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Shopping in Melbourne

Source Douglas & Hope quilts and Crumpler satchels at shop-lined arcades in the city or in the Inner North and on Chapel Street, South Yarra. Here, Scanlan & Theodore and other boutiques stock designer clothing. Queen Victoria Market sells gifts and is a lively place to watch street theatre on Sundays. Locals come here to buy fresh food on Tuesday and Thursday to Sunday. Shops are generally open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm (some 8pm-9pm Friday), Sunday 10.30am-5pm.

Scanlan & Theodore, Melbourne. Photo by Ming Pao Weekly, © Tourism Australia
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David Jones

Sophisticated department store

Subdued lighting and seasonal flower displays make shopping a pleasure at David Jones' Art Deco city store. Luxury labels are sourced from local and international designers, with fashion, fine foods and the revamped beauty and accessories hall a special feature.



Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm (until 7pm Thu & 9pm Fri); Sat 9am-7pm; Sun 10am-6pm

Address

310, Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

Telephone

+61 (0) 3 9643 2222

Transport

Tram 86 to Bourke Street

Website

David Jones Website

Aesop, Melbourne. Photo by Ming Pao Weekly, © Tourism Australia
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Aesop

Botanical beauty products

At QV in the City mall, Aesop takes a clinical approach to its botanical-based beauty products, with a dash of humour and ethical philosophy. The fragrant unisex cleansers, moisturisers, scrubs, shampoos and conditioners are beautifully packaged in glass lab jars.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (until 7pm Fri); Sun 11am-5pm

Address

35, Albert Coates Lane, Melbourne 3000

Telephone

+61 (0) 3 9639 2436

Transport

Melbourne Central Train Station

Website

Aesop Website

Douglas & Hope, Melbourne. Courtesy of Douglas & Hope
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Douglas & Hope

Vintage kimono silk quilts

Patchwork quilts, cushions and handbags made from vintage kimono silks and antique velvets feature in Douglas & Hope's city boutique. Scented soaps and candles fashioned in animal and bird shapes, and a select range of women's fashion fill shelves.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm

Address

282, Collins Street, Shop 14 Block Arcade, Melbourne 3000

Telephone

+61 (0) 3 9650 0585

Transport

Flinders Street Train Station

Website

Douglas & Hope Website

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e.g.etal

Contemporary antipodean jewellery

Innovative city-centre e.g.etal gallery showcases the finest contemporary designs from Australian and New Zealand jewellers. The designs stress the beauty of metals and can be whimsical or bold. Gold, gems and more conceptual designs are nearby at 167 Flinders Lane.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (until 7pm Fri & 5pm Sat)

Address

185, Little Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

Telephone

+61 (0) 3 9663 4334

Transport

Flinders Street Train Station

Website

e.g.etal Website

Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne. Courtesy of Kate Roberts
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Queen Victoria Market

Australia's largest heritage market

The city's premier Queen Victoria Market is packed with heritage-listed produce stands plus halls devoted to meat, seafood, delicatessen goods and cheeses. Variety stalls teem with souvenirs, clothing, CDs - you name it. Buskers entertain and Sunday is family day.



Opening Hours

Thu-Sun & Tue 6am-2pm (until 5pm Fri, 3pm Sat & 4pm Sun)

Address

513, Elizabeth Street, Corner of Victoria Street, Melbourne 3000

Telephone

+61 (0) 3 9320 5822

Transport

Melbourne Central Station (Elizabeth Street exit).

Website

Queen Victoria Market Website

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Arts Centre Sunday Market

Local arts and crafts

Jewellery, ceramics, sculptures and collectables made by local artisans are highlights at the Arts Centre Sunday market. Largely undercover, the market overlooks the Yarra River from beneath the Arts Centre. It's the perfect place to find that special, one-off gift.



Opening Hours

Sun 10am-5pm

Address

100, St Kilda Road, Arts Centre, Melbourne 3004

Telephone

+61 (0) 3 9281 8000

Transport

Flinders Street Train Station

Website

Arts Centre Website

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Crumpler

Customised satchels and bags

Crumpler's satchels are a worldwide hit, a casual alternative to a briefcase. Bearing the trademark logo, they're made of durable fabrics and have plenty of useful pockets. Head next door to this Inner North outlet to order a customised Crumpler.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 10.30am-5.30pm (until 6pm Thu & Fri); Sun 12pm-5pm

Address

87, Smith Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne 3065

Telephone

+61 (0) 3 9417 5338

Transport

Tram 86 to Smith Street

Website

Crumpler Website

Scanlan & Theodore, Melbourne. Photo by Ming Pao Weekly, © Tourism Australia
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Scanlan & Theodore

Classic couture

Beautiful women's clothes are displayed in Scanlan & Theodore on Melbourne's fashion high street in South Yarra. The figure-hugging cocktail frocks and loosely-draped dresses share a timeless yet instantly recognisable design aesthetic. Another shop is at 285 Little Collins Street.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sun 10am-6pm (from 12pm Sun & until 5pm Sat & Sun)

Address

566, Chapel Street, Melbourne 3141

Telephone

+ 61 (0) 3 9824 1800

Transport

Tram 72 to Chapel Street

Website

Scanlan & Theodore Website

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Chiodo

Designer fashion for men

Fashion-conscious males head to Chiodo, a quirky city-centre basement shop for unconventional street wear. Along with Andrew Chiodo's own shirts, jackets and T-shirts, featured labels include Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garcons, Junya Watanabe, Play, Fred Perry and ic! berlin.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (until 7pm Fri & 5.30pm Sat); Sun 12pm-5pm

Address

114, Russell Street, Melbourne 3000

Telephone

+61 (0) 3 9663 0044

Transport

Flinders Street Train Station

Website

Chiodo Website

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