The Best Places to Shop in Sydney
Collected by Serena Renner , AFAR Contributor
This creative capital is known as much for homegrown brands as curated design stores, quirky curio shops, and chaotic bookstores. Crown Street in Surry Hills, Oxford Street in Darlinghurst, King Street in Newtown, and Hall or Bondi Road in Bondi are good bets for a day of shopping.
Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
339 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
Known for free-form dishes, utensils, and jewelry cast in brightly colored resin, Dinosaur Designs has collaborated with the likes of Louis Vuitton. 339 Oxford St., Paddington, 61/(0) 2-9361-3776. This appeared in the August/September 2013 issue....
1/85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery NSW 2018, Australia
The design showroom of power couple Russel Koskela and Sasha Titchkosky sells their custom furniture as well as a range of housewares made in Australia. Koskela also runs such craft workshops as coil weaving, screen printing, and shibori dyeing.
17 Bourke Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia
Around 25,000 square feet of warehouse space in Alexandria is subdivided into 150 market stalls that hawk an overwhelming selection of retro fashion, antique kitchenware, midcentury lighting, classic vinyl, country home décor, and kitschy...
98 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia
“This one feels like the home of a friend with a lot of books. Its selections are exceptional, ranging from bestsellers (whose British and Australian cover designs are better than those in the U.S.) to books about design.” —Fred Dust 42 Oxford...
35 Tumbalong Boulevard, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
Nestled between Darling Harbour and Chinatown, Darling Square is one of the city’s newest districts for shopping and dining. It’s centered on Steam Mill Lane, an artsy alleyway with a Tokyo vibe where you can choose between coffee and sandwiches...
473 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
Mixing local clothing brands with boutique housewares from around the world, the Collector Store will inspire new ideas for your home or wardrobe. The front of the shop is dedicated to such Australian brands as Something Else, Secret Squirrel,...
Corner Pyrmont Bridge Road &, Bank St, Sydney NSW 2009, Australia
82 Fitzroy St, Sydney NSW 2010, Australia
Interior designers Shelley Mason and Tom William opened Project 82 in 2010 to showcase the best in Australian housewares, including Armadillo and Co rugs, Home Cargo tables and chairs, and Kip and Co geometric print bed linens. The shop has grown...
108 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia
Fashion distributors We Are the Stables opened their second location (after Bondi) in a minimalist Surry Hills space outfitted by Sydney furniture designer Henry Wilson. Shoppers can expect some of the same brands as the Bondi store plus...
Shop 1 755/759 Botany Rd, Rosebery NSW 2018, Australia
Located in the up-and-coming Hill Street Design Precinct, Workshopped is both a talent scout and an incubator for great Australian design. The shop identifies emerging talent and exhibits pieces, carries them in the shop, and commissions work. The...
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