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From ultra-modern shopping centres and heritage arcades to hole-in-the-wall places. We’ve found some of the best shopping in Sydney. These key destinations offer some great options depending on your budget. In the city, high-end designers have started to stamp their mark, with Dior, Bottega Veneta, Hermes and Fendi offering new and beautiful stores. But there...

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There’s more to inner Sydney than meets the eye. Tucked away within the city are a number of unique neighbourhoods, each with their own distinctive personality. Spend some time exploring these interesting unique villages and you’ll soon discover what makes them special. Chinatown Sydney’s Chinatown has long been the heart of the city’s Asian community...

Woollahra

This elegant suburb is dotted with heritage-listed mansions, English-style upscale pubs and tree-lined streets. Woollahra’s Queen Street is the place to nab designer threads for the whole family. Go to Armani Junior and Jacadi Paris for on-trend youngsters, Ruby & Min or Riada Concept for international designers, and M.J. Bale for tailor-made men’s suits.

Surry-Hills

This vibrant inner-city neighbourhood has evolved from working-class beginnings to a thriving hub of fashion, art and food. Crown Street is a popular shopping strip and Bourke Street is well worth a stroll too. Find handcrafted ceramics, designer stationery, pre-loved vinyl records, and international brands from Denmark and New York.

Paddington

Paddington, in Sydney’s east, has long been known for its fashion credentials. Oxford Street is the main thoroughfare, and lined with alluring boutiques, designer furniture stores and upmarket pubs. The Intersection, where Glenmore Road meets Oxford Street, has an array of high-end Australian designers such as Scanlan Theodore and Lee Mathews.

Newtown

The eclectic urban village of Newtown, home to Sydney University, is bursting with funky style, bohemian vibes and colourful street art. Here, in the shops that line Newtown’s main drag of King Street, discover one-off vintage finds, curious coffee table books and original fashion.

Bondi

Boutiques in Bondi capture the laid back, coastal style of this famous beachside suburb. Spend time on Gould Street, which is lined with uber-cool boutiques – pick up playful jewellery from Lucy Folk, fashion staples elevated in premium fabrics like linen and cashmere from Jac + Jack or on-trend eco-friendly cleaning products from Bondi Wash.

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