Crown Street in Surry Hills is one of Sydney’s most popular shopping strips. From The Standard Store in the south to Mud Australia in the north, Crown Street is a buzzing stretch of cafes, bars, restaurants and retailers.
Here are five shops to help you knock over your Christmas shopping this year.
The ethos of Title Store, a book and music shop on Crown Street, is summed up perfectly on its website: Title is not about what’s new, it’s about what’s good. That includes a large collection of vinyl – from the A Star Is Born soundtrack to the Beatles’ White Album – as well as audio and hi-fi equipment, DVDs and a wide range of books, including children’s literature, memoir, fiction and non-fiction. Stash a limited-edition vinyl record or a coffee-table book under the Christmas tree for the music-loving or bookish type in your life.
499–501 Crown Street, Surry Hills
(02) 9699 7333
Mon to Sat 10am–6pm
Housed in a Crown Street terrace featuring a distinctive green-tiled facade, Collector Store is an emporium of designer fashion and one-off homewares. Stocked menswear and womenswear brands include Romance Was Born, Weathered, and Scotch and Soda, while the homewares range includes brands such as Missoni Home, HK Living and Gascoigne & King. Find the perfect Christmas present for each recipient on your list, such as Tom Dixon’s Tank Whiskey Glasses Set, or a pair of Mix Granite Mythical Tassel Earrings.
473 Crown Street, Surry Hills
(02) 9699 7740
Mon to Wed & Fri 10am–6pm
Founded by a local architect and a former Google exec, Reddie is a furniture brand that fuses globalisation with the craft of handmade. Blending ultra-contemporary, sharp-lined design and the comfort of mid-century modern, Reddie furniture is manufactured by a crew of fifth-generation woodworkers from Central Java, who are trained in the traditional Danish way. The results speak for themselves: elegant stools, chairs and dining tables, striking bureaus and drawers, as well as bowls and spoons carved from the leftovers.
322 Crown Street, Surry Hills
0414 524 250
Tue to Fri 10am-5pm
Sat & Sun 11am-4pm
Mud Australia Surry Hills
The melding of functionality and quality that characterises Mud Australia’s porcelain products has earned the brand a global following. Founded in 1994, Mud is now one of Sydney’s most beloved brands, creating beautiful handcrafted ceramics in its Marrickville studio. In 2018, Mud opened its third retail outlet, a collaboration with gift shop and Newtown institution Pentimento Papeterie. The new Crown Street store stocks Mud’s signature porcelain range, including tableware in 20 colours. There’s also cutlery, linen and glassware and a selection of fine art, fashion and cookery books, alongside paper and stationery curated by Pentimento.
477 Crown Street, Surry Hills
(02) 8005 4455
Mon to Fri 10am–6pm
The Standard Store
A gift from The Standard Store could earn you serious brownie points this Christmas. The independent Crown Street retailer stocks the best brands from Australia and abroad. Choose between Lucy Folk jewellery and sunglasses, Clare V. bags and clutches from French designer Clare Vivier, and clothes by Danish brand Heartmade. There are also T-shirts by Japanese label Human Made, bags by British designer Ally Capellino and Commune de Paris socks.
503 Crown St, Surry Hills
(02) 9310 1550
Mon to Sat 10am–6pm
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