MAMAN GUIDE || Sydney

Welcome back to our Maman Guide, where we dive into the vibrant world of travel and the exciting destinations that fuel our creativity and style. This time, we're taking you on an exclusive journey to the fashion capital of Australia - Sydney. Known for its stunning beaches, iconic landmarks, and dynamic cultural scene, Sydney is also a treasure trove for fashion lovers seeking the latest trends, unique pieces, and innovative designs.

Join our buying team as they explore the bustling markets, chic boutiques, and high-end fashion houses that make Sydney a must-visit for anyone in the fashion industry. From the cobblestone streets of The Rocks to the upscale stores of Paddington, we'll uncover the hidden gems and popular hotspots that define Sydney's fashion landscape.

Capella Hotel (CBD). The newest benchmark in 5-star luxury. Shopping right at your doorstep.

Hotel Challis (Potts Point). Gorgeous boutique hotel in the heart of Potts Point. Perfect for short stays.

Intercontinental Double Bay (Double Bay). An absolute classic. Great rooftop pool with amazing restaurants and luxury fashion as you walk out the door.

Ace Hotel (Surry Hills). Strong California vibes lure in the creative set. The hotel does a great coffee delivered to your room first thing. Great onsite restaurants/bars like Kiln (rooftop) and Loom.

PICTURED: Hotel Challis in the heart of Potts Point.

Margaret (Double Bay). Chef Neil Perry. Like your local home restaurant with a friendly cosy vibe.

Fratelli Paradiso (Potts Point). A Sydney Institution for almost 20 years. Traditional Italian perfection.

Ursula's (Paddington). Charming interior and sublime food. A culinary journey of Australia.

The Apollo (Potts Point). A beloved Greek Traverna with an industrial setting. Amazing food and beverage list.

Pellegrino 2000 (Surry Hills). Bookings essential. Fun, vibrant Italian.

Fei Jai (Potts Point). Asian Fusion and the BEST dumplings and noodles!

PICTURED: Ursula's Paddington including our wonderful Maison Balzac glassware.

The Strand Arcade (CBD). Beautiful fashion and architecture combined!

Double Bay. Cruise the leafy suburb and shop boutiques like Mode Sportif, Belinda International, Max Mara, and Palmer & Penn (homewares).

Bondi Beach. Walk the back streets to find the hidden gems like For Artists Only, Tuchuzy, LMND and Le Labo. Bondi Farmers Markets are also a must!

Potts Point. The Potts Point bookstore is iconic and Potts Point Vintage is full of so many incredible finds.

Woollahra. So many great stores; our picks would be Ruby + Min, Pigott's Store, Parterre, Robert Burton and Collector Store.

PICTURED: The treasure trove that is Potts Point Vintage.

PICTURED: Buying appointments with some of our Maman brands that have stores and studios in Sydney.

The Paddington (Paddington). Traditional neighbourhood pub reimagined. Great food also. Part of the Merivale group.

Icebergs Bar (Bondi). Another Sydney classic. Unbeatable view and great mixologists; the perfect combo.

The Roosevelt (Potts Point). A retro glam throwback experience. Inventive drinks list with the finest spirits. The most imaginative cocktails we have had! Great 'bar snacks' also.

The Rook (York St, CBD). Sydney's most looked for rooftop. Statement cocktails, gin tasting and great food to match.

The Golden Sheaf (Double Bar). Iconic and classic. Opulent pub great for people watching. Live music, DJ's with a beer garden and rooftop options.

PICTURED: The Roosevelt in all its retro glamour.

PIERMARQ* (Surrey Hills). Contemporary Art Gallery.

Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk (Bondi Beach). Highly recommend going mid October to early November to catch the Sculptures by the Sea.

Barangaroo Reserve (Barangaroo). Waterfornt park with walking and cycling paths. Visit in late May to mid June for the Vivid festival of light, music and food.

Brett Whiteley Studio (Surry Hills). Sydney's best kept secret! Was the workplace and home of this much loved Australian artist.

Catch a Ferry (Circular Quay). Take in the city from the water, travel to Double Bay or Manly for great restaurants and a spot of shopping! Great scenery and get up close to the Sydney Opera House.

PICTURED: Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk.

Our buying team's must haves.

Anine Bing Dylan Coat. Perfection every buying trip.

Philippe Model Temple Lows. Comfortable and go with everything.

Classic black blazer. Zadig et Voltaire and Anine Bing were the go-to's.

A long dress (anything from RIXO) that is easy to wear during the day and can dress up at night.

Denim. Can never go wrong with a good pair of jeans.

Great tote bag. Clare V and Anine Bing do a really good one for every day.

Accessories! Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets, Belts - pack them all.

Shirting. The ultimate in layering for the unpredictable weather. Kayla from Citizens of Humanity is prefect.

Louve Phone case and strap. Hands free makes for easy shopping!!