.
The Strand Arcade is a heritage-listed Victorian-style retail arcade located at Pitt Street in the heart of the Sydney central business district, between Pitt Street Mall and George Street in the City of Sydney.
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#8 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
... types of artworks, hand- crafted jewellery, pottery and ceramics, locally-designed fashion, beauty products, photographs, knick-knacks, artifacts and high quality souvenirs and unique products of Australia.
What a way to spend the day, lots of lovely stall plenty to see we had beautiful weather which of course makes it, wide range of food outlets, great cuisine half hour stroll back into Sydney CBD it really is worth...
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#9 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
Its great to see the rejuvenation of what had become an eyesore to a great entertainment hub whilst preserving an important piece of Sydney's transport history.
From supermarkets, to Barber shops to restaurants to wine outlets to you name it, and it was there.
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#10 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
This was a clean and well laid out shopping centre with a wide range of both Oz and European brands to choose from and it was easy to navigate and well lit and bright - worth a visit ...
There are plenty of information boards around so you cant get lost & if for some reason you did the staff in the shops are happy, smiling & are willing to help you especially Smiggles !
#11 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
Lunch at Sydney Fish Market is a unique experience - an amazing array of cooked fish and seafood, such as lobster mornay, scallops, chilli crab, grilled barramundi as well as freshly shucked oysters and all kinds...
A delightful experience for food lovers.......huge array of fish and shellfish, lots of eateries which were very affordable, well worth a visit especially via ferry from Circular Quays.
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#12 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
Best pedestrian mall with all the branded shops and eateris quite near to st mary church st james metro station
We were just wandering around and found the most amazing shopping and scenic part of Sydney.
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#14 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
Fabulous day lovley ferry ride on beautiful Sydney Harbour meet at the wharf by wonderful customer service girls who treated us like stars the great shopping awesome lunch.
I had some time to relax in the lounge before going shopping followed by a delicious lunch in Birkenhead Cafe with amazing views of the harbour.
#15 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
Great plants and flowers clothes and jewelry all Australian made.
Well curated with an interesting variety of vendors.
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#16 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
Ground floor there are fresh fruit and vegetables,loads of bargain souvenirs as well as everything from gadgets to massages.
They now have 1909 dining precinct which is an upmarket food court of Asian restaurants (Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese) more in line with an upmarket mall and similar to what I saw in my travels in upmarket Asian...
#17 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
The bride also bought a stunning Whitely book from the gift shop she had been searching for; made even better it was bought from the source.
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#18 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
Open every Sunday this is a great market if you are looking for vegan and gluten free options as well as a good range of vegetables Great coffee.
we got eats, wine, and could have purchased bushels of vegetables and fruits but only had a small apt and very few days to enjoy it - this is fun go there and you might eat and shop till you drop
#19 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
A wonderful shop full of exotic and Australian fragrances in a variety of different forms.
Lovely little family business perfect for gifts or treats for yourself.
#20 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
I wish they had a chocolate cafe in the shop, where you could get hot chocolate with marshmallows, and eat even more chocolate.
There is plenty of variety of chocolate, and the hardest part was deciding which items I was going to purchase for my own consumption.
#21 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
i love to shop here...they sale local goods at very affordable price...for me the price of the goods is cheaper than any other places/shops... the fresh food/fruits are also very fresh, sweet and will be regret if...
It was still as bustling and vibrant as I remembered with a variety of people, smells, sounds and atmosphere making it a fantastic and fun shopping experience.
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#22 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
markets are full off vintage clothes, limited collectables, new clothes, decorating ideas and objects and lots of alternative lifestyle ideas and items for sale, food was amazing as well, plenty on offer in the ma...
There were many different shops with unique clothes, socks, hand made jewellery, plants, artworks and more!
#23 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
It is more than a bookshop - the selection of books is immense, plus there are a lot of gift ideas.
Huge bookstore on the top level of the Galeries Shopping Centre in Sydney CBD.
#24 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
They offer a wide selection of beautiful Australian-made gifts, many with artistic Aboriginal designs and a lot of items that are light and easily packable.
Although you can easily shop on line, we chose to visit and were so happy we did (the shop is in a great location).
#25 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
I couldn’t resist to purchase a beautiful scarf ( touch wood and smarty pants) Thank you Rebecca Will be in Sydney next week to see your new designs.
Whether buying the perfect gift for others or spoiling myself, I consider myself fortunate to be able to buy such gorgeous creations.
#26 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
For those working in the vicinity or visiting from interstate or overseas this is a great place to do their shopping as there is a supermarket and many smaller stores.
We also shopped at a dollar store, and although that was very crowded with lots of stuff, I found what I needed.
#27 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
... one of the best Indian food in the world after dinner we went for to have molten lava cake at Hard Rock Cafe the cake was excellent then we did a lot of shopping like my father bought many shirts and ti shirts...
Great to walk through with lots of shops and food is superb, great atmosphere and beautiful at night.
#28 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
I reached out to several top rated jewelry stores, and had nice conversations, but Jenny went above and beyond sending me photos, answering my questions, and helping me preplan my visit so we could make the most o...
We wanted to make sure we visit all the top-rated opal jewelry shop in Sydney and chose the best one.
#29 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
A new favourite part of Sydney; so much life here, shops, restaurants of all descriptions from Spice Alley to fine dining at Automata, a wonderful cinema at the Palace, a couple of hotels and now a couple of apart...
Great range of eateries, a couple of good dress shops and superb cinema at the very top.
#30 of 252 Shopping in Sydney
A wonderful shop with amazing chocolate.
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