27 May 2020

Uncover Sydney’s most unique shopping in The Rocks

Shopping can be one of the most fun things to do in Sydney – and if you want the best Sydney shopping, look no further. From high street luxury brands to emerging designers; from gorgeous gifts to self-care treats, The Rocks has it all and more.
Uncover Sydney’s most unique shopping in The Rocks

When looking for things to do in Sydney today, be sure to add shopping at The Rocks to your list! Whether you're looking for amazing art, special skincare or the best new fashion before everyone else, you’ll find it here. Wander through sandstone streets find it all – but first, here are a few suggestions to start you on your shopping journey.


Coaxing new aesthetics from the defunct, AHW Studio’s raw, industrial and steampunk handcrafted jewellery range includes styles for both men and women, alongside innovative watch designs and art prints. Find the perfect gift for someone special who will love a blend of old-world elegance and rare creative vision.


It’s easy to find DUX Collection – just follow the delicious smell of hand-poured candles, lotions and aromatherapy sprays. Everything is created using the best botanicals, with natural and plant-based organic ingredients. Everything in DUX Collection is non-toxic, paraben-free, chemical-free and made without animal testing, for the perfect guilt-free gift. For something extra special, you can even have a personalised candle created in-store.


Need to relax? Endota Spa will help you do that and then some. Using only natural and organic Australian ingredients for their treatments, anything and everything is on offer. Facials, massages, pedicures, spa packages – you name it, it’s there for you to be pampered with. It’s perfect for couples, groups of friends or a solo visit, and will have you walking on air for the rest of the day.


One of Australia’s most loved premium fashion destinations, Cosette’s high-end curation of European designer labels includes Gucci, Prada, Isabel Marant, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Celine. There’s a reason it’s one of the best-kept secrets of Sydney’s fashionistas – by taking advantage of seasonal differences between Australia and Europe, you can find designer pieces available at the beginning of each season, for the most accessible price. Très chic, indeed.


ATTY Gallery is not your ordinary gallery, and digital artist Atty (real name Graham Atwell) is not your ordinary artist. Specialising in animals, Atty spends around 150 to 250 hours on each intricate new creation. On a simple, plain background, the vibrant animals show their personalities. When the artwork is finished, Atty names each animal and rather than selling the piece, he prefers to have it ‘adopted’ by its new owners. This little gallery has a cult following worldwide, with collectors in over 40 countries including celebrities, musicians and sports stars. Join the ranks and take home your very own Atty to keep.


The Museum of Contemporary Art’s MCA Store is absolutely brimming with special pieces for art and design lovers. Find a specially curated collection of Australian-made design products alongside artistic jewellery, bags, accessories, stationery and toys. Not just one of Sydney’s most unique stores, this is also one of Sydney’s most spectacularly good bookshops, specialising in contemporary art, artists, design and architecture.


We may consider Joe Bananas to be a hidden secret in The Rocks, but there’s nothing subtle about these distinctive designs. Quality and craftsmanship are at the core of this fashion label, specialising in handmade, tailored clothing for men. With sharp shirts and colourful jackets in silk and linen, these are garments for the creative, adventurous modern man who wants to stand out from the crowd. This Australian designer already has plenty of global fans, including Elton John, Cliff Richard and Stephen Fry. 


Turn your favourite picture or designs into personalised pocket squares, scarves and cotton napkins at Hunting Hue. You can also choose from their ever-changing range of prints, inspired by Sydney’s iconic imagery. Every Hunting Hue product is custom-made, making for high quality, environmentally sustainable products that are built to last.


Deal directly with the designers and craftspeople at family-owned workshop Jason Ree. you. From engagement rings to rattles and chokers, each piece is completely unique and personal. An open and friendly atmosphere has been fostered, where anything from carats, cuts and price to the day’s cricket scores can be discussed with respect and honesty.