Shopping

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

The best winter markets in Melbourne
Shopping

The best winter markets in Melbourne

Sip mulled wine and browse market stalls at these warming winter markets

A guide to cheap shopping in Melbourne
Shopping

A guide to cheap shopping in Melbourne

Broke? No worries: here's where to find the best bargain homewares, clothes, plants and more

A shopper's guide to Brunswick East
Shopping

A shopper's guide to Brunswick East

The northern end of Lygon Street is home to local designers, great vintage shops and spots to refuel along the way

The best stationery stores in Melbourne
Shopping

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

The best of Melbourne shopping

The ultimate shopping guide to Melbourne
Shopping

The ultimate shopping guide to Melbourne

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

The best markets in Melbourne
Shopping

The best markets in Melbourne

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

The best vintage shops in Melbourne
Shopping

The best vintage shops in Melbourne

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

The best homewares stores in Melbourne
Shopping

The best homewares stores in Melbourne

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

The ultimate Melbourne gift guide
Shopping

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

Shopper's guides to Melbourne

Shopper's guide to Chapel Street
Shopping

Shopper's guide to Chapel Street

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

Shopper's guide to Gertrude Street
Shopping

Shopper's guide to Gertrude Street

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

Shopper’s guide to Bridge Road
Shopping

Shopper’s guide to Bridge Road

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

Shopper's guide to Sydney Road
Shopping

Shopper's guide to Sydney Road

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

Shopper’s guide to Smith Street
Shopping

Shopper’s guide to Smith Street

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

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

The best massages in Melbourne
Health and beauty

The best massages in Melbourne

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

The Nail Art Shakedown
Health and beauty

The Nail Art Shakedown

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

More health and beauty in Melbourne

Men's fashion in Melbourne

The best men's accessory shops in Melbourne
Shopping

The best men's accessory shops in Melbourne

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

Melbourne’s best tattoo parlours
Shopping

Melbourne’s best tattoo parlours

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

You might also like...

Seeking out Creatures on the road from Melbourne to Geelong
Travel

Seeking out Creatures on the road from Melbourne to Geelong

Apart from an open-range zoo, the freeway between Melbourne and Geelong is there to take you where you want to go, not to inspire you. But it’s just one hour’s drive to get to the city that’s the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road. Drive straight to the waterfront to find the Geelong of today and the Geelong of yesteryear merging thanks to the presence of more than 100 bollards painted in the likeness of local identities. Created by late local artist Jan Mitchell, the figures nod to Geelong’s maritime heritage, with sea captains, sad clowns and dart-smoking broads of days gone by all represented. There’s also a dog called Timmy who loves digging up rocks from the seabed. This classic slice of beachside Australiana is found amid the sunshine and seagulls in hot chip search-and-destroy mode. Down in South Geelong, another great Australian tradition lives on. Taking an old wool mill and spinning it into a multipurpose space, Little Creatures Brewery is an ode to the fine art of brewing. It’s also a cinema, canteen, pizzeria, and on the weekend an arts market too. This is Little Creatures Geelong head brewer Warren. With a look of contentment on his face that could only come from working in the beer industry his whole life, Warren has travelled around the world helping thirsty people out with craft ales since before craft brewing was cool – from the Cook Islands to the Marshall Islands, Hawaii, Arizona, Sydney, Melbourne and now Geelong. Warr

Hopscotch

Hopscotch

Imagine a riverside terrace house with a microbrewery out the back and you'll get an idea of what Hopscotch is all about. This Southbank promenade brew bar is all about tapping tasty beers, with more than 30 different options on tap. Many come from Hopscotch's own in-house microbrewer, which they've nicknamed Frank. Not sure where to start? Try a tasting paddle for just $10 or have a chat to your bartender and they can give you a hopping hand through the selection process. On the food front it's all about snacks that go well with a beer in hand: bao buns, burgers, falafels and tacos. Order Hopscotch's signature dish, which is a beer can chicken coated in Alabama slammer sauce, with sides of smoked butter mashed potatoes, kim chi mac‘n’cheese, beer fried broccoli, sliced white bread, pickles and to top it all off, beer gravy. Not that into beer? They've also got DIY cocktail kits, frosé, tapped cocktails and spiked slushies. Add in DJs, live art and beergustations and you've got a one stop party, snack and beer stop.

Book online
Blood: Attract and Repel
Art

Blood: Attract and Repel

For its inaugural exhibition Science Gallery Melbourne will be doing a deep dive into the very thing that all makes us human and keeps us alive – blood.  Across 22 works, from interactive sensory pieces to taboo-confronting works, the exhibition will explore our relationship with and feelings towards blood, from fear to nostalgia, curiosity to calmness. You'll get to see blood from the eyes of both artists and scientists alike in this experiment-meets-exhibition that's not for the squeamish or faint-hearted.  Blood: Attract and Repel is open Tuesday through Sunday until October 3. Entry to the exhibition is free and there's also a series of complementary special events and performances running alongside the exhibition.

Time Out Food Awards
Restaurants Buy tickets

Time Out Food Awards

Melbourne, it’s time to mark Monday September 18 in your calendar because the annual Time Out Food Awards are upon us. Join us as we toast the city’s best fine dining restaurants and casual diners; degustations and sensational takeaways; top chefs and rising stars. Expect delicious drinks, sweet tunes brought to you by Flex Mami, and great food by Pontoon St Kilda Beach – not to mention all the suspense of the awards as we give back to those venues and talent that make feasting in Melbourne superb. Tickets are $70 + BF and include food, drink, fun and a copy of the annual Time Out Food Awards issue ($4.95 value), hot off the presses before it hits newsstands. Limited first release tickets go on sale Thursday July 20.You can also have your say by voting in the People's Choice awards. Powered by Eventbrite in association with

Buy tickets