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
Health and beauty

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
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?

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More health and beauty in Melbourne

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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Bev Killick: Killick Bev
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Bev Killick: Killick Bev

Seeing Bev Killick perform her stand-up is an experience. As she recounts stories of her past (anything from stories of life as the opening act of Puppetry of the Penis to being a 'crummy mummy') in her no-holds-barred style, you realise that there's no limit to how far she'll go to deliver increasingly outrageous, side-splittingly hilarious comedy. In her 15-year career, Killick has developed a formidable reputation as an incredibly relatable, self-effacing and bold comic. In addition to her on-stage antics, Killick has also featured on Kath and Kim as well as numerous comedy and panel shows. She'll be performing her new show, Killick Bev for just two nights at Melbourne Fringe, so book now.

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Jurassic World: The Exhibition

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

UPDATE: It's your last chance to book tickets to the Melbourne Museum's incredible Jurassic World: The Exhibition. Whether you're a grown-up dino fan (who isn't?) or you're looking for a September school holiday highlight, make sure you visit the website and grab your passport to Isla Nublar now. There is a moment as you’re walking through the lush prehistoric forests of Jurassic World where you come across a huge, hollowed-out log. You step inside, and suddenly you hear a strange rumbling noise. Light filters through cracks in the log and, just for a moment, you see something moving. Was that scaly reptilian skin? A claw? An eye? Then, it dawns on you: the fences have been breached, and something big is out there. “It should feel like it would be able to eat you, or nuzzle up to you if it’s a friendlier dinosaur!” says Philip Millar, laughing. Millar is the associate creative director of Creature Technology, the Melbourne-based company behind the animatronic dinosaurs that will star in the Melbourne Museum’s blockbuster exhibition. His puppeteering expertise makes him a core member of the Creature Technology crew, who are widely considered to be at the forefront of naturalistic animatronics. Their credits include the Walking with Dinosaurs and How to Train Your Dragon arena spectaculars and the titular role in 2013’s musical version of King Kong. They have teamed up with Universal Pictures, Museum Victoria and US design group Imagine Exhibitions Inc to place highly realist

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Sunday Shake
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Sunday Shake

There’s no better way to farewell the weekend than parting with a Sunday sesh. And if there’s one place to kick on for Sunday Funday, especially when springtime hits, it’s at Bimbo’s Sunday Shake. Starting in September, every Sunday from 10am, Bimbo’s opens its doors for Fitzroy’s ultimate daytime party. With DJs playing on the rooftop courtyard as well as downstairs below the aeroplane, there’s sure to be a tune that you can boogy down to. DJs will be rotating monthly and this September will welcome Cee Cee Babcock, Natalie Turner, Hoops, J Schollo, Jamie Vale, Luke Vecchio, Morning Maxwell, Mose, Ezra Harvey, Cassettes for Kids, Awesome Wales, Jack Love and Matt Radovich. As per usual $4 gourmet pizzas will be on offer as well as drinks galore – we’re talking beer, wine and of course, Bimbo’s special flavour-infused vodkas. Oh, and come hungry because a new breakfast menu will also be on offer, starting September 4. So whether you’re looking for a morning party to continue the antics from Saturday night or you’re looking for a place to relax and catch up with friends, Bimbo’s has got your Sunday sorted.

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