Where To Shop In Melbourne For Top Fashion Brands

High Street, Northcote

High Street in Northcote is a vibrant and popular retail location in Victoria. Some of the best shops, pubs and restaurants can be found here. Relax with a glass of wine after shopping at the Peacock Inn Hotel or enjoy a pan Asian dish at the newly rebranded Brother Bon, previously known as Loving Hut. Some of the shops you can explore in Northcotes High Street include The Pheonix & The Turtle, where you can buy bedding by Sage & Clare and Footwear by Rollies. If you’re looking for a special children’s gift then you can’t go wrong at Birch & Bear, their slogan is ‘for an unhurried childhood’ and their handmade books, gifts and toys promote the wonder of play and are a memorable keepsake for any child. If handmade furniture is your thing then check out the handmade solid timber furniture at Kithe, you won’t be disappointed.

Chadstone Shopping Complex 

Definitely the largest shopping centre in the entire continent, the Chadstone Shopping Complex located in south eastern suburbs of Malvern East in the city of Melbourne sprawls across a colossal space that’s huge enough to belittle any shopping centre in Australia. This modern hub of shopping has everything from boutique shops to high-end retail stores, and there’s hardly anything that you can’t find in this emporium.

Also known by the name of Chaddy, it hosts some of the top designer brands including David Jones and Myer department stores, in addition to Aldi, Woolworths, Coles supermarkets and over 500 specialty stores, majority of which are fashion niche with a number of high-street designer labels.  With popular brands like Armani Exchange, FCUK, Ralph Lauren, Carla Zambati, Alannah Hill, Collette Dinnigan and Bettina Liano, there’s every reason to visit the fashion capital of Chadstone.

The Emporium

Spread across 7 levels of top-notch retailing space, The Emporium located right in the heart of the Melbourne Central Business district, is described as the epicentre of cutting-edge design and fashion of the contemporary world.  This shopping mecca has been the largest retail space for over a century and boasts of the largest international and Australian collection of designer labels with more than 200 high-end fashion brands in its inventory.  

Whether you are looking for stylish wristwatches by Calvin Klein or latest trends from British icon TopShop, the Emporium has the doors open to match all the requirements. Lovers of Australian brands will be spoilt for choice when they step into Bianca Spender’s store to explore 17 Australian designer brands including White Suede, Seed Heritage, Willow, Manning Cartell, Sass & Bide and Zimmerman.

Collins Street

Collins Street is regarded as the most buzzing shopping centre with a mix of designer clothing, high-end chic jewellery, vintage shoes, luxury goods and fashion accessories. Top designer fashion clothing brands include Hugo Boss, Herringbone, Husk, Cose Ipanema and Le Louvere, along with some high end jewellery by Bvlgari, Rutherford, Tiffany&Co., Makers Mark, George Jensen and Jan Logan.

Add to that, a classic collection of shoes by Gucci, Chanel, Hermes, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore, Bally, Louis Vuitton and Ferragamo. This premier shopping street includes major shopping centres, namely, Block Arcade, Collins Place, Collin234 and St. Collins Lane. Choose from a range of authentic, antique and chic clothing for men and women, and vintage jewellery to complement fashion appeal of the modern world.

Chapel Street

Providing an extensive line of boutique clothing and designer labels, Chapel is known to be one of the best shopping and entertainment precincts in Melbourne.  It has a myriad collection of shops ranging from the old-fashioned pawnbrokers towards Windsor to the exclusive trendy designers at the South Yarra end. The retail chain of designer brands welcomes you to explore some of the popular stores including Topshop, Mimco, Allanah Hill, Sportsgirl, French Connection,Cue, Witchery and LIFEWITHBIRD.

If you are looking for a pair of designer jeans, check out the collections of Louis Epstein, or delightful jewellery from Portobello Lane, and not to miss the vintage couture by Eurotrash and Indigo Boutique. A wide range of classic fashion clothing, shoes and accessories await you at Linda Black, as you make your way through the focal point of styling, with some classic contemporary fashion on offer at one single spot.

Westfield Doncaster Shoppingtown

Located in Doncaster, a 20-minute drive from the Melbourne Central Business District, Westfield is one of the biggest shopping centres, popular not only for hosting top designer brands, but also its buzzing ambience.  From the vintage miniskirt of the 60s, to the designer jeans of the 80s, to the countless fashion styles that conquer the world today; you can find it all at Westfield, with great bargains on most exclusive fashion brands and high-street trends.

Some of the notable fashion stores include Adidas, Bally, Calibre, Carla Zampatti, Chanel, Colette, Country Road, David Jones, Gucci and Hugo Boss.  To complement your fashion outfits, the Westfield also has a huge range of watches and jewelleries from popular brands like George Jensen, Thomas Sabo and Michael Hill.

Melbourne Central

Spread across 3 levels, Melbourne Central is a diverse shopping centre with over 300 retail stores and a range of international and Australian fashion brands including Armani Exchange, Alannah Hill, Calibre, Calvin Klein, Coles, Converse, G-Star Raw, Levi’s, Oakley and Puma. The extensive line of designer clothing and signature casual garments make Melbourne Central a spot of innovative classicism with pioneers of fashion labels in Australian landscape. Hop across to the shopping rails to discover unique blend of traditional sophistication and modern appeal before zeroing down on your favourite outfit.

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