A Saturday well-spent in Sydney starts with a trip to Paddington Markets, the city’s original art and craft market (since 1973) and a reflection of the now well-heeled suburb’s edgier heritage. Always buzzy and complemented by live music and food stalls, its emphasis is on up-and-coming local designer clothing and accessories: Zimmerman, Sass & Bide and Dinosaur Designs got their big breaks here. Nearby, you can also browse the boutiques of Oxford Street, Sydney’s premier fashion strip for established Australian designers.
Veteran merchants amidst elaborate decorations and elegant ambience
Eclectic shops and eateries in an alternative suburb
Imaginative homewares and furniture at The Cannery
Exquisite products by Aussie makers near and far