Hidden laneway boutiques, grand shopping centres, historic arcades and one-of-a-kind stores. Melbourne is a mecca for Christmas shopping if you know where to look.
The city’s largest shopping centre spans two city blocks and five levels. Find fashion, beauty and entertainment inside, and see the historic Shot Tower.
Tucked between Emporium Melbourne and the GPO, The Strand is home to international and Australian designers.
This luxury shopping centre has more than 200 stores, providing a fusion of fashion, culture, food and art.
Find luxury fashion, restaurants and lifestyle stores in this chic space. Don’t miss the green lightscape ceiling on level two.
The open-air laneways at The District are packed with dining, specialty stores and unique family-friendly entertainment.
Wander the laneways of this open-air centre and discover fashion boutiques, bars and cafes, a public square and several large retailers.
Shopping strips and precincts
This busy pedestrian and tram strip is home to flagship department stores. Look out for buskers and the Myer Christmas windows.
A luxury shopping strip for high-end fashion and jewellery. International designers and heritage buildings line the ‘Paris End’ of Collins Street.
The largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere is home to hundreds of small businesses.
Dotted among the city’s best restaurants you’ll find cool local fashion labels and Instagrammable shops.
A range of independent designers are tucked into shoebox-sized stores in Manchester Lane, from fashion to footwear.
Loved equally by tourists and locals alike, this iconic laneway is packed with tiny shops that are quintessentially Melbourne.
More shopping spots
DFO South Wharf
Outlet mall by the waterfront that is home to over 180 retail stores.
Spencer Outlet Centre
Melbourne's only city outlet centre, featuring favourite food, fashion and homeware brands.
Boutique retail space for fashion, accessories, beauty and books.
Luxury riverside complex for dining, shopping and entertainment.
Iconic upmarket department store in a historic building on the Bourke Street Mall.
Australia's oldest department store, centrally located in the Bourke Street Mall.
Restaurant and shopping precinct located by the Yarra River in the heart of Southbank.
Collins Place is renowned for combining classic style with contemporary culture.
Historic arcade with boutique stores, connecting Collins Street and Flinders Lane.
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Offers a mix of fashion and lifestyle retailers among the city's most iconic laneways and arcades.
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Sophisticated retail offering of luxurious fashion brands from around the world.