Need a post-lockdown glow up? Make a beeline for these sweet boutiques, streetwear spots and iconic shopping precincts.

Local shops to check out right now


Stocking fine food, gifts and homewares made in Victoria.

City Hatters

An extensive range of formal and casual men's hats, as well as an expanding range of women's hats.


Men's and women's designer products across fashion, innovation and lifestyle.

Reina Melbourne

Archival designer clothing.

PAM Store Melbourne

Unique designer streetwear with a cult following.

RetroStar Vintage Clothing

Home to an extensive range of vintage clothing, shoes, bags and accessories.

Rocksteady Records

An independent record store, specialising in vinyl releases and CDs with a local focus.

Hearns Hobbies

Specialty store for hobbyists, offering model kits, slot cars, remote control planes and more.


Concept store and exhibition space for the sophisticated and quirky Melbourne fashion label.


Intelligently designed fashion for women, proudly made in Melbourne.

The Paperback Bookshop

An independent bookshop that has been at the top end of Bourke Street since the 1960s.

Spoilt Gift & Homewares

In Southern Cross Lane, Spoilt sells a wide range of reasonably priced gifts and homewares.

The Basement Discs

Offering Australian music lovers an eclectic mix of new CDs, DVDs and vinyl from around the world.

APC Store

Australian flagship store for the French fashion label featuring the full international collection.

Vintage Sole

Classic retro fashion store, selling a curated range of quality clothing, footwear and accessories.

Major centres and iconic shopping arcades

The Block Arcade

A lavish 19th century shopping arcade featuring an impressive mosaic floor.

Royal Arcade

Oldest covered shopping walkway in Australia, known for its giant clock that chimes every hour.

St Collins Lane

Sophisticated retail offering of luxurious fashion brands from around the world.

Melbourne Central

Large shopping, dining, and entertainment complex with its own underground train station.

The Strand

Offers a mix of fashion and lifestyle retailers among the city's most iconic laneways and arcades.

Emporium Melbourne

An upscale shopping centre offering a variety of designer stores, cafes and restaurants.


Iconic upmarket department store in a historic building on the Bourke Street Mall.

David Jones

Australia's oldest department store, spread across two buildings in the Bourke Street Mall.

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