Friends enjoying a day of shopping along Glenmore Street in Paddington © Destination NSW

Glenmore Street, Paddington, New South Wales © Destination NSW

How to shop Sydney, with Nadia Fairfax

Exterior of the Mode Sportif store in Double Bay © Mode Sportif/Blake Heywood

Mode Sportif, Double Bay, Sydney, New South Wales © Mode Sportif/Blake Heywood

Top tip

Between shops, Nadia often makes the most of Double Bay’s high-end beauty salons, including Kristin Fisher Eyebrows.

Interior of the Venroy store in Paddington © Venroy

Venroy, Paddington, New South Wales © Venroy

Shopping in Paddington really allows you to embrace Sydney’s successful creative culture

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The Sir the Label store in Manly © Jiwon Kim/Sir the Label

Sir the Label, Manly, New South Wales © Jiwon Kim/Sir the Label

Inside the Playa by Lucy Folk store in Bondi Beach © Lucy Folk

Playa by Lucy Folk, Bondi Beach, New South Wales © Lucy Folk

“Any first-timer to Sydney is going to visit Bondi [a 20-minute drive east of the city centre], and its boutiques are definitely worth a stroll,”

Unmissable experience

Check out the Bondi Markets, held near the beach every Sunday, to shop the eclectic mix of trendsetting new brands and vintage gems.

Market stalls at Kirribilli Markets in Sydney © Kirribilli Markets

Kirribilli Markets, Sydney, New South Wales © Kirribilli Markets

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