Sydney is a great place to visit and many people from all over Australia and the world visit the city every year. With its stunning harbour, exciting city, the harbour bridge and day trips like the Blue Mountains, it is a popular destination. There is a wide range of accommodation to suit every budget, from first class hotels through to Sydney hostels. As well as tourist attractions, historical sites and fantastic day trips, there is also great shopping.
Alexandria is a suburb with many factories and factory outlets. You can also buy straight from the manufacturers and the distributors, saving yourself a lot of money. Often they have sales on top of their already heavily discounted prices, and sometimes they are open weekends. As well as great bargains, you can also pick up unique clothing as they often sell samples. Outlets include Events, Victoria’s Basement, Irregular Jean’s Warehouse, Seafolly, Bonds and Oxford.
Paddington Market is found on Oxford Street and is open on Sunday’s. Markets are fun and a good way to soak up the atmosphere of the city while shopping. Some of the prices tend to be a higher, due to the location, but the quality of goods is high. It is also a good place to shop for souvenirs, with these items being cheaper so you can buy in bulk. There are clothes and accessories that tend to have a bit of an Australian feel, and there are fashion items at bargain prices. There is also Market City located on top of the markets where there are fashion stores running as factory outlets. Here you will find Esprit, General Pants, Table Eight and Giordano.
As well as being close to the city, Birkenhead Point is also near the water and makes a great place to stop for lunch. As well as plenty of parking you can also take the bus. You can do your regular food shopping, with Coles, butchers and green grocers nearby. There are also one of a kind shops located here. You will also find the David Jones warehouse, Alannah Hill, Colorado, Bonds, Nine West and Oroton.
The Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) at Homebush is located next to Olympic Park and is a great place to find a bargain. You will find lots of discontinued product lines and old stock that hasn’t sold, so you will be sure to find things cheap. The outlet has stores such as Witchery, Diana Ferrari, White Vanilla, Sandler, Sheridan, Portmans, Charlie Brown, Ojay, Jigsaw and Peter Alexander.
Queen Victoria Building
The beautiful Queen Victoria Building (QVB) is located in the city centre and is a lovely looking shopping mall. There are plenty of stores, with great jewellery stores and galleries, antiques, designer clothing, gift stores and many well known stores like the ABC Shop, Camper, Country Road, David Lawrence, Esprit, General Pants Co, Mimco, Marcs and Oxford. There are plenty of cafes too and all within walking distance of your Sydney accommodation.Wherever you are going to travel, you should bring flameless lighter in anticipation of an emergency, besides that lighter is also very necessary under any circumstances. Given its simple but elegant and easy to carry shape, it is a futuristic lighter without gas.