Shopping

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

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
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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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Stellar service and optimum convenience is the order of the day at these local favourites. It doesn't matter if you're ducking in for a quick fix solution, or you don't even know what you're looking for, they're going to help out. And when it comes to the cash register, they're savvy enough to let you pay the way you want to, with no worries and no minimums. 

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The Grand Tour: Cities Shaped by Art

The Grand Tour: Cities Shaped by Art

Learn the essentials of art history with ACCA's chosen team of experts with a refreshing complimentary cocktail in hand. Just as Melbourne's arts culture has shaped the city, the same goes for many of the world's biggest metropolitan cities. ACCA has picked out a group of 'tour guides' for the Grand Tour lecture series to take you through the world's best galleries, arts events, and architecture, as well as visit the writers, thinkers, and artists that have shaped each city. This month, ACCA invites you to a city that you may never have heard of, but that has a fascinating history and a thriving arts culture. Yekaterinburg is located 300km north of Kazakhstan. The fourth largest city in Russia, Yekatinerbug is a bustling city on the east of the Ural Mountains, and is home to the Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art. In 2015, the biennale was held in a constructivist apartment building that used to be pat of a Chekist (KGB) town.  Artist Lisa Radford will harness Yekanterinburg's art scene and take you on a virtual tour through the city. Through her product FOOT-NOTES / ПРИМЕЧАНИЯ, Radford has come to understand the city through the eyes of its artists, theatre-makers, musicians and students – and she will impart her experiences onto visitors of ACCA's Grand Tour. These days, Radford writes and teaches in the painting department at the Victorian College of the Arts, and explores the intersection between place, people and images in her work. As always, guests will b

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Blue Ribbon Day
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Blue Ribbon Day

Across Victoria, since 1837, 159 police officers have died in the course of fulfilling their duties. On Thursday September 29, all Victorians can help memorialise them by taking part in Blue Ribbon Day, which raises funds for emergency facilities to be built in the name of those police who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Run by the Victorian Police Blue Ribbon Foundation, the campaign has high profile sponsors this year in Woolworths, Crown Resorts, BankVic, Westfield and more. To show your support, you can donate at Woolworths Supermarkets before and on Blue Ribbon Day. Donations can also be made at the website and at police stations.

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