My Recent Shopping Outings

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

In all my years here, the number of times I've been out shopping combined only narrowly surpasses the number of times I have been out shopping since Jason's parents got here!

I've been to Chadstone, Bourke Street, Collins Street, Chapel Street, and Smith Street, all within this week alone.


I thought I'd share a few of my favourite Melbourne shopping spots, just so everyone can enjoy:

On Chapel Street, there is this store called Studio Girl. It sells beautiful, extremely affordable clothes. I love that it's so cheap! There are so many options to choose from, too!

I don't have much to say about Collins street, because the stores there are very pricey. If you're looking for the high-end, expensive stuff, Collins street is your best bet.

Smith street is great for factory outlet stores. The most famous are the Nike and Adidas outlet stores. There are also a lot of vintage and opp shops along Smith street, so you should definitely go there if you are bargain hunting. Another store I really liked was the Tony Bianco outlet store. It was amazing! There were shoes (normally priced at AUD 140) priced down all the way to AUD20!

Bourke street is always good for shopping. The Bourke street mall is where Myer and David Jones are, as well as stores like Supre, Forever New, and so many, many more. Also, look out for entrances into Melbourne's famous arcade malls - little mini-malls with cute (and some very old) stores selling jewellery, vintage clothes, chocolates, games. They start at Bourke street, and lead down all the way to Flinders.

Chadstone is one of the largest shopping centres in the Southern Hemisphere. It's also the farthest away from the city - you have to take a train and then a bus to get there. It is huuuuge, though! They have everything there, even Tiffany & Co.  :)

Bridge Road is a shopping stop I absolutely adore! It is home to the clearance outlets of brands like Cotton On, Sass & Bide, JeansWest, The Body Shop, and so, so many more! There are shoes, clothes, and many cute cafes lining the road. We went a little shopping-happy when we were there, and I even went back for more a few days later!


We've also had such an awesome time hanging out with Jason's family - I almost don't want them to leave. Chloe's been having a ball as well, and I am sure she'll be very sad to see them go.

Jason's graduation is in 2 days. I will update with pictures!

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