Alarna Hope walking from David Jones in Sydney to Westfield Pitt Street


With the best stores and options around for men and women of all budgets and tastes, Sydney is the place to shop!

In Sydney, there are plenty of great places to shop for quality clothing and fashion but Sydney CBD is by far my favourite place to take clients.

From big name department stores like David Jones and Myer that stock international and Australian brands to boutiques run by artisan shoemakers, tailors, designers and jewellery makers. The CBD houses options for all types of shoppers and with ease of proximity, shopping in Sydney’s inner city is a no-brainer.

As an English expat, I’ve found it almost impossible to shop – Alarna updated my wardrobe in one afternoon and introduced me to new brands.

Jenna, Bondi


The reason I love shopping in the CBD of Sydney City over any other Sydney shopping location is that you’ve got the following centres all within a short walk of each other:

Westfield Pitt Street

The Queen Victoria Building

The Galleries

The Strand Arcade

The Mid-City Centre

The Dymocks Building

World Square

The Chifley Tower

St James Arcade

The Piccadilly Centre

Shopping In Sydney - The Best Shopping Destinations In Sydney CBD According To Alarna Hope


There’s no shortage of vintage stores in Sydney, whether it’s Surry Hill’s, Newtown, Enmore or Marrickville. There’s a variety of vintage stores around to suit many vintage clothing lovers. If you’re shopping for something unique, or looking for a one off item, Alarna’s extensive contacts in the vintage fashion arena can help you find it.


If you’re shopping with me, the easiest way home with your shopping will be by car, but if that’s not an option on the day, here’s what I recommend:


  • Town Hall Station
  • St James Station
  • Wynyard Station
  • Martin Place Station


There are bus stops on almost every street in the CBD but the closest to Pitt Street in the city are those on Castlereagh Street, Park Street and York Street.

Shopping In Sydney - The Best Shopping Destinations In Sydney CBD According To Alarna Hope

Can we shop somewhere else in our session?

When it comes to shopping in the city, nowhere is off-limits for my clients. Your shopping destination should depend on your unique needs. Other shopping destinations I offer to clients are:

  • Bondi Junction
  • Broadway, Glebe
  • Paddington
  • Wollongong Mall

Keep in mind that my client-only discounts and access to tailors is in Sydney CBD. I offer this destination to my clients not only for this reason, but the brands and stores in the city often have higher stock levels which limit the chance that a clothing size will be sold out.

If you don’t mind not being able to use my full range of store and brand discounts, tailor or cobbler, we can shop where you please.


From where to find particular items to product reviews and shopping guides – have a poke around on the blog for my advice.

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