Sydney’s Hottest Shopping Spots

Sydney is a relatively small city when compared to the other major cities of the world. But that doesn’t mean that the best shopping precincts scream out, ‘hello, here I am!’ Here we’ve listed the hottest shopping spots to check out while your enjoying your stay in one of the best Sydney hostels. From high end to discount clothing outlets we’ve got the lowdown on where to shop:

Pitt Street Mall

Pitt Street Mall is one of the most well-known shopping spots in Sydney. It is surrounded by a number of large retailers including Myer and David Jones and has everything from cheap clothing outlet stores to high end designer brands. Westfield Centrepoint is also located here. It’s a spectacular shopping centre that rivals anything you’d see in Europe and has a range of local designers and international ones covering everything from Zara to General Pants and Gucci. A full day is really needed to take in this shopping marvel.


Oxford Street Paddington has long been known as one of Sydney’s trendiest shopping spots. Once again there is a range of clothing stores offering jewellery from Australian designers to international brands. For a quirky shopping adventure head down one of the many lane ways and side streets to discover a plethora of unusual cafes and boutiques. There is plenty a good coffee to be had here too, so when you need to refuel they’ll be no need to fret.

Market City

Located in the heart of Chinatown is Market City. Below you can check out the markets with plenty of great bargains on everything from jeans to dresses. Then if you go up to the shopping centre above, you’ll find a number of popular discount outlets including everything from Glue Store to Review clothing. Plenty of great bargains to be had at this end of town and when you’re feeling a little peckish there is heaps of cheap, delicious Asian cuisine to enjoy.


Sydney does experience fabulous weather most of the year and because of this there are plenty of great markets to check out every weekend. The Bondi Beach markets, Glebe Markets and Paddington Markets are just a few you should put on your to do list. On a sunny day there’s nothing like heading down to the rocks to check out the markets there too.

Vintage Shopping

Love a bit of vintage shopping? Crown Street in Sydney’s Surry Hills is certainly the place to head. From designers that channel trends from days past to op shops that only carry the cream of the crop, there’s bound to be something you’ll find here with your name on it.

Because Sydney is so compact in comparison to some of the other big cities of the world, it means that many of the places listed above are just a short stroll from many of the main backpackers Sydney has to offer travellers. So you don’t have to worry about carting all of your goodies home on an hour long bus trip, which is always an added bonus.