Paddy's Markets located in Haymarket near China Town is a fantastic place to shop. An indoor market with thousands of stalls selling everything you can imagine.
What to buy We purchased some socks, local crafts and of course the obligatory souvenirs. We picked up some key chains, stuffed koala bears, bomerangs, postcards and a beautiful photo album.
What to pay Really inexpensive, the best deals around.
This market located at the Rocks is held every weekend (Sat-Sun) rain or shine. You will find all sorts of jewelery, arts and crafts, local pottery even doggie treats. I purchased my green necklace I have on during my visit to watson's Bay, and of course some doggie treats as my little Cookie always benefits from any of my trips.
What to buy Local arts and crafts
This is a great place to go if you want to buy Australian souvenirs, clothes, foodstuff and basically anything Australian for a cheaper price than the regular mall. However, a lot of the souvenirs, trickets and T-shirts are imported from Asia, namely China. Nevertheless you can still get some good bargains on the typical sounvenirs to bring home to wherever you come from
What to buy Well, I would get some of the cheesy souvenirs to pass around to my friends e.g little koala & kangaroo toys, Aussie flags, cheap T-shirts and imitation Ugg boots & outback hats
Haymarkets are open from 9am every Thursday to Sunday. Its the biggest market of its kind in Sydney. Inside the building you will find many stalls in this market selling a large range of items from fruit and veg to clothes, cds, home goods, souvenirs, toys, wigs, sunglasses etc. The market covers two floors with the lower ground stall holders and the first floor a dinning area.
What to buy I got some great presents to take home and there were differently some bargains to be had if you shopped around. I got a funny logo T shirt for my husband and some beautiful Chinese fans. My daughter got a funky woollen hat and scarf set.
It's another weekend market of Sydney. If you plan to visit Bondi, pick a Sunday and you can visit the famous Bondi Beach Market as well. The stalls were less interesting than those at Glebe Market and there seemed fewer stalls too (just my feeling, perhaps wrong). Yet, it still gave me a market feeling.
Glebe Market is simply fantastic. I didn't expect that I could find such a place, which was so London, in Sydney. It should be a hidden treasure in the locals' eyes as I didn't see many travellers (at least no other Asians apart from some stall owners). There were lots of stalls selling second-handed clothing, which I liked to check out the most. It's a great place to spend half of your Saturaday if you're in Sydney.
Opens on Saturaday only.
What to buy Tee! There are several stalls selling nice Ts, both second-handed and brand-new.
I found one stall (it's on the right edge of the market, somewhere in the middle (geographical height) but on the right if you face 'uphill') selling wonderful Tees, which were very funny, new yet gave you a vintage feeling! I bought one which cost AUD18 originally and in the end just AUD16! The stall owner also sells at Bondi Beach Market on Sunday. Don't miss it!
Don't miss the Paddington Market while in Sydney. It happens every Saturday morning.
There is a huge choice of goodies to buy. Everyone is catered for, whether you are looking for new, secondhand, handmade, or maybe food.
An ideal place to find that special present or something special for yourself. Choose from books, jewellery, clothes, hats, bags, belts, toys, cushions, photo frames, old wares, jams, chutneys, pickles, chocolate etc.
Feeling peckish? Plenty of food to choose from........burgers, sausages, falafel, doughnuts, and lots more. Wash it all down with a coffee or a cold drink.
This market is the self claimed largest in the southern hemisphere. It has pretty much anything you would want to buy at a discounted rate including...
Clothes / shoes
Gifts / souvenirs
Food / drinks
CDs / DVDs / other entertainment
Open from 8:30am to 4:30pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday Mondays, Closed Christmas Day. Open Boxing Day Sunday & Boxing Holiday Monday, Open New years Long Weekened Saturday, Sunday & Monday
Paddington Markets is an open air market located on the popular bustling Oxford Street, Paddington in the grounds of the historical Paddington Uniting Church. It is a very hip and trendy market to go to on Saturdays, open 10am - 5pm.... I love it because you always find something different.
What to buy They sell funky pieces of jewellery... at a really decent price.
You can also find new fashion designers trying to get there product on the market. Leather handbags, coin purses, belts etc.
Gourmet Food is also very popular at this market... there is a stall that ground coffee for you ...the aroma is to die for... Especially first thing on a Saturday morning ;)
What to pay Depends on what your looking for .... Anything from $10 and up.
During my holidays in Sydney, i find that Chinatown has the most reasonable pricing in terms of food. We went to the basement foodcourt ( in the middle) Not sure thge name of the food court. If you go there try their sizzling seafood. The portion is huge for only USD10! I actually ordered 1 and share with my hubby.
What to pay USD10
For all seafood lovers, this is a heaven because of the numerous availability and varieties. The seafoods are caught fresh daily and sold at affordable prices.
There are also other shops selling non-seafood items such as fresh fruits and vegetables.
Drop by the market early morning and enjoy the sea of the sea beside it.
What to buy Several recomendations were to ship fresh lobsters back to your home country at an affordable price. Don't worry about having to lug several boxes of seafood yourslf because arrangement to collect them at the airport can be arranged by the market.
Loads of designer outlets are located above Paddys Markets. Upstairs you have Seduce, Espirit, Can Can lingerie, Giordano and loads more at hugely reduced prices.
You'll find great little yum-cha places up here too when you need an in-between shopping snack!
What to buy Women's, Men's, Childrens clothing
What to pay $10-$35 per garment