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Published November 10th 2014
Indulge in some retail therapy
Everybody needs it, everybody wants and everybody loves it. Well almost everybody loves it.
This is one season which needs no forecasting or weather department involvement. It comes in a jiffy and lasts as long as you want. It is needed when you have birthdays, weddings, parties or just a vacation in line. Children love it as much as young and experienced citizens do. Some call it pampering themselves, some tag it with necessity while the others like to call it splurging. Market analysts call it retail therapy but the most loved name for this season is Shopping.
Sydney is blessed with shops and shopping centres which are perennially frequented not only by the fashion lovers but also by people, who love to decorate their houses, make sumptuous meals or up the contemporary quotient of their homes. Sydneysiders love to shop and if you are a new addition to this city or are just a visitor this post will usher you to the most loved shopping arenas of this city.
Jules Sebastian Event @ DFO Homebush (Source:www.dfo.com.au)
It's the only Direct Factory Outlet(DFO) in NSW. Men, Women and kids will find a great variety and affordable prices to buy everything which they have always wanted. Clothes, accessories, woollens, winter wears, home maker hub and much more create flavour for these stores. DFOs host over 120 brands which guarantee to appeal to you with their great prices, seasonal sales and of course latest styles. It is easily accessible by car, public transport and taxis and it has nearly 2000 car park space.
Address: 3-5 Underwood Road, Homebush Opening Hours: 10 am to 6 pm 7 days a week. Click here for trading hours during Christmas. Specials: Many stores are offering discounts up to 70% off at DFO Homebush
The Strand Arcade @ Pitt Street Mall (Source:www.strandarcade.com.au)
Aptly known as the Sydney's Fashion Centre this mall is located at the hub of the city's CBD area. It is abuzz with life for most part of the day and reflects the professional and cosmopolitan spirit of Sydney. Pitt Street Mall is home to Australia's some of the biggest names in the retail industry like Myer, David Jones, Glasshouse, Sydney Arcade, Westfield Sydney, Mid City Shopping Centre and The Strand Arcade. You will feel spoilt for choices at this shopping precinct with over 600 specialty stores.
Address:Pitt Street, Sydney CBD Specials – Up to 50% off in their Boxing Day Sale and 70% off Canvas Prints
Queen Victoria Building (QVB) is one of the iconic buildings on George Street which boasts of best of names in Sydney's fashion boutiques, jeweler shops and homewares, accompanied by delightful cafes and restaurants. With more than 180 stores it offers an unparalleled shopping experience forthose who love retail therapy. Apart from the plethora of shops what also attracts people to this building is its architecture which spells elegance, opulence and creativity all strung together with passion.
Address: George Street, Sydney CBD Opening Hours: Each floor has slightly different trading hours so click here for a detailed information on its trading hours. Specials: Currently QVB has great promotions on Crabtree and Evelyn, Pandora, Lorna Jane, Dermologica and many more. Click here for a comprehensive list on promotions.
So grab this opportunity and shop at any of these shopping meccas and give yourself some retail TLC.