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.
At one time, there were very few stores, which catered specially to the fashion-conscious woman, but today that scenario has changed and more stores like the Incu are forming the fashion scene in Australia. With their line of subtle and contemporary clothing, Incu has created a fan following that is hard to ignore. The store not only produces apparel but also make designer shoes, accessories for women. So head to Incu today and shop till you drop!
Flaunt your fashion sense with the trendy clothing line from Jac + Jack. This retail outlet has created some great looks for the modern couples and managed to get into the pages of Vogue magazine's Australian issue. Established in 2004, the store has started a luxurious clothing line with beautiful knit sweaters, tops, jackets, scarves, pants and comfy trousers. The store showcases a wide range of collection for both men and women. In case you don't get time for shopping in your busy schedule, you can check their website for shopping online from the brand.
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.