The charm of Surry Hills shopping lies in its unique boutiques, but some are so sneakily tucked away they are hard to find. Somedays is a shopping gem with its entrance only indicated by a door with a stairwell leading to women’s and men’s treasure chest of clothes, shoes and accessories. With a focus on Swedish design, Somedays covers your denim and clean design needs. With extremely helpful staff and a great selection of options, you’re sure to find something to update your wardrobe.
Where: 72B Fitzroy St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Phone: (02) 9331 6637 Website:

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The Corner Shop is a mini fashion mecca tucked away in Paddington. Take a wander up Oxford St and peer into some of the quaint terrace shops around the area too, you won't be disappointed. The Corner Shop is part of the Belinda brand name, and features brands you want like 3.1 Phillip Lim, Kenzo, Helmut Lang and a whole lot more. The girls manning the fort are quite a friendly bunch and ar ealways eager to help you pick out a new outfit. Be warned: you may just blow your entire paycheck in one go.
Where: 43 William Street, Paddington, NSW 2021
Phone: (02) 9380 9828 Website:

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Incu is a boutique fashion destination. A carefully curated selection of designer fashion lines the walls – think Alexander Wang, A.P.C, Rag & Bone and Karen Walker. You’ll also find lovely trinkets, bespoke candles, bags and shoes to complement the clothes. The assistants are a trendy bunch, often draped in the wares and eager to lend their fashion know-how. And if you don’t find something you like, there are plenty of boutiques and charming cafes nearby.   Where: 256 Oxford Street, Paddington 2021 (check out the website for other locations) Phone: 02 9331 6070 Website: Contributed by: Cambridge Hotel Image © Incu
Looking for a great deal outside the shopping mall? Hit the Bondi Markets. At this market, you will find anything from fresh produce and delicious food to handcrafted leather goods and unique furniture. The Bondi Markets are on every Sunday and are popular amongst locals and tourists alike. With over 150 vendors and a wide variety of goods, you won’t be disappointed. A visit to the Bondi Markets is a great way to spend a Sunday morning—enjoy a local brunch, browse exotic goods and relish in the wonderful atmosphere.

Where: Bondi Beach Public School, Bondi

Phone: 02 9315 7011


In Sydney, you can wake up and smell the roses! One of Sydney’s most famous markets is the Sydney Flower Market, located near the city centre. At this market, the best fresh cut flowers from around NSW and ACT are available from around 170 independent sellers. Not only can you find the best flowers, at Sydney Flower Market you can buy exquisite potted plants, floristry supplies and accessories. Whether you want to buy flowers or simply marvel at the variety of stunning plants, the market is a great place to visit.

Where: Sydney Markets Plaza Business and Shopping Centre, 250-318 Parramatta Rd

Phone: +61 2 9325 6228


The feel of a freshly pressed magazine is a joy that only real biblophiles will appreciate. The smell of the pages as you flip through them with a tender hand, the smear of ink under a wet thumb, it’s all part of a holistic experience of voyeurism that connects you with cultures and lands you’ve not necessarily known of before. Cue Magnation, your mecca of the printed periodical. Here you’ll find all types of one of a kind print publications as well as many of the more popular mastheads. The titles come in from all over the world and include cultural icons like Colors, Monocle, Dumbo Feather, Kinfolk and Cereal magazines.

Where: 155 King Street, Newtown

Phone: 02 95160202


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Founded in 1994, Mud Australia creates texturally stunning, minimalist porcelain pieces for the home. With a focus on clean lines, colour palette and functionality, this well-loved boutique brand is just as beautiful to hold as it is to look at. All products are handmade in their Sydney factory in Marrickville by in-house ceramicists, and are made from Lomoges porcelain, sourced directly from France. A unique feature of the Mud brand is the smooth hand-brushed clear glaze that is applied to the interior of each piece, leaving the exterior with a vitrified stone-like finish that becomes smooth over time with handling. The catalogue includes everything from baking trays to teacups, lighting fixtures to candles. The store is just as enjoyable for window shoppers as it is for new homeowners.

Where: 76-78 Chapel Street, Marrickville

Phone: 02 9569 8181


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