Sydney Travel Guide

Sydney Shopping

Strand Arcade

  • 412–414 George St. Map It
  • Sydney
  • Shopping Centers/Malls
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

This ornate three-story shopping arcade built in 1891 runs between George Street and Pitt Street Mall and is one of Sydney's most elegant shopping strips. Beautiful Victorian-era floor tiles, magnificent cedar staircases, and charmingly old-fashioned shopfronts help make the shopping here refreshingly chain-store free. The upstairs galleries are home to high-end Australian fashion designers and jewelers, while the ground floor has a charming mix of cozy speciality tea and cake shops, beauty and gift stores, and fashion boutiques. Strand Hatters is the best men's hat store in the city and the place to buy an Akubra or Fedora. The arcade is bookended by two of the country's iconic chocolate stores—Haigh's Chocolates at George Street and Koko Black on Pitt Street—and both are virtually irresistible.

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412–414 George St., Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

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Published 07/21/2016


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