Top Choice Arts & Crafts in City Centre

Craft Victoria Shop

This retail arm of Craft Victoria showcases the best of handmade, mainly by local Victorian artists. Its range of jewellery, textiles, accessories, glass and ceramics bridges the art/craft divide and makes for some …
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Third Drawer Down

It all started with their signature tea towel designs (now found in MOMA in New York) at this 'museum of art souvenirs'. Third Drawer Down make life beautifully unusual by stocking absurdist pieces with a sense of h…
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Surprises abound in this 'Wonder Chamber', the strangest of shops: taxidermy, bugs in jars, antique scientific tools, surgical equipment and carnivorous plants, to name a few.
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Crumpler’s bike-courier bags started it all, designed by two former couriers looking for a bag they could hold their beer in while cycling home. Its durable, practical designs now extend to bags for cameras, laptops…
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Dot Herbey

Grandma Dot and Grandpa Herb smile down upon this tiny corner boutique from a mural-sized photo, right at home among the vintage floral fabrics and retro style. This is definitely not somewhere to go if you’re looki…
Gifts & Souvenirs in City Centre

Bernard’s Magic Shop

Australia’s oldest magic shop, open since 1937, Bernard’s sure knows a good whoopee cushion, fake vomit or fly-in-the-ice-cube when it sees one. Practical jokes aside, there are also items for the budding magician s…
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Brunswick Street Bookstore

Lovely store with knowledgeable staff and a good selection of children's books.
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Chapel Street Bazaar

Calling this a ‘permanent undercover collection of market stalls’ won’t give you any clue to what’s tucked away here. This old arcade is a retro-obsessive riot. It doesn’t matter if Italian art glass, vintage furnit…
Fashion & Accessories in City Centre

City Hatters

Located beside the main entrance to Flinders St Station, this is the most convenient place to purchase an iconic Akubra hat, kangaroo-leather sun hat or something a little more unique.
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The Fat empire has changed the way Melbourne dresses, catapulting a fresh generation of designers into the city’s consciousness, including Claude Maus, Dr Denim, Kloke and Status Anxiety. There are also branches in …