Fancy Some Retail Therapy In Melbourne? Here’s Where To Go…

From thrift stores to flagships, your festive shopping is covered.

Along with its thriving theatre, dining and sporting scenes, Melbourne is well known for being a shopping hotspot, so if you’re planning a trip to the bustling metropolis this holiday season, be sure to carve out some time for a little retail therapy.

Whether you’re looking for the latest fashions or something for the home, these are the places in Melbourne to head for that perfect holiday buy.

Melbourne Central

Melbourne Central is a bustling spot where you can enjoy a mix of shopping, dining and entertainment all under one roof. With its extensive range of stores, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re on the hunt for gifts or just browsing for fun. And when you’re done shopping, you don’t have to walk far to catch a movie or grab a bite to eat.

Melbourne Central is also easy to get to, right above the City Loop rail network and with a tram stop just outside. But if you prefer a hassle-free, comfortable journey, booking a Melbourne taxi service is the way to go. You don’t need to worry about navigating unknown streets, missing your stop or paying for parking.

Shot Tower inside Melbourne Central is one of the most Instagrammed buildings in Melbourne.
Shot Tower inside Melbourne Central is one of the most Instagrammed buildings in Melbourne.

Bourke Street Mall

If you’re staying close to the CBD, Bourke Street Mall is a must-visit. This isn’t your everyday shopping destination – it’s a lively pedestrian mall. Here, you’ll find everything from fashion boutiques to cool thrift shops and large department stores, all catering for a mix of styles and price points.

While you explore Bourke Street Mall, be sure to check out the Royal Arcade and Melbourne GPO. They’re not just historic places; you’ll find shops and dining options inside. And as you walk through this vibrant space, you’ll see the iconic tramlines and hear the tram bells for that quintessential Melbourne experience.

Do some tram spotting while at Bourke Street Mall.
Do some tram spotting while at Bourke Street Mall.

The Strand Melbourne

The Strand Melbourne is a unique shopping destination right in the heart of Melbourne’s retail district. A bit smaller than some of the larger malls nearby, it stands out with its intimate shopping experience.

You can find a variety of stores here offering everything from sporting goods to homewares and fashion. It also has a café and hair salon, for those essential shopping breaks.

You'll find some of Melbourne's best boutiques behind the Strand's colourful facade.
You’ll find some of Melbourne’s best boutiques behind the Strand’s colourful facade. (Credit: City of Melbourne)

Emporium Melbourne

If luxury shopping is more your cup of tea, Emporium Melbourne will serve you well. This upscale centre is home to over 200 high-end stores, offering everything from designer fashion to the latest beauty releases and elegant accessories.

As well as the shopping, the stunning architecture and wide selection of dining options will make your visit memorable. Why not take it a step further by travelling in style with a chauffeur service – it’s the perfect complement to a day of high-end shopping.

Get your fix of fashion, design and food at Emporium.
Get your fix of fashion, design and food at Emporium. (Credit: Visit Melbourne)
At the end of the day, hail down a styligh ride to take you and your shopping swag home.
At the end of the day , hail down a stylish ride to take you and your shopping home.

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