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The “Bondi to Bronte”, the shopping experience!

The term “Bondi to Bronte” is usually referred to as a unique coastal walk from Bondi Beach to Bronte Beach. This walk hosts the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition where you see the beaches, parks and path temporarily transformed into a 2km long sculpture park featuring over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world. It’s returning this Thursday for the 16th time!!! It’ll be drawing crowds day in day out until Sunday 4 November 2012.

Bondi to Bronte” also refers to one of Sydney’s most iconic ocean swims, hosted by the Bronte Surf Club. This year they are holding their 12th event on Sunday 2nd December 2012. If you are not up for swimming, it’s still great to get amongst the atmosphere and catch a glimpse of the “eye candy”!

Just as spectacular (and surely just as famous) is our version of the “Bondi to Bronte”… the shopping experience. Also starting very close to Ben Buckler Point and ending not far from Waverley Cemetery, we present the strip shopping guide to Bondi Beach and Bronte.

Your “Bondi to Bronte” shopping experience could only start with a visit to the home of two NORTH BONDI icons:

Camilla, 132A Warners Avenue – Putting a whole lot of love (and colour) in your wardrobe. If you’re lucky you may even meet the Kaftan Queen herself!

Bondi Markets, Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade (every Saturday from 9am-1pm) – Support up and coming Australian designers! We are totally behind this one!

The block between Campbell Parade, Curlewis, Gould and Hall Streets is pretty much where it all happens in downtown BONDI BEACH. Dozens of local shops stocking some of the finest local and international designers are to be explored. Some of our favourites include:

For the ladies

me and moo, Shop 5/157 Curlewis Street – Offering the most simple, elegant and relaxed shopping experience for timeless, trans-seasonal classic fashion

museum clothing, 124 Roscoe Street (cnr Gould Street)Street fashion for the fast and fashion serious

Oscar the Third, 4/95 Gould Street – Women’s clothing for the fashion orientated

Pluto’s Bodywear, Shop 3/157 Curlewis Street – Stocking sexy lingerie for his eyes only, something special to everyday basics. And they always stock that special undergarment which you can’t seem to find anywhere else.

Shallow, 124A Roscoe Street – Beautifully chosen classic fashion items making up a cute multi-label concept store

Tuchuzy women’s wear, The Beachhose 178 Campbell Parade – Stop by for an absolute must-have trending now piece

For the men

Annex, The Beachhose 178 Campbell Parade (enter via Gould Street) – A concept store stocking huge ranges of the most sought-after labels

The Academy Brand®, Shop2/79 Gould Street – Is your man allergic to shopping and will only buy original fashion made easy? You just found the store for you, and HIM!

Tuchuzy menswear, 90 Gould Street – On trend absolute must-have men’s fashion pieces

For the little people

Hullubullu, 79 Gould Street – Divine baby and kids clothing, toys and homewares

For gifts or your home

So Gorgeous, 9 Hall Street – you’ll find something for everyone in here, and more!

Abode, 16 Hall Street – (also check out Abobe Junior across the road)

Also known as Charing Cross, Bronte Road, BRONTE, has come a long way since the days as the strip with one local milk bar and a fish’n’chip shop. You can now discover Bronte for its fashion, gifts and homewares, and most importantly, all local brands!

For the ladies

Eda Michelle, 5 Albion Street (Cnr Bronte Road) – Don’t have anything to wear to Spring Carnival? Look no further. You’ll find it here, with the most personal shopping experience!

Venetia Elaine, 275 Bronte Road – After stopping by here, you’ll have “ready to wear” for any occasion

Elodie on Bronte, 1/306 Bronte Road – We love the great range of affordable, stylish local designer labels

Lesley Lee, 277 Bronte Road – Finish off any outfit with bold, vibrant and colourful statement jewels and accessories

For gifts

jo & i, 318 Bronte Road – Here you’ll find a little something for someone special and then give it to them for absolutely no reason at all.

For your home

The Design Hunter, 267 Bronte Rd – The perfect blend of unique design services within a gorgeous homewares store focused on urban, organic and luxe. They’ll help you turn a house into your home!


So now you know… next time a friend suggests to you “let’s do the Bondi to Bronte” you’ll don your shopping outfit and not your walking gear!

Until next time, happy shopping wherever you may be!

the travelshopa team x