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. 

Struck by opulence

Gone were the sounds of the city ā€“ honking horns, ceaseless chatter of...

My first visit to the Strand Arcade

The first time I went to the city in 2004 (year that I migrated to...

Connections

Growing up in the 80sā€™ ā€“ The Strand Arcade was a glamorous glimpse into the...

Strand Hatters - The Strand Community

I came to the Strand Arcade to have a coffee in 1986 and simply fell in love....

Going to the Tailors

I remember my first visit took place when my friend recommended Allens...

My first time in the city

I remember my first time going to the city as a 13 year old it was so...

The Looker in the Red Cross uniform

I have a beautiful picture of my stunning Grandmother walking through the...

Brass in the Strand

My fondest memory is from the 1980s, hearing a Music on the Move concert as...

Mum and Dad

My Dad bought my Mum's wedding ring from The Strand Arcade in 1975- 3 months...