Sydney is home to some of the most glamorous people in the world, and we’ve got a little bit of insight into the style-set’s go-to fashion stores. From cult Bondi boutiques to Sydney’s best luxury fashion shops, the city is dotted with some world-class places to hunt for your next designer threads. Here, we share where you can find big international designer brands, local Australian labels and on-trend designers that every the in-the-know fashionista needs in their wardrobe.
Parlour X is Sydney’s most exclusive boutique, housing a host of international designer labels, all perfectly curated by store owner, Eva Galambos. With a keen eye for detail, Eva and her team curate a selection of the most coveted ready-to-wear and accessory designer collections, including Celine, Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent and Valentino. This is the ultimate place to pick up a beautiful designer bag or pair of new pumps.
261 Oxford St, Paddington
(02) 9331 0999
The cult Bondi store where Sydney’s elite fashionistas go to shop, Tuchuzy has the goods when it comes to unique and interesting international and local labels. This is the place to go if you’re on the hunt for a rare find or something that is out-there stylish, yet sleek and eternally chic. Showcasing emerging talent and premier brands, such as Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, Rag & Bone and Celine Eyewear, plus more underground labels including their in-house brand, Chosen.
The Beach House, 11/178 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
(02) 9365 7775
Incu is the prime destination for the uber stylish, who like their clothes well-made and effortlessly chic. With one located in The Galleries and one on Oxford Street, Paddington, walking into an Incu store is a serene experience, where you will find racks stocked with the likes of Acne, A.P.C, Comme des Garcons and Mansur Gavriel. Incu is the go-to for guys and girls in the design crowd.
The Galleries, 19-20/500 George St, Sydney
256 Oxford St, Paddington
Westfield Shopping Centre
Located in the CBD, the Westfield Shopping Centre is a one-stop-shop for big designer brands including Chanel, Celine, Christian Louboutin, Fendi, Givenchy and Gucci. The ultimate in luxury Sydney fashion hot spots, walk the halls of Westfield and your thirst for luxury labels will be quenched. If you want to pick up something uniquely Australian, be sure to stop in at cult skin care brand Aesop, designer sleepwear store Peter Alexander, plus R.M Williams, Sass & Bide and TDE.
Pitt St & Market Street, Sydney
Just around the corner from Westfield is David Jones, an iconic Australian department store stocking everything a shopper’s heart desires. Levels and levels of apparel, homewares, food, toys, children’s clothing, and more, David Jones is a labyrinth of enticement. For men’s and women’s apparel, there are levels dedicated to local labels, plus another to international labels. There is also a whole floor dedicated to shoes, and one for beauty and perfumes. Shopping at David Jones always feels like the ultimate luxury shopping experience.
86/108 Castlereagh St, Sydney
Westfield Bondi Junction, 500 Oxford St, Sydney
Oxford Street, Paddington
Undoubtedly one of Sydney’s most pretty and picturesque shopping strips, Oxford Street stretches all the way from the CBD through to Bondi Junction, but the best boutiques can be found smack-bang in the middle of Paddington (or ‘Paddo’, as the locals call it). Here, shoppers will find an array of highly coveted favourite Australian labels such as Scanlan Theodore, Alice McCall, Camilla and Marc, Aje and Zimmerman. With a quaint boutique-like feel, this shopping strip boasts Sydney’s most luxurious high-end atmosphere. Post-shopping, there are plenty of cafes to sit at and while the day away with a latte.