Drawing on its rich history of craftmanship and creative artistry, the Strand Arcade remains the epicentre for unique designers and luxury shopping – and a haven for brides with a taste for finely-crafted pieces.
Centrally-located within a gorgeous Victorian-era building, The Strand Arcade provides a majestic escape from the busy streets of Sydney’s CBD. Blending history and luxury, it houses a mixture of designer labels and historic specialty stores perfect for the sophisticated bride.
Over the last 126 years, The Strand Arcade has evolved into Sydney’s luxe bridal destination, with a magnificent offering of hand-crafted items and bespoke pieces that cater to brides and grooms alike, and a continual promise of more to come.
As a prime destination for the bridal market, The Strand includes newer shopfronts alongside milliners, tailors, and shoemakers who have traded in the arcade for years, providing a unique experience for shoppers who possess an eye for detail and an appreciation for products made with passion.
Brimming with jewellers, cafes, beauty salons, and designer labels from Alex Perry to Eternal Bridal, The Strand Arcade is an exclusive shopping experience that truly sets it apart from others.
Authenticity rings true throughout each boutique, new and old, and – like a museum with a carefully curated collection – draws in admiring shoppers and creatives, looking to be inspired by the wide range of options at their disposal. More than just a mall, The Strand Arcade’s premiere list of retailers makes it a unique gem amongst the concrete jungle of Sydney.
For couples wanting to know exactly where to look within its wondrous walls, each level caters to their diverse needs.
The Ground Floor is a stomping ground for groomsmen looking to book in those finishing touches, from the specialist groomers at Men’s Biz barber to shoes and shirts from Josephs. Add spring to your step with Prince Consort’s Shoeshine Service or channel your favourite old film star with Strand Hatters.
The Ground Floor is also home to a wide range of talented jewellers, including Rox Gems and Jewellery, Dustin Jewellers, Raphael Jewellers, Mondial by Nadia Neuman, Victoria & Albert, Tresors, and Victoria Buckley.
If you’re looking for the perfect engagement outfit or want your Bridesmaids looking as though they’ve stepped right out of Milan Fashion Week, Level One will have you covered. Shop the latest from seasoned Australian designer labels, including Scanlan Theodore, Lover, Dion Lee, Camilla & Marc, Aje, Manning Cartell, and Ginger & Smart.
Top the girl’s shopping trip off with a trip down the beauty aisle at Mecca Cosmetica, with their premium selection of makeup, skin care and fragrances.
For brides looking for their perfect dress, Level Two features a range of designer boutiques that will leave you for spoiled for choice. Choose from the nationally-renowned Alex Perry boutique, Eternal Bridal, Galanni, Akira or Amy Taylor Collection, then add some bling with jewellers Courtesy of the Artist and Zappacosta Jewels.
Meanwhile, grooms-to-be can find all their suit needs from P Johnson, Suit Shop, Mister Mister, and Marbo Shirts, while Double Monk and Andrew McDonald Shoemaker will have you covered for shoes. Situated on each end of Level Two is The Restaurant Pendolino and La Rosa by Pendolino; both charming venues for wedding celebrations.
For a spell-binding wedding and reception venue, head to Level Four to visit the Courtesy of the Artist Loft. Complete with arch windows and an in-built bar area, the 200sq metre sun-drenched space is the perfect location for a quintessential Sydney wedding.
Filled with an air of elegance and excitement, The Strand Arcade not only stands as the go-to luxury bridal shopping destination, but as a setting for upcoming activities and events perfect for soon-to-be newlyweds.
For lovers of beautiful scents, the upcoming Perfume Workshop at Courtesy of the Artist is a fantastic opportunity for couples to create their own bespoke Eau de Parfum in the lead up to their wedding.
For a bridal shopping experience like no other, head to The Strand Arcade, located at 412-414 George St, Sydney.
For the latest news and events at The Strand Arcade, visit https://www.strandarcade.com.au/news-events
Photography by Carmen Hickey