Speciality Shops in Sydney

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Gift & Speciality Shops in Sydney

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  • Pajamas
    45 contributions
    Small market with multiple seafood(raw and cooked). Few bakeries and cafes. Prices are okay and it was not very crowded on a Monday 9am.
    Written 13 November 2023
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  • PalacioM
    Sydney, Australia2 contributions
    I always get amazing service at the Australian Opal Cutters. Friendly and very knowledgeable staff who serve throughly yet promptly. I was in and out in 25 minutes with plenty of opals in my shopping bag. Thank you Australian Opal Cutters Team for the great service!!
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • Yukioreo
    12 contributions
    Loved the video they showed about all the different types of Opals and where they are from. Never knew. Initially I felt a bit intimidated but the staff is very low key, very knowledgeable and no pressure to buy. Price range is from affordable to very expensive. Something for everyone. They are duty free. They provide the info you need for immigration. Does mean you have to wait to wear it but depending on the savings we’ll worth it.
    Written 22 November 2023
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  • Anita B
    Burlingame, CA7 contributions
    I have always had my heart set on buying opal earrings in Australia. Of course my birthday is in October! From the moment we entered the shop, we were treated like we were their most important clients. Nelly showed us loose stones and taught us the different types of opal. She walked us around the store and got a feel for what caught our eyes and tried to find similar pieces. We found the most extraordinary pair of earrings with amazing fire. She carefully boxed and sealed the jewelry so we could bring them home duty free. Once we got home about a month later, the earrings were even more beautiful than we remembered. I haven't stopped wearing them since.
    Written 25 November 2023
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  • RonWamberal
    Sydney, Australia13,239 contributions
    Smaller than other malls like say Westfields, although that means you can't get lost. Doesn't have the big brands but it still has a lot of basics like a supermarket and many retail outlets. A big food court which would satisfy anyone for daytime snacks or lunch.
    The big plus for me is the art-house cinema.
    Written 29 October 2019
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  • jacquitohc
    Auckland Central, New Zealand807 contributions
    The Strand Arcade, Victorian majestic heritage, olde-worlde charm. Art & craftsmanship, it houses: designer brands, specialty stores, unique bespoke establishments, inviting cafes. Ready for Christmas with giant festive baubles, bells and decor, let's shop. (I have gait/walking challenges (stroke), wear a legbrace.)
    Written 27 November 2023
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  • Alison L
    1 contribution
    Beautiful shop, beautiful products and beautiful people. A little spot of tranquility and restoration amidst artfully created scents and crafts.
    Written 13 October 2023
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  • Kayrij0325
    7 contributions
    I found some lovely scarfs and great discounts at Hunting Hue… owner was very nice and helpful. Scarves were very stunning in multiple sizes.
    Written 18 May 2023
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,330 contributions
    High end boutique shopping to be had in salubrious surroundings, treelined with architecturally beautiful buildings, flavoursome coffee to be had, by the popular local cafes.
    Written 15 November 2021
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  • Mary T
    Saint Paul, MN3 contributions
    We purchased a necklace while on a tour in Sydney. Unfortunately, the stone fell out recently and I was devastated. Fiona was so understanding and helped to replace the necklace. Wonderful, compassionate customer service. Never hesitate to purchase from this store!
    Written 2 June 2021
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  • belc123
    Sydney, Australia29 contributions
    Fantastic shop with a great range of Australian made gifts. Always visit when I’m near East Balmain and always find heaps of gift options for overseas and local friends. Super close to the ferry too. Highly recommend!
    Written 30 October 2023
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  • Lucy
    Whittlesea, Australia200 contributions
    Incredible bookshop. Truely the best on the planet! I wish we had one in Melbourne. I’ve visited both the Singapore and Sydney locations a couple of times and I know to check an empty bag to haul my purchases back. I especially love the large manga volumes and easy readers for Japanese learners. I also found the Junji Ito section today. Oh and the magazines! Just wonderful.
    Written 14 March 2023
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  • John Smith
    Vitoria, ES4 contributions
    Stumbled across this place while on a weekend trip in Sydney, Australia. It is located only
    a short walk from Darling Harbour, Barangaroo and the CBD. For anyone even remotely interested in antique maps and natural history then this will be a place you HAVE to visit. I had planned to check it out on my way to lunch, but instead ended up skipping lunch completely and instead became lost in the wonderful world of antique cartography!

    This isn't a place that sells reproductions or copies, these are authentic antique pieces. I purchased some gifts for my family and a map fo Australia for my self. Prices range from $15 for smaller pieces and up to the $$$$'s for the really rare stuff. Absolutely stunning would highly recommend.
    Written 3 January 2019
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  • Oppen45
    Sarasota, FL22 contributions
    Beautiful art and warm knowledgeable owner
    Work expensive but high quality. Didn’t see equivalent outside city
    Written 30 December 2019
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