Best Womenswear Shopping in Sydney

Updated November 18th, 2019


Bricks-and-mortar retail is thriving in Sydney. The city is home to some of Australia’s top designers and their flagship stores, including Kit X, Dion Lee, Bassike, Alice McCall, Zimmermann, Ellery and Camilla and Marc.

To understand how much established talent is here, just look to Sydney Fashion Week, which has been attracting high-flying guests from all over the globe for over two decades. It’s also the place to spot the next generation of designers, such as Anna Hoang of Anna Quan and Sophie Coote of SIR the Label.

Our style is constantly evolving, but ever influenced by our seaside lifestyle. Pieces are often relaxed, pared back and made from light, breathable materials such as linen and silk. Here's where to find clothes from our brightest local talents and the best internationals.

International Labels

  • The French fashion house’s flagship store.

  • A favourite with A-listers, thanks to its knack for combining French chic with New York street style.

  • Bohemian street style filtered through a Parisian lens.

  • A high-end concept store sporting luxe designer goods.

  • Quirky and eclectic ready-to-wear pieces from Italy.

  • A one-stop-shop for richly layered, minimalist pieces from the masters of Swedish style.

  • This NZ-based label provides cheap, high-quality basics that don’t weigh on your conscience.

  • Scandinavian minimalism at accessible prices.


  • You’ll get a call the day new spring dresses from your favourite designer arrive.

  • French label Majestic’s linen and silk tees, and cotton and cashmere jackets are considered essentials in the shop.

  • Filled with unusual clothing and accessories from up-and-coming student designers.

  • A goldmine of recycled fashion and vintage designers.

  • A vintage second hand store running on a consignment basis where even the odd Chanel piece can be found.

  • Step inside for up-and-coming local labels and plenty of imports.

  • Stocks the best local and international designers, including Dion Lee and Alice McCall.

  • A home for streetwear on one of Sydney’s most famous streets.

  • Clothing for your person and things for your home in one place.

  • Specialises in international basics for men and women.

  • Local and international designers and killer staff make this one of our favourites.

  • A selection of coveted international labels that mixes sun, sand and style.

  • Art and fashion meets here with a Nordic influence and non-seasonal trends.

  • Carefully selected essentials, from overseas and Australian designers.

  • Garments that suit the laid-back Bondi lifestyle.

  • One Teaspoon cut-off denim shorts next to relaxed, paisley-print dresses from Auguste the Label.

  • Cool but accessible and likeable.

  • A petite, high-end boutique curated with a sense of fun.

  • Every fashion-conscious woman's heaven, stocking big local and international designers.

  • The best place to find activewear and athleisure clothing.

  • For brands you won't find elsewhere.

Australian Labels

  • The iconic Melbourne womenswear label that's all about prints and bright colours.

  • Combines European elegance with New York polish and an undeniably Australian sense of wearability.

  • The clothes are distinctly feminine, with a modern use of ruffles, sequins and beading in fitted silhouettes.

  • Where polka-dot dresses glow alongside soft knits and loose T-shirts.

  • An offbeat Melbourne brand that's injecting art into fashion.

  • The quintessential Melbourne label, known for its monochrome palette and avant-garde cuts.

  • Minimal, contemporary clothing favoured by creative professionals.

  • The Melburnian womenswear brand with international DNA.

  • Sleek, modern garments by a husband and wife team.

Sydney Labels

  • Wrap dresses, A-line skirts and blouses that transition well from work to the weekend.

  • Luxury basics that Sydneysiders love.

  • Minimalist men's and women's clothing with a less is more ethos.

  • Casual, understated elegance by Sydney's brightest sibling designers.

  • Whimsical, bohemian womenswear that's captured international attention.

  • Champions simple womenswear brought to life with tencel, chambray, silk and organic cotton.

  • Organic cotton, hemp, ethically produced tencel and hand-woven silk spun into feminine designs.

  • Natural fabrics with a boho edge.

  • Much more than sophisticated cocktail wear it's known for.

  • Fine wool and cashmere garments for men and women.

  • No, it's not from Sweden. But this Sydney label's clogs and womenswear are convincingly Scandinavian.

  • Futuristic womenswear by one of Sydney's most famous exports.

  • Camilla and Marc's more casual spin-off.

  • Inspired by Finnish label Marimekko, but produced in Marrickville and Alexandria.

  • Bold dresses, tailored playsuits and flouncy blouses by two Sydney gals.

  • Ready-to-wear and custom tailoring for women of all sizes.

  • Made a name for itself with swimwear, but now it's so much more.

  • A space fitted out for the thoroughly modern type of bohemian sophisticate that Ellery designs for.