Shop 'Til You Drop – Where To Find Melbourne's Best Shopping
Melbourne is Australia’s shopping capital – whether it’s international brands, Australian designers or local handmade artisans, there’s something for everyone in Melbourne.
The city itself boasts some of the best shopping – the ‘Paris end’ of Collins Street is where you’ll find designer brands from Louis Vuitton to Chanel. Bourke Street Mall contains the city’s two biggest department stores – Myer and David Jones. Flinders Lane is the home of boutique shopping, where you’ll find independent and local designers. Melbourne also boasts two historical arcades – the Block Arcade and the Royal Arcade, as well as shopping meccas in the GPO, the QV precinct, Emporium and Melbourne Central.
For those looking to venture beyond the CBD grid, head to inner city South Yarra where you’ll be greeted with Chapel Street – a lengthy strip of shops where upmarket fashion designers meet vintage and thrift stores.
And if you’re looking to venture even further, head to the inner south-eastern suburb of Malvern East to Chadstone, well known as the Fashion Capital – it’s the biggest shopping centre in Australia.