Local Color in Melbourne
Collected by Ellie Cobb, AFAR Contributor
287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
This 225-store high-end shopping mall offers a great mix of international and Australian designers—look out for local favorites Gorman, Willow and Scanlan Theodore. There’s also an excellent food court aimed squarely at Melbourne’s discerning...
31 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Located down a narrow roadway, this store-meets-gallery features contemporary crafts by some of Melbourne’s most talented artisans. You’ll find earthy stoneware by Andrei Davidoff, timber decor items by Helen Walsh, chunky ceramic...
Block Arcade, 282 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
This 19th-century shopping arcade is jaw-droppingly beautiful, with mosaic-tile flooring, majestic decorative arches and a glass-canopied ceiling. It’s filled with interesting boutiques and cafés, including the Hopetoun Tea Rooms, with its famous...
349 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
This Melbourne institution sells a range of high-quality, long-lasting and practical luggage, from camera and laptop bags to backpacks and suitcases, made using heavy-duty materials like truck tarpaulin canvas, seat belts and deep-sea diving...
167 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Take home a sparkling reminder of your trip down under with a unique piece of contemporary jewelry. The basement store showcases pieces from a constantly evolving roster of Australian and New Zealand designers, with everything from avant-garde...
23/335 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Forget the tacky boomerang and koala teddy; this is the place for stylish and easy-to-transport souvenirs. Featuring Melbourne- and Australia-themed contemporary and vintage designs, products include eye-catching tote bags, lamps, cushions,...
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