The taxi dropped us off early, so we wandered around the shopping mall while we waited for the restaurant to open. We saw all kinds of miniskirts which my granddaughter and I agreed Barb (her mother/my daughter) would never wear.
Westfield Sydney Shopping Hours
Monday - Wednesday 9.30am - 6.30pm
Thursday 9.30am - 9.00pm
Friday 9.30am - 6.30pm
Saturday 9.30am - 6.30pm
Sunday 10.00am - 6.00pm
* Restaurants open until late.
Wombat at the Rocks is one of the many cute little shops in the Rocks area. The shop sells quality Australian items; hats, shoes, bags and accesories. They have a large selction of Ugg items as well as Jacaru hats. I've been shopping here since my fist visit to Sydney in 2007. They have a great selction of items and the sales people are very helpful.
Over the years I have purchased many items here; Jacaru hats, tee shirts and several Ugg accesories(I'm not a fan of Ugg boots that for some reason are so popular in the states. The real leather Ugg boots are nicer). I do love their ear muffs and gloves; so warm for the cold New York winters. Prices here are quite reasonable for such quality merchandise.
There is a branded clothing factory outlets in Market City. Market City on the second floor of Paddy's Market.
You can buy cloths with factory outlet prices. Shops like Esprit, Cotton On, Giordano, and etc are there. You will be surprised by the price unless you don't see what you like.
There is a big oriental hypermarket in the mall, plus a food court mostly serve Asian foods.
The clothes in this shop sell in the Zara shops in London & Europe for 40-50% of the price of Sydney. For example slacks selling @ Aus$59.95 (2010 left over stock from Europe) had their original (not reduced) sticker under the Australian price...19 Euros (ie equivalent of Aus $26. Same for sweaters and jackets.
Zara figures the Australian economy is not as bad as the UK?Europe so they can recoup their losses here with unsold stock from last year.
Plenty of boutiques are located in this area. The shop fronts alone are very cute. You will also find a few seconds stores in the area, full of high end labels. Once youve done boutique hopping, there are lots of nice cafes and restaurants. My favourite is called the Limoncello - cafe/restaurant.
Explore the European-style lanes and arcades for silverware, fine jewellery, antiques, art and gifts.
The current Miss Universe/Miss Australia had her hair done recently at Transvaal Avenue, Double Bay.
What to buy: Unique and Designer labels, beautiful childrens toys- rocking horses, doll houses, exquisite jewellery and baby clothes...you will find a bit of everything in Double Bay.
http://www.dbi.com.au/phonedir.html some of these links show pictures of each beautiful restaurant/clothing store etc.
What to pay: Much above average
What makes this shop special ? Well it is situated in the rocks region of Sydney and owned by Aussie legend David Campo Campese.
Not only that, you can often see him serving at the shop, pouring out the coffee, selling rugby shirts of all descriptions or signing autographs.
What to buy: Rugby Shirts around the world
What to pay: depends on what you buy - Rugby shirts are the most expensive as they are anywhere you buy.
We were walking in the Rocks when we came upon this store. I saw they had several hats in the shop and knew I was looking for a nice hat. I found several Kangaroo skin hats in a variety of colors and tried them on. After finding the right size for me, I decided I liked the light tan colored had with the brown leather trim.
The hat wasn't too bad in price $95. I was happy to have the hat since it is something I always wanted but never bothered to purchase during my earlier trips. The hat was very soft and comfortable. It kept my head cool in the hot weather and provided just the right amount of shade for my face.
The store also has a large selection of tee shirts and Ugg products.
What to pay: The hat was $95
Trinity Clothing was another shop we visited when we were in Cronulla. The shop was small but has a large selection of women's dresses, shoes and accessories. We were wandering past the window when a dress caught my eye as well as the large sale sign in the window. Liz and I went inside and found several dresses we both liked. After trying on a few she found two that she loved: a long white dress with blue on the bottom of the dress and a gray and white long dress. The dresses were a steal at $35 a piece.
Rundles is one of the many shops that sell dresses in Cronulla. The store is rather large with tons of long and short dresses as well as skirts and tops. We initially went in just to take a look but found a beautiful long dress in a Navy blue and white pattern. After finding her size, my wife headed off to the dressing room. It was a perfect fit and she loved it. So another dress purchase for the day and a happy wife.
What to buy: Any dress you could want or need.
What to pay: My wife's dress was $40.
Flirty is one of the many shops in Cronulla on the main drag. This particular store drew us in when we saw a dress in the window. The store has a large selection of womens clothing from dresses, tops; both casual and evening attire. After wandering the shop Liz decided on a flowery short white dress with hot pink flowers and a light pink ruffles tank. The saleswoman was very friendly and chatted us up about our travels.
What to pay: The store was very affordable with both top and dress priced at $30 each
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