Head to Mel­bourne to dis­cover shop­ping with a twist – Aus­tralia’s fash­ion cap­i­tal is full of sur­prises

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Stellar - - Advertising Feature - Flin­ders Lane, Mel­bourne. FOR MORE IN­FOR­MA­TION, GO TO VISITMELBOURNE.COM/TWIST Bruns­wick Street, Fitzroy.

THE Mel­bourne laneways, and Lucy fash­ion Folk, LANEWAYS which De­sign is bou­tiques fa­mous are a Space dot­ted for such its and with charm­ing as Al­pha60, Ma­sons. de­sign Iconic visit the shop­ping Royal Ar­cade, ar­cades The abound, Block Ar­cade too: and Cathe­dral Ar­cade. THE FASH­ION HUBS Em­po­rium Mel­bourne, QV Mel­bourne and Bourke Street Mall in the CBD form part of a precinct with more than 1000 lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional re­tail­ers. The “Paris end” of Collins Street is fa­mous for high-end fash­ion, with lux­ury stores such as Cartier, Her­mès, Gucci and Louis Vuit­ton; Chanel’s flag­ship is nearby on Flin­ders Lane. Fur­ther afield is Chad­stone, the largest shop­ping cen­tre in the South­ern Hemi­sphere. THE For only to Co­conut fash­ion shop­ping be MEL­BOURNE found and re­tail­ers Kuwaii, ex­pe­ri­ences in Mel­bourne, Obus, and EX­CLU­SIVES Marais, sou­venir that pay can a Lord store visit Mel­bour­na­lia. Mel­bourne Mar­ket SO:ME is a Space great at place South to find unique pieces from lo­cal de­sign­ers. THE NEIGH­BOUR­HOODS Mel­bourne’s eclec­tic vil­lages in­clude: Colling­wood’s shop­ping and cafe hotspot Smith Street; Bruns­wick and Gertrude Streets in Fitzroy, the place to go for lo­cal de­sign­ers and all things vin­tage; and, in Prahran, Gre­ville Street’s art and de­sign dis­trict, and the renowned fash­ion precinct, Chapel Street. Toorak and South Yarra are also pop­u­lar spots for shop­ping, gourmet food stores and di­verse din­ing op­tions.

Lost in Sea­sons stall at SO:ME Space, South Mel­bourne Mar­ket.


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