The best shopping in Sydney

Birkenhead Point
The best shopping in Sydney
Pitt St Mall
One of the two clocks at Queen Victoria Building, Sydney CBD.

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 is also great bargains to be had at Birkenhead Point, one of the best outlet shopping centres in Sydney.

Find out more about the destinations for the best shopping in Sydney.

Queen Victoria Building

QVB is an iconic and historic arcade dating back to 1898. It’s home to luxury global brands, high-street retail and the Queen Victoria Tea Room, famous for high tea. There are home-grown stores in there like Oroton and Country Road, but you can also find some love antique shops. Here you can also find the famous Haigh’s Chocolates shop which is known for their hand crafted sweets and be sure to pick up some chocolate almonds. 

Queen Victoria Building, 455 George St, Sydney, (02) 9265 6800,


The Strand Arcade

The Strand is a Victorian-era shopping arcade offering luxury Australian designer brands such as Bassike, Camilla and Marc, and Dion Lee, plus high-end millinery, vintage watches, and jewellery and two quality chocolate shops either end.

The Strand Arcade, 412-414 George St, Sydney, (02) 9265 6800,


Pitt St Mall

This bustling, pedestrian-only mall spans two city blocks and features several major retail centres housing more than 500 specialty stores, plus a range of food precincts. It is also now home to the largest Lego store in the Southern Hemisphere. The pedestrian street is also the access point to Myer, David Jones, Sydney Arcade, The Strand Arcade, Mid City Shopping Centre and more. 

Pitt St Mall, 182 Pitt St, Sydney,


Westfield Sydney

Built around the iconic Sydney Tower, Westfield Sydney houses some of the world’s most exclusive brands, along with high-end services such as valet parking and personal styling. Here, you’ll find brands like international designers like Rimowa, Celine, Chaumet, Loewe, Balenciaga and Givenchy. But it’s also a great place to pick up local Australian designer pieces from Zimmermann and Scanlan and Theodore. There are also great dining options and you’ll find in the food court, Din Tai Fung and Ippudo.

Westfield Sydney, corner Pitt St Mall & Market St, Sydney, (02) 8236 9200,


Birkenhead Point

Located on Sydney Harbour, just 6km from the city, this is Sydney’s largest brand outlet spot. Visitors to Birkenhead Point are eligible for the Visitor Passport to unlock and redeem daily offers and discounts on their mobile phone. Take a bus or arrive in style in a water taxi. You can find everything from homewares to designer brands and even designer brands like Furla, Sass and Bide and Willow. But get your sporting goods here as Birkenhead Point also have The North Face, Nike and Adidas stores.

19 Roseby St, Drummoyne, (02) 9812 8800,



The affluent harbourside precinct of Barangaroo is filled with exceptional boutiques, fine dining and architectural wonders. Buy handcrafted footwear, made-to-measure suits, fine jewellery and limited-edition coffee table books. There are shops like M.J Bale for off the rack suits as well as jewellery brand Paspaley, known for their rare pearls from the Kimberley and Watches of Switzerland that stock Rolex, Cartier, Omega and Tudor timepieces. 

Barangaroo, 1300 966 480,


The Rocks

The Rocks is Sydney’s oldest and most compact precinct with historic hotspots and an extraordinary harbourside location. It also offers a unique shopping experience with quaint boutiques lining cobblestone lanes, designer clothing and cosmetics, and a vibrant market every Saturday and Sunday with plenty of handmade wares and memorable objets d’art to take home.

The Rocks, George St, (02) 9240 8500, is the ultimate guide to visiting Sydney. It provides up-to-date information on attractions, places to visit, restaurants, shops, visitor information and transport. The site is published by Cruise Media Australasia, a Big Splash Media company. Editor-in-Chief and Publisher: Peter Lynch.

All map distance references are taken from the Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay.
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