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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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RetroStar Vintage Clothing, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Retrostar Vintage Clothing

Enter vintage heaven at Retrostar, where the collection of clothes and accessories is expertly curated to omit the ordinary and focus on the fabulous.

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Call Me Madam, West Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Call Me Madam

Doll yourself up in fashion from local and international designers along with limited-edition pieces from the boutique's own vintage label, Lyla.

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opal ring, pendant set

Johnston Opals

Johnston Opals apart of Johnston Jewellers, is a family run business which has been trading for well over 100 years, situated on Exhibition Street in...

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Chadstone Shopping Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Chadstone

Your shopping mission is incomplete if you haven't lost yourself in the (take a deep breath) five-hundred-and-thirty stores that comprise Chadstone.

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Das Tshirt, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Das T-Shirt Automat

Bring your own design, a few words or just an idea and let the creative folks at the red and white striped booth put it on a T-shirt for you.

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Gwendolynne boutique, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia

Gwendolynne

Be spellbound by the romantic world of Gwendolynne, the cherished Melbourne designer whose ethereal gowns are the envy of brides around the country.

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Manon Bis, Hawksburn, Victoria, Australia

Manon Bis

Indulge in all things delightful at this homewares and textiles salon. Think high-end fragrances, Harry Dean glassware and Brickett Davda's china.

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Hill of Content, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hill of Content

While away a few hours in one of the Melbourne's best-loved bookstores and discover a history dating back to the gangster days of Squizzy Taylor.

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Serena Lindeman, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Serena Lindeman

Adopt the adage that the hat maketh the occasion and adorn your bonce in Serena Lindeman's thoroughly modern millinery, or discover her DIY secrets.

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Chiodo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Chiodo

Enter this subterranean, edgy hub of designs where unisex fashion and accessories flaunt themselves alongside stylish satchels and other accessories.

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Books for Cooks

Books for Cooks

Buy your gifts here and be invited to dinner parties from now to eternity. There's enough kitchen literature here to make your eyeballs' mouths water.

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H&M, GPO, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne's GPO

Step off busy Bourke Street into a calmer space at Melbourne's GPO. Sunny steps, colonnades and cafes wrap around Australia's very first H&M store.

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Edition X, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Edition X

Make an affordable entry into the art world with exclusive commissioned, collectable artworks from this concept store by Pieces of Eight gallery.

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Husk, Toorak, Victoria, Australia

Husk

Find hidden treasures among bohemian fashion, artful acessories, holistic homewares and artful ephemera sourced from the farthest reaches of the globe.

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Self Preservation, Melbourne, Victoria, Ausralia

Self Preservation

Sip tea or manually extracted coffee and daintily munch pastries while you browse gleaming jewels at this gallery-cafe-bar. How very, very Melbourne.

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QV Shopping Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

QV

When the thought of going to a shopping centre makes you recoil in horror but you have a daunting list of errands, head to QV's meandering 'laneways'.

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Mag Nation City, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mag Nation City

Flick through pristine titles with great coffee, cool staff and crazy promotions at the hippest periodical dispensary in the city. Say 'Undies Monday'.

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Someday Store, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Someday Store

Stop to look someday through the drawers, cases and hangers filled with exclusive labels, artisinal jewellery, antiquarian books and cultish artworks.

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City Hatters, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

City Hatters

Dip your lid to City Hatters, a purveyor of fine headwear for more than a century under the clocks at Flinders Street station.

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Changing rooms at Eastern Market Fabrica

Eastern Market | Fabrica

Eastern Market's amazing city store, Fabrica, is an industrial sister-store to the renowned Carlton boutique. Featuring imported designer clothing,...

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