Start at the Punt Road end of this Richmond strip and shop your way down for some great bargains and hidden treasures

#74 - Magnolia Lounge

Crack out the sleeping bags, because you will definitely want to host a slumber party and show of your new PJs after visiting Magnolia Lounge. Bringing back the cute and cosy, with comfy boxers and tees for the boys, it's not about letting it all hang out. We reckon you'll find it difficult not to invest in one of their super snuggly dressing gowns as well…. Richmond.

#80 - Claude d’alban Paris

Despite the somewhat stuffy name, Claude d’alban Paris is actually like a miniature department store for ladies. More choices than you could poke a baguette at, the colours and pattern choices give a slightly ‘musical festival’ vibe off. There are also lots of different accessories and everything is incredibly affordable. Richmond.

#90a - Alannah Hill Factory Outlet

Okay, while there are many, many factory outlets on Bridge Road, including Sportsgirl, Dotti, Portmans, Novo shoes and more, we couldn’t resist mentioning Alannah Hill because the discounts are just insane! Unusual dresses, blouses, skirts, shorts, cardigans, shoes and jewellery, often handmade and always stunning, you would be nuts not to swing by and try something on. Richmond.

#106 - Hipster

If you’re after a really great bargain and are not too fussed about designer labels then you can grab a casual dress at Hipster from only six bucks! While it’s not all about the quality, if you’re still waiting for your next pay cheque, have a dig around in the clutter and you might just find a little gem. Richmond.

#125 - Claudia (concept store)

The washed out concrete floor and stark décor matches the minimalist style of Italian couture you will find in Claudia. Mostly muted colours, the casual, yet classy clothing almost seem like pieces of art, rather than something you would chuck on to go to work. The price tags, however, are not minimalist, so if you are a big fan of the clothes but can’t justify spending the dough, walk down a few doors to the Claudia clearance store. It doesn’t have the same range or ambience about the place, but you can pick up some of the items anyway. Richmond.

#130 - Batsanis

Without a doubt the place to go if you are a guy looking for shoes of any description. Here you'll find a great selection of suit shoes in a whole host of styles and colours, plus street shoes that could be worn anywhere and everywhere. Stepping into the black interior is a bit like entering the batcave: a bonus in our book. Richmond.

#134 - Dream Diva

If you have voluptuous curves and want to show them off in vibrant colours, then Dream Diva is where it's at. With a great mix of formal and everyday attire, these gorgeous floral tops and bright, block-coloured dresses are revitalising, and come in sizes 14-22. Richmond.

#146 - Havana Blue

Havana Blue is more of a sea of white and grey. The floaty linen and pure cotton kaftans, blouses and pants, are relaxed and make you dream of summer barbeques or beach holidays. However, you’ll have to fork out for such quality, so it’s probably not ideal if you are shopping on a budget. Richmond.

#148 - Mazi

If you’re the kind of gal that has always pictured herself in Alannah Hill dresses and cardigans, but can't bankroll such an affair, Mazi is the answer! The prices are reasonable and while the range isn’t massive, the cute décor with chandeliers, vintage furniture and decorative touches like the embellished mirrors, make up for it. Richmond.

#178 - Bariano

The go-to shop for formal dresses with a contemporary twist. Colours are aimed at those who enjoy being the centre of attention, and the prices are reasonable so you're free to get your accessorising on. Richmond.

#211 - Landes

This store's got a fun, airy vibe. With kooky stylings from the likes of MINKPINK, Ladakh, Junk, Downtown, Bluejuice and All About Eve, you’re sure to find something a bit different. Richmond.

#221 - Brands United

If you’re the sort of person who hates spending ludicrous amounts of money on underwear, BU has a ridiculously huge range of lower priced options. With big names such as Bonds, Davenport, Reserve and heaps more, you can stock up on all sorts of unmentionables. Richmond.

#231-233 - Clothes For Men

CFM offers up a slightly bizarre mix of casual and formal attire, but for a small shop, it sure does pack in a lot of stock. If you're after a particularly loud shirt and tie combo for the Spring Racing Carnival, there are always great deals like, “buy a suit and get a shirt and tie free”. Even as stand alone items, you couldn’t complain about the prices here. Richmond.

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First published on 7 Sep 2012. Updated on 12 Mar 2014.

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