STYLE - Best places to shop without sticking to trends

There’s never been a better time for a new wardrobe! If you’re looking to invest in some more quality one-off pieces which never age then we have a few Eastside favourites in mind.

Darlinghurst’s Southwest Trader is the perfect place for those stunning accessories that everyone comments on when you enter the room, whether that’s a gorgeous leather satchel, or a statement ring that transforms the simplest of outfits. Or if it’s jackets, dresses and shoes that you are yearning for then the new Axl Bazaar in Potts Point is where you should be heading. Their stunning airy showroom and racks of vintage designers are drool worthy and very reasonably priced.


Eastside is where to go for luxurious investment pieces for every shape, age and decade.

For a scarf to hand down to the next generation then take a trip to Kings Cross and Becker Minty, their unique high quality designs are meant for the most sophisticated of fashionistas. While you’re there take a look at their jewellery and bags, you’re sure to find something you want top take home.

By Freer has popped up in Potts Point! Not too far away from their original digs in Vaucluse their classic shapes are flattering for every woman and are the perfect starting place for layering statement pieces. The same goes for their neighbour Arida, with a bit more luxury behind it, here is a store where you can find silks, cashmeres, leathers and the best denims fits. For both men and women, you really don’t need to look further than Eastside.

DESIGN - Local furniture designers to makeover your new home

Have you caught the Marie Kondo bug yet? Thinking of tossing that lumpy couch or downsizing your space? Our just feeling a change coming on? Eastside is the place to look for unique, high quality, forever furniture or that funky fun piece to make the room pop. Here are few of our local favourites.

Dedece - Eclectic and modern Dedece in Darlinghurst is the place for the adventurous stylist.

Dedece - 263 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Dedece - 263 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Becker Minty - Here’s where to go for special accessories and funky pieces to spice up any space.

Becker Minty - SHOP 7, IKON BUILDING, 81 MACLEAY STREET ENTER VIA, Manning St, Potts Point NSW 2011

Becker Minty - SHOP 7, IKON BUILDING, 81 MACLEAY STREET ENTER VIA, Manning St, Potts Point NSW 2011

Hay - The modern lifestyle store in Surry Hills is a minimalist’s dream. Filled with ethical and natural pieces, we are loving the linen couches and raw wood vibe.

Hay - 285a Crown Street Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia 2010

Hay - 285a Crown Street Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia 2010

MCM - If you are crushing on Scandinavian style then look no further. Full of stunning linen, gorgeously handcrafted wood and a huge airy showroom on the border of Darlinghurst and Paddington.

MCM - 16/20 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021

MCM - 16/20 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021

Dellis Furniture - The classic and warm style of design Dellis instantly makes a room feel styled and inviting. Located in Surry Hills, they focus on much loved styles with a touch of individuality.

Dellis Furniture - 4/13-29 Nichols St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Dellis Furniture - 4/13-29 Nichols St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

EVENTS - The best spots for last minute markets in Eastside.

Christmas is always a rush. Family in town, kids are at home for the holidays and there just never seems to be enough time. Relax! No need to leave the ‘hood as we’ve got three of the best last minute markets for food, fashion and gifts.

  1. East Sydney Community Arts Centre - Bizarre Bazaar

A market cultivated from Sydney’s creative talent where local designers, artists and craftspeople sell their handmade work directly to the public. Featuring painting, sculpture, jewellery, fashion, toys, prints, zines and curios. Buy something unique and wonderful for your loved ones this Christmas. Burton Street, Darlinghurst. (Friday 21st evening, Saturday 22nd + Sunday 23rd December)

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2. Kings Cross Organic Market

Macleay Street, Kings Cross - Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 2 pm Sat, 10 am to 3 pm Sun. The freshest in produce, ideal for impressing guests and pleasing the foodies in your life during the holidays.

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3. Object Shop Christmas Design Market - Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Queens Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney

DC is partnering with Sydney Living Museums (SLM) for the second year to curate a Makers Lane, with 10 stalls as part of their Christmas Fare event at Hyde Park Barracks Sydney. It is an enchanting evening held at the historic site, with artisanal food, entertainment, 40+ market stalls and free complimentary entry. The ‘Makers Lane’ features Object Shop ceramicists Denise McDonald, Hayden Youlley, Jennifer Newton, Katherine Mahoney and The Fortynine Studio; designers benconservato, Eggpicnic and Outer Island; Jeweller Sophia Emmett and textile maker Love and West. Find out more about the Christmas Market here.

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