Sydney shopping and markets

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    SYDNEY IS RENOWNED FOR GREAT SHOPPING WITH PLENTY OF PLACES TO SHOP: Photo - Pierre Toussaint, courtesy of Destination New South Wales
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Markets and shoppingSydney shopping and markets

Sydney shopping

Sydney has it all when it comes to shopping and you will be able to shop for pretty much anything you want.

Sydney City

In the main city area, the majority of the shopping areas are around the Pitt Street Pedestrian Mall and the surrounding streets. The Mall has just gone through major recent renovations and brand new shopping centres have been built. It is now one of the best places to go shopping in Australia, particularly if you are looking for fashions. Everything is here, you have Australia's major department stores, Myers and David Jones, along with the biggest international and local brand names.

As you wander further away from the mall, particularly heading south towards Central Train Station and China Town, you will find hundreds more stores and several shopping centres, also selling a vast range of products and services.


Oxford Street Darlinghurst & Paddington

If you want to head somewhere else to find good fashion, try Oxford Street about 10 minutes walk from the city centre. Fashion stores line the street all the way from Darlinghurst to several kilometres up the road, where there is a large concentration of fashion stores in Paddington. Along this street you will find unique, hip and designer brands covering all budgets. Oxford Street has plenty more to offer, with great cafes, bars, nightclubs and heaps of other shopping opportunities.


King Street in Newtown

This is also a great place to check out. It probably has the most interesting cross-section of people in the city ranging from students, to hippies to businesses men and women and everything in between. It is great to sit in one of the countless cafes and people watch. It also has great shopping and you will find a large selection of fashion outlets offering more alternate, unique and hip clothes and accessories. There are also plenty of other specialty stores selling a vast range of products.

Bondi Junction

If you are in the eastern suburbs, Bondi Junction is a shopping mecca. You have a huge shopping centre, Westfield Bondi Junction, which is renowned for its fashion, food and entertainment venues. The stylish centre has hundreds of stores, several major department stores, supermarkets, major cinema complex and heaps of places to grab a good quality meal.

Just outside the centre, there are several smaller shopping centres and hundreds more stores, which line the pedestrian mall and surrounding streets. You don't really need to go anywhere else, you should be able to find everything you want here.


Bondi Beach

Heading towards the coast, just a little further on from Bondi Junction, is Bondi Beach. The Esplanade and adjacent streets have a good variety of shops. You can pick up plenty of fashion, particularly surf and street wear. There also numerous cafes, restaurants and bars.


Manly Beach & Warringah Mall

If you are spending some time around Manly Beach, there are several good spots to shop. There is the main mall that runs from the surf beach to the harbour. This is called the Corso. Along the Corso and several adjacent streets, you will find a good variety of shops. This place is great if you want to pick up some of the latest surfwear.

About 15 minutes drive from downtown Manly is one of the largest shopping malls in Sydney, Warringah Mall. This place has everything including major department stores, supermarkets, a large cinema complex and hundreds of stores.

Cronulla Beach & Miranda

If you have decided to head south and are staying around Cronulla Beach, don't worry, there are plenty of shops here to. Cronulla itself has a pedestrian mall, which along with the adjacent streets, are lined with plenty of of shops, cafes, restaurants and more.

If you drive about 10 minutes west, another of Sydney's biggest shopping centres is located, Westfield Miranda. You will find all the major department stores, supermarkets, a large cinema complex and hundreds of stores.


Factory Outlets

If you are looking for factory outlet centres. There is Birkenhead Point shopping centre located in Drummoyne (about 20 minutes drive from the city). There is DFO at Homebush (about 40 minutes drive from the city near Olympic Park). You will also find some great outlet stores around the suburb of Alexandria (about 10 minutes drive from the city).

If you manage to get through all these places, don't be concerned, there are also so many other large and small shopping centres and main street shopping strips located all throughout Sydney.

The Rocks Foodies Markets and Weekend Markets


Foodies Markets

Located in the quaint historic area of the Rocks, are the Rocks Foodies Market. Here you will find a great selection of food stalls selling local and fresh produce and prepared lunch options.

Open: Friday 10am - 4pm
Location: Jack Mundey Place (Corner Argyle and George streets)


Weekend Markets

These markets have over 200 stalls selling a range of fresh food and local produce, along with unique products including arts, fashion, souvenirs, homewares and much more.

Open: Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 5pm
Location: Playfair and George streets, The Rocks

Paddy's Markets - Haymarket

Sydney's Paddy's Markets is the place to go if you are after cheap and fresh fruit and vegetables and local produce. They have a huge selection and are usually the cheapest prices in town. The other section of the markets sells a variety of cheap clothing, homewares, sunglasses, jewellery, souvenirs and other odds and ends.

Open: Wednesday to Sunday (and Monday public holidays) from 9am to 5pm
Location: Thomas St, Haymarket, Sydney (about 10 minute walk from Central Station)

Paddington Markets

These markets are situated right in the heart of the fashion area of Paddington. With over 200 stalls, the markets are well known for selling a wide range of beautiful and good quality Australian made goods including, fashions, art, homewares and much more. They even have an emerging designer section in the courtyard. You will also find some good places to grab a bite to eat.

Open: Saturday from 10am to late in the afternoon
Located: 395 Oxford Street, Paddington (in the grounds of the historical Paddington Uniting Church).

Glebe Markets

Glebe Markets have an alternative character and style. They are colourful and vibrant and sell a good selection of cutting edge, vintage and recycled fashions, along with records, CD's, books, furniture, arts, crafts, jewellery, bric-a-brac and second hand goods. Many people just come here to soak up the atmosphere and sample gourmet foods while relaxing on the lawn listening to the live bands.

Open: Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Location: Corner of Derby Place and Glebe Point Road, Glebe (in the grounds of Glebe Public School).

Sydney Fish Markets

This large market has the freshest seafood in town. There are plenty of stores to buy fresh seafood and there are also lots of places where you can sit down and grab a meal. You can even take seafood cooking lessons.

Open: Saturday from 7am
Location: Blackwattle Bay, Sydney