This busy, pedestrianized shopping precinct is the meeting point for the main multi-level shopping centers in the city, as well as department stores and many other specialty stores. You will be spoiled for choice in fashions, gifts and home wares in a range of international and Australian labels. You will find eateries to suit every palate and can also enjoy the street performers and musicians who amass here.
English architect John Spencer designed this historic shopping arcade. Initially opened in 1892, it was lovingly restored to its original splendor after a fire in 1976. Today it is home to some of Sydney's finest jewelers and boutiques while still retaining an atmosphere of charm and sophistication. Even if you are only window shopping, the Strand Arcade with its glass roof and cast iron balconies is well worth a visit.
This mind-boggling, 41-hectare site, next to the Olympic complex, is Australia's major center for the marketing of fresh fruit, veggies and flowers and turns over around AUD1.6 billion a year. Lined up here are wholesale flower markets, growers market and produce market, as well as the Fresh Food Market, Swap and Sell Market and Paddy's - Flemington. It is like a little city housed inside giant warehouses, with a shopping center, banks, travel agent, supermarket, news agency, a pub and a cafe.
Built in 1898 to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) is a history lesson and shopping experience rolled into one. Designed to resemble a Byzantine palace, there is plenty to inspire awe within this stunning building. Some of the highlights include the central copper dome housed in the building’s glass roof, the ornate floor tiles, and the cast iron circular staircase that winds its way to the upper levels of the building. For visitors more interesting in shopping, the building houses over 200 stores, including designer boutique, art galleries, antique shops, and cafes.
One of Australia's largest sporting retailers, this branch is centrally located in the middle of the city. Rebel Sport combines everything to do with health and fitness with well trained staff and a wide range of the latest release, quality, branded sporting equipment, footwear and apparel. So if you are looking for a football boot, a netball skirt, an ice-hockey stick or a cricket bail, Rebel will stock it.
Gleebooks is located on two sites on Glebe Point Road. While the main shop specializes in new titles, fiction, art, history, philosophy and social theory, the other, located at 49 Glebe Point Road, sells children's and second-hand books. Friendly, informed staff is eager to help you find what you are looking for. If you want to save money, join the "Gleeclub", for discount off of all your purchases. Contact the shop for more information.