Shopping for clothes / shoes in Sydney

Depending on your budget and your desires, there are several places to go to shop for clothes in Sydney.

If you are looking for trendy clothes at the normal Australian price, which is quite expensive, the West field Shopping Centers are the best place to go. You will find one in the city center on Pitt Street, the main street or at Bondi Junction, Chats wood. These shopping centers bring together a large number of fashion boutiques with prices that vary widely depending on the brand. You can find trendy clothes at Witchery  Seed  Country Road , French Connection , Portmans , Zara , Dotti  Cotton On  Supré  Valley Girl  etc.

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In Sydney city center, you will also find shops on Pitt Street or George Street . You also have the possibility of finding clothes of average quality but at low prices at Kmart, Target or even Big W. These shops are not located in the city center but are easily accessible by public transport (Broadway Shopping Center or Bondi ).

For good bargains, consider going to the outlet stores . For example Haymarket in China Town (upstairs from Paddy’s Market). You will find several brands selling old collections or current collections at discounted prices depending on the store.
For the more mobile, you will find good deals at DFO Homebush (15 km from Sydney). You will find the big brands like Calvin Klein, Armani, Diesel etc at discounted prices. Birkenhead Point (6km from the center) has more than 120 stores of degrified brands. You can have lunch there with a view of the boats… a good day ahead!


For a little tighter budgets or just for those who like the recycling stores , you will find a lot of them in Sydney. Some are better than others and the prices again vary from place to place. The Red Cross, Vinnies, Lifeline are full of treasures! Among the best are the Vinnies in Newtown, the Red Cross in Darlinghurst…

Finally, you always have the possibility of strolling on the markets on weekends , that of Glebe in particular is very nice.

For shoes , if you have a small budget , head to stores like Rubi Shoes ($), Payless Shoes ($$) or even Shoe Box ($), Spend Less Shoes ($). You will find them in the city center (Westfield, Town Hall Station). The train stations are also full of shops (often Asian brands). They offer clothes at a low price (with a very average quality however).

For other budgets, you will find beautiful pairs of shoes at Wanted, NineWest  Wittner (Zu.
For everything sneakers , the references remain Hype or Footlocker. You have shops on Pitt Street or World Square towards Chinatown.

Finally think of Facebook groups . In Australia – Conseils Bons Plans , Sydney – French in Australia or the French in Sydney, etc., many backpackers on the go part with clothes, shoes, etc. at low prices.

Buy souvenirs

Many of you are wondering where to find the last souvenirs to bring back to France. There are specialized and quite expensive shops where you will find typical Australian gifts. Outback hats, kangaroo soft toys, koalas, kangaroo skins etc. For these kinds of shops, head to George Street and towards the Opera House – Circular Quay .

To find souvenirs in large quantities and at more affordable prices, the place not to be missed is Paddy’s Market. This market is open from Wednesday to Sunday. You will find soft toys, T-shirts, hats, souvenirs of all kinds at low prices and negotiable!
You will also find quite a few souvenir shops in Darling Harbor(especially with the Hard Rock boutique).

Finally, if you want to buy Ugg Boots, it is best to go to an official store (Queen Victoria Building). Indeed many stores offer it but most are poor quality replicas.