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STYLE CITY Your ultimate guide to Sydney’s best shopping


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Contents 6 Welcome

STYLE SCOOP 8 SHOP News & Events 10  SHOP with the Experts 12 SHOP Fashion 16  SHOP Trends

THE CITY 20 Sydney CBD The heart of the city

26 Men’s Style The Harbour 28  A view from Sydney Harbour

30  Jewellery and Watches 32 Beauty 34 Art Galleries Stylish Souvenirs 35 

THE SUBURBS 36 Surry Hills and Darlinghurst Quirky shops and coffee stops

39 Paddington and Woollahra The intersections of style

42 Bondi Shop by the shore

46  Inner West Shopping with an edge

48 Other Suburbs  ouble Bay, Kings Cross/ D Potts Point, Manly

49  Markets 50 Listings 56  Essential Information SHOPsydney 5

WELCOME Christian Dior necklace (p. 30)

Welcome Get your wallet ready, it’s time to SHOP Sydney!

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Photographer Fabrizio Lipari Stylist Carol Sae-Yang Hair and Make-up Julia Green @ Lizard Model Isabelle Impala @ London Isabelle wears Emporio Armani multi-coloured silk jacket, $1265, multi-coloured silk pants, $560, and taupe pumps, $480. Equipment femme ‘signature’ shirt, $239, Bijoux Box Appartement À Louer ‘callas’ necklace, $825. Shot on location at White Rabbit Gallery, visit to discover more about the latest exhibition and the Tea House. Stockists: Emporio Armani Equipment Edwards Imports: (07) 5591 7233 Bijoux Box

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ant to discover the best shopping Sydney has to offer? Hunting for fashion tips and style advice? You’ve come to the right place. This edition of SHOP Sydney has you covered – from the city to the suburbs, the malls to the markets, the upcoming brands and the designer boutiques. To discover what’s new on Sydney’s retail scene, plus get insider tips from locals, check out Style Scoop (p. 8). First time visitor? Need to know where to buy a new dress or that perfect present? Not to worry – to keep things simple, we’ve divided Sydney into five distinct shopping precincts: The City (p. 20-33), Surry Hills and Darlinghurst (p. 36-38), Paddington and Woollahra (p.39-41), Bondi (p. 42–43) and the Inner West (p.46–47). We also reveal hidden side streets, the best places to stop and refresh with a coffee or wine,

where to score a steal at the markets and where stock up your winter wardrobe. So, whether you’re looking for fashion, art, books, vintage goodies or menswear, you’ll find it all in this issue. Plus, if you’re after a daily dose of SHOP, you can now keep up to date with all the openings, launches, sales and events in Sydney at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for the latest news, events and giveaways.

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Art Director Dan Morley

Publishing Director, Travel Colin Ritchie Managing Editor Chloe de Ridder

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Assistant Editor Sophie Hull

Advertising Coordinator Clare Gibbons

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Mimco heels (p.15)

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6–7 June 2014

Finders Keepers Markets

News and Events

You’ll never be short of something fashionable to do in Sydney. Here’s our pick of what’s brand new and not to be missed on the shopping scene.

Sydney’s Own Secret The world-famous lingerie store Victoria’s Secret has opened its first beauty and accessories store in the Queen Victoria Building. It features the brand’s popular fragrances and beauty products as well as bags, scarves and sunglasses.

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Vintage Loving Fans of vintage style will delight at the goodies to be found at the Love Vintage Show, plus special extras like retro photo shoots. Vintage dealers from across Australia sell vintage fashion and original couture, dating from the 1900s to 1980, at this annual fashion market. 8 SHOP sydney

Serious Style Beauty guru Napoleon Perdis recently launched his third Life.Style store in Australia at the MLC Centre, Castlereagh Street. As well as the Napoleon Perdis cosmetic collection, the store carries an exciting line up of clothing, accessories, jewellery and homewares and a quirky shop fit out. More Life.Style locations are being planned in Sydney, so watch this space. aus/life-style.html

Master the Kitchen High-end cookware retailer Williams-Sonoma recently launched their first cooking school at their Sydney store. You can now cook up a storm in their flash Bondi Junction kitchen and best of all, sample your efforts along with wines from Robert Oatley vineyard. Try your hand at the likes of Baking and Pastry, Cocktail Confidential, Knife Skills or Nose to Tail Butchery and Cookery.

Clockwise from top left: Finders Keepers Markets; Napoleon Perdis Life.Style store; Williams-Sonoma cooking school; Victoria’s Secret.

Discover more than 150 design and art stalls at the trendy Finders Keepers Markets. There’s an eclectic mix of fashion, jewellery, food, vintage goods, homewares and gifts, plus workshops and live music. Tickets cost $2 and children under 12 are free.

Intrigue... “The dining environment was intriguing, and the food was absolutely beautiful in both taste and presentation.”

Grand. “You won’t find another restaurant in Sydney with VIP private rooms like this. Better book in advance!”

Exquisite! “If you have to choose one restaurant in Sydney, this is it. Menu is exquisite, with an extensive wine list.”

Modern Chinese Cuisine.

Traditional Chinese Art-form.

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Shop with the Experts We chat to two shopping experts to bring you the inside word on making the most of your retail experience in Sydney. everything is black and white (I basically live in black and white)! There are a lot of drop hems on both dresses and skirts, side splits on dresses and skirts, stripes, leather, dropcrutch denim and bandeaus.

What do you think is special about shopping in Sydney?

ni Brooke Testo Local fashion blogger Brooke Testoni is no stranger to shopping in Sydney, and knows how to mix designer pieces with

There is nothing better than being able to go to the shops with a few girlfriends, try on all of the latest trends, grab a bite to eat and go home with a few new outfits. Sydney makes this shopping experience special. Whether you like shopping in the beautiful new Westfield in Sydney

“Sydney makes the shopping experience special” bargain buys. With more than 20,000 followers on Instagram she’s the perfect person to share a few tips.

How do you shop for the perfect outfit? I’m all about piecing basics or staples with a ‘wow’ piece. This could mean wearing Acne denim jeans, a Bassike tee, black Camilla & Marc blazer and a killer pair of Barbara Bui heels. For anyone who likes flats, try a nice pair of Witchery leopard print flats. It is all about the statement piece!

What are the top trends for the upcoming season? Winter 2014 seems to scream monochrome – 10 SHOP sydney

CBD, or near the beach in Bondi, there are amazing boutiques and cafés to experience and make your outing worthwhile. Fashion blogger Brooke Testoni

lou Angela Bizog Tuchuzy in Bondi is a shoppers’ paradise, stocking a whole host of local and international covetable labels, ranging from Dion Lee to Chloe and Alexander Wang. Tuchuzy buyer, Angela Bizoglou, lets us in on some of her expert shopping advice.

Tuchuzy is a great place to shop – but where else do you enjoy shopping in Sydney? Spence and Lyda [in Surry Hills] is an absolute dreamworld of colour and texture. I always leave with a bag of Missoni towels, Apothia candles and bundles of inspiration. Mecca is great to shop for beauty products – their brand selection is one of the best edited in the world. The Intersection Paddington – a lot of our designers are represented here and I love to visit to see how they present the vision of their brand. There is just a great vibe about the whole area.

What’s unique about shopping in Sydney?

Tuchuzy, Bondi

There aren’t many places in the world where you can shop a block away from the beach – and we have that all over the city. Our customers come into the store decked in anything from swimwear, gym gear to designer-wear. The ocean proximity reinforces shopping as a part of day-to-day life, it’s not an expedition – which I find common in other cities. Each shopping precinct has its own vibe. Target an area and don’t rush. Walk around and check out the other things that contribute to the area – like the food offerings, galleries and landmarks. Soak it all in, because they usually work in tandem. Sydney is a shopping safari city where you can turn down a lane and discover a gem.



Enjoy Kimitaka Azuma’s spectacular Japanese dishes at the opulently refurbished Azuma, located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Celebrating its 20-year anniversary in 2015, iconic Azuma is famous for Sydney’s finest sushi bar, delicious Wagyu Shabu Shabu and the impressive Kaiseki Degustation Menu. With a modern, yet traditional, Japanese inspired fine dining environment, Azuma is the perfect setting for your next dining experience. 2013 Finalist for Sydney’s Best Sushi Bar, by NSW Restaurant & Catering SAVOUR Awards Open:

Lunch Mon-Fri, 12pm-2.30pm; Dinner Mon-Sat, 6pm-10pm. Level 1, Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square, City Centre. T (02) 9222 9960



The hottest new-season looks, from top local and international designers, serve as inspiration to get you started on your Sydney shopping adventure. PHOTOGRAPHER FABRIZIO LIPARI STYLIST CAROL SAE-YANG

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This page: Christian Dior jacket, $4500, and shorts, $3100. Christian Louboutin clutch, $825, Bijoux Box ring, $185. Opposite page: Emporio Armani navy suede detailed jacket, $2565, Melinda & Narina bustier top, $330, Mimco wide hinged red bangle, $99.95, Mimco narrow hinged black cuff, $69.95, Mimco narrow enamel red bangle, $49.95, Bec and Bridge black Corrosion pants, $200, Christian Louboutin heels, $995.

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Hair and Make-up Julia Green @ Lizard Model Isabelle Impala @ London. Shot on location at White Rabbit Gallery, visit to discover more about the latest exhibition and the Tea House.

STYLE SCOOP: FASHION Rachel Gilbert dress, $695, SABA jacket, $629, Bijoux Box Appartement À Louer white stone ‘Dragon’ ring, $195.

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Direct from the runways, these are our pick of the trends for winter, from tough chic looks to red hot style.

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Call of the wild

If you think leopard print equals tacky, think again. Step out in pieces inspired by the animal kingdom for a touch of fierce style.

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5 1. Carla Zampatti coat, $949, 2. Coach bag, $1155, 3. Melinda & Narina skirt, $495, 4. Roberto Cavalli sunglasses, $550, 5. Hugo Boss heels, $629, (03) 9474 6371 6. Christian Dior belt, POA, (02) 9229 4600 7. Ginger & Smart blazer, $799,

Black out


Join the biker gang this winter. Embrace tough chic and try ensembles of black on black with leather and heavy metals.


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1. Viktoria & Woods biker jacket, $520, au 2. Mimco leather gloves, $99.95, 3. Melinda & Narina dress, $407, 4. SABA bag, $249, 5. Stuart Weitzman heels, $525, (02) 8424 2737 6. West 14th leggings, $999, 7. Zjoosh leather cuff, $49.95, 8. Lisa Brown bustier, $499, and pants, $390,


Shades of grey



Once reserved for the domain of casual or sportswear, grey, grey marle and charcoal tones have come to the fore as one of the hottest shades of the season. Include it in your accessories, tops, or go head-to-toe.

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1. Maurie and Eve t-shirt, $99, 2. Hugo Boss bag, $1099, (03) 9474 6371 3. West 14th jacket, $895, 4. Trelise Cooper skirt, $449, 5. Viktoria & Woods sweater, $379, 6. Zjoosh cashmere scarf, $179.95,


Burning desire


Warm up and start a fire in burnt-out tones of red, orange and rust.




1. Ted Baker dress, $299, 1300 786 896 2. Mink Pink shorts, $59.95, 3. Emporio Armani wallet, $435, 4. Mimco high-heeled sandals, $249, 5. Gucci bag, $2255, 6. Christian Dior pre-fall collection, POA, (02) 9229 4600.


Joshua Heath Westfield Stylist Where are the best spots to shop in Sydney? Westfield Sydney has it all, from everyday to luxury items. Men can’t go past Calibre for sharp casual wear, M.J. Bale for suiting and Harrolds for luxury. For ladies, SABA, Willow and sass & bide are a must. Hunting for something special? Check out Carla Zampatti and Calvin Klein. Myer has a wide range of international designers like Alexander McQueen, Kenzo and Balmain. QVB and the Strand Arcade should also be at the top of your list.

What are your top shopping tips? Try on everything – even colours you don’t think will suit you. Many items have no hanger appeal, but once on they’re transformed. Shop with the intention to find specific items and shop around... you’ll be surprised at what you may find.

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From luxury designer labels to hot high street finds, the Sydney CBD has something for everyone.

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The heart of the city George Street, Pitt Street Mall, the QVB

Clockwise from top left: Paspaley Pearls; Miu Miu; Christian Dior; Just Jeans; Christian Dior showroom.



here’s no doubt Sydneysiders have their own sense of style – a style that could only originate from the city’s eclectic mix of local Australian designers, luxury international retailers and high street stores. With such an impressive catalogue on offer, it’s no wonder that shopping has become one of this city’s favourite pastimes. In the centre of it all is the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) – a locale that could cater for even the most selective clothes horse or style connoisseur. Wander through gorgeous Victorian arcades, while away afternoons window shopping the luxury district, and be dazzled by the newest designer flagship stores. While international cities can be daunting, visitors need not fret about navigation – the Sydney CBD is organised into four main streets, all of which run parallel. First up is George Street, the city’s original high street

Lap of Luxury Over the past few years, an increasing number of designer brands have opened lavish showrooms in the CBD. Most recently, iconic French fashion house Christian Dior launched its flagship store on the corner of Castlereagh and King Streets. Designed as a grand Parisian apartment, the multi-level boutique features more than a dozen distinct rooms, a private salon and a dedicated Dior Homme area

that’s home to various key precincts and important architecture, including the grand historic Queen Victoria Building. Nearby Pitt Street is a bustling pedestrian arcade comprising more than 600 specialty stores, while Castlereagh Street sparkles with boutiques from top international players – Gucci, Chanel, Jimmy Choo and Christian Dior. Sitting atop it all, with a lush parkside location, is Elizabeth Street. It features Australia’s oldest department store, David Jones, famous for its indulgent gourmet food halls and old-school window displays.

Need a souvenir to take home? Sydney Duty Free on Castlereagh Street offers a range of health products and Australiana, including ugg boots, vitamins, skin care products and even rainforest organic honey!

for men. Diagonally across the road, you’ll find the elegant Chanel store, and on nearby George Street, British luxury label Burberry sits just up the road from Louis Vuitton’s landmark three-storey ‘Maison’ emporium. Not to be outdone, Westfield Sydney capitalises on some of Europe’s most famous fashion houses – Armani Exchange, Bottega Veneta and Versace to name a few. However it’s Prada and little

sister Miu Miu that really take the cake for a headturning shopfront, boasting impressive façades and minimalistic design from architect Roberto Baciocchi. Finally, head to Martin Place for the Emporio Armani showroom, featuring sleek, high-end men’s and women’s fashion. Personally designed by Giorgio Armani and his architects, it boasts floor-toceiling backlit glass shelving and crystals embedded into shiny fabric walls.

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QUEEN VICTORIA BUILDING Mimco travel wallet, $299

The Queen Victoria Building (QVB) sits in the bustling heart of George Street and is ‘the grand old dame’ of Sydney shopping, once described by Pierre Cardin as “the most beautiful shopping centre in the world”. Steeped in history, the building was completed in 1898. Its elaborate Romanesque architecture, mighty glass dome and captivating stained-glass windows make simply visiting an awe-inspiring experience. Walk the intricately tiled floors to discover a rich mix of boutiques, from luxury jewellers to international designers, galleries, gift shops and high street chain stores. In line for designer handbags and stylish accessories? Stop by the boutiques of various iconic retailers including Longchamp, Coach and Salvatore Ferragamo. For a local flavour, Australian 22 SHOP sydney

label Oroton stocks luxury leather, while fashionfavourite Seed has chic accessories and clothes. For the most luxurious sheepskin ugg boots, you can’t go past quality designs from UGG Australia. Its flagship store in the QVB is home to an extensive collection of womens, men’s and children’s footwear and

for long-lasting wear. For the latest youth fashion trends, head down George Street to the flagship Topshop and Topman store at the historic Gowings Building. This grand 1800-squaremetre centre is spread across four levels and features private styling suites, a personal shopping service and exclusive designer collaborations. A go-to for

... described by Pierre Cardin as “the most beautiful shopping centre in the world”. accessories. Seeking a quality high street purchase? Country Road and David Lawrence are masters in the art of effortless style, while Sportsgirl and Glue Store deliver urban trends for younger retail fans. And for edgy office ensembles, iconic Australian brand Cue brings fast, reactive fashion to the country since 1968, with European fabrics, exclusive prints and new designs arriving in store every week. As the shoe shop darlings of the high street, Nine West will be sure to have you stepping out in style, while Bally is the ideal place to find an investment piece, created with superior craftsmanship

the likes of Alexa Chung and Kate Middleton, Topshop is the only fast fashion brand to regularly show collections at London Fashion Week. Christian Dior pre-fall collection

UGG Australia shoes, $129.95

PIT STREET MALL Flanked on either side by the sparkling windows of flagship stores, Pitt Street Mall is Australia’s busiest and most cosmopolitan shopping precinct. A pedestrian thoroughfare, it hosts a compact arrangement of multi-level shopping centres, including the city’s two major department stores, Myer and David Jones. Both are well worth a visit for their floors of designer labels, high street fashion, cosmetics, homewares, electrical goods and gourmet food. As the Mall’s oldest resident, The Strand Arcade houses a plethora of Australian designer

Westfield Sydney

boutiques including The Corner Shop, Alex Perry, sass & bide and the new concept store for innovative designer Dion Lee. Those with a love for cutting-edge jewellery and object design are sure to find something special at COTA (an acronym for Courtesy Of The Artist) while retail-loving sweet tooths can’t go past a trip to Haigh’s, Australia’s oldest, family-run chocolatier. If QVB and The Strand are ‘grand old dames’ of the city, then Westfield Sydney is their alluring younger sister. Only a few years old,

it towers over Pitt Street in a shining tribute to luxury, world-class shopping. It’s home to some of the biggest names in European fashion, like Chanel, Gucci, Prada and Miu Miu. American style is represented by the likes of classic brands Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and Diane von Furstenberg, while Karen Millen’s boutique flies the flag for British design. From the local hall of fame, you’ll find favourite Ginger & Smart alongside classic Australian mainstays like designers Carla Zampatti and Leona Edmiston.


Coach heels, $295

With more than 330 stores on offer, there’s also plenty of high street fashion dotted throughout the centre. Try Marcs for covetable classics, Calibre for suave men’s suits at affordable prices, and Kookai for Parisian-inspired elegance. Of course, the hero of recent retail times is Spanish fashion powerhouse, Zara – a bright and bold three-floor emporium, with stock updated twice weekly to keep collections current. Before leaving, pay a visit to the exciting Westfield Sydney Level Six dining precinct, featuring a handpicked selection of worldclass eateries including tasty Thai food at Chat Thai, delicious Yum Cha at Sky Phoenix and exciting Greek offerings at Xanthi. Linking George and Pitt Streets, just across from Westfield Sydney, MidCity Style Space is a smaller precinct with more than 40 stores, including bold looks for men and women, fitness solutions and boutique dining. Here, you’ll find local streetwear labels like G-Star RAW and General Pants Co., both well loved for their youthful collections of urban apparel, alongside the cheeky sleepwear of Peter Alexander and innovative sportswear from Lorna Jane. Also fronting onto Pitt Street is The Galeries, a must-visit lifestyle destination for lovers of off-beat fashion, music and

art. Nowhere in Sydney will you find an inner-city hub with such an eclectic mix retailers housed in the one space. While here, peruse the streetwear collections of Incu, Dangerfield and Alphaville, then head to Gorman boutique for whimsical signature prints, directional knitwear and vintage-inspired designs. Don’t miss a visit to Books

Kinokuniya, Sydney’s largest cross-cultural bookshop with more than 300,000 titles in various languages, plus an in-store gallery of works from emerging artists. Finally, have a bite to eat at the diverse food hall before heading to pop-up exhibition space Lane Four at The Galeries – a laneway art project hosting rolling exhibitions.

Pit stop

The Sydney CBD has some seriously spectacular dining options covering various international cuisines. Mejico


A bold addition to the Sydney dining scene, Mejico offers an expansive selection of tequilas, succulent ceviches and guacamole made right before you.

China Republic

East meets West at this new restaurant in World Square. China Republic dishes up modern Chinese cuisine from awardwinning chefs.


A cool haven of Japanese culture and cuisine, featuring sophisticated sushi, traditional hot pots and a popular eight-course Omakase degustation.


Need an energy boost? For something fresh and healthy, head to CHATIME for a menu of tasty bubble teas direct from Taiwan.

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Over the past few years, Sydney has been stepping up to recognise the ever more discerning male shopper. In the heart of Westfield Sydney’s luxury sector, Ermenegildo Zegna hosts a dazzling, two-storey gentleman’s emporium. A showcase for Zegna’s exquisite Italian tailoring, raw linens and luxury cashmeres, the store boasts a handmade ‘couture’ collection and made-to-measure service, as well as refined casual pieces and luxe sportswear. Also at Westfield is luxury retailer Harrolds, an elegant department store catering solely to the needs of the well-dressed male elite. Here you’ll find a generous selection of designer pieces from international brands like Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Balmain, plus an exclusive in-store Tom Ford boutique.

Pick a pattern Forget boring stripes and opt for bold checks, camo print, retro houndstooth and even floral patterns and textures.


1. Pal Zileri navy blazer and beige trousers, POA from Harrolds. 2. R.M. Williams Meribah jacket, $470. 3. Gucci silk twill scarf, $330.

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Just dandy Luxurious fabrics and sharp accessories make for a dapper look. Take your style up a notch with silk ties, pocket squares and an elegant evening scarf.

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1. M.J. Bale Citte navy pocketchief, $39.95. 2. Ted Baker Twelwai waistcoat, $279. 3. Giorgio Armani grosgrain and lamb leather shoes, $805. 4. Dior Bee cufflinks, $670.

Bolt of blue From baby blue through to navy, you can’t go wrong with this shade. Expect it to be leading the way in every aspect of menswear in the months ahead.


1. Henri Lloyd Malin Fitted Crew Knit, $149. 2. Superdry Rock Star sunglasses, $79. 3. R.M. Williams Barton Shirt, $110.

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TRENDY TAILORS Suit Shop has launched its first fitting room concept store on Level 2, Strand Arcade. Their experienced staff can whip you up a custom suit for around $750 to $1,500. SHOPsydney 27


A view from Sydney Harbour The Rocks, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour



ust a few minutes’ walk from the CBD sits the historic heart of Sydney – The Rocks. Once home to Australia’s first settlers, the area is now a vibrant shopping destination packed with ‘typically Australian’ galleries and boutiques. Housed in the magnificent heritage Australian Steam Navigation Building is Ken Done Gallery. Arguably one of Australia’s most significant artists, Done is renowned both locally and internationally for his vibrant, colourful depictions of the Sydney landscape. The gallery houses an extensive collection of Done’s original works as well as a shop where visitors can purchase limited-edition prints, bags, posters and stationery. Continue up Hickson Road and you’ll hit George Street, home to the famous Rocks Markets. On Saturdays and Sundays, this area is transformed into an arts and crafts market selling everything from jewellery to jams and Indigenous art, while the Foodies Market every Friday is a great pit stop for lunch. If markets aren’t your thing, never fear, the same cobblestoned streets also host an array of iconic Australian boutiques. Stop in at Between the Flags for a range of authentic Aussie beachwear, or pay a visit to ChocolArts, where the selection of handcrafted chocolates and edible gifts is bound to leave you weak at the knees. Of course, it’s the chocolate sculptures that will really knock your socks off – look out for chocolate stilettos painted in all of the colours of the rainbow! Lovers of luxury are sure to be seduced by DFS Galleria. As the world’s leading luxury retailer, it offers five glorious floors of duty free shopping for visitors, with designer

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brands on offer including Bulgari, La Prairie, Cartier, Dior, Chanel, Gucci and Marc Jacobs. All that shopping tired you out? Treat yourself with an visit to The Spa at Park Hyatt, where you can laze by the rooftop pool, unwind with a hot oil massage or rejuvenate with a soothing facial. Or, try out the hotel’s signature restaurant – The Dining Room. It has an unbeatable view and, with new executive chef Franck Detrait at the helm, an elegant menu on offer, with contemporary cuisine combining French and Australian flavours. Now you’re relaxed and ready to go, it’s time for a leisurely walk along the waterfront to Circular Quay. As well as being home to Sydney’s famous Opera House, the Quay plays host to some gorgeous waterside restaurants, a healthy peppering of street performers, and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Australia’s leading collection of contemporary art from across the globe. Make sure you stop in at the MCA Store to peruse the range of books on art, design, architecture and contemporary visual culture, plus great gifts including handmade jewellery and posters.


Time for a tipple? With a charming waterside location, Wine Odyssey is the perfect place to while away an afternoon with a crisp glass of white or a big juicy red. Visit the DIY Wine Journey Room, where you can self-serve any of 44 varieties, including secret gems and rare Australian icons like Penfolds Grange.

The Dining Room at The Hyatt

harbour Ken Done Gallery


Dotted along the Sydney Harbour foreshore are a series of picturesque shopping ports, perfect for uncovering hidden treasures.

From Circular Quay, jump aboard the ferry for a scenic trip to Darling Harbour – a popular entertainment precinct that boasts more than 30 bars and 40 restaurants, including the famous Meat & Wine Co. steakhouse. Besides the picturesque location and range of family-friendly activities, this area is also a great place to pick up an authentic souvenir. Head to Harbourside Shopping Centre for the Crocodile Stop’s selection of UGG boots – arguably Australia’s most loved export – or if street style is more your thing, try Glue Store or Surf Dive ‘n’ Ski. Just a short walk away is The Star, home to Australia’s second largest casino and a glamorous selection of retailers. Here you’ll find luxury labels like Gucci and Bottega Veneta sitting beside youthful collections from G-Star RAW and Calvin Klein.


Opening times: Monday to Wednesday 9am – 8pm Thursday to Friday 9am – 9pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am – 7pm Tel 02 9256 1633

Gucci bag, $2255

Off to the Markets


For more than 150 years, Paddy’s Markets has provided Sydneysiders with a vibrant arena and bargain alternative to mainstream shopping. Located in Haymarket, just under the discount Market City shopping centre, Paddy’s is a cacophony of cheap clothes, souvenirs, electrical goods and fresh produce. Looking for an after-dark treat? Head to the exciting Chinatown Night Market, open every Friday from 4pm, where you can peruse stalls of jewellery, clothing, lights, scented candles and delicious gourmet food.

Drawing on time-inspired treatments and philosophies, The Spa offers a selection of holistic massages, facials, body and beauty treatments and spa packages for absolute relaxation and well-being. Nestled in the historic Rocks area between the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, indulge in a little personal time in our tranquil urban escape on the edge of Sydney harbour.

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Jewels in the City AUSTRALIA boasts some 8 Other Reasons of the world’s Vice Versa richest natural necklace, resources and $84.95 is renowned for its quality gemstones and minerals. At the high end, local and international jewellers have stores brimming with rare finds like Australian black opals, pink Argyle diamonds and South Sea pearls. You’ll also find an array of cool costume jewellery, handmade designs and bold statement pieces – the perfect finishing touch for Autumn/Winter style! If you’re looking to splurge, Castlereagh Street is the

hub for luxury jewels in the city. Here sit some of Australia’s finest designers, including Cerrone, Fairfax & Roberts and J. FarrenPrice, alongside coveted brands like Cartier and Tiffany & Co., whose world-famous little blue boxes make for the perfect present. The main shopping arcades in Sydney are also home to an array of unique jewellers, from high-end luxury brands to trendy local labels. Stop by the QVB to discover more than 20 specialist retailers, whether it’s stunning pink diamonds at Mondial or personalised charm bracelets at Pandora. At Westfield Sydney you’ll find everything from ontrend statement pieces at Mimco to ‘mix and match’ charms from Thomas Sabo and rare pink Argyle diamonds from Linneys. A leading Australian fine jeweller, Linneys also specialises in beautiful South Sea pearls, harvested off the coast of Western Australia. Australian Opal Cutters

Did you know? Australia produces a staggering 97 per cent of the world’s opals – so it makes sense that opals are our national gemstone! Australian Opal Cutters on Pitt Street has an international reputation for providing exceptional opals and pearls. Here, you can see opals being cut, discover the rare black opal, and find the perfect Australian piece for you and your loved ones.

Bling on your budget Whether you’re in the market for a serious splurge or a bargain find, there’s something for everyone.

Bling Rings

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1.Linneys 18ct yellow gold and diamond pendant, from $15,600 2. Bijoux Box Appartement à Louer Callas necklace, $780 3. Christian Dior necklace, $4300


1. 8 Other Reasons ring, $39.95 2. Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Nature mix of rings, from $895 3. Linneys 18ct white gold, yellow and white diamond ring, from $33,800

Keeping time WHETHER you’re an avid outdoorsy type or a cutting-edge fashionista, Sydney has a wealth of watches to suit your needs and provide a lasting memento of your time in the city. Specialist retailers like The Hour Glass on King Street offer an impressive selection of world-class brands, from Omega to Parmigiani Fleurier, TAG Heuer and Harry Winston. Established in 1979, the company has grown over the years to emerge as Asia’s leading specialist luxury watch retailer. While here, don’t miss the stunning collection from luxury retailer Rolex – a pre-eminent symbol of performance and prestige in both men’s and ladies’ watches for over a century. A short walk away on Pitt Street, the familyowned Swiss Concept also specialises in highend watches from the likes of Rolex, Baume & Mercier, Cartier and Montblanc. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a timepiece that also satisfies your love of sparkling gems, Piaget has earned an enviable reputation for creating some of the most desirable jewellery watches in the world. Why not try one on for size? For dedicated brand devotees, discover the luxury OMEGA Boutique at the MLC Centre in Martin Place. Here, you’ll find a vast


The Hour Glass Boutique

Mens’ Timepieces

Ladies’ Arm Candy

1. Piaget Limelight Gala with diamond dial, $78,960


selection of innovative timepieces for both men and women, including what is arguably the most famous wristwatch in the world – the legendary Omega Speedmaster. The Speedmaster has been the world’s most iconic chronograph since 1957 and the line has been enhanced with two new watches equipped with the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 9300/9301.



2. OMEGA Constellation Pluma, $11,550

3. Baume & Mercier Linea with interchangeable strap and diamond bezel, from $6,250

1 1. OMEGA Speedmaster Mark II, $7,325



2. Zenith Clifton Retrograde, $7,200

3. Piaget Altiplano with date, $29,510

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2 3 5 Bold colours brightened eyes on the Chanel A/W 2014 catwalk in Paris.

TLC time


Even with Sydney’s mild winters, the cooler weather and indoor heating can leave your skin dehydrated and looking less than luscious. This time of year is perfect to give your skin some love with luxurious treatments and nourishing products. Luckily, Sydney is full of one-stop shops to ward off any skin woes. Head to Westfield Sydney, where you’ll find the flagship stores of many popular local brands with a global following. Stop by Aesop for superlative skin, hair and beauty products; or take time to try Jurlique’s Ultimate Signature Facial,

custom-fit to your skin care concerns and with two specialised mask treatments for added glow. L’Occitane Provence is another popular retailer, stocking socially responsible beauty products from the shores of Provence, France. Mecca Cosmetica at the Galeries Victoria on George Street is like a candy store of cosmetics and skincare – so many beautiful products, so little time! Finally, visit Sydney’s two major department stores, Myer and David Jones, for dedicated beauty floors with specialists offering expert advice.

Revlon National Training Manager, Susan Vargas, shares her tips for dramatic, smoky eyes this season. “Use any bright shade to suit your skin and personal style. This look was just featured on the catwalk for both Christian Dior and Chanel Autumn/Winter 2014/2015,” she says. To start, prep the eye, first with an eye primer such as Revlon PhotoReady Eye Primer + Brightener, then a concealer. This will help the eye shadow blend and wear longer. Apply a thick line of liner along the lash line and smudge out across the lid with your finger. Choose a base shade of shadow, such as navy. Apply liner along the bottom lash line leaving the inner corner of the eye. Use the navy shadow and apply to the bottom outer corner of the eye. Use a metallic shade, such as gold, and apply over the navy on the lid up to the crease and blend. Apply the gold shadow to the inner corner of the eye. Voilà!

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TOP 5 Nature-inspired winter beauty


Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Mask, $80 Take 10 minutes out of your weekly schedule and relax with this gentle face mask. Natural ingredients like honey and evening primrose powerfully refresh your skin.


DermaSukin Daily Hydrating Wash, $12.95 This soap-free formula locks in moisture while cleansing with soothing aloe vera and calendula. The new DermaSukin range is dermatologist certified.


Botáni Healing Lip Balm, $11.95 This all-natural treatment hydrates and protects your lips with plant oils. It’s organic and vegan friendly.


Klorane Mango Oil, $22.95/125ml A hypoallergenic spray that helps to restore dry, dull and damaged hair using oil from cold pressed mango kernels.


Ambiance Volumising Dry Shampoo, $29.95 This beauty kit secret weapon from Ambiance revitalises your hairstyle with a powder formula. Unlike aerosol dry shampoos, it does not contain alcohol or harsh chemicals and will not dry out your hair.

We understand natural skin care. We’ve dedicated over 25 years to growing biodynamic+ ingredients on our Australian farm and applying advanced technologies to potent extracts. Your results: healthy, beautiful skin. +Certified biodynamic by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia. Jurlique’s products and farm are not certified by or affiliated with Demeter® USA or Demeter International.

Jurlique Store Mid City Mid City Centre, 420 George Street +612 9235 0928 Jurlique Store Westfield Sydney Shop 2024, Pitt Street, Level 2, Westfield Sydney City +612 9223 0315 Jurlique Store Bondi Beach 36 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach +612 9365 7715 Jurlique Store Westfield Bondi Junction Shop 3005, 500 Oxford Street, Westfield Bondi Junction +612 9387 3972 Jurlique Store Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre Shop G-007A Chastwood Chase Shopping Centre +612 9415 1738 Also available in Myer, David Jones and selected Pharmacies.




Culture vulture Get creative with these art gallery gifts

Art buffs will find themselves at home in Sydney with an array of art galleries and exhibitions boasting both traditional and contemporary art. The gallery shops can be an equally satisfying destination, with a curated range of design-forward and beautiful items, perfect as gifts for others‌ or yourself.






9 1. Ken Done Gallery Fish from the Amazon, set of two placemats, $19.95 2. Gaffa Gallery Safira Blom underwaterworld earrings, $160 3. White Rabbit Gallery SUCK UK skull tidy, $99.95 4. Ken Done Gallery Collection silk scarf, $195 5. Museum of Contemporary Art Uncle Goose Groovie wooden math and pattern blocks, $85.95 6. Art Gallery of NSW Lea Stein Fox brooches, $156, Lea Stein Fox Face brooch , $135, Lea Stein Buba Owl brooch, $135, Lea Stein Athena Owl Face brooch , $146 7. White Rabbit Gallery SUCK UK Postcard Aeroplane, $8 8. Museum of Contemporary Art Plisse archive folders by Hay, $60 9. Art Gallery of NSW My Asian Art, My Australian Art and My World Art books, $22.95 each.

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Stylish souvenirs Take home a slice of Sydney, and Australia, with these cool items – no tacky T-shirts to be seen here. From footwear to tasty treats and books here’s our pick of the bunch.



6 1. Gelato Messina, ‘The Recipes’ book, $39.95. 2. Havaianas classic style with Aquabumps print, $29.99 3. Bonds sweatshirt, $34.95. 4. Byron Bay ‘chai latte’ cookies, $3.50 per cookie. 5. Palm Beach Collection ‘deluxe’ candle, $99.95, and diffuser $39.95. 6. UGG Australia Cyrinda boot, $199.95. 7. Seafolly ‘Goddess’ strapless bustier bra, $109.95, and pleated Brazilian, $59.95.

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street STYLE

If you like your fashion vintage, your coffee hot and your pubs gastro, Surry Hills and Darlinghurst will feel just like home.

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Quirky shops and coffee stops Oxford Street, Crown Street and surrounds

Clockwise from top left: Pocket Bar, Surry Hills; Dolly Up Vintage Emporium; street art in Surry Hills; Estate of Mind; Sydney Antique Centre; El Loco.


uirky, artistic and undeniably cool, Surry Hills and Darlinghurst are the epicentre of off-beat and on-trend fashion. The go-to place for cool boutiques and vintage finds, it’s no surprise that these Sydney villages have become the gathering ground of the young and the hip. Not only is Sydney’s Oxford Street famous for its celebration of gay culture, it also plays

Is figure-hugging fabulous more your style of dress? Walking from the CBD, turn right onto Crown Street, to visit Wheels & Dollbaby for their range of daring bustiers and sassy ensembles, favoured by celebrities like Katy Perry, Sadie Frost and Dita Von Teese. Continue along Crown Street and you’ll come to the Collector Store. Set in a gorgeous green-tiled terrace, this boutique clothing shop presents a line-up of local and

... the epicentre of off-beat, on-trend fashion. host to some must-stop shopping spots. A short walk from Hyde Park, Australian label Premonition Designs features standout smart-casual pieces for men and women. Nearby, you’ll find Estate of Mind. A concept store for emerging international design talent, it is a melting pot of women’s and men’s fashion, accessories and art. Just a few doors down is internationally acclaimed label American Apparel, famed for its stretchy wardrobe staples, quirky sock and stocking selection and retro-inspired timepieces.

international designers – including All About Eve, Megan Park and Academy – as well as quirky homewares from around the globe. Lovers of vintage and retro clothing will be sure they’ve found heaven on this strip. There’s the aptly-named Cream on Crown, filled with custom-made pieces and vintage finds, and Zoo Emporium, which is brimming with retro T-shirts and sweet ‘70s shades. But for serious second-hand shoppers, → Street style in Surry Hills


After a dose of culture? Head to White Rabbit Gallery in nearby Chippendale, home to one of the world’s largest and most significant collections of contemporary Chinese art. Just like Alice following a white rabbit, you’ll encounter surprise after surprise over four floors of exhibition space – plus a teahouse to relax in post exploration.

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Sydney Antique Centre on South Dowling Street is the place to be. One of Australia’s largest antique emporiums, it boasts an arcade of specialty vintage stores featuring everything from beautifully preserved fur coats to kitsch ‘50s dresses and stunning 1930s evening gowns. If décor is more your thing, peruse the collections of antique furniture, porcelain, clocks, dolls and Orientalia – you could pick up a Royal Doulton tea set, a coloured Erica telephone, or even a vintage Coke yo-yo! Tired from all the shopping? Kick back with a coffee and sweet treat at local favourites Bourke Street Bakery or Bills, or drop in to Gelato Messina to sample Sydney's favourite gelato in an impressive range of weird and wonderful flavours. In the mood for something stronger? Stop by Pocket Bar for signature cocktails and quirky crepes, or head to El Loco for frozen margaritas, hot dogs and soft-shell Mexican tacos. ■

Dolly Up Vintage Emporium

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Cream on Crown Discover some of the finest vintage finds, along with custommade clothing and accessories.

Zoo Emporium A treasure trove of retro delights: old-school T-shirts, funky threads, shoes, sunglasses and jewellery.

Sydney Antique Centre Australia’s oldest, and one of the country’s largest, antique centres housing more than 50 antiques and art dealers.

Dolly Up Vintage Emporium A high-end vintage gem, specialising in a curated collection of timeless and beautiful dresses. Alterations available in store.

Mister Stinky Vintage clothing and accessories from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, as well as a costume shop with fancy dress hats and a selection of wigs.

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Opposite page clockwise from top left: Trelise Cooper store; Camilla and Marc dress; Style at The Intersection; Street art in Paddington.


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runway CHIC

Banish those tracksuit pants and leave the UGG boots at home, in Paddington it’s all about keeping up with the pack – the style pack that is.

The intersections of style Oxford Street, Glenmore Road and Queen Street


he tree-lined streets of Paddington and Woollahra are decorated with gorgeous Victorian terraces, fashionable restaurants and luxury boutiques. For decades, this elegant locale has lured the Sydney elite with its café culture and enticingly decadent lifestyle. At the top of Oxford Street sits the leafy haven of Woollahra. Walk down its main promenade, Queen Street, to find the flagship stores of Australia’s most famous designers. First up is Japanese-born Akira Isogawa, internationally acclaimed for his romantic silhouettes and richly embellished fabrics that blend Eastern influences with feminine beauty. Nearby is the new Sydney

boutique of designer Carla Zampatti, who specialises in modern, structured pieces. There’s nothing more stylish than a wellcrafted shirt and that’s exactly what nearby Australian label Herringbone specialises in. Their Queen Street shop is replete with classic, flattering designs, plus suiting, knitwear, handbags, shoes and a bespoke tailoring service. Stop by New Zealand designer Trelise Cooper’s boutique for eclectic, vintage inspired fashion for women and children and playful jewellery. Her clothes have a high level of attention to every beautiful detail and invoke the strong female heroines of the silver screen. For that special finishing touch, don’t miss the Napoleon Perdis Life.Style → SHOPsydney 39


All that shopping worked up an appetite? Try Jackies Café on Glenmore Road. With a cute sandstone courtyard and option to choose between the contemporary Italian menu or fresh sushi and sashimi, this is one local venue that’ll cater for everyone. Other nearby favourites include the two famous Oxford Street café-cum-bookstores, Ampersand and Berkelouw Café.

Manning Cartell boutique, Paddington

retail store, which has taken up residence at the old Woollahra Post Office. A hub of stylish creativity, it features an eclectic selection of antique furniture, art and jewellery alongside signature Napoleon Perdis cosmetics. According to Perdis, the aim was to “recreate the experience, that feeling I get when I stumble upon something remarkable,

... this shoppers’ nirvana hosts 20 of the most sought-after Australian designers. Paddington street style

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whether it’s just an interesting trinket or a true treasure to add to my collection.” Fancy an alternative sidewalk to style? Back at the Queen Street intersection, turn right onto Oxford Street and meander into Paddington. This chic suburb plays host to scores of elegantly coiffed fashionistas traversing the up-market stores of Sydney’s emerging and established designers. For a fix of high-end, beautiful brands don’t miss Come As You Are. This boutique stocks the likes of Equipment (the ultimate creator of silk shirts), Joie, J Brand, Hunkydory, Free People and Enza Costa. Then, pay a visit to Dinosaur Designs – famous for its bold resin jewellery and handmade homewares. Continue along Oxford Street past the historic Victoria Barracks and Chauvel Cinema until you reach the junction of Glenmore Road, otherwise known as The Intersection. Frequently dotted with A-listers, artists and fashion-forward folk, this shoppers’ nirvana hosts 20 of the most sought-after Australian designers, including Camilla and Marc, Scanlan &


Rachel Gilbert

Free people, hybrid heel, $217

Equipment shirt, $239

Theodore, Josh Goot, Ellery and sass & bide. Lovers of femininity and ‘50s silhouettes will be enchanted by Alannah Hill, while Zimmermann features to-die-for designer swimwear, and Rachel Gilbert is your one-stop shop for statement red-carpet gowns favoured by the likes of Blake Lively and Taylor Swift. Also on the must-visit list here is Camilla, the flagship boutique of ‘Kaftan Queen’ Camilla Franks. Vibrant and playful, Franks’ collections feature colourful graphic prints and free-flowing designs.

In the mood for considered quirks? Stop by cult label Shakuhachi to find a cool winter collection that perfectly blends elements of girlish charm and bohemian flair. And if you’re seeking a unique souvenir or sentimental gift, High Tea with Mrs Woo is just a short walk down the road. This bright and airy boutique is a rare gem in the middle of Oxford Street that stocks a treasure trove of whimsical clothing, homewares and thoughtful paper goods. It’s the final ingredient for homemade Sydney style! ■

TOP 5 Private Art Galleries 1 2 3 4 Australian Centre for Photography One of Australia’s premier spaces for contemporary photo media, with an ever-changing program of exhibitions and events.

Blender Gallery Specialising in rock ‘n’ roll music photography, Blender hosts iconic images of Bowie, The Beatles and Bob Dylan.

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery A range of innovative (and controversial) works from Australian and international artists.

The Art of Dr. Seuss Dedicated to the art and artwork of esteemed children’s illustrator, Dr. Seuss.


Australian Galleries Roylston Street An exclusive portfolio of the best Australian art, with a vibrant monthly exhibition program.

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For cool boutiques, big breakfasts and beach culture, there’s no place better than Bondi.

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Shop by the shore Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction

Clockwise from top left: Ksubi; Bikini Island; The Beach House; Bondi Beach, James Horan, Destination New South Wales; Gertrude and Alice; Bondi shopping.



he province of the bronzed and the beautiful, Bondi is the place to be for soy lattes, street style and surf culture. Just off the esplanade sit a peppering of achingly cool fashion boutiques and organic cafés, making this Sydney suburb a year-round hot spot. No visit to Bondi would be complete without a stroll down Campbell Parade. Watch the rolling waves and take in the salty breeze as you peruse the offerings of various beachside stores. There’s Bikini Island, with its healthy selection of swimwear from Australian designers such as Baku and Tigerlily, and Sunburn with a variety of brands including Seafolly, Isola by Megan Gale and Jets. Serious about surfing? Try Bondi Surf Co. for boards, womens and men’s surfwear and accessories. Then again, if ‘beach babe’ is not your style, never fear – Gould Street is just around the corner. Kick things off at Ksubi, the brand stamp of Australia’s ‘cool set’, which made its name with signature denim but has since expanded to complete men’s and womens ranges. Just a few doors up is Tuchuzy, Bondi’s go-to place for serious style, with an impressive collection of local and international ‘it’ labels that could leave fashionistas weak at the knees. But don’t faint just yet – you could miss The Annex, a menswear boutique with a collection of labels


With its wall of vintage books, comfy couches and great vegetarian and glutenfree options, Gertrude and Alice café bookstore is the perfect place to revive your spirits. Calm, unassuming and decidedly ‘local’, it’s perfect for a coffee, red wine or freshly baked treat!

so on-trend they’re guaranteed to inspire even the most retail-reclusive gentleman. Wander to the juncture of Curlewis Street and you’ll find Me and Moo. This store is typical of Bondi: a clean-living, bohemian vibe coupled with an up-market designer sensibility. For a real treat, continue up Curlewis (away from the beach) until you reach Purl Harbour, an esteemed specialty knitwear destination famous for its handmade and custom-designed pieces. Need a quick pick-me-up? Why not enjoy an interactive ice-cream experience at Cold Rock? Select your flavour and confectionery

... the place to be for soy lattes, street style and surf culture. of choice, then watch as the staff create a personalised cone right before your eyes. For something more sophisticated, indulge in a reviving glass of wine on the Bondi Icebergs balcony. Founded in 1929, this well-loved institution boasts a panoramic view of the beach that’s sure to take your breath away. For die-hard shoppers, Bondi Junction is just a short bus ride away, smack bang between the city and the surf. Jump on a 333, 380 or 381 from Campbell Parade and sit tight along Bondi Road until you reach the mega Westfield Bondi Junction shopping centre. Arguably Australia’s most glamorous retail precinct, this six-level mall is notable for its modern structure and abundance of up-market retailers covering fashion, food, beauty, homewares, gifts and technology. Head here for high street labels, including Zara, Witchery and Country Road, plus department stores and designer brands like Bally, Louis Vuitton and the ever popular Tiffany & Co. One thing’s certain: you’ll be spoilt for choice! SHOPsydney 43

Get the Bondi look Seafolly

Arguably Australia’s most iconic beach, what better way to remember your trip than with a little bit of Bondi style? These pieces will see you fit right in on the beach – and are perfect for summer at home, wherever that may be.


TOP 5 Beachside Bistros



TruckStop At the Beach Road Hotel, this Japanese-American fusion restaurant is the perfect place for edamame, fried chicken and even ‘beer sorbet’!


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Beach Burrito Company Grab a burrito, kick back with a frozen margarita and watch the waves roll in to the shore.


Bondi Hardware Choose from the well-considered wine list or sample a signature cocktail in this trendy Bondi watering hole, complete with raw brick interior and DIY-inspired deco.

5 8 7 1. Seafolly kimono, $199.95 2. Mambo Men’s Echo Beach Check Shirt, $29.00 3. SDS Element Lysa bag, $69.99 4. Chrono watch by Nixon in matte black

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orange tint, $659.99 5. Mink Pink Crossed out woven tee, $59.95. 6. Seafolly beach tote, $49.95 7. Rip Curl trucker cap, $19.99 8. Camilla and Marc top, $380.


The Bucket List Just a stone’s throw from the shore, The Bucket List is the perfect spot for a beachside sundowner or two, a tasty snack (prawns or grilled haloumi anyone?) and a little bit of people watching. It’s enjoyed by local hipsters, well-heeled residents and tourists alike.


Neighbourhood Get acquainted with the Bondi neighbourhood at, erm, Neighbourhood. This hip small bar serves good snacks and an even better selection of cocktails.



Got a taste for a bargain? Look no further than Sydney’s Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre. Situated on Sydney Harbour in Drummoyne, the centre plays host to more than 150 national and international brands, all selling at dramatically reduced prices. Take your pick of the hottest pieces from Oroton, Cue and Hugo Boss, peruse the shoes at Nine West and Steve Madden, and shop for quality homewares at the David Jones Warehouse and Sheridan.

urban CHIC

A contemporary bohemia, the Inner West is a haven of recycled fashion, second-hand bookstores and quirky boutiques.


Fashion with an edge Clockwise from top left: Mulberry Street Vintage; Flowers on King Street; Alfie’s Store, Balmain; Street art in Newtown; Birkenhead Point; shopping in Newtown; Bike on King Street.

Newtown, Glebe, Balmain and beyond



roudly alternative, the Inner West is a stomping ground of indie professionals, free-thinking students and the artistically inclined. At its cultural centre sits Newtown’s King Street. Bright and buzzing with anarchic energy, the street is a hotbed for quirky, unconventional retailers. Start at the Japanese-inspired Yoshi Jones, where you’ll find unique men’s and women’s clothing designed with a vibrant Asian aesthetic. Brightly coloured silks and Japanese textiles provide a glorious background to the shop’s selection of vintage kimonos, kitsch homewares and playful patchwork bags. If retro clothing is your thing, then Newtown is your Wonderland. There’s Cream on King, which is packed with modified and original vintage gear (including a great selection of leather boots and jackets), or the Australian Red Cross shop, which showcases hand–picked, top-quality recycled ensembles. There’s also Mulberry Street Vintage on Enmore Road – home to an impressive collection of designer vintage clothes. There’s no lack of designer boutiques in the Inner West either. Stop by Pretty Dog for hand–picked cult labels like Karen Walker and Dion Lee, or jump in a taxi to nearby Balmain for a taste of Darling Street’s famous shopping strip. Not to be missed is cuttingedge womenswear boutique Strelitzia, stocking labels like Camilla, Akira Isogawa and Easton Pearson, while nearby Hunt Leather is home to various international brands including Longchamp and Il Bisonte. Looking for a unique finishing touch? Also on Darling Street, the aptly named jewellery store Juel stocks one-off handmade pieces from creative team Tegan Arnold and Elsa McMahon. For an equally unusual selection of curios, Pigeon Ground in the back streets of nearby suburb Camperdown (just north of Newtown)

is a beacon of pop culture. Here you’ll find bangles made from melted vinyl, cut-up record earrings and button necklaces. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg: the shop also has a huge collection of new and vintage records, vintage clothing, gorgeous handmade clogs from Funkis, funky T-shirts from hip London collective Your Eyes Lie, and old-school jeans from Dr Denim of Sweden. Visiting on a weekend? Take advantage of the precinct’s famous markets. Balmain, Glebe and Rozelle all host fantastic events with stalls selling fashion, handmade jewellery, arts, crafts and second-hand goods. See page 49 for more information. Keen bargain hunters should head further west to DFO Homebush. You’ll find stores with up to 70 per cent off, including the Armani Outlet, David Lawrence and Veronika Maine. DFO recently opened Sydney’s first combined factory outlet and homemaker centre. It features leading luxury retailers, mainstream brands and a 475-seat food court.

TOP 5 Local Small Bars


Corridor (Newtown) Cool little local with tapas-style food, fireplaces and wooden floorboards.


The Cottage (Balmain) A wine bar that feels like Grandma’s farmhouse, only with a significantly better drinks trolley.


Mary’s (Newtown) This cool new small bar serves what are reputed to be best burgers around, alongside some rather special crunchy fried chicken and a good selection of beers.


Miss Peaches Soul Food Kitchen (Newtown) Embrace the vibe The Little Guy of the American (Glebe) The place South and enjoy Miss to be for friendly Peaches’ hearty pub service and popcorn on food and live music the house. offerings.


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Other suburbs

Double Bay, Kings Cross and Potts Point, Manly


Harbour haute couture IF YOU PREFER tree-lined streets to travelling escalators, elegant Double Bay is your place to shop. This exclusive harbourside suburb is known as one of Sydney’s most stylish, with elegant laneways and hidden arcades revealing intimate boutiques selling gourmet food, fashion and homewares. Venture down Transvaal Avenue, Bay Street, Knox Street and Cross Street to discover the Bay’s unique retailers, stocking a carefully edited selection of specialist goods. Indulge in the chic boutiques of fashion’s highend brands, from exclusive local labels like Belinda and Carla Zampatti to the bespoke jewellery of Jan Logan and beautiful stationery at Papier D’Amour. When your feet start to protest, stop for some serious pampering at one of the area’s day spas, or head to Simmone Logue Fine Food for fresh coffee and cake.

Kings Cross/ Potts Point Bars, boutiques and beats ONCE RENOWNED AS Sydney’s ‘red-light district’, Kings Cross has evolved into a sophisticated dining and entertainment precinct. Tantalise your taste buds at The Village or Gastro Park, before hitting one of the many local nightclubs for pumping postdinner beats. The neighbouring suburb of Potts Point is just a stone’s throw away, filled with 48 SHOP sydney

gorgeous art deco buildings and a slew of pocket-sized restaurants and bars. Scattered among these are bookshops, art galleries, one-off fashion boutiques and homewares stores such as the eclectic Becker Minty. Venture just a little further to Elizabeth Bay to get your hands on some imported labels from shops like Meanwhile and POUR TOUS by Davidson & Beaumont. Rich with history, culture and the picturesque surrounds of a bygone era, this Sydney suburb will feel like a little patch of London.

Manly Surf into Style MANLY’S RICH SURF culture saturates its retail scene with a relaxed and fun vibe that makes shopping a tropical breeze – even in the middle of winter. A stroll down the main shopping strip, The Corso, presents a plethora of stunning retail opportunities, from kooky music shops to quirky markets and original surf and streetwear. Visit one-off boutiques like Latitude and Lulu Loves Paris for a unique blend of Parisian chic and cool Manly sensibility, or try Nordic Fusion for the best in gorgeous Scandinavian fashion, homewares and accessories. Bars, boutiques and bistros aside, Manly is also a popular destination for local and international art lovers. Don’t miss the newly refurbished Saltmotion in Manly Market Place – a gallery that features exquisite oceaninspired photographs by Joel Coleman, whose unique signature style captures the essence of the surf.

Top left to right: Meanwhile; Saltmotion; Simmone Logue.

Double Bay


Markets } If you’re after second-hand goodies, a rare vintage treasure or a unique piece from an unknown designer, a trip to one of Sydney’s markets is a must.

SURRY HILLS MARKETS Savvy vintage collectors head here for the eclectic range of market stalls specialising in second-hand records, preloved goods and handcrafted trinkets. Shannon Reserve, Cnr Crown and Collins Streets, Surry Hills. Open: First Saturday of the month, 7am–4pm

Paddington Markets Sydney’s oldest community market, Paddington has been going strong for 39 years, right on the hip Oxford Street strip. Browse more than 150 stalls for handmade jewellery, creative fashion, homewares, flowers, skincare and more. 395 Oxford Street, Paddington Open: Saturday, 10am–4pm

Rozelle Markets The Rozelle Markets are a hunting ground for timeless antiques, curios and collectables, together with delicious street food and musical entertainment. Rozelle School, 663 Darling Street, Rozelle. Open: Saturday and Sunday, 9am–4pm.

Bondi Markets Enjoy the roar of the surf while you scour through unique items from up-and-coming designers (this is where sass & bide got their start!), alongside retro furniture, scented candles, organic beauty products and handmade jewellery. Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade, Bondi Open: Sunday, 10am–4pm

EQ Village Markets It’s a feast for the senses at the EQ Village Markets, with fresh regional produce, bright flowers and gourmet foods all on display. Select from a range of international meals, from Ethiopian pancakes to Turkish gozleme. The Entertainment Quarter, Lang Road, Moore Park Open: Wednesday and Saturday, 10am–3pm


These well-known Saturday markets are slightly left of centre, offering a mix of factory seconds, vintage designs, second-hand books and exotic food stalls. Glebe Public School, Glebe Point Road, GlebeOpen: Saturday, 10am–4pm

The Rocks Weekend Markets Located in the city’s most historic quarter, The Rocks Weekend Markets offer fine art, artisan goods, flowers and food stalls, plus fashion and accessories from emerging designers. Cnr George and Playfair Streets, The Rocks Open: Saturday and Sunday, 10am–5pm SHOPsydney 49

Listings SYDNEY CBD AESOP Level 4, Westfield Sydney 9239 0477 ALEX PERRY Level 2, The Strand Arcade 9233 6555 ALPHAVILLE Ground Floor, The Galeries 9264 1991 AQUILA Level 3, Westfield Sydney 8080 7308 ARMANI EXCHANGE Level 2, Westfield Sydney 8246 9090 AUSTRALIAN OPAL CUTTERS 3rd floor, 295-301 Pitt St, Sydney 9261 2442 AZUMA Level 1, Chifley Plaza 2 Chifley Square, Sydney 9222 9960 BALLY Ground Floor, QVB 9267 3887 THE BAXTER INN Basement, 152–156 Clarence St, Sydney


THE BODY SHOP Lower Ground South, QVB 9264 1796

THE CORNER SHOP Level 1, The Strand Arcade 9221 1788

BOOKS KINOKUNIYA Level 2, The Galeries 9262 7996

COTA (COURTESY OF THE ARTIST) Level 2, The Strand Arcade 8354 1398

BOTTEGA VENETA Level 3, Westfield Sydney 9239 0188 BURBERRY 343 George St, Sydney 8296 8588 CALIBRE Level 4, Westfield Sydney 9223 8988 CALVIN KLEIN Level 4, Westfield Sydney 8246 9150 CARLA ZAMPATTI Level 3, Westfield Sydney 8246 9127 CARTIER 43 Castlereagh St, Sydney 9235 1709 CERRONE 77 Castlereagh St, Sydney 8246 9119 CHANEL Level 4, Westfield Sydney 9900 2988 70 Castlereagh St, Sydney 9900 2908 CHATIME Level 5, Westfield Sydney 9232 2968 CHINA REPUBLIC Upper Level, World Square Shopping Centre, Corner George and Goulburn Sts, Sydney 8081 0888 CHRISTIAN DIOR 65 Castlereagh St, Sydney 9229 4600 COACH Ground Floor, QVB 8666 0600

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COUNTRY ROAD Ground Floor, QVB 9261 2009 CUE Ground Floor, QVB 9264 9822 DANGERFIELD Lower Ground, The Galeries 9264 5011 DAVID JONES 86-108 Castlereagh St, Sydney 65-77 Market St, Sydney 9266 5544 DAVID LAWRENCE Ground Floor, QVB 9262 9077 DELIMA RESTAURANT 69/1 Dixon St, Sydney 9267 7045 DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Level 3, Westfield Sydney 8203 0901 DION LEE SITE 01 Level 1, Strand Arcade 9233 2377 EMPORIO ARMANI 4 Martin Place, Sydney 8233 5858 ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA Level 3, Westfield Sydney 9222 9355 FAIRFAX & ROBERTS 19 Castlereagh St, Sydney 9232 8510 FOSSIL STORE Lower Ground North, QVB 9283 2007 FRANKIE’S PIZZA

50 Hunter St, Sydney

Shopping hotspots






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G-STAR RAW Lower Ground Floor, MidCity Style Space 9221 3911 THE GALERIES 500 George St, Sydney 9265 6888 GENERAL PANTS CO. Ground Floor, MidCity Style Space 8275 5155 GINGER & SMART Level 4, Westfield Sydney 8246 8799 GLUE STORE Lower Ground South, QVB 8079 9026 GORMAN Ground Floor, The Galeries 9261 0971 GUCCI Level 3, Westfield Sydney 9221 8999 HAIGH’S CHOCOLATES Ground Floor, The Strand Arcade 9221 6999 HARROLDS Level 3, Westfield Sydney 9232 8399 THE HOUR GLASS 142 King St, Sydney 9221 2288 INCU Ground Floor, The Galeries 9266 0244

LEONA EDMISTON Level 4, Westfield Sydney 8246 9180

NAPOLEON PERDIS Level 2, Westfield Sydney 9221 6277

LINNEYS Level 3, Westfield Sydney 8246 9088

NINE WEST Lower Ground North, QVB 9264 4006


Basement, lot 1, 209 Clarence St, Sydney 9279 4335

OMEGA BOUTIQUE MLC Centre 19–29 Martin Place, Sydney 8080 9696

L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE Level 2, Westfield Sydney 9223 9183

OROTON Ground Floor, QVB 9261 1984

LONGCHAMP Ground Floor, QVB 9261 0173

PALMER & CO Abercrombie Lane,
Sydney 9240 3172

LORNA JANE Ground Floor, MidCity Style Space 9235 0205 LOUIS VUITTON 365 George St, Sydney 1300 883 880 MARCS Level 2, Westfield Sydney 9221 0989 MÉJICO 105 Pitt St, Sydney 9230 0119 MICHAEL KORS Level 4, Westfield Sydney 9233 8332 MIDCITY STYLE SPACE 197 Pitt St Mall, Sydney 9210 4242

J. FARREN-PRICE 80 Castlereagh St, Sydney 9231 3299

MIMCO Level 1, Westfield Sydney 9221 4918

JURLIQUE Level 2, Westfield Sydney 9223 0315

MIU MIU Level 3, Westfield Sydney 9235 1272

KAREN MILLEN Level 4, Westfield Sydney 9037 4081

MONDIAL Ground Floor, QVB 9267 7974

KOOKAI Level 2, Westfield Sydney 9235 0293

MYER 436 George St, Sydney 9238 9111

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PANDORA Ground Floor, QVB 9283 7665 PETER ALEXANDER Ground Floor, MidCity Style Space 9232 4941 PRADA Level 3, Westfield Sydney 9223 8322 QUEEN VICTORIA BUILDING 455 George St, Sydney 9265 6800 SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Ground Floor, QVB 9264 0988 SASS & BIDE Level 1, The Strand Arcade 9223 6917 SEED Lower Ground Floor, QVB 9264 8347 SPORTSGIRL Lower Ground South, QVB 9264 1269 THE STRAND ARCADE 412-414 George St, Sydney 9232 4199 SWISS CONCEPT 90 Pitt St, Sydney 9221 6288


THOMAS SABO Level 2, Westfield Sydney 9222 9244 TIFFANY & CO. 28 Castlereagh St, Sydney 1800 731 131

UGG AUSTRALIA Ground Floor, QVB 92648940 TOPSHOP Gowings Building 45 Market St Sydney 8072 9300 VERSACE Level 3, Westfield Sydney 8246 9118 WATER BAR AT BLUE Level 2, Blue Sydney, 6 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo 9331 9050 WESTFIELD SYDNEY Cnr Pitt St Mall and Market St, Sydney 8236 9200 WITTNER SHOES 138 Pitt St, Sydney 9221 1824 ZARA Level 2, Westfield Sydney 9216 7000

THE HARBOUR BETWEEN THE FLAGS Shop 2, The Rocks Centre, cnr Argyle and Playfair Sts, The Rocks 9247 4333

CROCODILE STOP Level 1, Harbourside Shopping Centre 9211 7920 DFS GALLERIA 155 George St, The Rocks 8243 8666 G-STAR RAW Level 1, Harbourside, The Star 9571 7899 GLUE STORE Level 2, Harbourside Shopping Centre 9281 2049 GUCCI Ground Floor, Harbourside, The Star 9692 8688 HARBOURSIDE SHOPPING CENTRE 2–10 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour 8204 1888 KEN DONE GALLERY 1 Hickson Rd, Sydney 8274 4599 MCA STORE 140 George St, Sydney 9245 2458 THE MEAT AND WINE CO. Level 1, 31 Wheat Rd, Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour 9211 9888 PADDY’S MARKETS Cnr Hay and Thomas Sts, Sydney 1300 361 589

BOTTEGA VENETA Ground Floor, Harbourside, The Star 9692 0881

THE ROCKS MARKETS George St, The Rocks 9240 8717

CALVIN KLEIN Ground Floor, Harbourside, The Star 9518 9057

THE SPA AT PARK HYATT 7 Hickson Rd, The Rocks 9256 1633

CHINATOWN MARKETS Dixon St, Haymarket 9315 7011

THE STAR 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont 1800 700 700

CHOCOLARTS 75 George St, The Rocks 9817 4222

WINE ODYSSEY 39-43 Argyle St, The Rocks 8114 0256

SURRY HILLS AND DARLINGHURST AMERICAN APPAREL 82 Oxford St, Darlinghurst 9358 2666 BILLS 359 Crown St, Surry Hills 9360 4762 BOURKE ST BAKERY 633 Bourke St, Surry Hills 9699 1011 COLLECTOR STORE 473 Crown St, Surry Hills 9699 7740 CREAM ON CROWN 32/277-285 Crown St, Surry Hills 9331 5228 DOLLY UP VINTAGE EMPORIUM 382 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills 9699 8181 EL LOCO 64 Foveaux St, Surry Hills 9211 4945 ESTATE OF MIND Basement, 80 Oxford St, Darlinghurst 9331 5239

Dolly Up Vintage Emporium

SURF DIVE ‘N’ SKI Level 1, Harbourside Shopping Centre 9458 4987

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FORBES AND BURTON 252 Forbes St, Darlinghurst 9356 8788 FOUR ATE FIVE 485 Crown St, Surry Hills 9698 6485 GELATO MESSINA 241 Victoria St, Darlinghurst 389 Crown St, Surry Hills 8354 1223 MISTER STINKY 482 Cleveland St, Surry Hills 9310 7005 POCKET BAR 13 Burton St, Darlinghurst 9380 7002 PREMONITION DESIGNS 38 Oxford St, Darlinghurst 9361 6008 REUBEN HILLS 61 Albion St, Surry Hills 9211 5556 SYDNEY ANTIQUE CENTRE 531 South Dowling St, Surry Hills 9361 3244 WHEELS & DOLLBABY 259 Crown St, Darlinghurst 9361 3286 WHITE RABBIT GALLERY 30 Balfour St, Chippendale 8399 2867 ZOO EMPORIUM 180B Campbell St, Darlinghurst 9380 5990


AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY 257 Oxford St, Paddington 9332 0555 AUSTRALIAN GALLERIES 15 Roylston St, Paddington 9360 5177 BERKELOUW CAFÉ 19 Oxford St, Paddington 9360 3200 BLENDER GALLERY 16 Elizabeth St, Paddington 9380 7080 CAMILLA 302 Oxford St, Paddington 9331 1782 CAMILLA AND MARC Shop 8, 2-16 Glenmore Road, Paddington 9331 1133 COME AS YOU ARE 443 Oxford St,
Paddington 9331 3350 CARLA ZAMPATTI 104 Queen St, Woollahra 9362 1954 DINOSAUR DESIGNS 339 Oxford St, Paddington 9361 3776 ELLERY Shop 12, 2–16 Glenmore Road, Paddington 8068 2361

AKIRA ISOGAWA 12A Queen St, Woollahra 9361 5221

HERRINGBONE 102 Queen St, Woollahra 9327 6470

ALANNAH HILL 118–120 Oxford St, Paddington 9380 9147

HIGH TEA WITH MRS WOO 72B Oxford St, Paddington 8065 5345

AMPERSAND CAFÉ 78–80 Oxford St, Paddington 9380 6617

JACKIES CAFÉ 1C Glenmore Road, Paddington 9380 9818

THE ART OF DR. SEUSS 8 Oxford St, Woollahra 8964 9702

JOSH GOOT 138 Oxford St, Paddington 9356 2233

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Napoleon Perdis

KATE SYLVESTER 168 Oxford St, Paddington 9380 4244 NAPOLEON PERDIS LIFE.STYLE 99 Queen St, Woollahra 9328 3111 life-style.html RACHEL GILBERT 128B Oxford St, Paddington 9332 3455 ROSLYN OXLEY9 GALLERY 8 Soudan Lane, Paddington 9331 1919 SASS & BIDE 132 Oxford St, Paddington 9360 3900 SCANLAN & THEODORE 122 Oxford St, Paddington 9380 9388 SHAKUHACHI 108 Oxford St, Paddington 9332 4171 TRELISE COOPER 82 Queen St, Woollahra 9363 0096 ZIMMERMANN Shop 2, 2–16 Glenmore Road, Paddington 9357 4700


BONDI THE ANNEX CONCEPT STORE Shop 8, The Beach House 178 Campbell Parade (enter via Gould Street), Bondi Beach   9300 8888 BEACH BURRITO COMPANY 252 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach 9130 7123 BIKINI ISLAND 38 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach 9300 9446 BONDI HARDWARE 39 Hall Street, Bondi Beach 9365 7176 BONDI ICEBERGS 1 Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach 9365 9000 BONDI SURF CO. 80 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach 9365 0870 THE BUCKET LIST Shop 1, Bondi Pavillion/Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach 9365 4122 COLD ROCK 1/112–116 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach 8964 8505 GERTRUDE AND ALICE CAFE BOOKSTORE 46 Hall Street, Bondi Beach 9130 5155 KSUBI 82 Gould Street, Bondi Beach 9300 8233

PURL HARBOUR 2/96 Curlewis Street, Bondi Beach 9365 1521

JUEL 624 Darling Street, Balmain 9818 3443

SUNBURN 178 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach 9130 8600

THE LITTLE GUY 87 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 0450 311 137

TRUCKSTOP Level 1, Beach Road Hotel 71 Beach Road, Bondi Beach 0439 841 008

MAR’YS 6 Mary St, Newtown

TUCHUZY Shop 11, The Beach House 178 Campbell Parade (Enter via Gould Street), Bondi Beach 9365 7775 WESTFIELD BONDI JUNCTION 500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction 9947 8000

INNER WEST AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS 359 King Street, Newtown 9517 9209 BIRKENHEAD POINT Roseby Street, Drummoyne 9812 8800 CORRIDOR 153A King Street, Newtown 0422 873 879

MISS PEACHES SOUL FOOD KITCHEN 201 Missenden Rd, Newtown 9557 7280 MULBERRY STREET VINTAGE 50 Enmore Road, Newtown 0415 176 166 PIGEON GROUND 102 Salisbury Road, Camperdown 9557 6364 PRETTY DOG 5 Brown Street, Newtown 9519 7839 STRELITZIA 327 Darling Street, Balmain 9810 7290 YOSHI JONES 134 King Street, Newtown 9550 1663

THE COTTAGE 342 Darling Street, Balmain 8084 8185 CREAM ON KING 317 King Street, Newtown 9565 2955

ME AND MOO 5/157 Curlewis Street, Bondi Beach 9300 9470

DFO HOMEBUSH 3-5 Underwood Rd, Homebush 9748 9800

NEIGHBOURHOOD 143 Curlewis Street, Bondi Beach 9365 2872

HUNT LEATHER 215 Darling Street, Balmain 1800 064 768

Yoshi Jones

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Need to know The key information for when you’re shopping in Sydney.


Sydney Visitor Information

Emergency Numbers

Sydney Visitor Centres provide information and advice about the city’s best accommodation, tours and activities, as well as bookings and reservations. The centres open daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Visit them at:

Dial 000 from any phone, or 112 from GSM mobile phones, for the 24-hour Emergency Services (fire, police and ambulance). For less urgent problems or concerns, contact the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.

33 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour (behind IMAX theatre)

Shopping Hours

Level 2, The Rocks Centre, Cnr Argyle and Playfair Streets, The Rocks

Public Transport Bus, train, ferry and light rail services are the easiest ways to get around Sydney. To board any of them, you need to be carrying a valid ticket. MyZone and MyMulti passes for both single and multiple journeys can be purchased from train stations, ticket machines, selected retail outlets and ferry wharves. Call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit for up-to-date timetable and route information.

Popular shopping precincts in Sydney are open seven days a week, from 9am to 5.30pm, with extended trading hours until 9pm on Thursdays. Larger department stores often have extended hours, as do some specialty shops in the Sydney CBD. Supermarkets also open late, often until 12am in the CBD and major suburbs.

Tipping in Sydney is not compulsory and rarely added to bills by restaurants, bars and cafés. If you are happy with the service you’ve received, 10 per cent is an acceptable amount to tip.

GST for Travellers The GST is a 10 per cent tax on all goods and services unless otherwise stated. Travellers leaving Australia can claim a refund on purchases totalling more than AUD$300 in any one store, provided the purchase was made in the last 30 days and is supported by the goods and receipts. You’ll find facilities for the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) at Sydney Airport.

UnionPay More than 90,000 merchants in Australia accept UnionPay cards, including Louis Vuitton, Prada, Bulgari, Hermes, Chanel, DFS and the Four Seasons Hotel. UnionPay cards can also now be used in taxis and are accepted by nearly 10,000 ATMs across the country. There is no foreign currency exchange fee charged in the UnionPay network.

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OMEGA Boutique: MLC Centre, 19-29 Martin Place, Sydney • Tel. 02 8080 9696

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