Spend – Shopping Precincts
Pitt Street Mall
Pitt Street (between King and Market Streets) Sydney
Pitt Street Mall is Australia’s busiest shopping precinct, and houses over 600 specialty stores. Also home to our two biggest department stores – Myer and David Jones (or DJ’s as it’s affectionately known as). Whatever you need, you’re sure to find it here.
Pitt Street Mall website
Corner Pitt Street Mall & Market Streets, Sydney / +61 2 8236 9200 / Mon – Wed – 9.30am – 6.30pm, Thurs – 9.30am – 9pm, Fri – 9.30am – 6.30pm, Sat – 9.30am – 6.30pm, Sun – 10am – 6pm
Brand spanking new shopping centre. Home to a huge range of brands – flagship stores for Gucci, Prada, Mui Mui, Zara, Gap and many others. Check out the food court on level 5, but be warned – this is no ordinary food court. Charlie & Co. Burgers, the Cloudy Bay Fish Shop - expect high quality food, from famous Australian chefs. Also worth a look is the restaurant precinct on level 6.
Westfield Sydney website
412-414 George Street, Sydney / +61 2 9232 4199 / Mon – Wed – 9am – 5.30pm, Thurs – 9am – 8pm, Fri, 9am – 5.30pm, Sat – 9am – 4pm, Sun – 11am – 4pm
Gloriously charming, character filled arcarde. First opened in 1892, and retaining its original charm today. Now home to high end brands such as Alex Perry, Allanah Hill, The Corner store, Manning Cartel and two of Sydney’s best Italian Restaurants – Pendolino and La Rosa.
Strand Arcade website
Queen Victoria Building
455 George Street, Sydney / +61 2 9264 9200 / Mon – Wed – 9am - 6pm, Thurs – 9am – 9pm, Fri - Sat – 9am – 6pm, Sun- 11am – 5pm
The Queen Victoria Building (or QVB as it’s affectionatly referred to by the locals) was first opened in 1898. A stunning piece of elaborate Romanesque architecture, it’s well worth a visit, even if you’re not a shopper.
Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Paddington & Woollahra
Oxford Street, starting at Darlinghurst (near Hyde Park in the City), going through Paddington and ending in Woollahra is dotted with an array of small boutiques, chain stores, restaurants, cafes, bookstores, record stores and fetish shops. Meander along and you’re sure to find your thing. The Paddington Markets are on every Saturday (10am – 5pm), at 395 Oxford Street, Paddington.
Westfield Bondi Junction
500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction / +61 2 9947 8000 / Mon – Wed – 9.30am – 6pm, Thurs – 9.30am – 9pm, Fri – 9.30am – 7pm, Sat – 9.30am – 6pm, Sun – 10am – 6pm
Huge, upmarket shopping centre, featuring everything from high end designers to sports stores. You’ll find everything you need in the one convenient location.
Westfield Bondi Junction website