DFS Destinations: The Rocks — Ultimate Shopping

Our selection of the best retail in the historic Sydney district

Once you’ve enjoyed some retail therapy at T Galleria by DFS, why not explore the surrounding neighborhood? The Rocks’ history and its location in the cultural and physical heart of Sydney make for some retail finds you just can’t get elsewhere.

AHW Studio

Family-run AHW Studio handcrafts its jewelry locally, creating standout gold and silver pieces for guys and girls with a steampunk, industrial edge.

81 George Street


Pick up limited-edition animal prints by Sydney artist Atty, made using a digital pen and laptop. His illustrations of Australian native koalas, emus, and wallabies are ideal souvenirs.

27 Playfair Street


A Canadian umbrella store for innovative beauty brands, Deciem stocks NIOD, Hylamide and The Ordinary, covering smart solutions for skin care, makeup, hair, and body.

123 George Street

Hat World

Stay cool at Hat World, which curates classic brands including Australia’s Akubra, Barmah, and Rafinelle hats. Think sassy fedoras, trilbies and cowboy hats for ladies and gents.

125 George Street

Ken Done

Australian artist Ken Done’s gorgeous gallery in The Rocks sells his vibrant paintings of Sydney’s harbor and beaches. You’ll also find indigenous art at nearby Gannon House Gallery and landscape photography at Matt Pearson Gallery.

1 Hickson Road


Watching the artisan sweet-makers at Sticky handcrafting and cutting their colorful confectionery is half the fun. The stripy rock candy makes a great local gift.

Shop 10, The Rocks Centre, 12–24 Playfair Street

We recommend checking websites before visiting, as some venues are currently impacted by the Sydney lockdown; others are offering takeout, virtual experiences, and online shopping services or Click & Collect.