Bang in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, Pitt Street Mall is a retail utopia hosting more than 600 specialty stores. The pedestrianised section runs for approximately 200 metres, bordered by King Street to the north and Market Street to the south. While the mall is just one block long, it’s coveted as one of the most cosmopolitan shopping precincts in Australia.
Thanks to the mall’s modest footprint, floor space rents are notoriously high. In fact, in 2015 retailers were slapped with the fifth highest city street rents in the world. This makes it a mecca for flagship chain stores and department store powerhouses like Myer and David Jones. The mall is also home to a host of Sydney’s keynote retail centres such as Glasshouse, Sydney Arcade, The Strand Arcade and Westfield Sydney, one of the largest shopping centres in Australia.
For those arriving by train, Martin Place Station, St James Station, and Town Hall are all an easy stroll. Nearby attractions within walking distance include the luxe Queen Victoria Building, St Andrews Cathedral and the urban oasis of Hyde Park.
As Sydney's fashion epicentre, Pitt Street Mall is well cared for by the local government. It was recently treated to a multimillion-dollar makeover, which saw it revamped with new seating, paving and lighting. This means that whether shopping for designer clothing, luxury homewares, artisan chocolates or French perfume, the Pitt Street Mall experience is second to none.