May 30, 2019
Shopping in Melbourne CBD
Melbourne might be the arts and culture capital of Australia, but it's also a great place to go shopping. Head into Melbourne CBD and pull out your wallet because there's plenty to buy.
If you have come straight in from the airport, your first stop has to be the Spencer Outlet Centre. Step straight off the airport Skybus and head upstairs to discover a shopping complex where affordable fashion is key. There's two food courts to grab a bite to eat, and plenty of shops to visit. Here you can buy handbags, lingerie, stationary, fashion and even hiking gear!
Next up is Melbourne Central. This busy shopping centre is in the heart of the CBD on Latrobe Street and again fashion is key. Here you can find tween fashion, adult fashion, men's stores and even tea! This is also the site of the historic shot tower, around which the shopping centre was built.
Stepping outside of the shops for a moment, check out the buskers on Bourke Street mall. There's always someone showing incredible talent in music, dance and weird and wonderful things you can't begin to imagine. While you’re on Bourke Street, you'll also find Myer and David Jones, both with multi-stories of shopping for everyone.
Want something a little more luxury? Head up Collins Street where you can find all the best upmarket fashion brands, shoes and handbags. This is where you'll find Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chanel.
You could spend days in Melbourne and never reach the limit on the shopping opportunities, but if you take a moment to head outside of the CBD there is even more on offer. Chadstone DFO is one of the largest shopping centres in the greater Melbourne area, and as far as a shopping day trip goes, this is the best way to fit as much shopping into one location that has it all.
Just want to go window shopping? That's fine too. Melbourne has some of the most decorative window displays and plenty to look at without spending a dime.
If you're more of the shopping spree type, though, you'll never find the end of what Melbourne has to offer. Make sure to stop by one of the many cafes. Melbourne is as known for its coffee as it is for its shopping!