gay and lesbian shopping and sightseeing

Queen Victoria BuildingQueen Victoria Building

Located in the central of Sydney's CBD, next to the Sydney Town Hall, The Queen Victoria Building is a grand Victorian style, Romanesque Revival complex with over five levels of some of Sydney's finest contemporary fashion, food, art, jewellery and antiques.

Pierre Cardin described the QVB as “the most beautiful shopping centre in the world”.

Queen Victoria Building - 455 George Street, Sydney

The Strand ArcadeThe Strand Arcade

The Strand Arcade is an eclectic mix of some of Australia's up and coming and top fashion designers. Between the jewels, handbags, shoes and homewares you will find something unique to take back home. Duty Free shopping is also available on the basement level.

The Strand Arcade - 193-195 Pitt Street, Sydney

Bondi Junction WestfieldBondi Junction Westfield

This is the Shopping Centre with a touch of class after all it is located in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney where nothing can be done if it is not in style! Westfield Bondi Junction offers a variety of services to make your shopping experience more enjoyable than hectic. From the valet parking to the Personal Home, Food and Fashion Stylists who are available at a price, you can feel a million dollars and spend it at the same time! From Armani to local designer's, homewares, books, shoes, food and much more this place has something for everyone who isn't on a budget!

Bondi Junction Westfield - 500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction

Market City ChinatownMarket City Chinatown

If your looking for a bargain or your travelling on a budget then Market City in Sydney's Chinatown is your answer. Two floors full of designer outlet stores and quirky Asian clothing and accessory stores. Adjoining Market City is Paddy's Market which runs from Thursday to Sunday and public holidays, over 100 stalls pack into this warehouse space where you will find toys, clothes, shoes and much more at low prices.

Market City Chinatown

King Street, NewtownKing Street, Newtown

If your life is a little eclectic you will love all the shops that stretch from Northern to the Southern ends of King Street Newtown. From local designers to retro and vintage furniture, books and clothing, to everything for the gothic in all of us you will find something unique. Whether it is old or new this place has a character too good to resist.

King Street, Newtown

Oxford Street, PaddingtonOxford Street, Paddington

This is where you will find clothing and shoe boutiques for the person with style and a budget to match. Paddington is home to some of Australia's top designers such as Colette Dinnigan and Akira Isogowa as well as the infamous Corner Shop which stocks designer labels with an edge. There is also some high end vintage clothing and homewares and the infamous folkways music store. Saturday's sees the Paddington markets located at the Paddington church,(Oxford Street) where up and coming designers and artists sell there wares, this is a must see during your stay in Sydney.

Oxford Street, Paddington

George Street, The RocksGeorge Street, The Rocks

If your looking for more contemporary and handcrafted souvenirs to remind you of your travels look no further than the historical shopping area of The Rocks. Including Woodwork, textiles, fashion Aboriginal and Australian Art, you will find something unique. The weekly Sunday Market sees the Northern end of George Street come to life with craftspeople, farmers and designers selling there products as well as street entertainment that adds to the great atmosphere.

George Street, The Rocks

Shopping in Sydney

Sydney offers a wide variety of shopping areas that appeal to many varied tastes.

For those looking for high end fashion such as Gucci, Hermes and the like you will find these stores located in the central Sydney business district. Other places you can shop for high end fashion from both International and local designers boutiques include Double Bay, Paddington and The Sydney Strand Arcade located on Pitt Street Mall in the city centre.

Sydney City department stores including David Jones and Myer as well as Bondi Junction Westfield are also great places to shop.

If your looking for some cutting edge or vintage pieces Darlinghurst and Newtown might have what you are looking for. If it’s bargains your after then you can not go past Chinatowns Market City and Paddy’s Market as well as the popular DFO (Discount Fashion Outlet) located in the western suburbs area of Homebush Bay right next to The Sydney Olympic site.

There are also the many markets such as Paddington and Glebe on Saturdays and Bondi Beach on Sunday’s offering a wide range of great second hand finds to young up and coming designers.

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