First published on 7 Apr 2009. Updated on 30 Oct 2012.
When it comes to sweat shorts, tees, leggings, hot pants, hoodies, socks, undies and just about all things comfy in cotton, American Apparel offers its growing number of addicted fans some serious retail therapy.
It's international magazines, books and CDs and DVDs a-go-go at Borders. This virtual paper mill stocks every imaginable book title available as well as housing a Gloria Jeans coffee shop in a few of her braches.
Live pianists, old school window displays and indulgent food halls have given DJ's a reputation as the upper class department store with sensible pricing. With a great variety of well stocked departments manned by a legion of smartly suited staff with impeccable hair, there really is no other store like David Jones.
With urban labels such as Mooks and Mossimo through to fly skate brands and Converse, General Pants has been responsible for showing its share of sexy Sydneysiders' crack.
Hype DC has Sydney's feet well covered with the city's best range of unisex brands from Tiger, Asics and Lacoste through to Puma and even the old Birkenstock (minus the stocks).
Old schoolers will still call it Grace Brothers, but Myer has successfully re-invented and re-branded itself as a competitive department store chain with a little urban edge. It's affordable, accessible and found in just about every mall in the country.