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Shopping In Melbourne | Malls, Markets & Outlets – 11 Top Places to Shop

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When you’re planning to do some shopping in Melbourne, be sure to head to these 11 hot shopping spots in one of Australia’s favorite cities. Melbourne has such a wide variety of shopping areas, it truly lives up to the cliche of offering something for everyone. High-end fashion, second-hand treasures, discounted outlet stores, and international brands can be found all over Melbourne.

Shopping in Melbourne-Australia-Chadstone

Shopping In Melbourne | Chadstone, The Biggest Shopping Center In Australia

Chadstone has more than 550 stores and over 90 places to eat. This shopping center has something for all ages and interest types. The types of stores you’ll find at Chadstone include:

  • High-end designer stores, such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Prada
  • Department stores, such as David Jones, Kmart, Tartet, and Myer
  • Specialty stores, such as Country Road, Aesop, and Seed
  • Technology stores, such as JB HI-FI and Apple

To get to the shopping center in Chadstone, visitors can catch a free shuttle from Federation Square which has many daily departures, catch the train from Flinders Street Station, or drive yourself and park free.

Address: 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone
Hours: From Monday to Wednesday: 9 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.; from Thursday to Saturday: 9 A.M. to 9 P.M.; Sunday: 10 A.M. to 7 P.M.

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Shopping in Melbourne-Australia-Melbourne Central

Shopping In Melbourne | Melbourne Central, a Shopping Center With Its Own Train Station

Boasting a movie theater, a bowling alley, a tower dating back to 1889, and 300 specialty shops, Melbourne Central is a must-visit destination for shopping in Melbourne.

Popular stores here include:

  • MAC
  • Sephora
  • Bardot
  • Converse
  • Napoleon Perdis
  • Mecca Maxima
  • Colette
  • Country Road
  • Priceline
  • Foot Locker
  • Rebel Sports
  • Gap
  • RM Williams
  • Mimco
  • Nike

Melbourne Central is located close to two other shopping destinations on this list: Emporium Melbourne and Bourke Street Mall.

Address: 211 La Trobe Street, Melbourne CBD
Hours: From Sunday to Wednesday, and Saturday: 10 A.M. to 7 P.M.; from Thursday to Friday: 10 A.M. to 9 P.M.

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Shopping in Melbourne-Australia-Emporium Melbourne foods

Shopping In Melbourne | High-End Brands and Delicious Food at Emporium Melbourne

Though Emporium Melbourne isn’t as large as many of the other hot spots to shop in Melbourne, many impressive international brands have shops here.

Stores at Emporium Melbourne include:

  • Manning Cartell
  • Armani Exchange
  • Calvin Klein
  • Willow
  • Kathmandu
  • Mimco
  • H&M
  • Kate Spade
  • Camila
  • Calibre
  • UGG
  • Dion Lee
  • Rodd and Gunn
  • Lacoste
  • UNIQLO
  • Michael Kors

Emporium Melbourne also has an amazing food court, especially for visitors who enjoy Asian cuisine, as there are 18 different Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese restaurants available.

Address: 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Hours: From Sunday to Wednesday and Saturday: 10 A.M. to 7 P.M.; from Thursday to Friday: 10 A.M. to 9 P.M.; on public holidays: 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.

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Shopping in Melbourne-Australia-Bourke Street Mall

Shopping In Melbourne | Stroll the Open-Air Street of Bourke Street Mall

Bourke Street Mall is actually not a mall, but a street closed off to cars so pedestrians can stroll from one storefront to the next. Locals and tourists alike shop from big-name brands here. The Myer and David Jones stores are so large, they even have restaurants inside for when you need to refuel before you continue shopping.

Other stores that can be found at Bourke Street Mall are:

  • Zara
  • Roger David
  • H&M
  • Forever New
  • Cue

As visitors walk up and down the street, buskers along the roadside provide entertainment.

Address: 350 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD
Hours: varied from one store to the next.

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Shopping in Melbourne-Australia-Brunswick & Smith Streets

Shopping In Melbourne | Find Alternative Fashion & Vintage Treasures on Brunswick & Smith Streets

In the neighborhood of Fitzroy, avid shoppers will find Brunswick Street and Smith Street. On Brunswick Street, there are many boutique shops with alternative fashion items. Along Smith Street, find second-hand treasures at the used bookstores or discover some vintage treasures.

Address: Brunswick Street, Fitzroy; Smith Street, Fitzroy
Hours: varied from one store to the next.

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Shopping in Melbourne-Australia-Chapel Street

Shopping In Melbourne | Chapel Street, the Longest Catwalk in the Southern Hemisphere

For a full day of shopping or to find the perfect souvenir, visit the shops along Chapel Street for a huge variety of shops. Check out local designers, familiar big brands, second-hand shops, arts and crafts stores, furniture stores, and just about anything else.

When you get tired of shopping, head to one of the many bars and restaurants on Chapel Street for a meal, a quick snack, or a drink.

Address: Chapel Street, Melbourne
Hours: varied from store to store.

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Shopping in Melbourne-Australia-DFO South Wharf

Shopping In Melbourne | DFO South Wharf, the Outlet Center With Low Prices on High-End Fashion

Bargain-hunters will want to head to Discount Factory Outlet South Wharf, where high-end fashion is availalble at a discount. Visitors can peruse items at over 120 different factory outlets at DFO South Wharf, including:

  • Armani
  • Nike
  • Billabong
  • Calvin Klein
  • Adidas
  • Lorna Jane
  • Nick Scali Furniture
  • Converse
  • Cue
  • M.J. Bale
  • JB Hi-Fi
  • Sass & Bide

Address: 20 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
Hours: From Sunday to Thursday and Saturday: 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.; Friday: 10 A.M. to 9 P.M.

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Shopping in Melbourne-Australia-District Docklands

Shopping In Melbourne | District Docklands, the Indoor and Outdoor Shopping Center with Entertainment

At the indoor and outdoor shopping center District Docklands, wander through nearly 70 shops of both Australian and international brands, including H&M and UNIQLO. When you’re tired of shopping, grab something to eat, or, for a unique experience, check out one of the many attractions found here. The most popular attractions include:

  • mini golfing at Glow Golf
  • watching a movie at Hoyts
  • bowling at Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq
  • riding the Melbourne Star Ferris Wheel
  • ice skating at O’Brian Ice House

Address: 440 Docklands Drive, Docklands
Hours: from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. every day.

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Shopping in Melbourne-Australia-Heritage Buildings-Collins Street

Shopping In Melbourne | Explore Designer Stores in Heritage Buildings on Collins Street

For high fashion in Melbourne, visit Collins Street. Here, you’ll find heritage buildings for designer stores such as Tiffany’s, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Georgio Armani, and Prada. You won’t find restaurants, bars, or entertaining attractions here – just flagship designer stores. If the items here are out of your price range, window shopping in the Victorian-era buildings is a fun way to spend a day, too.

Address: Collins Street, Melbourne
Hours: varied from store to store.

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Shopping in Melbourne-Australia-Queen Victoria Market

Shopping In Melbourne | Queen Victoria Market, the Biggest Open-Air Market in the Southern Hemisphere

If you plan on fully exploring the biggest outdoor market in the Southern Hemisphere, be sure to leave more than one day to see everything at the Queen Victoria Market. In fact, it’s one of the largest markets of this kind in the world. This market was established nearly 120 years ago, and offers not just clothing but also artisanal bread, fresh fruits and vegetables, wine, butchers, fresh seafood, delicatessens, and poultry. There are also shops selling jewelry, flowers, stationery, souvenirs, shoes, and toys.

Address: Corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne

Hours for produce stalls:

  • Sunday: 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
  • Closed Monday and Wednesday
  • On Tuesday and Thursday: 6 A.M. to 2 P.M.
  • Friday: 6 A.M. to 5 P.M.
  • Saturday: 6 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Hours for specialty stalls:

  • Sunday: 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
  • Closed Monday and Wednesday
  • On Tuesday and Thursday: 8 A.M. to 2 P.M.
  • Friday: 8 A.M. to 3 P.M.
  • Saturday: 8 A.M. to 3 P.M.

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Shopping in Melbourne-Australia-Sydney Road

Shopping In Melbourne | Sydney Road, 14 Miles of Storefronts

Visitors who enjoy window-shopping or wandering from store to store will want to check out Sydney Road, a 14-mile long street with shops, restaurants, and bars. More of a local favorite than a tourist destination, you’ll find record stores, second-hand shops, and many other types of stores. Be sure to visit the many jewelry stores along this road. You may see a bride-to-be shopping for her wedding dress on Sydney Road, as it’s often where the locals go.

Address: Sydney Road, Melbourne
Hours: varied from store to store.

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