Strand Stories

Behind 125 years of the Strand Arcade is a rich wealth of history, memories and anecdotes. From the past and present community of artisans and craftsmen that have called the Strand Arcade home throughout the years, to the up and coming Australian fashion labels who launched their careers, to everyone who has visited the Arcade throughout the years. We invited you and your friends to share your stories with us.

winner

Congratulations!

Congratulations to C. Warrick, winner of the handcrafted Raphael Jewellers Strand Arcade pendant. Click here to read her winning submission. 

Wedding Ring

Back in 1990 my husband and I decided to tie the knot. I went to Strand...

From my Wedding Dress to my Christmas pudding tradition

Like fate I found my wedding dress through the window of Fialora on the top...

Music Box

Whilst I was in hospital after the delivery of our daughter, my dad arrived...

Memory lane

My brother in 1979 brought his future wife her engagement ring from strand...

The place of beautiful memories

Buying my daughters Year 12 formal dress from Alex Perry. We'd been looking...

Strand-ed

Lost in Sydney, couldn't tell which way to go. Everything looked strange and...

My 1st Christmas as a working woman

My 1st Christmas as a working woman - I was 18 years old - and I wanted to...

Touch of Teal

I have many fond memories of shopping at the Strand Arcade, from purchasing...

The Strand, my Nan, Mum & Me

My Nan always told stories of Going to Town and visiting the Strand Arcade...