Whatever your shopping desires, it’s a good idea to do some pre-trip planning. If you’re just in the city for a weekend, make up a rough itinerary based on the type of shopping you’re thinking about and check Melbourne hotels for those which are convenient to your plans. Make sure you leave plenty of room in your suitcase, or bring an empty one! You’ll find plenty of information online about Melbourne accommodation and retail precincts; you’ll even find suggested shopping itineraries.
Melbourne Shopping Tours
If you’re new to Melbourne, check out the shopping tours available. You can select your tour from a range of preferences depending on whether you’re looking for factory warehouses, high fashion or vintage. Tours include options like a stay in hotels in Melbourne CBD, lunch and a guide.
Melbourne Designer Shopping
Melbourne is home to some of the country’s best fashion designers, from well-known names through to cutting edge newcomers. For high fashion, head to Collins Street for chic designer shopping, exclusive Melbourne hotels and beauty salons. If your credit card can’t take the heat, head a little further west to Swanston Street where you’ll find retail centres bustling with designer chain stores. Or, head over to South Wharf to the DFO Shopping Centre for designer wear at discounted prices.