Shopping in Sydney

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Reflecting the diverse population who call Sydney home, shopping in Sydney varies widely and is found across the myriad eclectic suburbs and neighbourhoods that make up this cosmopolitan city. Cheap shopping in Sydney is easily found in some of the inner and outer regions while boutique shopping is readily available in the city's trendier streets and CBD locations. Featuring rising designers, independent labels and high street brands, the best places to go shopping in Sydney will depend on your personal style and budget but can be found with a simple search.

Queen Victoria Building: The centrepiece of the central precinct is the ornate sandstone Queen Victoria Building. Topped with three large copper-clad domes (and initially built as a produce market), the Romanesque building reflects the enormous wealth and lavish nature of the city at the time. In a project costing $80 million, and completed in 1986, the QVB was completely renovated in the style of a 19th Century arcade, preserving its ornate exterior and beautiful stained-glass windows. The QVB's 190 shops, boutiques and galleries are open daily and sell a wide range of products including Australian designer label clothing, quality jewellery and local art.

Sydney Fish Markets: The Sydney Fish Markets are a really great spot to enjoy some quality local seafood at very reasonable prices - providing you do not mind the company of raucous seagulls. The markets are the centre for Sydney's commercial seafood trade with major wholesalers maintaining retail outlets. Market staff are used to visitors and are friendly and helpful.

The Strand Arcade: Situated in the heart of Sydney's Central Business District, the Strand Arcade was constructed in 1891 and one of the first buildings to consider the unforgiving Australian climate. Featuring a majestic facade and interior, the Strand Arcade offers some of the best Australian retailers and labels; a proud history that has continued since it first opened the doors.