First published on 8 May 2010. Updated on 9 Oct 2012.
Best for women
This Elizabeth Bay boutique has a fine mix of local labels including Therese Rawsthorne, Lover and Bassike. 35 Elizabeth Bay Rd, Elizabeth Bay 2011. Tue–Sun.
McLean & Page
Get down to Manly and get your hands on some Josh Goot, Therese Rawsthorne or Camilla & Marc among others. 11–27 Wentworth St, Manly 2095. Mon–Sun.
One of the standouts of the William Street shopping drag, Poepke stocks local greats two by Lyn and Tony, Trust Fun! and Rittenhouse. 47 William St, Paddington 2021. Mon–Sun.
Tanya Stevanovic, having moved her newtown fashion temple up the road to a larger abode in April, now has plenty of extra rack space for local lovelies Friedrich Gray, Material by Product, Romance Was Born and loads more. And did we mention that she stocks Tristan Blair shoes?
5 Brown St, Newtown. Tue–Sun.
The Corner Shop
Belinda Seper's Strand Arcade and Paddington stores stock both coveted international and standout local labels. 43 William St, Paddington 2021 & Lvl 1, The Strand Arcade, 412–414 George St, Sydney 2000. Mon–Sun.
Best for men
One of a Kind
This is the place to go to pick up old-school understated pieces by Three Over One, lively prints by Rittenhouse and super-cool textured black looks by Claude Maus. 114 Burton St, Darlinghurst 2010. Tue–Sat.
This Kings Cross boutique is all about mood lighting, wooden interiors, chandeliers and great local fashion by the likes of Scyrte, Chronicles of Never and Akira. 5 Roslyn St, Kings Cross 2011. Tue–Sun; till 8pm Thu.
St Augustine Academy
Sydney designer Alvin Manalo makes the Surry Hills indie rock vibe look oh-so elegant.
642 Bourke St, Surry Hills 2010. Tue–Sun.
Chic tailor-made menswear including in-house label Pistols at Dawn. 47 Reservoir St, Surry Hills 2010. Mon–Sun.
Best for both
Alfies Friend Rolf
Not too big and not too small, this boutique is the perfect size for a his-and-hers fashion fix of new and established local labels. 221 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst. Mon–Sun; till 7.30pm Thu.
Pick up some well-draped and intricately tailored pieces from local designers like Mjolk or Friedrich Gray or accessorise with Matt Weston's unisex jewellery. 333 South Dowling St, Darlinghurst 2010. Mon–Sun; till 8pm Thu.
Brian and Vincent Wu, aside from bringing London's Topshop to the Sydney streets, have long been giving ample rack space to great local up-and-comers like Lover, Something Else and TV. 256 Oxford St, Paddington 2021 and the Galeries Victoria - Men's and Womens, 500 George St, Sydney 2000. Mon–Sun; till 9pm Thu.
Ksubi, Vanishing Elephant, Thousand Reasons, Alice McCall, Bec & Bridge, Sass & Bide, Elke Kramer, Seventh Wonderland... the extensive list of great local streetwear goes on...
Shop 8, 9–15 Central Ave, Manly 2095. Mon–Sun.
Best for shoes and accessories
Bespoke shoemaker Andrew McDonald handcrafts beautiful leather shoes for Sydney's seriously stylish set. 58 William St, Paddington 2021. Mon–Sun.
This Oxford St jewellery mecca has a great mix of vintage pieces and fresh local labels.
94a Oxford St, Paddington 2021. Mon–Sun.
South West Trader
This is one shopping stop you need to make for the most out-there local accessories around.
36 Oxford St, Paddington 2021. Mon–Sun.
George Skoufis Optometrist
An outfit is not complete without cool shades, so swing by and pick up a pair of Colab, Chronicles of Never or Ksubi shades. Oh, and if you wear spectacles, this is the place for that too. 38a Oxford St, Paddington 2021. Mon–Sat.
Best for online shopping
The Grand Social
This site has all the best local men's and women's brands and a super sale section to boot!
My Cat Walk
From Bassike(s) to Ellery party dresses, all the looks you need are just a click away.
Le Black Book
It doesn't matter if you're a Feminine Florence, a Classic Coco or a Trendy Tina, this site will hook you up with the appropriate threads for your look.
Best for a bargain
Missy has all the inside tips from fashion PR sample sales to end of season label bargains to everything must go boutique sales.