For some, shopping is a therapy, and for some, it’s the thrill of the chase that makes them go from one shop to another searching for that perfect little something to adorn their body and satisfy their soul. Then there’s those to whom shopping is an absolute pain in the neck, wishing to finish the shopping trip as soon as possible. Whichever of these three categories you fall into, Sydney, the ‘Fashion Capital’, will never fail to impress.
Anyone who wishes to start their fashion expedition in Sydney should start off with a visit to The Queen Victoria Building. This mammoth of a building is where you will find a smorgasbord of markets, boutiques, cafĂ©s, and restaurants. The nineteenth-century building itself is worthy of sightseeing with its intricate architecture. The palatial arcade is situated in the heart of the central business district, a tourist-friendly area where there are many options for transport as well as accommodation. Thus, finding a boutique hotel or an apartment hotel in Sydney that fits your budget won’t be a difficult task. There’s one by the name of Oaks On Castlereagh, just 7 minutes away from the Queen Victoria Building.
The Strand Arcade is another colonial-style building that houses many shoemakers, hatters, jewelers and dressmakers shops. It is situated just a 5 minute walk away from the Queen Victoria Building. Other mega malls in the city include Westfield Sydney, a humongous shopping arcade that has four amazing floors dedicated to selling designer brands of clothing, accessories, jewellery and what not. Myer and David Jones, two of Australia’s largest department stores, can be found nearby Westfield Sydney.
Enough with the high-end malls. If you wish to do a bit of shopping at a market, then you won’t be short of option in Sydney. Head over to the Rocks Market where you will find enough and more souvenirs to take back home. The Carriageworks Farmers Markets and the Kings Cross Organic Food and Farmers Market are only open on Saturdays while the Paddy’s Markets, quite close to Chinatown, is open from Wednesday to Sunday.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+