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From designer boutiques to high street mega-brands, we reveal the freshest shopping Melbourne has to offer


It's not long now until Australia's first H&M opens its doors in GPO. The flagship will cover three glorious floors and 5,000 square metres of men's, women's and children's clothing and will stock the full range of homewares. GPO Melbourne, opens Sat Apr 5.

A.P.C: QV Melbourne

Clean, fresh and minimal, French brand A.P.C injects European flavour into the QV precinct. The store features the full men's and women's collections as well as collaborations between other major international brands such as Bonton, Vanessa Seward and Nike. QV Melbourne, now open.

The Cycle Shop at Country Road

Inside the Country Road stores of Chadstone and South Yarra you’ll find more than just the classic-yet-stylish pieces that the Australian brand is famous for. The Cycle Shop is a pop-up collaboration between Country Road and Collingwood cycle boutique Tokyo Bike. Think tailored chinos with stretchier fabric, flexible puffer vests and minimalist lace-ups. South Yarra & Chadstone, closes Wed Apr 30.

Third Drawer Down Southside

The Fitzroy designer craft emporium has a new southern sister. A Camille Walala mural adorns the outer facade, and within, you'll find plenty of artisan gifts, design wares and handcrafted goods. The carefully curated boutique will offer favourites from the Fitzroy store alongside exciting exclusive items. Prahran, now open.

Savers Recycle Superstore: Ringwood

The ever-expanding op shop empire has added a king-size eastern outpost. It's as large as a department store and offers women's, men's and children's clothing, homewares, books and countless other knick-knacks at tantalisingly low prices. Ringwood, now open.

Guerrilla Theatre Brand

Inspired by youth culture and street attitude, this thoroughly Australian brand has collaborated with photographer Peter Coulson and Australian skater Renton Millar. The result is a collection of bold everyday essentials including T-shirts, dresses and tanks styled with original prints, denim washes and monochrome. Windsor, opens Fri Apr 4.

Distal Phalanx

Deep in the rave-tastic basement of the Liberty Social is the newly created Distal Phalanx: a boutique featuring underground, independent designers from Melbourne and around the world. Peruse left-field creations from Japanese artists iLiL as well as  M.Y.O.B – creators of chunky statement jewellery. Other designer include Cami XXX, MEAT, Maria Ke Fisherman, Julian Zigerli and KTZ. Liberty Social, now open.

Updated on 28 Apr 2014.

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