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-new shopping choices deliver a different shopping adventure every time you venture out. Whether you're after high fashion or fine art, jewellery or accessories, homewares or stationery – the city's laneways and arcades hold untold gems. Inner city precincts have you spoiled for choice, while department stores and shopping centres continue to raise the bar.
Melbourne's passion for fashion is a serious matter, a fact noted by international retail giants looking to establish Australian outposts, and local designers keen on a strong start.