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. 

Time...

I remember walking through the beautiful strand with my mum when I was child...

Shopping sprees with my daughter

I always enjoy going on shopping sprees with my daughter in The Strand. We...

Fabulous Formals

My second daughter spent two years dreaming about her year 12 formal dress,...

Christmas pilgrimage

Every year since my Dad was little, someone from his family would visit the...

Like a Palace

Walking into the Strand arcade as a young boy, I was mesmerised with ore of...

Christmas and end of year celebrations

I always enjoy walking though The Strand at Christmas time. In particular, I...

Valentine's Day shopping

I always find the perfect piece of jewellery for my girlfriend at The Strand....

Past & Present

The Strand is for me my safe haven whenever I chance upon the urban jungle...

Being a grown up

The Strand is where I went when I started working. I felt so grown up walking...