Got the shopping bug? Spending a day in The Rocks is the perfect opportunity to browse some of Sydney’s best boutiques and markets, give the credit card a workout and explore one of the city’s most historical hotspots.
If shopping in Sydney is top of your to-do list, here are some of the top spots to check out in The Rocks.
140 George St, The Rocks
Hours: Monday to Sunday 11am – 7pm
Showcasing high-end designer labels like Gucci, Prada, Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Celine, Cosette has earned a reputation as one of The Rocks’ most exclusive premium fashion destinations. Previously a members-only online boutique, Cosette is now open to all members of the public and has stores in three locations: The Rocks, Double Bay and MLC Centre. Treat yourself to a piece (or two) from the latest-season designer collections, delivered straight from the catwalks of Paris and Milan.
103 George St, The Rocks
- Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm
- Sunday 11am – 5pm
If it’s Australian fashion in your sights, look no further than local designer Joe Bananas, which specialises in handmade, hand-woven, colourful and stylish menswear. The eclectic Sydney label is known for its sharp shirts and stylish jackets, made with quality fabrics like silk and linen and designed with character, colour and cut in mind. Joe Bananas has already garnered a steady celebrity following, with Elton John, Stephen Fry and Cliff Richard being spotted wearing the label’s attire.
3/140 George St, The Rocks
- Monday to Thursday 10am – 6pm
- Friday & Saturday 10:30am – 6pm
- Sunday 10:30am – 5pm
Eco-friendly fashion gets super-stylish thanks to UASHMAMA, which designs and makes handbags, accessories and homewares crafted from a sustainable, washable paper that looks and feels like leather. The brand’s ethos is “minimalist design approach with a go anywhere functionality”, and every handbag, tote and accessory sold is sewn by hand in a cottage in Tuscany.
The Rocks Markets
George St, The Rocks
- Sunday 10am – 5pm
A genuine makers’ market, The Rocks Markets brings together talented craftspeople in the heart of The Rocks every Sunday. Stroll through the stalls and discover locally-designed fashion, handcrafted jewellery, textiles, homewares, art, beauty products and photography, plus a range of gourmet food and beverage options.
123 George St, The Rocks
- Monday to Sunday 10am – 6pm
Founded on the principle of “doing everything others don’t do”, DECIEM focuses on beauty brands that offer exceptional quality, functionality and a sensible price tag. Having started with just one product, DECIEM now stocks an extensive range of lesser-known but well-respected beauty brands like The Ordinary, Hylamide, The Chemistry Brand and NIOD.
… and don’t forget to stop off at 6 Head
7-27 Circular Quay W, The Rocks
- Monday to Thursday 12pm – 10pm
- Friday & Saturday 12pm – 11pm
- Sunday 12pm – 10pm
Of course, a trip to The Rocks wouldn’t be complete without a visit to 6 Head – and what better way to end a long day of shopping than with a fantastic meal and a glass of something special? After you’ve shopped ‘til you drop, relax and unwind with waterfront views as you enjoy 6 Head’s innovative menu and an expertly curated wine list. Now that’s the perfect end to a successful shopping trip.
Cap off your shopping day in The Rocks with an exceptional dining experience at 6 Head. Make a reservation online.