Oxford St., Paddington
The Intersection in Sydney’s Paddington neighborhood gathers the A-list of retailers on one pretty block. But this is no mall.
2-16 Glenmore Rd., Paddington
There is perhaps no other brand as synonymous with Aussie style as Zimmermann.
72B Oxford St., Paddington
Nestled in leafy, Victorian-era Paddington is In Bed, an interiors shop of dreams (see what we did there?).
Camilla and Marc
217 Glenmore Rd., Five Ways, Paddington
Camilla and Marc is an Australian family endeavor that has been super successful. There are nine boutiques across Australia, but the location at Paddington Intersection (a strip of Aussie boutiques, plus a few local galleries) is our favorite. The siblings produce collections that are a little more structured and formal than what you'll see from other Aussie designers—these are not pieces to be worn at the beach, but the quality more than justifies the cost.
Ampersand Cafe & Bookstore
78 Oxford St., Paddington
Buried deep in leafy, suburban Paddington is a bookstore straight out of Harry Potter’s world. The many shelves are haphazardly packed with tomes, there’s no rhyme or reason to the organization of it all, and there might be an armchair or two to curl up in—and you’re expected to stay a while. Ampersand also moonlights as a café, so plan to settle in.
261 Oxford St., Paddington
Parlour X is a temple of high-end shopping in Paddington, in what was once a church built in 1845. Balenciaga, Vetements, Isabel Marant, Fendi, and Comme des Garçons make up a typical edit for fashion buyer and Parlour X founder Eva Galambos (she has a soft spot for Celine), but you’ll also find a smattering of Aussie labels, like Ellery.