If you do nothing else on your next trip to Sydney, shop till you drop. Below are our suggestions for some shopping centres you simply must visit – so get a car rental in the Sydney airport sorted and get busy buying!

Westfield Sydney

This must-see mall contains 330 stores spread out over seven magnificent floors. If you want designer fashions from all over the world at affordable prices, Westfield Sydney should definitely be the first stop on your shopping spree.

Westfield Sydney is a veritable A to Z of fashion, with four clothing-centric floors boasting everything from Adidas and Ally Fashion to Zara and Zimmerman.

And what's a shopping spree without a little (or large) snack? That's why the final three floors of this purchase palace are dedicated to dining – so don't forget to stop by and grab a bite.

Queen Victoria Building

Your next stop has to be the architectural gem that is the Queen Victoria Building. Completed in 1898, this elaborate shopping centre is worth visiting just for its stained-glass windows and ornate arches.

Although, you might as well visit a few – or all 180 – shops while you're there, too.

If you're in the market for some clothing, jewellery or homeware, then this is the place for you. Queen Victoria Building is also known for its world-class chocolate boutiques, such as Bon Bon Fine Chocolates and Haigh's Chocolates, so make sure you check them out while you're in town.

The Intersection Paddington

This strip of fashion boutiques "embodies the Charm of a Parisian laneway" and the "edge of New York Fashion week", states the official website.

Word on the street is that you'll find not only the coolest shops and clothes here, but also some trend-setting A-listers. This is the favourite haunt of some of the city's most beautiful people – models, musicians and artists of all kinds.

When you organise your car hire in Sydney with East Coast Car Rentals, make sure you choose a car with plenty of room for your shopping!