The Block Arcade


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The Block Arcade

This arcade on Collins Street - Melbourne’s main shopping street - is a grand 1892 Victorian building packed with exclusive shops selling elegant leather wear, glassware and couture. The building itself is worth a visit and is often included into the itinerary of Melbourne heritage walks.

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  • Address: 282 Collins Street, Melbourne
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  • Phone: +61 3 9654 5244
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  • Address: Mon–Thu 8am–6pm, Fri 8am–8pm, Sat 8am–5pm, Sun 9am–5pm
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Melbourne is a centre for art, music and theatre as much as it is for designer shopping. Its neighbourhoods have developed distinctive identities, from fashion-conscious South Yarra to retro Fitzroy, funky St Kilda by the bay and the bargain-shopping inner hub of Richmond. Little Bourke Street is famous for its hub of outdoor gear shops while Elizabeth Street is a great choice for cameras, computers and Hi-Fi audio equipment. Keep your eyes open for the numerous laneways branching off Little Collins Street for some of the best-hidden treats. Retro fashion, exclusive one-off boutiques and heaps of cafés can be found on Flinders Lane. Last but not least, no Melbourne shopping trip would be complete without a visit to the infamous Chapel Street where young and independent designers have their outlets. The exclusive shops along Toorak Road offer the latest designer labels where, between star-spottings, you can pick up the latest fashions.