lives for the serious shopper especially for those serious about fashion.
A fashion center since the 19th Century, Melbourne continues to maintain
its standards, providing class service to customers.
departmental stores are Myer Melbourne, a full two blocks of the city
center, David Jones, and Daimaru, a recent addition to its department
stores. Specialty stores and boutiques can be found in the Galleria Shopping
Plaza. Located on Collins Street are Australia on Collins, Block Arcade,
and the Sportsgirl Centre. Australia on Collins comprises 60 shops on
five levels, with fashion, homeware, and other retail stores. The Sportsgirl
Centre and the Block Arcade concentrates on fashion design shops with
the latter having a significant historic interest. In between Bourke Street
Mall and Little Collins Street is The Walk Arcade, housing a small selection
of smart and exclusive boutiques.
complex in the city is Centrepoint Shopping Centre with 47 shops on four
levels. Melbourne Central, running between Swanston Street and Elizabeth
Street has 180 shops spread throughout six levels. All are housed in a
glass-coned tower building.
also has a number of colorful and vibrant markets including the famous
Queen Victoria Market, Sunday arts and crafts market at Collins Place
and the Victorian Arts Centre, which is a second-hand goods market held
each Sunday in the southeastern suburb of Camberwell. A popular arts and
crafts market is also held on Sundays at the Upper St Kilda Esplanade.
open seven days a week. Standard hours are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., although
some retailers open longer with extended hours on Thursdays and Fridays.
Most shops will be closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.
211 La Trobe St.
Melbourne, 314 Bourke St Mall
Jones, 310 Bourke St Mall
Malls, and Shopping Centers
Australia on Collins, 260 Collins St
Place, 45 Collins St
Central, 300 Lonsdale St
Centre, 234 Collins St
Shopping Centre, 293-297 Bourke St Mall
Shopping Plaza, Cnr Bourke & Elizabeth sts
Complex, 3 Southgate Ave, Southbank
Walk Arcade, 309-325 Bourke St Mall