Shopping

Your guide to Melbourne's best markets, boutiques and high street shopping

Makers and Shakers Emerging Design Market
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Makers and Shakers Emerging Design Market

Fashion, homewares, art and more will fill the Melbourne Town Hall as part of Spring Fashion Week

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The best stationery stores in Melbourne
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The best stationery stores in Melbourne

Got a lust for paper, pens, notepads and Washi tape? These are the best stores to satisfy your craving

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Mitchell House
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Mitchell House

Check out the super-cool retailers hidden inside this stunning Art Deco building in the CBD

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St Collins Lane
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St Collins Lane

Have you investigated what’s happening in the CBD’s newest shopping precinct yet?

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The best of Melbourne shopping

The ultimate shopping guide to Melbourne
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The ultimate shopping guide to Melbourne

Loosen your purse strings and wander Melbourne's streets for a spot of retail therapy

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The best markets in Melbourne
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The best markets in Melbourne

From organic produce to arts and crafts, there's a Melbourne market happening near you this week

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The best vintage shops in Melbourne
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The best vintage shops in Melbourne

Skip the fast fashion and hunt fashion treasures from bygone eras instead

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The best homewares stores in Melbourne
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The best homewares stores in Melbourne

Shops to suit every taste, from minimalist Scandi style to kitsch cool

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The ultimate Melbourne gift guide
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The ultimate Melbourne gift guide

Stuck for ideas? Even Santa couldn't fault this shopping guide – we've matched Melbourne's best stores to four personality types

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Shopper's guides to Melbourne

Shopper's guide to Chapel Street
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Shopper's guide to Chapel Street

Vintage treasures, local designers, international brands: you'll find it all on Melbourne's famed shopping strip

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Shopper's guide to Gertrude Street
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Shopper's guide to Gertrude Street

Gertrude Street is home to some of Melbourne's best dining and some of its most unique shopping

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Shopper’s guide to Bridge Road
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Shopper’s guide to Bridge Road

Break out your sensible shoes and take a heap o' bags for your new finds

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Shopper's guide to Sydney Road
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Shopper's guide to Sydney Road

Check out this list of our favourite shopping in the Brunswick neck of the woods

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Shopper’s guide to Smith Street
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Shopper’s guide to Smith Street

Check out our favourite places to drop some cash this side of Collingwood

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Health and beauty in Melbourne

Melbourne's best spas and bath houses
Health and beauty

Melbourne's best spas and bath houses

No time for a holiday? Take yourself on a mini-getaway at Melbourne's best spas and bath houses instead

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The best massages in Melbourne
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The best massages in Melbourne

Leave your worries at the door and check yourself into the city's best massage parlours

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The Nail Art Shakedown
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The Nail Art Shakedown

Melbourne has embraced the nail art revival, hard. But does one nail art salon hold the upper hand?

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Men's fashion in Melbourne

The best men's accessory shops in Melbourne
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The best men's accessory shops in Melbourne

Where to go to assemble a modern man’s accessory and grooming arsenal

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Melbourne’s best tattoo parlours
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Melbourne’s best tattoo parlours

Artists to suit the needs and taste of every man (and woman!) in Melbourne

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Say it with sandwiches
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Say it with sandwiches

Everyone loves a good sandwich, so show a mate how much you care about them by sending them a limited edition Helga's sandwich from August 29 to September 2. Helga's 'Say it with Sandwiches' sees them team up with TV food personality Justine Schofield to create five delicious limited edition sandwiches that will be handmade and delivered within 10 kilometres of the Melbourne CBD.  Each sandwich costs $6 and all proceeds will be donated to Foodbank – just $6 allows the charity to provide over 10 meals to people in need. In all, 'Say it with Sandwiches' aims to provide over 10,000 meals for people doing it tough. Hungry yet? Here's your delicious sandwich line-up: Monday August 29Thanks a grain: Salami, ricotta, eggplant, and semi-sundried tomatoes sandwich with Helga's Mixed Grain Tuesday August 30Have a whole meal on me: Roast pumpkin, onion jam, and provolone sandwich with Helga's Traditional Wholemeal. Wednesday August 31Gift wrapped for you: Smoked salmon, horseradish cream, radish and rocket sandwich with Helga's Mixed Grain Wraps.  Thursday September 1Let me rye you lunch: Miso pulled pork, miso mayo, and crunchy cabbage salad sandwich with Helga's Light Rye.  Friday September 2For your great white appetite: Chicken schnitzel sandwich with Helga's Traditional White.  Order now to send a sandwich to a buddy or loved one. Last chance to order your preferred sandwich is noon the day before your chosen delivery date. Orders will be delivered by a Helga's scooter and

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Thailand Ladyboy Superstars

Thailand Ladyboy Superstars

If you’ve been to Thailand, then no doubt you encountered the country’s obsession with cabaret performers known as ladyboys: Thai beauty queens, singers and dancers dressed head to toe in intricate costumes dripping in diamantes, feathers and sequins. This September, more than 20 of Thailand’s most highly regarded performers from some of the country’s most prestigious cabaret shows will make their way to St Kilda for a show that is hilarious and filled with talent. While the show isn’t vulgar and there is no nudity, this one’s adults-only for its cheeky, sexy performances and jokes.   They’ll be performing under the Big Top in St Kilda on the St Kilda Triangle in the Lower Esplanade. Tickets are now on sale and start from $49 – get on it now!

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The best Sunday roasts in Melbourne
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The best Sunday roasts in Melbourne

Melbourne pubs do long, weekend lunches very well, especially when hearty roast meals are involved. We've rounded up some of the best around town, from classic dishes with all the trimmings to gastropub takes on old favourites.

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