There are a number of great places to shop in the city, with one of the main ones being the shopping plazas of the Pitt Street Mall. There are not only fashion, clothes, jewellery, accessories and a variety of men’s stores, but whole shopping centres as well.
Known all around the world as a smart shopping centre is Westfield’s. One of the originals here in Sydney, it is located on the corner of Pitt and Market Sts.
Another popular centre here is the MidCity Shopping Centre. Located on Pitt St, it opens at 9.00am everyday, except Sundays, when it opens at 11.00am.
The Strand Arcade, a Sydney stalwart since the 1800s is located at 189 Pitt St. This beautiful 19th century arcade opens till 9.30pm on weekdays, with shorter trading hours on weekends.
Another popular Pitt St place to shop:
In-between these main shopping centres on Pitt St, there are numerous shops of all kinds. In fact, you can everything from hi-tech stores such as Apple and Microsoft, Hi-Fi discount stores, large department stores such as Myers and just about everything else.
Men’s Shopping: For the men, there are shops offering everything from schmick digital cameras to the latest ditigal gadgetry, smaller (or bigger) and faster than all before it for you to peruse.
Pitt St, now converted into a shopping mall offers shoppers and visitors to Sydney plenty of variety and chances for bargains. Located in the center of the Sydney CBD (Central Business District) it is easy to get to and has plenty of eateries, restaurants and cafés to fortify yourself during the day.
Other shopping centres here include Westfield, Mid City, the Glasshouse and the elegant Strand Arcade, fully restored to its 19th Century glory, as is the Queen Victoria Building. With over 600 specialty stores and the major department stores of Myer and David Jones your bound to find what your looking for in that dress or outfit. Sydney, being the poly-cultural city it is, has everything from the latest sports and skate/street designs to classical fashion.
Trains provide easy access. Town Hall, Martin Place and Wynyard stations, all in the city are within short walking distance. See Map above or the supplementary ones below.
Buses travel to Wynyard and to Circular Quay from points all around the city. Wynyard is a short walk while the Circular Quay buses pass Pitt Street Mall throughout the day.
Cars have three nearby parking stations. Secure Parking have two stations, one at 259 Pitt St as well as at 60 Elizabeth St. Wilson Parking also has one at 2 Park St.
Note: Sydney Tower marks one end of the Pitt St. Mall and can virtually be seen from anywhere in the city.
Maps of Sydney CBD showing Pitt St. Mall:
Two other important centres for shopping are located at the Queen Victoria Building (George St) and the Galeries, also on George.
Last but not least is Darling Harbour. This entertainment precinct, located just west of the Sydney City Centre is also a shopper’s attraction:
Sydney hotels in the CBD include a wide range of styles to suit almost any budget.
Main Photo: Leafy Pitt Street Mall
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