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. 

Sixth Sense

For some reason and I couldn't explain why, I just felt the need to visit the...

Fashion Wonderland

It was when I was very young and my parents took me to the Strand Arcade for...

The Magical World of the Strand Arcade

The Strand holds a special place in my heart. I recall going there when I was...

The Jewel in Town - The Strand

It was 1973 when I was first walk into the Strand Arcade. The elegance and...

Sisters .

Just recently my sister and I traveled into Sydney for a 'sister' holiday....

Marvellous cafe

During the stressful weeks of Christmas shopping, the tiny cafes on the...

Treats and Treasures

Mint choc chip ice cream, from Darrell Lea of course on the corner of King...

Milan on Pitt Street

Visiting the Strand Arcade brings back fond memories of my time in Milan. As...

Growing up with the Strand

My earliest shopping memories were of going to the Strand with my mother. I...