High Street, Ar­madale

TOORAK VIL­LAGE, TOORAK

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IT’S A WELL KNOWN fact that Melbourne is Aus­tralia’s most fash­ion­able city, how­ever if you want to find the very best and mix with the finest in one de­light­ful lo­ca­tion then it would be a crime to miss Toorak Vil­lage. Just a few kilo­me­tres from Melbourne’s CBD, the vil­lage, which is sur­rounded by some of the city’s most beau­ti­ful homes, is the place where lo­cals go to shop.

You’ll find more than 50 fash­ion, shoe, jew­ellery and ac­ces­sory bou­tiques of­fer­ing a wide range of both lo­cal and im­ported de­signer wares. An added bonus is that the vil­lage is small— cov­er­ing one gen­er­ous block.

Like any good town, Toorak Vil­lage of­fers a wide range of ser­vices (with more than 260 busi­nesses) in­clud­ing a ma­jor su­per­mar­ket, florist, chemist, post of­fice, beauty par­lours and some of Melbourne’s best-known hair­dressers. Spend some time in the unique bou­tiques and you’ll un­der­stand why the vil­lage is re­garded as one of Melbourne’s most chic shop­ping ar­eas.

In the vil­lage you’ll find IMP Jew­ellery. Es­tab­lished in 1974, IMP Jew­ellery spe­cialise in hand­made di­a­mond jew­ellery in­clud­ing a wide se­lec­tion of en­gage­ment rings and spe­cial oc­ca­sion pieces, beau­ti­ful coloured stones, South Sea and Tahi­tian pearls and a stun­ning col­lec­tion of Ital­ian and Aus­tralian gold.

IMP Jew­ellery also of­fers a re­mod­elling ser­vice or you can even trade your old jew­ellery in for a more con­tem­po­rary de­sign.

The laneways of Toorak Vil­lage are alive with peo­ple vis­it­ing the edgy eat­ing hotspots, funky cafés, florists, beauty sa­lons, hair­dressers and fash­ion bou­tiques. Vil­lage Way ar­cade has Jade+am­ber, an el­e­gant bou­tique show­room of French in­te­rior prod­ucts such as Mai­son Ladurée Paris and La Man­u­fac­ture de Monaco.

Sally Wright Flower Stu­dio on Toorak Road is the most beau­ti­ful and sweet smelling shop you have ever vis­ited. Stroll down Vil­lage Walk Ar­cade for the best fruit and veg­gies, pop into Mon Amore Paris for im­ported French wom­enswear or visit the Toorak Pres­tige Bar­ber.

Set within the con­fines of an old town­house, the Town­house Café fea­tures a wall that repli­cates the Tu­dor theme of the area town­house. This funky hotspot is a re­fresh­ing place to grab a cof­fee, brunch or lunch.

Right next door is Villique Bou­tique of­fer­ing gor­geous wom­enswear and ac­ces­sories for the very fash­ion­able women of Toorak.

Toorak Vil­lage is lo­cated about 5km from Melbourne’s CBD and is easy to ac­cess by car with more than 700 car park­ing spa­ces, while the #8 tram trav­els from Melbourne’s CBD to the vil­lage.

Toorak Vil­lage. Photo: Rachel Fialides.

Fine jew­ellery from IMP Jew­ellery.

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