The style for miles bit

This is the bit where we hit the streets in search of that new look that will take your style game to a serious new level. 

From classic cuts to cutting-edge couture Melbourne is a city that takes its fashion very seriously. That’s why the city’s filled with homegrown boutiques with serious world-wide clout. 

So clear some space in your closet and bring your biggest suitcase, because if going wild on style is your thing, then Melbourne will definitely be your kind of vibe. 

Hit up the best places to shop ‘til you drop at Melbourne’s must-visit shopping spots.

Haus of Dizzy

If you need a little bling in your life, head to Haus of Dizzy in Fitzroy to shop for some seriously cool statement jewellery pieces. Proud Wiradjuri woman Kristy Dickinson is the creative force behind this brilliant brand, known for its bold and empowering designs. Each unique piece is meticulously designed, laser-cut and hand-painted locally at their Fitzroy studio. 

Emporium

Glide through the architectural veins of Emporium Melbourne and see first-hand why the centre is the city’s pre-eminent shopping destination. Pass through the grandiose 1920s Myer façade, shop in luxury flagship stores and be mesmerised by local and global brands all under one spectacularly high roof. 

Alpha60

Alpha60 is a Melbourne fashion institution, driving creativity from its Collingwood-based studio. The brand has woven itself into the fabric of Australian fashion through its fresh take on classic styles and cuts and a style branded as ‘sophisticated quirk.’ Visit the 400 sqm Chapter House concept store and exhibition space on Flinders Lane or head to Fitzroy for the Alpha60 outlet store. 

Block Arcade

Hailing from 1892, The Block Arcade is one of the city’s most ornate shopping precincts. Saunter off Collins Street and admire the soaring glass canopy and mosaic floors and browse wares from bespoke tailors, jewellers, art dealers and spice merchants. Pick up a sweet treat from the chocolate shop or enjoy a high tea at The Tea Room 1892. 

Gertrude Street

Discover the best of Fitzroy on Gertrude Street – a microcosm of this eclectic ‘burb, you can shop vintage wares, visit a gallery and taste some of Melbourne’s best cuisine in corner pubs, tapas bars and award-winning restaurants. While the day away flipping through vinyls at Northside Records, shop local labels at Leonard St., and sift through vintage clothing, high-end accessories, and the best name brands at PPHH.

Kinya Lerrk

A celebration of First Peoples art and culture, this beautiful Preston boutique is filled with homewares, stationery and gifts to brighten up your space. Head to Kinya Lerrk to shop for curated, colourful pieces while supporting local Aboriginal-owned businesses. 

The Strand

Centrally located on Elizabeth Street, surrounded by public transport options, The Strand is another one of Melbourne’s convenient shopping hubs, where you can get designer clothing from Acne Studios, comfy footwear from ASICS, or homewares, jewellery and accessories from Dinosaur Design’s collection of colourful goods.

Clothing The Gaps

Situated in Melbourne's vibrant inner north in the heart of Brunswick, Clothing The Gaps is an Aboriginal social enterprise and must-visit shopping destination. Here, you can support local Aboriginal businesses and learn more about important conversations happening in First Nations communities while shopping for Melbourne-made accessories, clothing, stationery and homewares.

Masons

Haute couture for a new generation, Masons on Flinders Lane is THE place to go for luxury men’s fashion. From edgy to modern or classic cuts, shoppers can get tailor-made suits with the old-world style of Corneliani or a more Japanese avant-garde look with a get up by Ambush.

Scanlan Theodore 

Subtle, but not boring, feminine, without the frills and structure without stricture, Scanlan Theodore is a defining influence in Melbourne’s local fashion scene. Head to Emporium Melbourne, the infamous Chapel Street in South Yarra, or High Street in Armadale, to find a new favourite piece.

Obus

Independent fashion at its finest, Obus represents cutting-edge Melbourne design with a splash of quirk. With dresses, coats and pants in all the latest colour-drenched cuts and styles, Obus is your golden ticket to a hot wardrobe.

dot COMME

Just off the hustle and bustle of Swanston Street in the heart of the city is dot COMME, Melbourne’s answer to curating your dream wardrobe. Lovers of fashion inspired by art can browse in-store for out-of-the-ordinary street and everyday wear. 

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