It’s hot, magpies are perched on power-lines, and the sun is out ‘till 8pm. You know what that means. It’s time to don your craziest outfits, ‘tis the sea-sun of music festivals. Here are the top places to peruse in Sydney when online shopping is proving more unreliable than your iPhone battery.
286 King St, Newtown
Look no further than Sydney’s quirkiest suburb, Newtown, for all of your festival needs. Dig deep into the rails of U-Turn for eccentric pieces and hidden gems that are one-of-a-kind. With 70’s style making a come-back this festival season, what’s more authentic than something straight from the era itself?
275 Pitt St, Sydney
For lovers of modern styles and staying on top of trends at affordable prices, Attik is perfect for all your festival needs. You’ll find a combination of eccentric pieces as well as comfortable, cute shirts, skirts and shorts for lovers of toned-down chic.
180 Campbell St, Surry Hills
This large boutique is renowned for their daring styles and enough glitter for a lifetime. A step into this store is a step back in time, with 70’s and 80’s retro fashion galore. If you’re looking for affordable vintage clothes you can be sure no-one else will be wearing this festival season, Zoo Emporium is the store for you.
Queen Victoria Building, Sydney
When looking for something crazy, colourful and cute, Topshop has you covered. With a wide range of styles and prices, you’re sure to find something. This UK origin store is multi-level, and isn’t afraid of clothes that make a statement. Try their see-through jeans, we dare you.
122 Regent St, Redfern
It’s all in the name, folks. Justine is the reigning queen of festival and vintage fashion, specialising in 70’s, 80’s and 90’s retro clothing. Starting as a small market stall, and taking her finds on the road from Byron Bay’s Splendour in the Grass to California’s Coachella, these humble beginnings have amassed a dedicated following.
Proud glutton, beer snob, sustainability enthusiast and collector of silly socks. Aspiring ‘cool aunt’ who collects eccentric artifacts from her world travels.