i like shopping in Paddington! There are heaps of expensive brands but also up and coming designers and some interesting finds. There is a max brenner for your chocolate fix, but also good nightlife, like the Paddington Arms.
Upmarket. Some great cafe's. Designer shops. Take your money with you! Parking is at your own peril so I suggest to walk from the city or bus it. Paddington markets held every Saturday @ the local school on Oxford St.