Browse village shopping strips to uncover eclectic vintage clothes, furniture and books, or pick up gourmet souvenirs from specialty shops throughout the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.
Antiques and quirky finds
Head to Belgrave, Olinda and Sassafras for quirky shops specialising in everything from tea to teddy bears, craft to candles, antiques, glassware and pottery and linens. Make sure you stop at the Tea Leaves shops for the largest range of teas and teapots in Melbourne.
Go vintage in the Dandenongs
Give your wardrobe a shake-up with the treasures unearthed in the Dandenong Ranges' proliferation of vintage emporiums, op shops, and designer havens.
Find one-off pieces made from recycled materials by Dandenongs designers in Limerence in Belgrave, and build a new look with vintage items sourced from Sandra V in Tecoma and Walk In Wardrobe Vintage in Belgrave.
Over in Healesville The Gilded Lily will deck you out in European vintage and locally-designed clothing.
Find whimsical local souvenirs made by Ranges artists at the Treefern Potters, or at Red Gum Gallery in Olinda. Work up an appetite scouring the wares at Vintage Cookbooks in Kallista.
Filling the boot in the Yarra Valley
Take home your favourite bottles from the Yarra Valley's winery cellar doors, many of which double as food stores, meaning you can also leave with some delicious edible souvenirs.
Consider the food and wine matching possibilities with the booty from the Yering Station Produce Store. Create your own special occasion with a bottle of sparkling wine from Domaine Chandon.
Discover the joys of farm gate shopping throughout the region. Collect delicious fresh pasta from Healesville's Yarra Valley Pasta and create a cheese platter to remember from Yarra Valley Dairy.