Coven­try St. / South Mel­bourne

LUXE City Guides - Melbourne - - Shopping Itineraries -

Time your trip for ap­petite-se­duc­ing South Mel­lie Mar­ket days, when many shops open to match. Start with bella Euro an­tique home­wares at Izzi & Popo at 258 Fer­rars St. / cnr Dor­cas St. / 9696 1771 / closed Tue. Exit left, stroll 100m and zap right, cross­ing the rail­way foot­bridge into Coven­try St. to reach the South Mel­bourne Mar­ket at #322-26 / 8am-4pm Wed, Sat & Sun, till 5pm Fri. Grab a take­away sea­sonal blend latte from Cle­ment at Stall 89 / cle­ment coffee.com / then hit Klop­per at Stall 224 / W Aisle / 0408 039 299 / for quirky Oz de­sign finds; SO:ME Space at cnr E Aisle & Ave E / with emerg­ing lo­cal-name pop-ups; Stone Glint & Bone at Stall 154 / Aisle E / 0426 811 017 / for gothic gems and baubles; and The Su­per­Cool / 0401 673 544 / with mod in­te­rior bob­ble and ac­ces­sories. Re­trace back out to Coven­try for cute home­ware haven Melody Nelson at #307 / 9686 3842 / melo­dynel­son.com.au. Stride over Ce­cil St. to find screen-printed linens and throws at #289 Nest / 9699 8277 / nesthome­wares.com.au, and in­dus­trial Fran­cophile caff #285 Chez Dré (see Coffee) for nib­ble-wor­thy mac­arons and cakes. Carry on along Coven­try and at #269 is Vin­cent2 / 9686 7702 / vin­cent2.com.au / stock­ing con­tempo Dutch and Scandi furny, then cross over to @ Luxe by De­sign at #266 / 9645 7706 / atluxe.com.au / for global home brands in­clud­ing Mis­soni Home, Orla Kiely and Eva Solo. Spin right at Claren­don St. for cov­etable men’s footwear, hats, mous­tache-groom­ing gear and ac­ces­sories at #244 Beg­gar Man Thief / 9686 3006 / beg­gar­man­thief.com.au, then re­trace to Coven­try, turn right and dart left into Yarra Pl. for ace eat and drink (and wee) stop St. Ali (see Coffee). Want more? You’re in­sa­tiable! Call a cab (see V. Use­ful) and bee­line to the start of the nearby Al­bert Park itin­er­ary.

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