Sydney is home to some of the most glamorous people in the world. From cult Bondi boutiques to Sydney’s best luxury fashion shops, the city is dotted with world-class locations to find your next designer threads. Here, we share our insights on where to find leading international designer brands, local Australian labels and on-trend designers.
Best for: designer staples
Parlour X is Sydney’s most exclusive boutique, housing a host of international designer labels. With a keen eye for detail, the store’s team curate a selection of the most coveted ready-to-wear and accessory designer collections, including Celine, Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent and Valentino.
261 Oxford St, Paddington
Best for: rare and unique wears
The cult Bondi store where Sydney’s elite 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 seeking a rare find or something that is out-there stylish, yet sleek and eternally chic. The store showcases 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
Best for: variety
Located in the Sydney CBD, Westfield Sydney is a one-stop-shop for leading 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.
188 Pitt Street, Sydney
Best for: classic luxury
Just around the corner from Westfield is David Jones, an iconic Australian department store stocking everything a shopper’s heart desires. 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 and international labels, and floors for shoes, beauty and perfumes. Shopping at David Jones always feels like the ultimate luxury shopping experience.
Corner Market & Castlereagh Streets, Sydney
Oxford Street, Paddington
Best for: local labels
Undoubtedly one of Sydney’s most picturesque shopping strips, Oxford Street stretches all the way from the CBD through to Bondi Junction, but the best boutiques can be found in the middle of Paddington. Here, shoppers will find an array of highly coveted 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.