Melbourne shopping

Top Choice Homewares in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Third Drawer Down

This 'museum of art souvenirs' stocks both beautiful and absurdist pieces with a sense of humour, many of which are collaborations with well-known designers and artists. Watermelon stools sit next to ceramic plates,…
Top Choice Clothing in Carlton & Brunswick

Dejour Jeans

This store-workshop custom fits denim jeans, skirts and jackets for a steal. Men's and women's jeans cost between $55 and $60. Pick your style and colour, then have a pair altered to your body, usually within 60 min…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in City Centre

Craft Victoria

This retail arm of Craft Victoria showcases goods handmade exclusively by Victorian artists and artisans. Its range of jewellery, textiles, accessories, glass and ceramics bridges the art-craft divide and makes for …
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in City Centre

Melbournalia

This is the place to stock up on interesting souvenirs by more than 100 local designers – prints featuring city icons, tram socks, native Aussie-inspired earrings and great books on Melbourne, as well as maps and gu…
Top Choice Market in Melbourne's West

Footscray Market

Across from the station, this place is loud, pungent, and chock-a-block with food: meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, deli goods and a whole lot of stuff that may be new to you. Various international cuisines are availa…
Clothing in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor

Design a Space

You know the disappointment you feel when someone tells you they bought an incredible item of clothing overseas? Your payback is now at this colourful, quirky and unique fashion shop. Around 60 up-and-coming indepen…
Books in Carlton & Brunswick

Readings

A potter around this defiantly prosperous indie bookshop can occupy an entire afternoon, if you’re so inclined. There’s a dangerously loaded (and good-value) specials table and switched-on, helpful staff. Just next …
Cosmetics in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Lore Perfumery

This shop stocks more than 500 fragrances from $25 through to $500. A lot of it is Australian – the vegan body products made with native botanicals make a great souvenir. Look out for other goodies like nostalgic Au…
Vintage in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor

Chapel Street Bazaar

This old arcade is a sprawling, retro-obsessive riot and the closest thing you'll find to Aladdin's 'Cave of Wonders'. There are trinkets, jewellery and treasures, but you'll also pick up everything from modernist f…
Food & Drinks in Carlton & Brunswick

Mediterranean Wholesalers

This Mediterranean haven founded in 1961 is Australia's largest continental food shop. Shop for supplies with your nonna or a picnic with friends, get lost in the aisles, or have an espresso and cannoli at the bar f…