Girls enjoying shopping in the Rocks. Photo courtesy of Tourism Australia


Sydney's Shopping & Markets

Sydney is ideal for some retail therapy with its endless selection of boutiques, markets, malls, department stores and factory outlets. It's not a case of how much you can shop, it's all about when do you stop! Lose yourself in the Queen Victoria Building with its four levels of shops, plus walkways and arcades linking you to the Pitt Street Mall, the Strand Arcade, Mid City Centre, Sydney Central Plaza, and Myer and David Jones department stores. 

Be sure to visit the international designer boutiques including DKNY, Chanel, Versace, Gucci, Armani, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany’s located on Castlereagh and Elizabeth Streets. On the edge of the city is Paddington which is home many innovative Australian designers. If it's quirky and eclectic, you have to take a look at Newtown.

Great fashion is not just in the city though. Double Bay and Woollahra in the Eastern Suburbs are known for beautiful and rare antiques and high end designers. Likewise, head to Mosman which is North of the Harbour, and enjoy the upmarket and village style shopping experience.

Bargain hunters will love Birkenhead Point and DFO factory outlets that have everything from clothes, shoes, homewares and nik naks. Otherwise, book a factory outlets shopping tour. Pack your patience and sense of humour as you hunt around for designer bargains with your fellow shopping enthusiasts.

Sydney's art & designer markets

​Sydneysiders love their markets. Whether you're interested in food and farmers markets, art and crafts, upcoming designers selling their wares, and eclectic bric-a-brac, you will prob​ably find it hiding at one of the many markets.​
  • The Rocks Markets are on every weekend and are filled with local arts and crafts, antiques and spirited street performers and great food stalls.
  • Paddy's Markets is in Chinatown and has more than 1000 stalls selling anything from fruit, vegetables, souvenirs, t-shirts, clothing, CDs, homewares, sunglasses and crafts.
  • Snap up some up-and-coming designer jewellery, fashion or homewares at the very trendy Paddington Bazaar. You'll find more than 250 stalls selling fashion, jewellery, paintings, pottery, hats and massages.
  • Glebe Markets has everything from original design clothing, bric-a-brac, books, arts, crafts, jewellery, fantastic food stalls plus outdoor entertainment so you can combine shopping, music and food.
Enjoy Sydney's markets. Photo courtesy of Destination New South Wales

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Photo: Camille Nuttall. Courtesy of Tourism Australia


Food markets

If you're a "foodie" you'll love the markets where you can get the best organic produce, just-picked fruit and vegetables, freshly made cheeses, home-made cakes and pies, and much more.

Try the Sydney Fish Markets that has has a large variety of freshly caught seafood. Take it home or have one of the restaurants cook it for you.

Sydney Growers Market near Darling Harbour are on the first Saturday of each month and sell fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, freshly roasted coffee and cakes and pastries.

​​​Eveleigh Farmers' Market have more than 70 farmers and artisans selling their fresh and seasonal produce direct to you.