So where is the best shopping in Sydney? That’s the question we are always asking ourselves – and at the moment, the answer has to be that one of the hottest spots is Chatswood in the northern Sydney suburbs. Just 10 kilometers north of the city, Chatswood is fast becoming that destination for all the best Australian brands and designers.
Chatswood is home to two major shopping centres – Chatswood Chase and Westfield Chatswood – both anchored by different major department stores, but with some duplication in terms of shops between the two.
Always known for being a great place for higher end brands, Chatswood Chase has recently undergone a major renovation bringing a number of new stores. Amongst those now open are Fleur Wood, Sass and Bide, Bettina Liano and Witchery. An entire new wing of the centre has opened to house these brands – along with many others and a host of great cafes to rest in between shopping.
Chatswood Chase is anchored by the David Jones department store. Amongst the centre’s other major shops are Harvey Norman (for all your electrical needs), Kmart (great for baby wear) and Coles Supermarkets. Other popular shopping draw cards include the Apple Store, Country Road, Hugo Boss and Saba.
Down the road from Chatswood Chase is Westfield Chastwood. Anchored by the Myer department store, this centre is also full of great shops including Forever New, Witchery, Glue Store and G-Star. Whilst the centre hasn’t been as recently updated like Chatswood Chase, it’s definitely worth a visit.
Between Chatswood Chase and Westfield Chatswood, the suburb of Chatswood offers a lot for all shoppers looking for Sydney’s best shopping. Shoppers that traditionally went to Bondi Junction or stayed in Sydney city are now finding that Chatswood offers a convenient, all in one shopping destination and great place to shop. With more and more brands moving to the centres, there are less and less reasons for locals to go into the city!
Getting to Chatswood is really easy. Catch any train on the North Shore Line from Sydney to Chatswood Station, which will take approximately 25 minutes. By car, drive up Pacific Highway and follow the signs when you hit the Chatswood shopping precinct – but note that parking can be difficult in the area especially in peak shopping periods.
So when you are next in shopping in Sydney, give Chatswood Chase and Westfield Chatswood a try for the best Australian designers and fashion brands.