Hit the ground late-night shopping at Emporium, a multi-level retail space that's home to fashion giants and food outlets that leave you wanting for nothing. Grab a rooftop drink to go with your shopping show-and-tell. Head to Swanston Street's Goldilocks or Rooftop at QT.
Fuel the day's fashion hunt with coffee and bagels from Bowery to Williamsburg and map out your morning.
For serious sartorial splendour, promenade the strip of designer stores in heritage buildings at the top of Collins Street. Here you'll find flagship stores for Dior, Louis Vuitton and Giorgio Armani. One block over, Little Collins Street is great for local designer labels tucked away in tiny boutiques. For exquisite contemporary jewellery design, check Lucy Folk on Crossley Street, e.g. etal and Pieces of Eight off Flinders Lane, and Lord Coconut on Lonsdale Street.
For lunch, meet Collins Street's Mamasita, the modern Mexican that started the wave, or duck down Flinders Lane for pan-Asian flavours at Chin Chin.
After lunch, let the historic Nicholas Building elevators take you back in time to Retrostar, a vintage bazaar with outfits for every occasion. Back at street level, check boutiques around Flinders Quarter for gorgeous contemporary lines from independent designers. Don't miss local favourites Obus, Alpha60, Kuwaii and LIFEwithBIRD.
Wind up in Manchester Lane with one-off pieces from Melbourne creative concept store Design a Space.