Designer Kym Ellery Talks About Her Favorite Sydney Spots

Australia may be the smallest continent, but we can assure you it’s filled with big talent when it comes to fashion. In honor of Australian Fashion Week, which kicks off on Monday, April 8th, we asked one of our favorite designers from the land down under, Kym Ellery of beloved brand Ellery, to share her favorite Sydney haunts. The Aussie knows Sydney like the back of her hand, especially when it comes to the city’s best shopping--we’re talking clothing, jewelry, beauty, and home décor--and chicest eats, so keep reading for her complete list of must-visit spots!

Shopping Credits:
1. Jerome Dreyfuss Alain S Leopard Bag ($1375) 2. Ek Thongprasert Double Layer Necklace ($625) 3. Saint Laurent Patent Leather Pumps ($745)

Parlour X
“When shopping in Sydney, this boutique run by Eva Galambos is a must-see with brands such as Comme des Garçon, Valentino, Balenciaga, and Alaia. It's my first stop when I need a sweet treat.”

213 Glenmore Road
​Fiveways, Paddington 20121

4. Scanlan & Theodore
“Beautiful clothes from the Australian brand Scanlan & Theodore as well as an eclectic mix of international brands. It's my favorite place to stock up on a nice cashmere knit or a relaxed dress. You can't find much Scanlan overseas, so when in town stock up.”

122 Oxford Street
​Paddington NSW 2021

5. Bondi Icebergs Club
“The swimming pool at Bondi Icebergs Club is my favorite place to jump into the water and swim laps in the natural salty water. Then, follow it with a nice hot sauna. It'll be the best $5.50 you've ever spent.”

1 Notts Ave 
​Bondi Beach NSW 2026

6. Mecca Cosmetica
“The best cosmetic store Australia has and my personal favorite pop-in. With its great range of quality and non-mainstream brands you'll find everything from lipstick to candles. I recommend you pick up a tub of Egyptian Magic cream.”

1 Glenmore Road
​Paddington NSW 2021

Additional Shopping and Restaurant Picks:
Ellery Boutique
“While you are there topping up your wardrobe don't forget to pop into our ELLERY flagship store on Glenmore Road at The Intersection in Paddington. We'd love to say hi!”

16 Glenmore Road 
Paddington NSW 2021

MCM House
“The most stunning and unique collection of furniture and homewares. Concise and inspiring.”

3/276 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010 

Fairfax & Roberts
“With a great Australian heritage, this place sure has some diamonds.”

19 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
“One of the best views in Sydney and quite a delicious menu also. I love going there for a weekend lunch or early dinner so that you don't miss the view. Follow your dining with some cocktails in the north-facing bar. Delicious.” 

1 Notts Avenue
Bondi Beach NSW 2026  

Boathouse Café Palm Beach
“Although an hour drive out of the city, the Boathouse Cafe in Palm Beach is the most beautiful cafe in Australia. Dine out on the jetty, then after breakfast hire a fishing rod, buy some bait, and head out onto Pittwater in a small tin boat to soak up the Australian sunshine and catch a fish.”

Barrenjoey Boathouse, Governor Phillip Park 
Palm Beach NSW 2108

Frankie's Pizza
“One word: winning. Play pinball, drink beer, and listen to rock 'n’ roll.”

50 Hunter Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Rueben Hills
“Head there for breakfast and try the delicious avocado and coriander on toast with a side of grilled lime.” 

61 Albion Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010  

Danks Street Depot
“Get the garlic bread; it'll blow your mind.”

1/2 Danks Street
Waterloo NSW 2017  

“Amazing everything and they even keep pineapples in the cellar.”

358 Cleveland Street
​Surry Hills NSW 2010 

Photos of Sydney Opera House and Bondi Icebergs Club, courtesy of Getty Images; Photo of Scanlan & Theodore boutique, courtesy of Scanlan & Theodore