I'm currently updating the Sydney Guide for design*sponge. And it has reminded me to revisit some of my favourite haunts for Xmas shopping. Possibly my all-time favourite Sydney shop is Eccletica. And it's this time of year that Eccletica comes into its own, with all its beautiful summer garb: simple linen dresses, great sandals, Santa Maria Novella colognes and the chic-est of handbags. What's more, they are the only stockists of the brilliant silver jewellery/object label Puzzle. Puzzle designs are iconically Australian: the banksia and coral bangles are my favourites.
Shops are in Woollahra and Potts Point. Details here.