When it comes to fashion, Melbourne’s women definitely have it better. Local designers work with muted tones; colourful prints; intricate neck and hem details; and a near-infinite selection of cuts. It’s no surprise so many of our womenswear labels have gone on to make a name for themselves nationally and internationally.

We’re yet to see a mens-only label have the same impact. That's not to say local mens labels aren't on the same level. Mostly, it's about small but crucial adjustments to the classics: switching shirt-buttons for a zip, or taking a more tailored approach to casual wear.

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Best Womenswear Shopping in Melbourne

International Labels

Paul Smith

Smart eveningwear for men and women.

120 Collins Street (enter George Parade)
Melbourne VIC 3000

Uniqlo

Affordable, quality basics in a spectrum of colours.

Ground Floor, Store 26-27 269-321 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Cos

Scandinavian minimalism at accessible prices.

The Strand 230 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Rag & Bone

Mid-market fashion from New York.

250 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

A.P.C.

Trend-defying men’s and women’s apparel from France.

Shop ACL 13 QV Building Albert Coates Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000

Boutiques

1st Product

A men's streetwear store stocking the established and the yet-to-be.

Shop 1, Troubador Arcade 673 Glenferrie Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Chiodo

Smart clothing wrapped up in street style.

Basement 114 Russell St
Melbourne VIC

Plane

"Plane" clothes for everyday wear.

143 Chapel Street
Windsor VIC 3181

Somewhere

Perfect Scandinavian dreams.

Level 2, Royal Arcade 314 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC

Hand 2 Hand

Curated men's streetwear in Collingwood.

145 Johnston Street
Collingwood VIC

Prime

Classic sneakers and sportswear since 1997.

227 Barkly Street
St Kilda VIC 3182

Godspeed

A temple to Japanese denim.

63 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065