Bourke Street Mall is where you will find the likes of some of our big name stores like David Jones and Myer. It is not uncommon to see street buskers and Latino dancers along Bourke Street, so be prepared to spend the entire afternoon down here as there is always something to do.
Melbourne Central is your access to the main shopping centre in the CBD area. With over 300 shops within its walls, you can get your nails done in the morning, browse for shoes by mid-day and stop off somewhere close by for lunch. One of the highlights about Melbourne Central is that it virtually cuts through to The Emporium – an envelope which opens up to even more stores to spend the rest of your afternoon.
Fitzroy is often known as Melbourne’s bohemian hub. If you’re after something a little less generic, it is definitely worth taking a walk down Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. Not only will you find a number of quirky shops and galleries around, but there will be plenty of cafes and restaurants to spend your days.
Chapel Street has a great mix of high end, boutique stores as well as some of your more common stores in Melbourne. Regardless of what it is you’re after, you are bound to find it here. There are also plenty of cafes and bars on this stripe, so if you need to refuel before you’re back on your feet again (possibly accompanied with a new pair of shoes) you’ll be well looked after here.
Staff were exceptionally helpful, providing us with directions on how to explore Melbourne, while brewing us a fresh coffee.