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Shopping in Melbourne always comes with added extras, with laneway discoveries and cafe culture as much a part of the experience as the loot from local designers and the best of international brands.

Ever-evolving shopping choices make it possible to create a different shopping spree every time you venture out, whether you're after high fashion or fine art, jewellery or accessories, homewares or stationery. The city's myriad laneways and arcades harbour untold gems, inner city precincts spoil you for choice, while department stores and shopping centres continue to raise the bar.

The city's passion for fashion is a serious matter, a fact not overlooked by international retail giants looking to establish Australian outposts, and local designers keen on getting a strong start.

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Scanlan Theodore store Armadale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Scanlan Theodore

Be assured of a classic every time when you choose Scanlan Theodore, a much-revered label that's defined Melbourne style for almost three decades.

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Captains of Industry, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Captains of Industry

Get a haircut and have a coffee all while getting measured for a bespoke suit. This is a one-stop shop for real gentleman. Grandfather would approve.

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Made in Earth

Made In Earth Jewellery Gallery

Nature Creates, We Enhance. . . Made in Earth's mission is to create and enhance your gemstone jewellery experience by offering a vast array of...

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Emporium Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Emporium Melbourne

Be assured of the best of the best at Emporium Melbourne, the city's see-it-to-believe-it, one-stop, super stylish, cutting edge shopping mecca.

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Dinosaur Designs, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

Dinosaur Designs

Meet the Flinstones with chunky bracelets, necklaces and rings made from resin, silver, ceramic and glass, plus homewares inspired by nature itself.

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Husk, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia

Husk

Dip your toe into the slow lane at this '20s-styled fashion and homewares boutique and sample natural teas in its bougainvillea-trimmed courtyard cafe.

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Pickings and Parry, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pickings and Parry

Hit Pickings and Parry for the very best in vintage/traditional working mens' attire and book your place on the original barber's chairs out back.

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Kay Craddock, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kay Craddock

Step into a bookshop and back into history. Choose from a range of antiquarian and secondhand titles, dating as far back as the fifteenth century.

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Smart Alec Hatters, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Smart Alec Hatters

Join the ranks of discerning gentlemen who know that a jaunty outfit is not complete without a well-fitting hat snapped up from Smart Alec's experts.

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Christine, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Christine

Drape yourself in decadent pieces from this basement boudoir housing Australia's leading accessories retailer and the city's exclusive Lanvin stockist.

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Eastern Market Capela

Eastern Market Capela

Eastern Market Capela is a sublime and unique clothing store of international note, set in a one-hundred-year-old chapel. Imported designer clothing,...

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The Strand Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Strand Melbourne

Celebrate colour and style at The Strand Melbourne, a selection of Melbourne's finest boutiques tucked in beneath a facade of colourful glass fins.

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e.g.etal, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

e.g.etal

Bask in the gleam of exquisite and thought-provoking contemporary jewellery from over 50 Australian and New Zealand designers in this gallery space.

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Incu, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Incu Mens

Have your shopping expectations exceeded at Incu Mens, a manly space so expertly curated with fine things that shopping frowns are turned upside down.

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Rose Chong, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Rose Chong Costume Hire

Step inside the hallowed confines, shed your old skin and let Rose Chong's learned and enthusiastic staff transform you into a showstopper.

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Mag Nation, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

Mag Nation Prahran

Help save magazines from extinction and peruse the impressive range of titles. There's everything from glossy fashion to conceptual art, plus coffee.

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Claude Maus, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Credit: Ben King

Claude Maus

Define inner-city Melbourne style with black, layered jersey, stretch denim and perforated leather. This flagship store echoes the brand's sinister cool.

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e.g.etal gallery

e.g.etal: Contemporary Jewellery and Objects

e. g. etal: Contemporary Jewellery and Objects is a Melbourne gallery that represents and supports Australia's thriving contemporary jewellery design...

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Found Sound, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Found Sound

Pop in Thursday through to Saturday and chat with proud owner and all round musical good-guy, Lewis Boyes about all your vintage gear needs.

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