There are lots of stalls in Paddy's Market selling almost everything except electronic goods. I think this place is airconditioned unlike the night markets in Hongkong, Singapore and Malaysia. It is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
But unlike Asian markets, sales assistants expect you not to put their items in disarray as you choose what you want. Just tell them what you need and they'll give it. Maybe you can try haggling but I think it's not very common here.
You can also eat while shopping.
What to buy: Anything and everything except electronic goods
What to pay: Lower than those in department stores
Paddy's Markets are in Haymarket and Flemington. The markets sell all sorts of things from clothes to food to giftware...
Flemington is open Friday from 10 am to 4:30 pm & Sunday 9 am to 4:30 pm (off Parramatta Road)
Haymarket is open Thursday - Sunday and Public Holidays from 9 am to 5 pm (Corner Hay & Thomas Streets)
It's your last couple of days in Australia, you're flying back home all too soon, you're mostly broke by now, and then it hits you - souvenirs!! Well, you're in luck. Paddy's Market is there to save your butt. Located on the ground floor of Market City, a big shopping complex on the edge of Sydney's Chinatown, Paddy's is a cornucopia of kiosks & booths with local vendors selling anything from souvenirs, trinkets, clothing, & gadgets to most anything else you might need. Prices tend to be much more reasonable than in a souvenir shop in the city, and you can always try your hand at bargaining with the sellers to get an even better deal. There's also a produce market adjacent to the booths, for all your fruit and vegetable buying needs. Up the escalators from Paddy's is a food court and a regular mall, full of the usual brand-name and boutique stores that you'll find at just about any other mall in the city.
What to buy: Souvenirs, trinkets, produce, you name it!
What to pay: Shop around different vendors before shelling out the $$. It's not unusual for some to have better prices than the competition for the same thing. Try to bargain with them, you might save some $$.
The area beside the Harbour Bridge is known as `the rocks` it`s the place to go if you want all manner of over priced OZ themed gifts, boomerangs, felt hats etc however there are some great restaurants and plush hotels.It`s one of the oldest parts of the city.
This day marked a week abroad and the midpoint of our trip. It was a completely free day. Mr. Rath and Mrs. Graves hired a car to revisit Katoomba. I think they took their daughters Holly and Robin also. Before they left, I happened to overhear Mr. Rath commenting to Mrs. Graves of his trials and tribulations in getting his wake-up calls. I got up at 8.30, almost missing the 9.00 breakfast deadline. I left at 9.38 to go shopping. I went up the hill to the Edgecliff Centre metro station. I got in the train to Bondi (pronounced bond-EYE) Junction where there was a department store filled with Matchbox cars. I bought 14 of them, unique to Australia, for my collection. On returning, it was fixing to rain. I returned to the hotel to stow my loot. There were still 45 minutes before I agreed to meet my family at Circular Quay (where we boarded the boat destined for the zoo two days earlier). This time, I brought my umbrella.
What to buy: Anything and everything.
Paddington showcases the very best of Australian contemporary art, craft and fashion, directly by the artists and craft makers themselves. Paddington Markets is Sydney's creative cutting edge. Emerging design, art and fashion students compete for an opportunity to launch their oeuvre on the Sydney art, design and fashion scenes.
Every Saturday from 10am, the markets come alive with 250 stalls.
What to buy: unique collectibles and retro, the latest fashion styles, contemporary designed jewellery, home wares and original art.
If you want a T shirt from Sydney then go to Ken Done store. You can get previous season's at much cheaper prices at their store in Market city but they do carry selected new designs as well. If you want the entire new stuff range - then visit their store at the Rocks or at QVB (although a bit small)
What to buy: colourful print T shirts and those short short shorts!!!
What to pay: AUD 30-60 for the T shirts - maybe AUD20 for previous season's.
It's just as it sounds, a market. Huge market stalls, under the.. midcity centre? nah I cant remember what its called, But it is in chinatown. It does selll rip offs, but it has some great stuff too.. its hugeand you can walk around and search for ages.. it sells everything from clothes, to electronics, watches, toys, jewelery, even rugs, etc.. I have spent many hours in there on weekends. I THINK its weekends only but it may have changed in the lastfew yrs.
What to pay: its very cheap but be careful because you'll be tempted to buy EVERYTHING
Cheap and affordable gifts and souvenirs.
Opens from Thursdays - Sundays
What to buy: Gifts!
What to pay: reasonable.
$6-7 per t-shirt.
cheaper in volumes.
This weekend shopping location practically has everything under one roof. Great place to scout for bargains if you are tight-budgeted.
What to buy: From fresh produce to souvenir, choices are endless.
The Sunday Market located in front of the Opera House is an enjoyable experience... a touristy market with crafts, jewelry, posters / photos & many more...