Bargain Hunting Sydney Style
It’s no secret that Sydney isn’t the cheapest city to live in or even visit, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have something to offer everyone!
For those who are shopping on a meagre budget or for those who just like to hunt down a sweet deal, Sydney has plenty of markets, factory outlets, and discount shopping arcades in which to go bargain hunting.
So get out and explore this beautiful city with this list of some of the best bargain shopping on offer. I hope you packed lightly because you’ll be struggling to keep to the suitcase weight limit on your flight home!
Market City – Hay Street, Haymarket
Right next to Sydney’s Chinatown and above Paddy Market (which is also worth a look around on weekends) sits Market City, a mecca if you’re shopping for, well, pretty much anything!
Filled with factory outlet stores to fulfill your consumer cravings for clothing, shoes and other fashion accessories; you’ll also find great restaurants, grocery stores, video arcades, nail salons, and even wig stores in this large and usually quite crowded building.
The Wynyard Centre – George Street, Sydney CBD
Right next to Wynyard Station in the middle of the CBD, you’ll find this hidden shopping gem. The Wynyard Centre is made up of 2 retail concourses that connect George Street and Wynyard Station.
Along these walkways you’ll find over 70 stores comprising of fashion, footwear and accessories retailers to jewellery, gift, and health and beauty stores. There is always a bargain to be found here, and it’s conveniently positioned near other tourist draw cards such as Darling Harbour and Circular Quay.
Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre – Roseby Street, Drummoyne
If you’re willing to venture a little further out of the city, take a bus, taxi, or ferry to Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre. Here you’ll find outlets for all your favourite designer fashion labels alongside homewares, sports, shoe stores and more. There are also lots of really nice eateries and cafes here alongside the beautiful waters of the Parramatta River.
There’s always tons of bargain to be found at Birkenhead and with so many stores all in the one area you can easily spend half a day or more wandering around. Try and visit through the week if you can, as weekends here can get extremely busy!
Jay Martin was born in Brisbane, Australia, but has spent his life traversing the world in search of excitement and freedom. From tearing up the slopes in Canada, the U.S. and New Zealand to backpacking across Europe and living the high-life in Asia, there’s always a new challenge on the horizon for this intrepid adventurer.
After graduating from the University of Queensland with a BBM (Marketing), and working at a few advertising agencies, Jay went out to start his own digital marketing firm. Assisting other businesses build their brands through the development of interesting and exciting content has helped him fine-tune his own passion for writing.
He is currently based between Hong Kong and Australia, with his job allowing him the freedom to travel and work from wherever his next escapade begins- as long as they have internet there.