The definitive guide to shopping in Sydney

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Where to go shopping in Sydney.

Sydney is the largest and most populated city in Australia, with a fantastic array of things to do, places to visit and of course, plenty of clothing stores to shop in. With The Macleay Hotel being in such a prime, central city location, shopping up a storm couldn't be easier.

Paving the way for the fashion forward folk of Australia, Sydney not only has the best of the best in terms of high-end and high street, it's also where the greatly sought after fashion event of the year is held, Australian Fashion Week.

It's time to see just what garment gems are out there waiting for you as we round up the best places to go clothes shopping in Sydney.

1. Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Building is one of the most iconic landmarks of the city and it happens to house some of Sydney's best clothing stores, all under one exceptionally designed piece of architecture. Over four floors, find everything from jewellery and health and beauty, to footwear and ladies fashion.

Discover local, national and international brands such as Camilla, Mecca Maxima, Coach and Gorman.

2. Pitt Street Mall

The Pitt Street Mall is a Mecca for all things high street shopping in Sydney. Just a twenty-minute public transport commute from The Macleay Hotel will lead you to all of your favourite brands such as Zara, H & M, Topshop, Uniqlo and GAP. Be prepared, you won't leave empty handed!

3. The Strand Arcade

If you're after some of Sydney's more prestigious shopping opportunities, look no further than The Strand Arcade. Not only is the building beautiful in itself, its contents are certainly worth a mention too. Brands and boutiques housed here include bassike, Aje and Alex Perry, just to name a few.

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4. The Rocks

Not only is The Rocks a pretty view from your Macleay Hotel room, it also makes for one of the more memorable shopping experiences in Sydney. In a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, visitors can peruse an array of gifts, handmade goods, artwork and jewellery every Saturday and Sunday. It's a great opportunity to grab a one of a kind piece for a truly memorable Sydney souvenir.

5. Crown Street, Surry Hills

If vintage shopping is more your cup of tea, fear not, Sydney caters wonderfully for those looking for a retro gem or two. Crown Street in Surry Hills has a fantastic clutter of vintage shops, all within walking distance from one another. Zoo Emporium is a store consisting of two levels of 70s and 80s vintage clothing and accessories while Grandma Takes a Trip specialises in eclectic and upmarket retro goodies all the way from the UK and Europe.

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6. The Star

The Star is in the well known Sydney region of the Darling Harbour and it also happens to be the second largest casino in the entirety of Australia. Not only can you try your hand at scoring the perfect hand in a game of Blackjack or two, The Star is also renowned for its spectacular shopping. Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo and G-Star Raw are just some of the luxury brands that you can browse and purchase from.

Shopping all day is certainly hard work. Luckily, The Macleay Hotel is ready and waiting for your return, with shopping bags in tow. For more information on our affordable rates and availability, click here.