“Dear Pluto offers retro styles and Via Alley provides the best stuff that countries like Japan have to offer. Holy Kitsch! is the place for art, collectibles, and Sugar Skulls."
Sydney's Surry Hills ranked 23rd most stylish neighbourhood in the world
Surry Hills ranks as the 23rd most stylish neighbourhood in the world, according to lifestyle magazine Complex, which was founded by American fashion designer Marc Ecko.
The ranking says Surry Hills is Sydney's main hub for fashion, with a number of notable businesses including Dear Pluto, Reuben Hills, Via Alley, Holy Kitsch! and Bourke Street Bakery.
“Crown Street, the heart of the neighbourhood, is where you'll find all of the restaurants, bars, and coffee shops,” author Julian Kimble writes.
“Dear Pluto offers retro styles and Via Alley provides the best stuff that countries like Japan have to offer. Holy Kitsch! is the place for art, collectibles, and Sugar Skulls inspired by Mexico's 'Dia le los Muertos'."
The ranking found the top 50 neighbourhoods “where the cool kids congregate”.
“Whether it's the shops, the bars and restaurants, the galleries and museums, or just some unidentifiable vibe that the neighbourhood exudes, these are the places that emerge as destinations for unique fashion, style, and culture.”
“But it's more than just a fashion sense that make these 'hoods stand out—art, architecture, and a booming subculture scene are all factors that give some places the extra something that make them more stylish than others.”
Surry Hills ranks just behind Andrássy Avenue in Budapest and Vesterbro in Copenhagen with the top ranked neighbourhood listed as 1st Arrondissement in Paris.
The current median price for houses in Surry Hills is $891,000 with a median rent of $705 per week for houses. For units the median price is $505,000 with a median weekly rent of $525, according to RP Data.
Surry Hills was the only Australian neighbourhood to make the ranking.
The top 10 most stylish suburbs according to the list are as follows:
10. Brera (Milan, Italy)
9. Central District (Hong Kong)
8. Ladbroke Grove (London)
7. Sodermalm (Stockholm)
6. Wynwood (Miami)
5. Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain (Berlin)
4. Gastown (Vancouver)
3. Soho (New York)
2. Harajuku (Tokyo)
1. 1st Arrondissement (Paris)
Surry Hills photograph courtesy of Flickr.