Al­bert Park

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Quaint vil­lage, but many shops close on Sun­day. Taxi to Al­bert & Vic­to­ria / 86 Brid­port St. / 0429 355 112 / for one­off and lim­ited-edi­tion threads (w), jew­els and h/ware. Exit right, skip down and across to Nyary at #113 / 9686 9105 / nyary.com.au / where hal­lu­ci­na­tion-in­spir­ing tapestry an­i­mals, John De­rian plates and up­cy­cled in­dus­trial lights await; then glammy shoe, bag and shades bou­tique Le Hoof is at #121 / 9645 5532. Dash over the road and get ac­quainted with an on-trend gal­wear stash from home and abroad at #130 Filly’s Sta­ble / 9686 1061, then cross back over to re­fuel with sal­ads at #123 Haps­burg Em­pire / 9686 8226 / 8am-5pm daily, or whip left into Mon­tague St. then right into Dun­das Ln. for a seafood and fizz sesh at the Al­bert Park Ho­tel / 83 Dun­das Pl. / 9690 5459. Post binge, wad­dle on up Dun­das, cross­ing Faus­sett St. to reach Seed at 121 Dun­das Pl. / 9690 3145 / and its city-chic sprog togs, plus Husk at #123 / 0487 705 654 / has a beaut de­signer fash stash (w) as well as home bits. Browse Av­enue Book­store at #127 / 9690 2227, then cross Brid­port St., spin right into Mer­ton St., and sashay left into Cardi­gan Pl. for ab-fab Em­pire Vin­tage at #63 (see Stand­out Stores). You must have chronic shop­per’s shoul­der by now, but lucky for you Ad­vanced Skin & Beauty Clinic (see Spas) is just 10 blocks to the south­east via Mer­ton and Ham­ble­ton. Say spa-aaaaah...

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