- Infamously renamed "Double Pay", this is a haven for designer label junkies, so if your credit card is not up to it, it may be safer to stick to window-shopping or people watching from one of the pavement-side cafes. Popular with the rich and famous, and clearly influenced by trends from Europe, the smart boutiques that line Knox and Bay Streets sell everything from clothes and shoes to unique gifts and home wares. Some of Australia's top fashion designers are represented here, either in their own outlets or in one-off boutiques stocking the latest and greatest. As well as fashions, there are several delicatessens selling gourmet food products, such as cheeses, pastries, and chocolates, and a supermarket for the basic essentials. There are also bars, pubs, a nightclub, a cinema and plenty of restaurants and cafes ranging from the family-friendly Woodfire Pizza Company, to Tony Bilson's latest, trendy bistro, Canard. Just a short bus or ferry ride from the city, Double Bay offers an array of expensive, designer boutiques, selling the latest in fashions from both Australia and overseas, with a particularly European influence.
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