Shopping at the airport can be a vital chore for all sorts of reasons. It can be one of the best ways to help ease the pain of a delayed flight or otherwise unfortunate travel disasters, and also all that stands between you and people back home who demand quality souvenirs from your trip. Shopping options in the airport mean can also help you fill the holes created by all that stuff you forgot to pack or rapidly changing weather reports.
Whatever the reason, knowing where you can turn for a quick shopping hit is key to a successful airport experience. Here are some of the best places to go shopping in Sydney Airport, regardless of why you need to hit the racks.
Sweet Smell Spots
Hugo Boss is just one of the dozens of amazing shopping options waiting for you at Sydney Airport
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Depending on where you’re flying to or from, you might be trapped on an airplane for a good long while. Or maybe you’re headed into Sydney for business and you realise you’ve forgotten to pack some of your everyday essentials. Whatever the reason, the right cologne or perfume might make all the difference in your stress and comfort levels.
There are several spots in which you can find scents that can let you focus on the actual important things in life, like the next movie you’re going to watch or that big presentation you’ve got to deliver. Make a quick stop into Hugo Boss in Terminal 1 or L’Occitane in Terminal 3 and sort yourself or somebody on your shopping list out with a great gift.
There are some things that you just can’t imagine flying without. So what happens when something breaks or you forget something? Don’t freak out—chances are you can buy most of the basics on which you rely for travelling quickly and conveniently in Sydney Airport.
Travelling with a small child? Nobody wants to be the target of everybody’s ire with a screaming toddler the entire flight. Head to Kaboom in Terminal 2 and grab something new for the little one. While you’re there, pick up something to read, a bottle or water or other necessities that will keep flyers of all ages happy in the air.
Broken headphones can be one of the most upsetting things you can experience if you’re facing a long haul flight. The same goes for your beloved e-reader and other trusted electronics that you rely on every day. Luckily for you, you can grab all that as well as the chargers and cords and cables you need to make your travelling as smooth as possible. Multiple Relay and tech2go locations throughout Sydney Airport mean you’re never too far away from a handy outlet that can hook you up with the tech you need.
There are also sizable pharmacies that give you a chance to pick up something to cure what ails you. Find sleeping aids, everyday pain killers, and other materials that can help you deal with that upset stomach or pounding headache. Look for Amcal Pharmacy locations around the three terminals of the airport or visit the Guardian Pharmacy in Terminal 2.
Fine Fashion in Terminal 1
Feel like focusing on finer fashion? Jimmy Choo is just one of the great retail stops in Sydney Airport
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Looking your best can go a long way in helping you feel your best. And, while you won’t confuse it with the streets of Italy or the fancy pants shopping districts of France and other European hotspots, the Sydney Airport has quite the collection of fashionable outlets that can provide you with sensational shopping options.
If fine Italian pieces are what you’re after, Salvatore Ferragamo in Terminal 1 should be on your to-hit list before boarding. A slick pair of new shoes, a fresh belt that can tie a whole outfit together, or fine bags that make an awesome accessory for your next big event. For more fine Italian goodness you can check out Ermenegildo Zegna and Emporio Armani, with their own inventory of men’s clothing and accessories, also located in Terminal 1.
But that’s not all Terminal 1 has going for it - with so many international travellers moving through its hallways and runways, it’s little surprise that you’ll find plenty of excellent shopping destinations within. MCM is another such spot, offering plenty of contemporary pieces that can fill out a travelling setup with equal parts form and function.
And those are just the start. Pick up a glitzy, glamorous pair of Jimmy Choo shoes and give yourself some formal footwear by which to remember your trip. Meanwhile, Michael Kors, Fendi, Oroton, and Coach can fill in the bits and pieces you’re missing.
If you want something a bit shinier, the right piece of jewellery can get you out of a jam, whether you’re looking to buy a gift for somebody else or just need something pretty to dry the tears from the end of holiday, T1 in Sydney Airport has Rolex, Tiffany & Co., Toscow Australia, and Swarovski to check out.