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Melbourne Australia - City Shopping For Accessories, Fashion and whatever takes your fancy
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Shopping in Melbourne, Places to Go

Places to Shop in Melbourne: See the Map Map of Melbourne.

Find Melbourne’s secret spots and places for shopping.

Of course, there are great number of diverse shops in the main streets as well, particularly Bourke Street, Little Collins St, Victoria St, Russell St, Lonsdale and Flinders Lane. The many Arcades and little laneways hold plenty of delights as well.

Melbourne Fashion

Melbourne Australia has gained quite a reputation for fashion, and deservedly so. Host to many international arts, culture and sporting events, you need to be dressed right.

But no need to fret, here are some of the best places to go in Melbourne for that dose of refreshing, some would even say, uplifting shopping.

Australia on Collins

Go here if your serious about capturing the high ground of Style: Fashion, Gifts, Jewellery, Homeware, Accessories, your Health and Looks. Its all there! Did I mention Fashion!?!

When you need a short respite from carrying all that new stuff, try their foodcourt for great coffee and international cuisine. Located Melbourne CBD at 258 Collins Street, next to the Novotel Melbourne Hotel.

QV Retail - Queen Victoria Building

Ok, they’re not fooling around here. An entire CBD City block of glorious shopping to do! More than 120 speciality shops line the laneways of this open air shopping centre. Located on the Corner of Swanston and Lonsdale Streets you can find food, clothing, lifestyle and entertainment.

Lifestyle and Fashion: Australian and international designers have set up shop here, especially Albert Coates Lane.

Designer Jewellery and Accessories

There are big names that sell jewellery here, but also speciality designs from Australian and New Zealand. Check out E G Etal for an inspired collection at Melbourne’s 167 Flinders Lane.

At 220 Collins St, see the contemporary handmade jewellery designs from Will Francis in the Manchester Unity Building.

At Design & Desire Fashion Jewellery, located at 289 on Flinders Lane, you can find everything from evening dresses to accessories and a great selection of bridal and fashion jewellery. Their collection is designed to inspire, intrigue and delight.

Department Stores in Melbourne

The two largest in the city central district are Myer Melbourne and David Jones. Myer’s has two city blocks of shopping, the Lonsdale Street section with seven floors and the Bourke St having 6 floors.

David Jones has three different outlets in the Melbourne City Centre: Bourke St. Mall, Little Bourke St and 310 Bourke Street. Everything from Men and Ladies fashion and accessories to Gourmet and Confectionary foods.

For the price conscious and those on a budget, Target and K-Mart can be found at various locations in and around the Melbourne suburbs, offering everything a traveller could need while here.

Yeah baby, you deserve it!

Chapel Street

The Chapel Street Precinct, located just to the north east of the city centre has an electic collection of fashion shops as well as an interesting collection of cafés, nightclubs, bars and restaurants. Chapel Street Precinct.

Melbourne Shopping Tours

Melbourne shopping tours include Gertrude’s Corner, which brings fashionable Gertrude Street to life, and the Fashion Triangle Tour, which takes in the GPO, Melbourne Central and QV shopping precincts.

The Art and Design Tour explores the creative elements of the city, from hidden art galleries to commissioned graffiti, mural art and installations. For food lovers, the City Sommeliers Tour introduces you to some of the city’s best wine venues.

Feel like a local on Hidden Secrets’ fantastic city tours, which help you uncover the unique and quirky attractions of Melbourne. Led by in-the-know locals the tours focus on the alternative, unusual and cutting edge in design, fashion, art and cuisine.

The Lanes and Arcades Tour has become legendary, taking you to more than 50 unique shops tucked away down Melbourne’s laneways.

Quicker than my partner can flash plastic, you’ll be shopping!

Shopping Hours

Victoria has 7 day shopping, so most shops in Melbourne are open every day. You can happily shop - most traders are open from the hours of 9 and 10 to 5 and 6pm every day, some, including the longer hours of the city big department stores and cbd supermarkets (some 24 hours a day).

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Bargains and Speciality shops to be found in the many Melbourne arcades
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