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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
T Galleria by DFS, Sydney
27 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.
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
432 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.
Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
6,085 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.
The Strand Arcade
341 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.
DFO Homebush
264 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!
Broadway Sydney
60 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.
Paddy's Market
1,464 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.
The Rocks Markets
1,835 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.
Paddington Markets
310 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.
Opal Minded
393 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.
Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet
427 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.

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#1 of 232 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 232 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.
Everyone, from wearing them on a cruise ship off Alaska to just a date night out here always comments wonderfully on the pearls; so thank you to the staff at Volle in York Street Sydney.
#3 of 232 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
They have such an interesting place that’s more of a workshop than a fancy jewelry store which I really liked and they specialize in both Opals and Pearls... do pay them a visit and maybe bring a lovely piece home.
#4 of 232 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...
We learned a lot about opal stones and the whole visit in the shop was very pleasurable and what ever you buy is accompanied by a good feeling because of Nelly's interest in poeple and her enthousiasm for the opal...
#5 of 232 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 232 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 232 Shopping in Sydney
It was truly like you had stepped back into the very early 1900's - absolutely beautiful architecture, quaint little shops, everything was so unique!
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 232 Shopping in Sydney
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...
Head out to the market with full intentions of delicious foods to try, yummy handmade confectionery to bring home, and amazing quality souvenirs.
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#9 of 232 Shopping in Sydney
A fantastic supermarket with everything you will need, along with an fantastic array of restaurants chemist/medical centre, Gym, Barber, Farmers Markets on a sunday.
This is a wonderful shopping precinct with a fantastic range of quality restaurants from which to choose, as well as a great supermarket, bottle shops and gelato.
#10 of 232 Shopping in Sydney
Chocolate Shop
I chose to go to the other shop.
#11 of 232 Shopping in Sydney
Great collection of boutiques and specialty stores Excellent food Court with excellent cafes and restaurants offering a wide variety of choice Terrific afternoon tea cafe
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 ...
#12 of 232 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...
Such a delight to wander through the shops, just looking at the wonderful displays, looking at all the fish beautifully presented and well looked after by very proud and friendly staff in the shops.
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#13 of 232 Shopping in Sydney
What a location... close to Martin Place, u can take a walk to the mall and explore CBD... the mall is huge and offers u any brand that u may be looking for... the food court is outstanding...
Best pedestrian mall with all the branded shops and eateris quite near to st mary church st james metro station
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#14 of 232 Shopping in Sydney
It features a small shop (with books, gifts and reproduced works), has a lower ground gallery of changing exhibits but the real gem is the upstairs artist's studio and private separate lounge.
It is free to the public which is wonderful and there is a small gift shop to purchase books and other items.
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#15 of 232 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.
I wanted additional items from this store after returning home to the States from my trip to Australia and Rebecca was a great help with getting my order together and mailed to me from afar-don’t miss shopping at...
#16 of 232 Shopping in Sydney
A delightful little market with many diverse stalls selling all sorts from hand-made clothes, jewellery etc to flowers.
Highly recommended for a relaxed Saturday stroll in Sydney.
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#17 of 232 Shopping in Sydney
Add to that dozens of fantastic Asian eateries it is a full day out of shopping heaven.
Perfect to refuel while you shop.
#18 of 232 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.
There's loads of shops including my favourite brands: Country Road, Sheridan, Papaya, Witchery and Bonds as well as a Spotlight for all those random needs: halloween gear, velcro, calico and new blinds!
#19 of 232 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.
Take your dog or the whole family, but make sure to try a toasted sandwich from Mister Toast while you're there - a must to replenish your energy reserves after all that shopping...!
#20 of 232 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 232 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 232 Shopping in Sydney
Kinokuniya is a must visit for book lovers and anyone shopping for unusual gifts.
Huge Japanese bookstore located on George Street opposite Queen Victoria Building.
#23 of 232 Shopping in Sydney
Located on the grounds of a primary school, and turned to a Saturday market on the weekends.. the Glebe Markets offers a great variety of shopping options ranging from jewelry to vintage hand bags, clothes, plants...
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...
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#24 of 232 Shopping in Sydney
There are fashion shops, as well as cafes and restaurants, and all types of other stores.
We also shopped at a dollar store, and although that was very crowded with lots of stuff, I found what I needed.
#25 of 232 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.
#26 of 232 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.
Fabulous shop, great quality items and a pleasure to deal with!
#27 of 232 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.
#28 of 232 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.
#29 of 232 Shopping in Sydney
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#30 of 232 Shopping in Sydney
From start to finish Cindy at Belle Fleur made me thoroughly enjoy enquiring, ordering and receiving my purchase of these beautiful chocolates.
A wonderful shop with amazing chocolate.
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