Clothing Stores

We all have love/hate relationships with our clothes, and travel only heightens the emotions. We forget to pack something, or we need something unexpectedly, or we just want to see what Sydney has to offer that our own city may not. That's why 10Best compiles a list of the best clothing stores in town. From independent boutiques to upscale chains, we tell you where to find terrific basics and quality fashions that will get you through any clothing crisis. Popular possibilities? Alannah Hill and Akira Ishogawa.

Alannah Hill


The clothing at this upscale shop is ultra-feminine and incredibly popular with a younger crowd. Lush fabrics, lace, and embroidery characterize the garments, which are unapologetic in their allure. Jewelry and hair accessories also find favor...  Read More

Lisa Ho


Inside this small, elegant shop with its cream decor and large chandelier lie clothes made especially for the modern woman. Influenced by styles of the '40s and '80s, the current collections are feminine, romantic, and figure-hugging. They're...  Read More

Eastern Suburbs
Akira Ishogawa


In this eponymous shop, you'll find unique, feminine clothing that takes its inspiration from Australian and Japanese cultures. Delicate fabrics take the forefront; some garments feature antique Asian textiles and hand-printing. The shop, which...  Read More



A minimalist interior with tiled walls and floors sets the scene for this shop's fashionable clothing. A variety of menswear, including suits and casual knits, are popular with the clientele, which includes actors, musicians, and the...  Read More

Collette Dinnigan


Sensual, romantic designs distinguish this feminine shop, which is characterized by a beautiful iron staircase and courtyard. Sexy, figure-flattering clothing abounds, and while dresses are most prominent, you'll also discover shoes and...  Read More

David Jones


Open since 1838, this venerable department store is Australia's oldest and carries the largest number of designers in one place. The store stocks most major local and international brands and is particularly strong in designer fashions....  Read More

Eastern Suburbs


Polished wooden floors, pale walls, and subtle lighting whisper "stylish" even from the outside. Inside, you'll find a host of women's fashions and accessories, most of them from up-and-coming designers. Many unusual pieces are available, and...  Read More



Amid a spacious, white decor, tables and shelves display casual, understated pieces that appeal to the 20s to 40s age group. Well-cut clothing comes in a broad range of colors and also includes t-shirts, belts, accessories and ties. Buses 380, 382, L82 from Circular Quay.

Wayne Cooper


Clothing intended for young, thin, beautiful women is at the forefront here. With white floors and walls, the garments take focus, and everything is the company's own label. Figure-hugging clothes are prominent, and items made for being seen are...  Read More

The Corner Shop


Young fashionistas and happening young locals rule at this hip, eclectic boutique. The Corner Shop brings together international cult & emerging fashion names like Acne, Eley Kishimoto, Humanoid, Isabel Marant and Mike & Chris, plus...  Read More