shopping in Melbourne is a wonderful experience

Melbourne is one of the best places in the world to shop. Photo: Tourism Australia

Go Shopping in Melbourne

Go shopping in Melbourne and discover where many young designers start out before becoming international sensations. Whether you’re looking for local or international designs, vintage or pre-loved fashion, hand-crafted jewelry or homewares, you’re bound to find it when you go shopping in Melbourne.
Weave your way through the many laneways, arcades and shopping malls that have an old-world charm. When you go shopping in Melbourne, you’ll find something different and enchanting around every corner.

Some of the best places to go shopping in Melbourne are:

Shop till you drop in Melbourne. Photo: Tourism Australia
  • Popular Melbourne shopping hubs are Sydney Road in Brunswick with its vintage and eclectic boutiques, Chapel Street where you will find everything from second-hand shops to exclusive Australian designers, and Swanston Street where you will find loads of bargains and souvenirs.

  • Melbourne Central is a shopping mecca filled with designer brands and Australian flagship department stores such as Myer and David Jones.

  • Explore the city’s laneways that are lined with shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants and more. Just some include the heritage listed Block and Royal Arcades, Little Collins Street, and Flinders Lane.
  • Collins Street has high-end fashion houses such as Prada, Gucci, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Visit the historic Melbourne GPO which has local and international designer boutiques. Don’t forget your credit card for this Melbourne shopping experience.
Go shopping in Melbourne
Flinders Lane. Photo: Visit Victoria
Melbourne is great for vintage shopping
Enjoy some vintage shopping.
Photo: Josie Withers Photography

  • Bargain hunters should include a Melbourne shopping trip to Harbour Town which is full of factory outlet shops and designer seconds. It’s located in the Docklands and you can catch the free city circle tram (number 35) there.
  • Bourke Street Mall has a bit of everything including department stores and designer boutiques. There's also cafes and street buskers to keep you entertained.
  • Melbourne shopping must include a visit to the Queen Victoria Markets. The markets are a food lovers dream with its endless food stalls, food tours, cooking schools and quirky souvenirs.
  • The Makers Markets bring together 100 local artists and producers selling arts, crafts and freshly made delicacies. This Melbourne shopping experience is every Sunday on St Kilda Road, just up from Flinders street station.
Taste the delicious treats at QVB markets


QVB markets has all kinds of great treats. Photo: Visit Victoria