Melbourne Shopping


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Block Arcade

This is Melbourne’s most stunning shopping arcade. Block Arcade forms a short narrow laneway connecting Collins Street to Little Collins Street, right in the heart of the CBD. Erected between 1891 and 1893 it is one of Melbourne’s most richly decorated interior spaces, from the mosaic tiled flooring to the glass canopy overhead and lots of intricate detail in between. An absolutely must for window shoppers. 280-286 Collins Street Melbourne (03 9654 5244).

Bourke Street Mall

The place to start any Melbourne shopping adventure is Bourke Street Mall. Home to the city’s biggest department stores, this mall, accessed only by foot or by tram, houses Melbourne’s retail heart. Traditionally the hub of retail shopping in the early 1900’s Bourke Street mall has retained its history with a bit of a modern twist, for there is nothing outdated about the fashion, home ware