January 31, 2018

Shopping in Sydney - From outlets to highend

People from all cities in Australia and around the world know Sydney to be a hit for shopping. From fashion to food and everything in between, shopping in Sydney has something for everyone. We’ve put together some of our favourite shopping destinations in the New South Wales capital that will satisfy any type of shopper / bag carrier.

Central Park Sydney

A stone’s throw from the Mercure Sydney, it goes without saying that your first stop should be Central Park Mall.

This green oasis can’t be missed, a stunning building that features Glue Store, Adidas, Superdry, Diaso, Pigeon Hole, Foot Locker, Hype DC, Woolworths, Red Bottle and Priceline. The Mall also offers a range of different eating areas and restaurants including Din Tai Fung, Coco Cubano, Brazilian Fogo Churrasco Grill, Ippudo Japanese, Ribs & Burgers, Sushizilla, Soul Origin and Anita Gelato to name a few. As well as the amazing range of restaurants you can also catch a movie at Palace Cinemas, take a load off at Massage World or pamper yourself at Pearl Nails with a Manny or Petty.

 

Broadway Shopping Centre - Location: 1 Bay Street, Broadway

A large shopping centre just on down the road from the Mercure Sydney, Broadway Shopping Centre has a number of popular department, retail, technology and accessory stores including Bonds, Dymocks, H&M, Kmart, Target, Apple Store, Cotton On, EB Games, JB HiFi, Marcs, Sephora and Victoria's Secret. To top it all off the centre features a delicious dining precinct with cafès and food outlets to satisfy any tastebud. You could easily lose a whole day wandering around this centre.

  • Walk: 10-12 Minutes from Mercure Sydney
  • By Bus: Broadway & City Road stops across from centre, leaves from Railway Square

World Square

An iconic precinct, World Square is a go-to destination for shopping and dining with a number of popular clothing stores and eateries all located in one convenient place. You'll be able to browse clothing stores such as Cue, G-Star Raw, Calvin Klein Jeans, General Pants Co., Forever New and Superdry, pick up some new shoes from Nine West, stock up on cosmetics from Blush Cosmetics and The Face Shop or even get a makeover from Toni & Guy. You could easily spend the whole day browsing, trying on, buying and eating.

World Square has an abundance of options for dining. Burger Project, Bavarian Bier Cafè, Dumpling Avenue, Grill'd, Guzman Y Gomez and Hero Sushi to name a few.

  • Walk: 10-12 Minutes from Mercure Sydney
  • By Train: Midway between Central & Town Hall Stations
  • By Bus: Stops surrounding World Square
  • By Light Rail: Capitol Square stop, close by

Pitt St Mall - Location: Pitt Street, Sydney CBD

One of the most popular and recognisable shopping precincts in Sydney, Pitt St Mall has it all. Designer brands to casual urban wear and international retail giants including H&M, Uniqlo, Gap and Topshop, as well as popular stores Cotton On, Cue, Zimmermann, Forever 21, Lorna Jane, Ralph Lauren and Sephora. There are also a number of small shopping centres and arcades branching off from the Mall itself so you can easily spend an entire day browsing all of the different stores and centres.

Some eateries include Zeus Street Greek, Ragu Pasta & Wine Bar, Charlie & Co. Burgers and the famous Sydney Tower Dining

  • By Train: St James, Martin Place & Town Hall Stations are close by
  • By Bus: Stops on York, King, Castlereagh and Market Streets

 

Queen Victoria Building - Location: 455 George Street, Sydney CBD

Built in 1898, the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) has remained in the same location for over 120 years. A beautiful building to admire and now a bustling shopping quarter, QVB is filled with a number of high fashion brands and more including Camilla, Rodd & Gunn, Gorman, Bunda Boutique, MJ Bale, Coach and Fossil. More affordable brands include Cue, Asics, Lush, Lorna Jane, Topshop, Kikki K, Country Road and Victoria's Secret.

The QVB also features some great savoury and sweet dining options such as Haigh's Chocolates, Starbucks, Yama Japanese Cafe & Restaurant and Chatime

  • By Train: Town Hall & Wynyard Stations nearby
  • By Bus: Multiple stops nearby

 

Harbourside Shopping Centre - Location: 231/2-10 Darling Drive, Sydney

Located on beautiful Darling Harbour, Harbourside Shopping Centre is a great place to do some shopping, grab a bite to eat and entertain the whole family. Harbourside includes a number of retail and gift shops spread over two levels as well as a popular food court and waterfront dining strip. With a number of different cuisines and entertainment facilities to keep all ages occupied, you're sure to find something to tickle your fancy. In terms of entertainment, the centre is home to 9D Action Cinemas, Kingpin Bowling, Racecentre and M9 Laser Skirmish. If it is food that you're after you'll find Baskin Robbins, Hard Rock Café, San Churro, Thai Foon, Toros Tapas & Bar, Waterfront Grill, Pancakes on the Rocks and many more popular fast food restaurants.

  • By Light Rail: Convention Centre Stop located behind carpark
  • By Ferry: Stops located right in the harbour
  • By Bus: Various stops in surrounding streets
  • By Foot: Walking distance from the CBD and Mercure Sydney

 

Market City & Paddy's Markets - Location: 9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket

Located in the heart of Sydney's Chinatown, Market City and Sydney's famous Paddy's Markets are a combine shopping experience you must try. Blending Asian culture with Asian grocery, fashion and factory outlets you could wander around the centre and the markets for hours. Here you'll find a number of stores including Authentic Factory Outlet, Converse, Bonds Outlet, Cotton On, Dotti, Espirit, Platypus and Watch World Australia. The centre occupies floors one to three while Paddy's Markets is spread out over the ground floor. While you wander around the markets you'll find fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers, homewares, clothing, jewellery and technology. The markets are great for bargain hunters or picking up some Australian souvenirs. If all that walking around has made you hungry, Market City has many options to curb that craving. Gozleme, Hakata-Maru Ramen and Happy Chef are some eateries or you could explore Chinatown for authentic Asian cuisine.

  • By Train: 5 minute walk from Central Station; 10 minute walk from Town Hall Station
  • By Light Rail: Haymarket Stop directly outside centre
  • By Bus: 5 minute walk from Railway Square Bus Interchange
  • By Foot: Walking distance from Mercure Sydney

 

Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre - Location: 19 Roseby Street, Drummoyne

Home to over 120 outlet stores, Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre is a mecca for all things shopping. Featuring some of the most popular Australian brands at low, outlet prices you're sure to nab yourself a bargain! Some of the shops include Adairs, Asics, Armani Outlet, Converse Authentic Factory Outlet, Gap, Lorna Jane, Bonds outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren, Cotton On Mega, Tommy Hilfiger, Country Road, Spotlight, Sunburn, Witchery and The North Face. Eateries at Birkenhead feature Blossom Café, Cafe Birkenhead, Gloria Jean's Coffee, Gozleme Turkish House and Lindt

  • By Bus: Victoria Road stop, 5 minute walk
  • By Taxi: Rank on Roseby Street
  • By Water Taxi: Marina located outside of centre
  • By Car: Onsite parking

DFO Homebush - Location: 3-5 Underwood Road, Homebush

Sydney’s largest and most popular outlet store, Direct Factory Outlet's (DFO) has a number of high-class brands and department outlet stores. Great for browsing discounted, last chance stock as opposed to shopping full priced items at the other popular locations. Featuring a number of great brands such as Converse Authentic Factory Outlet, Ben Sherman, Billabong, Bonds Outlet, Bose, Coach Factory, Calvin Klein Underwear, Cue, Glassons, Lacoste, Lululemon Athletica and Polo Ralph Lauren. There are multiple small food courts in the outlet that include Mad Mex, Oporto, Subway, Noah's Café, Oliver Brown Belgian Chocolate Café and Sahara Grill

  • By Bus: Routes 525, 526 to the Underwood Road stop
  • By Train: Strathfield Station nearby + buses
  • By Taxi: Rank located at the northern end of the building
  • By Car: Onsite parking