22 Jul 2020

The 8 best urban fashion stores in Darling Harbour

Looking for things to do in Sydney today? Stop looking and start shopping up a storm at the 8 best urban fashion stores in Darling Harbour.

Darling Harbour is home to one of Sydney’s popular shopping centres and dozens of surprising local contemporary fashion retailers.

If you fancy copping a fresh white pair of sneakers, a puffer that’s warmer than your doona, or jeans that fit just right - this is the place. Plus, if you work up an appetite swiping your card, there are countless waterfront restaurants and bars within walking distance, perfect for a post-shop refreshment.

To get you started, here are the 8 best urban fashion stores in Darling Harbour.

Fifteen sheets
Tucked away on Little Hay St, you’ll find Fifteen Sheets - a nifty little store that curates a collection of the best boutique local fashion labels. Their collection includes jazzy printed shirts and shorts for men and on-trend clothing, jewelry, bags and accessories for women.
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Solemate sneakers
Shoes can make an outfit. If you’re ready to upgrade what’s on your feet, you’ll love Solemate Sneakers, a Darling Harbour boutique which stocks all the best brands, from Nike and Timberland, to Lacoste and Vans. They even offer a consignment service to help sneakerheads buy and sell limited & collectible pairs.
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Glue Store
Whether you’re looking for activewear to do nothing in, a fresh pair of sneakers or a full wardrobe refresh, Glue Store has you covered. It’s in Harbourside Shopping Centre and stocks a selection of urban fashion brands from around the world, curated to suit the laid back Australian style. They stock international brands like Stussy, Nike, Adidas and Champion alongside local designers including Barney Cools & Assembly Label.
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Lads, if you want to look suave without emptying your bank account, YD is worth a visit. This shop in Harbourside Shopping Centre stocks men’s fashion essentials that look good and don’t cost the world - from jeans and chinos to blazers and jackets. If you’ve got a wedding or a job interview coming up, check out their range of full suits for between $100 and $300.
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Ally Fashion
Ally Fashion is an Australian retailer that sells on trend young women's fashion that doesn’t cost the world. The brand scours the globe for the latest looks and updates their stock instore every week with new styles.
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Valleygirl opened its first store in Penrith way back in 1996. Since then, the name has become synonymous with on-trend affordable fashion for young women. Their range is fun, colourful and youthful, featuring everything from bare essentials to statement pieces and catwalk-ready looks.
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Billabong started on the Gold Coast in the 70s when a bloke called Gordon designed a pair of boardshorts and sold them to local surf shops. Today, the brand is a huge part of surf culture worldwide and sells everything from boardshorts and bikinis to wetsuits and snow jackets.
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Stateside Sports
Stateside Sports is the home of American Sports apparel in Australia. They’ve got branded gear from the NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL alongside a massive collection of premium urban fashion. This is the place to go if you want to buy basketball or NFL jerseys, New Era caps and streetwear by brands like Dickies, Under Armour, Nike, Mitchell & Ness, Jordan & more.
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