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

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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,”

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Market stalls at Kirribilli Markets in Sydney © Kirribilli Markets

Kirribilli Markets, Sydney, New South Wales © Kirribilli Markets

It’s always bustling and vibrant, and there’s a real emphasis on second-hand, upcycling and reusing, which is so popular at the moment.