The beautiful Darling Harbour area of Sydney has a variety of restaurants, entertainment venues and in particular, shops. The main Darling Harbour Shopping Centre has countless retail shops selling everything from souvenirs and novelty items to jewelry and fashion. Darling Harbour is busy every day, especially on weekends when families come for a day out. <br /><br />
<h3>Pitt Street Mall</h3>
Located in the heart of the city, Pitt Street Mall is a section of the main street closed to traffic that has a plethora of small specialty shops, large department stores, fashion boutiques and brand name outlets. There are also some small arcades which are home to charming and interesting boutique and souvenir shops. <br /><br />
<h3>Sydney shopping tips</h3>
Generally, the stores in the CBD and large shopping malls are busy on weekends with locals heading into the city. The best time of year for bargains is on Boxing Day (December 26) when all major shops and smaller boutiques have end-of-year sales, sometimes with merchandise discounted up to 80 percent.