TOORAK VILLAGE, TOORAK
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.
For more information, visit toorakvillage.com.au
Toorak Village. Photo: Rachel Fialides.