From south-side secrets only the locals know, to the heart of the CBD, explore our ultimate edit of Melbourne lifestyle stores.
THE COOL HUNTER – Prahran
Art, fashion, accessories, skincare, books, homewares – Instagram titan and real-life ‘cool curator’, Bill Tikos, has packed it all into his Prahran space. Like its digital counterpart, The Cool Hunter’s concept store is part gallery-part shop, with each item adding to its unique aesthetic.
You can find the most innovative and interesting in design, art and everything in between; like Brian Crippe’s Carpe Diem; an old Hollywood style gold and marble drinks trolley; and the best of the skincare range by Hunter.
MARAIS – CBD
From the impressive line up of heavyweight fashion brands, to the discreet staircase winding up to the first floor of the Royal Arcade, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in Paris.
Instead, you’re in Marais, the Parisian named men’s boutique that will have you dripping in designer head to toe. Take it all in while browsing through the racks of Balmain, Givenchy and Alexander McQueen (sigh).
SATURDAYS NEW YORK – CBD
Okay, this one’s not technically from Melbourne – but with its laid-back ethos and downtown cool we consider this stateside concept store one of our own!
Here you can pick up fresh, minimal menswear, a coffee and a surfboard, all while browsing a copy of their annual ad-free art, lifestyle and fashion magazine.
THE PRACTICAL MAN – CBD
Whether you come for the minimalist interiors or the luxe-worthy activewear, The Practical Man’s Flinders Lane store is bound to impress.
Designed for those men who like their exercise wardrobe to mirror their everyday style, The Practical Man houses a collection of fitness, leisure and travel products from a league of boutique European and American brands.
SMART ALEC – Fitzroy
We have tailors to trim suits, and cobblers to shine loafers. But for the modern gentleman who still appreciates a well-fitted hat, there’s only one place to go: Smart Alec Hatters.
With a carefully curated collection of fedoras, boaters, bowlers, panamas, berets, top hats, cufflinks, scarves and gloves, Smart Alec is all about catering to old-world gentleman style. But don’t take our word for it, just listen to owner Michael Albert, who says, ‘a well-dressed gentleman without a hat is incomplete.’ Duly noted.