The 14 Best Menswear Stores In Sydney For 2024
— Updated on 29 December 2023

The 14 Best Menswear Stores In Sydney For 2024

— Updated on 29 December 2023
Randy Lai
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Randy Lai

Often in contention with Melbourne for the title of Australia’s best fashion city, we’re delighted (and honestly a bit relieved) to report that there are no shortage of great menswear stores worth visiting in Sydney right now.

Whether you’re an implacable devotee of avant-garde couture brands, universally recognised designer labels, Japanese workwear, or just really well-made menswear basics, the Harbour City has something to offer on all of these fronts.

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Naturally, sheer variety (in both genre and labels) isn’t the only factor we’ve considered whilst picking the best menswear stores in Sydney. In the case of more than one inclusion — you won’t find any local outposts of high street labels here — we’ve also taken service, ambience, and location into account.

Here are 14 of the best menswear stores in Sydney well-worth checking out.



P.A.M.

best menswear stores in sydney
Address: 304 Palmer St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Contact:
(02) 9360 5488
Opening Hours:
Monday – Saturday (11 AM – 6 PM); Sunday (11 AM – 5 PM)
Notable Brands: 
Cav Empt, Ottolinger, Wtaps

The local, Sydney-side outpost of a Melburnian fashion institution, P.A.M (an acronym for “Perks and Mini”) opened up shop in Darlinghurst back in the late 2010s.

Like its Victorian predecessor, this airy, light-filled shopfront — previously home to the Aussie outpost of Monster Children Magazine — gives a platform to P.A.M’s own white label designs; in addition to a range of cutting edge fashion labels that are all underpinned by their connection to alt subculture.

Even if ravecore jumpsuits from Ottolinger or sardonic Aries graphic tees aren’t your thing, there are a range of intriguing lifestyle products worth ducking into the store for.


Supply Store

Address: Cnr Burton & Riley St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Contact:
(02) 9361 0188
Opening Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday (10 AM – 6 PM); Thursday (10 AM – 7 PM); Saturday (10 AM – 6 PM); Sunday (11 AM – 5 PM) 
Notable Brands: 
Arcteryx, Palace, Human Made, Jordan

A veritable institution in the world of Aussie streetwear, Supply Store has been around (in one form or another) for over two decades.

The original store, opened in Sydney’s inner east, was well ahead of its time: introducing Antipodean audiences to niche, pre-Hypebeast makers like Visvim, Silas, and Head Porter.

The brand opened up a secondary location in Melbourne four years ago; but really, it’s all about the Darlinghurst flagship. This has been Supply’s longstanding home since 2015.

head on down for all the best in limited edition Nike releases, ball-worthy sportswear, and a selection of curated lifestyle goods.


Above The Clouds

Address: Shop 8, 285a Crown Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Contact:
(02) 8386 1458
Opening Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday (10 AM – 6 PM); Thursday (10 AM – 7 PM); Sunday (11 AM – 4 PM) 
Notable Brands: 
Our Legacy, Aries, Kenzo Paris, ASICS Sportstyle

A sight for sore eyes given its proximity to the Boss Hunting office, Above The Clouds straddles the line between pure fashion retail and essential urban sportswear.

Billed by the in-store team itself as a space that “is an exploration and celebration of dualities,” that push-pull is reflected in Above The Cloud’s offering every season.

At this bright and industrially appointed store, you’re as likely to see $600 loafers merched next to Kenzo outerwear as you are the usual assortment of US imports like New Balance and Polo Ralph Lauren.

Intriguingly, Above The Clouds is also one of the few stockists in Australia to offer and Wander: the cult Japanese performance clothing brand helmed by Issey Miyake vets, Keita Ikeuchi, and Mihoko Mori. Well worth a stop during your weekend retail trek.


Harrolds

best menswear stores in Sydney
Address: Westfield Sydney, Shop 3042-3046, 3/F, 188 Pitt Street, NSW 2000
Contact:
(02) 9232 8399
Opening Hours:
Monday – Wednesday (10 AM – 6:30 PM); Thursday (10 AM – 8 PM); Friday – Saturday (10 AM – 6:30 PM); Sunday (10 AM – 6 PM)
Notable Brands: 
Thom Browne, Tom Ford, Strateas Carlucci, MAD Paris

Sumptuous and all-encompassing, it’s arguable Harrods was the first independent retailer to tap the potential of the Australian market for ultra high-end menswear.

A famously uncompromising destination (in terms of the designer labels it offers and its average price point) Harrods’ dedicated menswear emporium — located on Level 3 of Westfield Sydney — is ground zero for shoppers looking to drop serious scratch on a range of both sartorial and runway-ready menswear.

The whole space, which has an icy, vaguely American Gigolo-esque vibe (courtesy of architect Victor Isobe) is divided into smaller constituent boutiques: including a newish Thom Browne concession; a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it alcove for seasonal sale items; and, most impressively, a standalone Tom Ford boutique.

For all you Bobby Axelrod master-of-the-universe types, the latter is the only location in Australia where one can commission made-to-measure tailoring from the American luxury house.

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Henry Bucks

Address: 23-25 O’Connell Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Contact:
(02) 9232 4255
Opening Hours:
Monday – Thursday (9 AM – 5:30 PM); Friday (9 AM – 6 PM); Saturday (9 AM – 5 PM); Sunday (10:30 AM – 4 PM) 
Notable Brands: 
Ermenegildo Zegna, Henry Sartorial, Barbour, Paul & Shark, Magnanni

Evoking comparisons with storied men’s haberdashers of yore, Henry Bucks is the closest thing that Australia has to a heritage department store in the vein of a Paul Stuart.

Originally founded in Melbourne 120 years ago, the brand’s satellite store in Sydney boasts a convenient location along with the full complement of artisans that classic menswear dudes know and love.

A fantastic one-stop-shop for the man who golfs or yachts — and enjoys looking put-together whilst doing so.


Chinatown Country Club

best menswear stores in Sydney
Address: 222 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Contact:
N/A
Opening Hours:
Monday – Sunday (11 AM – 6 PM)
Notable Brands:
Nanushka, Greg Lauren, Wales Bonner, XIMONLEE

Inarguably the most beautiful and thoughtfully appointed space to crack our list of the best menswear stores in Sydney, Chinatown Country Club is a relatively new addition to the city’s high-end fashion retail scene.

Opened in August last year, it isn’t just a spot for discovering a highly curated selection of “new gen brands and established designers”; but also boasts a specialty café (open daily until 4 PM) and library.

Go for the epic Martine Rose jackets; stay for the Biscoff lattes.


Maillot

best menswear stores in Sydney
Address: 17 Valentine Street, Haymarket NSW 2000
Contact:
+61 449 890 070
Opening Hours:
Monday – Wednesday (11 AM – 6 PM); Thursday (11 AM – 7 PM); Friday – Sunday (11 AM – 6 PM)
Notable Brands: 
Studio Nicholson, Beams Japan, Paraboot, Nigel Cabourn

An independent operator based in the heart of Haymarket, Maillot has been delighting fans of rare lifestyle goods and performance wear since 2019.

For the most part, the selection here skews very heavily in the direction of Japan with the occasional cameo of European brands with serious fashion chops including Paraboot and Studio Nicholson.

If you’re big on conquering the great outdoors, be sure to peruse Maillot’s selection of camping goods from Snow Peak: best-in-class products that will have you pining for your next weekend getaway.


Maplestore

Address: 244 King St, Newtown NSW 2042
Contact: 
02 9517 1633
Opening Hours: 
Monday – Saturday (10 AM – 6 PM); Sunday (10 AM – 5 PM)
Notable Brands: 
Orslow, Universal Works, Merz. B Schwanen, Howlin’
Balmain Address: 267 Darling St, Balmain NSW 2041
Contact: (02) 9555 2352
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday (10 AM – 5 PM); Sunday (10 AM – 4 PM)

With outposts in Newtown and Balmain, Maplestore is one of the better known Sydneyside retailers you can turn to when on the hunt for specialty denim.

For 20 years, the category has been an essential part of Maplestore’s business; and today, you can find well-priced accessible brands (e.g. Nudie) merched alongside stuff that’s fit for the hardcore Japanese selvedge enthusiast in your life.

For instance, we really like Sugar Cane: a line of premium Japanese jeans (inspired by vintage Americana) that Toyo Enterprises has been crafting since 1975. Be sure to consult Maplestore’s highly knowledgeable yet relaxed staff to find your perfect fit.

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Incu (Galeries Men’s)

Address: Shop RLG11, The Galeries, 500 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Contact: 
02 9283 0431
Opening Hours: 
Monday – Wednesday (10 AM – 6 PM); Thursday (10 AM – 9 PM); Friday (10 AM – 7 PM); Saturday (10 AM – 6 PM); Sunday (11 AM – 6 PM)
Notable Brands: 
Kapital, Lemaire, Jacquemus, JW Anderson, Bode

Arguably the first store to really grow Australia’s niche for artfully curated and easygoing fashion retail, Incu’s rise predates the proliferation of e-commerce and fashion influencer culture.

Since brothers Brian and Vincent Wu founded their first location in the Sydney CBD; Incu has gone on to become a nationwide phenomenon. You can find Incu’s trademark warm airy shopfronts across three states (NSW, VIC, QLD), but for the purposes of this shortlist, we’ve chosen to highlight its subterranean men’s retail concept inside The Galeries.

It’s difficult to imagine a store with a more balanced skew of menswear. Between cerebral fashion houses like Lemaire and the groovy patchwork designs of Bode, there’s something for every type of menswear dude at Incu.


Big Trouble Store

Address: Shop 3, 133 Goulburn Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Contact: 
02 8018 7878
Opening Hours: 
Monday – Friday (11 AM – 6 PM); Saturday – Sunday (11 AM – 5 PM)
Notable Brands: 
Needles, Nanamica, Lady White Co, Karhu, Native Sons

Another Surry Hills institution (adjacent to the dining/lifestyle hub of Paramount House), Big Trouble Store has been in its current location at the periphery of the Sydney CBD since 2017.

In the much roomier confines of this space, owner-operator Chris Low has had the opportunity to set up a turntable and graft his love of DJ-ing and vinyl subculture onto what was already one of Australia’s most prominent retailers of Japanese and American trail clothing.

Highlights in the Big Trouble offering include antique silver jewellery by local label Westhill and sneakers by Karhu (a Finnish heritage sportswear label that has been crafting athletic footwear since 1916).


Eastern Hill General Supplies

Address: Shop 1/256 Crown Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Contact: 
+61 499 206 047
Opening Hours: 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday (11 AM – 5 PM); Thursday – Friday (11 AM – 6 PM); Sunday (12 PM – 4 PM) 
Notable Brands: 
Battenwear, Footage, Shoes Like Pottery, James Perse

A fantastic option if you’re in need of a retail destination that brings together fashion, curios and home & lifestyle goods under one roof; old heads might remember Eastern Hill General Supplies’ previous incarnation — simply known as Footage.

The shop’s new Crown Street digs are luminscent and cosy: populated by an assortment of characterful men’s and women’s pieces from European heritage brands in the vein of Batternwear.

Looking for a last-minute fashion adjacent gift? Then Eastern Hill has you covered. Here in the Boss Hunting office, we’re ardent fans of the snacks stocked by the shop (look out for the Bonilla a la Vista potato crisps!) and its range of Aussie-made chilli oils.


Corlection

best menswear stores in Sydney
Address: 503-505 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000
Contact: 
+61 452 688 874
Opening Hours: 
Monday – Saturday (11:15 AM – 5:45 PM); Sunday (12:15 AM – 4:45 PM)
Notable Brands: 
Momotaro, Red Wing, The Flat Head, Red Wing

Another notable Melburnian import that hammers home the Victorian capital’s obsession with heavy-duty workwear, Corlection wears its specialty in premium Japanese denim loud and proud.

Here, as in the shop’s Russell Place boutique, $500 21-ounce jeans are just the tip of the iceberg.

Natually, Corlection’s emphasis on the proverbial indigo-dyed stuff extends to categories beyond the lower half of your body. Even if you’re sorted in the trouser department, be sure to check out some of the store’s shirting: made in a variety of unusual natural or sashiko fabrications.


Haulier

Address: 300 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021
Contact: 
02 8354 0717
Opening Hours: 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday (10 AM – 5 PM); Thursday (10 AM – 6 PM); Sunday (11 AM – 4 PM) 
Notable Brands: 
N/A

The sole mono-brand inclusion on our list of the best menswear stores in Sydney, Haulier earns that privilege on a number of different bases.

For starters, it’s the first official boutique operated by the young Aussie lifestyle brand: a travel-inspired storefront that utilises pastel colours and sharply designed build-ins to convey the escapist qualities of its men’s and women’s collections.

But more than menswear, the big drawcard here is designer/founder Jeremy Hershan’s selection of expertly crafted all-purpose tote bags. Conceived in dusty hues of cream, tan, orange, and various shades of blue; these are an excellent way to hump around your daily essentials. By and large classic, with just a hint of impish humour in the execution.

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Sorry Thanks I Love You

Address: 1/F, Westfield Sydney, 188 Pitt Street, NSW 2000
Contact: 
02 8385 6400
Opening Hours: 
Monday – Sunday (11 AM – 6 PM)
Notable Brands: 
Comme des Garçons, Garrett Leight, Pleats Please – Issey Miyake

Unofficially referred to by regular shoppers as ‘STILY,’ Sorry Thanks I Love You operates in a similar timbre to Chinatown Country Club: the other high-end multi-concept retailer in central Sydney.

Essentially a permanent 300 sqm pop-up on the first floor of Westfield Sydney, shoppers here are able to supplement their forays into renowned fashion houses including Marni and Issey Miyake with coffee (courtesy of Single O) and regular events programming.

The store also runs a weekly ‘Fridays Are Gold’ promotion, slinging coffees all-day for the price of a gold coin donation. Just when you thought Fridays couldn’t get any better.


Randy Lai
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Following 6 years in the trenches covering consumer luxury across East Asia, Randy joins Boss Hunting as the team's Commercial Editor. His work has been featured in A Collected Man, M.J. Bale, Soho Home, and the BurdaLuxury portfolio of lifestyle media titles. An ardent watch enthusiast, boozehound and sometimes-menswear dork, drop Randy a line at [email protected].

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