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Sydney is a city with a wealth of shopping opportunities. While on a stroll there are all kinds of intriguing shops and malls to visit. One of the more historic ones is the Strand Arcade. Initially opened in 1892, it is home to some of Sydney's finest jewellers and boutiques whilst still retaining an atmosphere of charm and sophistication. Even if you are only window shopping, the Strand Arcade with its glass roof and cast iron balconies is well worth a visit.
Another place to go shopping in historical surroundings, is the Queen Victoria Building. Built in 1898 to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, the QVB is a history lesson and shopping experience rolled into one. Designed to resemble a Byzantine palace, it has over 200 stores with something for everyone, particularly if you are in search of a designer label or two. Fashion, art, antiques, gifts, souvenirs, jewellery, cafes, this is a shopaholics paradise.
If you're in the mood for some gastronomic shopping adventures, try the Sydney Fish Market. This is supposedly the biggest fish market in the Southern Hemisphere. It is not just a wholesale market; Sydneysiders trawl the retail outlets for the freshest fish, crabs, clams, lobster and a myriad of sea-creatures. There are also eateries where you can enjoy sushi or fish and chips.
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