Australian locals regularly venture to the city of cultural eats, haute couture and the beloved tramline to pick up all of their fashion needs. But where exactly are the best shopping spots Melbourne has to offer? We've narrowed it down to six of our favourite destinations.
When in Melbourne, deliberately wander down Flinders Lane, jam-packed with our favourite local haunts including Christine and Aesop. Be sure to also check out The Cathedral Arcade and the Nicholas Building (two of the larger complexes within the Flinders Lane area).
The Block Arcade
Why should shopping be a less than enjoyable experience? Feast your eyes on Melbourne's impressive The Block Arcade; a shopping plaza plentiful of mosaic tiling, wrought iron and a glass roof which make spending a little easier. If you're after sustenance, the arcade houses a number of coffee shops and Melbourne-esque cafes in addition to the Hopetoun Tea Rooms.
282 Collins St, Block Arcade Studios, Melbourne
Somewhat of a secret spot, Swanston Street is the perfect place for a bargain. Just minutes from Flinders Street Station, here you'll find unbelievable deals and loads of basement shopping. It's also the perfect place to pick up souvenirs.
Emporium Melbourne boasts Japanese giant Uniqlo, a multi-level Topshop (which is Melbourne's flagship) and a bunch of hidden surprises tucked within its six floors.
287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
If you want a one-stop shop, then Chaddy is the place for you. Chadstone is a modern shopping hub like no other, hosting a mix of boutique and department stores.
1341 Dandenong Rd, Malvern East
Bourke Street Mall
A street full of local and international treasures, Bourke Street Mall is your first port of call upon arriving in Melbourne. Accessible only by tram or foot, this high street haven has something for everyone.