Shopping in Melbourne

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Many visitors to Melbourne return home loaded down with new acquisitions, thanks to a shopping scene that embraces local innovation and design. The b... Read More

Many visitors to Melbourne return home loaded down with new acquisitions, thanks to a shopping scene that embraces local innovation and design. The best shopping in Melbourne includes stylish fashion outlets such as Alpha60 and Obüs, eclectic offerings like men’s jewelry store Lord Coconut, and chic shops at the Boroughs. Those looking for a full complement of designer stores should spend some time at the bigger malls, like the Emporium and Chadstone.

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  • Alpha60

    Brother-and-sister duo Alex and Georgie Cleary have created a fashion label with a distinctly Melbourne soul. Launched a decade ago, the brand for both... Read More

  • Dinosaur Designs

    Dinosaur Designs' colorful, chunky resin jewelry first appeared on Australia's fashion scene back in the mid-1980s, and the brand has had a huge... Read More

  • Double Monk

    Club chairs, a pressed-metal ceiling, library-style shelves accessed by wooden ladders, and—best of all—a whiskey bar give this store the air of an... Read More

  • Embiggen Books

    It may be difficult to run an independent bookstores in these days of Kindles and discount chains, but Warren Bonett and Kirsty Bruce make it look easy.... Read More

  • Emporium Melbourne

    The newest addition to the Melbourne shopping scene is this high-gloss mall in the heart of the city. Local and international fashion is well... Read More

  • Gorman

    Melbourne designer Lisa Gorman launched her label in 1992, and today her bold, colorful designs for women are sold across the country. She also... Read More

  • Happy Valley

    Art books, designer homewares, and cool stationery all get a place on the shelves of this beautiful store in Collingwood. Owner Chris Crouch scours... Read More

  • Henry Bucks

    For men of style, this elegant two-story haven is a must-visit. In addition to fashion labels like Ermenegildo Zegna, Paul Smith, and Yves Saint Laurent... Read More

  • Lord Coconut

    Men's jewelry is an oft-neglected retail sector, but not at this store. In a space that looks more like an art gallery than a shop, owner Mark Boldiston... Read More

  • Marais

    Some of the edgiest global labels for men and women can be seen at this contemporary city retailer, where a mirrored ceiling, custom-made chandeliers,... Read More

  • Mecca Maxima

    More than a hundred of the biggest names in beauty are under one roof in this make-up and skincare superstore. The likes of Nars, Perricone, Urban Decay... Read More

  • Melbournalia

    Once a pop-up that set up shop temporarily at various locations throughout the city, this Bourke Hill storefront sells quality, Melbourne-related... Read More

  • P Johnston Tailors

    Handmade, summer-weight wool suits are tailored to order at this super-stylish salon in Windsor. Owner Patrick Johnston not only produces men's clothing... Read More

  • Queen Victoria Market

    If you want to get the most of this historic market, plan to wake up early. The Deli Hall and fruit and vegetable sheds are where locals come to do... Read More

  • The Boroughs

    This stylish Brunswick East retailer sells a well-curated selection of fashion pieces, accessories, and homewares created by Melbourne designers. Goods... Read More

  • The Supercool

    The flagship stand-alone store of this beloved emporium, which formerly existed only online and as part of South Melbourne Market, this design emporium... Read More

  • Third Drawer Down

    The artist-based products in this tiny store are quirky and fun, ranging from useful (homewares to books) to just unusual (leggings splashed with Bill... Read More

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