Home to top homegrown fashion labels, The Intersection has become a go-to among Sydney’s fashion set. So-called for its location (the intersection of Oxford Street and Glenmore Road in Paddington), The Intersection is where fashionistas browse the latest collections from internationally coveted labels before settling down for a long lunch at one of the cafés dotted along the way to sustain shoppers. Don’t know where to start? These are some of the excellent Australian labels you’ll find along The Intersection.
The longstanding Australian label has recently caught the eye of Hollywood types such as Vanessa Hudgens, Beyonce and Kate Hudson, who have been spotted in Zimmermann’s signature floaty, feminine pieces.
The queen of the kaftan, designer Camilla Franks has built a business around her colourful, elaborate yet easy to wear kaftans – Oprah is a big fan.
Lacy playsuits, frilly frocks and fun separates make up the Alice McCall oeuvre, and Australian girls know the label as a go-to for party occasions. Just ask Beyoncé (who is turning into something of an Australian fashion ambassador).
Ginger & Smart
Luxurious fabrics, eye-catching prints and ethical accreditation make Ginger & Smart a go-to for clever dressers.
Don’t miss fun prints at Gorman, luxe basics at Bassike, smart, sleek pieces at Saba and modern Australian elegance at Scanlan Theodore.
Leafy Paddington may be just minutes from the CBD yet it retains its village feel. Meander down Oxford Street, William Street and Glenmore Road to discover Australian designer boutiques, specialty stores and pocket-sized art galleries.
Corner Oxford Street and Glenmore Road, Paddington