Top Choice Shopping Centre in City Centre & Haymarket

Strand Arcade

Constructed in 1891, the beautiful Strand rivals the QVB in the ornateness stakes. The three floors of designer fashions, Australiana and old-world coffee shops will make your shortcut through here considerably long…
Top Choice Books in City Centre & Haymarket


Easily central Sydney's best bookshop, Abbey's has many strengths. It's good on social sciences and has excellent resources for language learning, including a great selection of foreign films on DVD. There's also a …
Top Choice Shopping Centre in City Centre & Haymarket

Queen Victoria Building

The magnificent QVB takes up a whole block and boasts nearly 200 shops on five levels. It’s a High Victorian neo-Gothic masterpiece – without doubt Sydney’s most beautiful shopping centre.
Department Store in City Centre & Haymarket

David Jones

DJs is Sydney’s premier department store, with high-quality clothing and a highbrow food court. Currently divided between two connecting stores, it will all move into one space in 2019. David Jones also takes up a s…
Mall in City Centre & Haymarket

Westfield Sydney

The city's most glamorous shopping mall is a bafflingly large complex gobbling up Sydney Tower and a fair chunk of Pitt St Mall. The 5th-floor food court is close to Sydney's best. Stores include Calibre, Jurlique, …
Music in City Centre & Haymarket

Red Eye Records

Partners of music freaks beware: don't let them descend the stairs into this shop unless you are prepared for a lengthy delay. The shelves are stocked with an irresistible collection of new, classic, rare and collec…
Fashion & Accessories in City Centre & Haymarket

Strand Hatters

Got a cold or wet head, or a serious case of the Crocodile Dundees? Strand Hatters will cover your crown with a classically Australian Akubra bush hat (made from rabbit felt). Staff will block and steam hats to cust…
Jewellery in City Centre & Haymarket


This shell-shaped shop sells lustrous pearls farmed along uninhabited coastline, from Darwin in the Northern Territory to Dampier in Western Australia. Classic and modern designs start at $450 for a ring, rising to …
Market in City Centre & Haymarket

Paddy’s Markets

Cavernous, thousand-stall Paddy’s is the Sydney equivalent of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, but swap the hookahs and carpets for mobile-phone covers, Eminem T-shirts and cheap sneakers. Pick up a VB singlet for Uncle Bru…
Books in City Centre & Haymarket


Heavy on the bestsellers, this mammoth, mainstream bookshop has more than 250,000 titles spread over three floors (including a helluva lot of Lonely Planet guides). Stationery and a cafe, too.