Sharing shopping spots and brands that I love 😀 Here are my picks.
This MEGA drug store is INSANE!!! Below is a short clip.
Any supplement that you can think of is here. It can be for happiness, pre-pregnancy, attitude balancing (?!?!) etc. Has anyone seen that much drugs / supplements in their life? The prices are low too. Tons of Aussie skin care (and international brand). O, and they sell sunscreen by liters!! LOL That says a lot about Australia 😉
Stashy, I thought of you when I visited this place 😉
It claims to be the largest shopping in the Southern Hemisphere LOL Sao Paulo has a way bigger one (leasable space alone is 247k sqm). Honestly, marketing people cracks me up. No matter, this is a massive shopping space housing TONS of local and foreign brands. Any sizable Aussie brand will be found under this roof. Lifestyle, food, stationary, fashion, massage, restaurants etc EVERYTHING. Clean toilets 😀 Important stuff for a full day of shopping action.
Boutique style shopping? If the weather is good, this is a fab street to do fashion shopping.
Queen Victoria Market
Fresh seafood combo with thrift shopping. What else can I ask for? All souvenirs can be found here 😉
Aussie brands that I love
Tiger Lily swimwear – I LOVE their mix of Oceanic / Bohemian prints. Lots of attention to details too. Totally in love with this brand. Bikini is not something that I buy every year, but their swimwear is just too amazing to miss out on. The first time that I came across this brand was by reading Ellen’s blog.Sharing some of my OCD~~
Country Road – got that high quality feeling without being outrageously expensive? Aussie version of Marks & Spencer
Sports girl – happy clothing? Fun prints and the shops are very cheerful somehow. Price point is similar to Zara. Love to buy stuff everytime… but never found my size 🙁
Cotton on – has FAB beach goodies and affordable casual items. Sort of Primark-ish but more cheerful? My top last minute needed clothing choice.
O and my FAVOURITE chips & Australian Afternoon tea LOL
Arnott’s Tim Tam is a MUST for any person visiting Australia. This cheap, evil delight is just… so good LOL
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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The first picture is awesome with humongous creepy crawly moving right infant of the camera and those bikni set is so cute and I could really see the actual quality of those stunning gloves and those road long store is fabulous and I think it could fit as a day trip to stroll around it – haha!
Thank you for dropping by, Sangeetha ???? that ‘prawn’ did that pose all by itself. It was pretty hilarious. ????
What a great moment!
sadly I no longer eat tim tams, once my wife and I would knock a packet off in one go!!
Sorry, Denis. You told me the issues before. I shouldn’t have asked.
(One pack in one go is strong!)
OMG, that chemist WAREHOUSE!!! *dies* *cries* Yes, I would just live there.
How cute is that bikini from Tiger Lily?!! <3
I've tried Tim Tams before – YUMMY.
Yup, I can picture that you never leaving and beg the staff to lock you in over night *LOL*
Those Tim Tams~~ yum yum yum and so cheap too :9
Love to read your interpretations of my home town Joyce.
We have those chemist warehouses all over the suburbs, there are 2 within 5 minutes drive of my home. Very cheap.
I used to pop over to Chadstone while Charlie was being groomed, just poke around but probably not in the stores you checked out/ Hugo Boss was my first stop.
Chapel st is a bit dead these days, it was much more lively about 5 years ago. High st Armadale is interesting now
Did you drink a coffee through a Tim Tam like the Aussies do?
*LOL* Really? Is my interpretation weird? haha 😀
I eat Tim Tam with my black tea haha I don’t drink coffee at all. Do you like Tim Tam too? The original flavour is the best. All those crazy ones that they came up with just isn’t as great.
I am bias on Chapel street 😛 It’s the nostalgic touch. I use to stay near there for business trips. It was super convenient for me.
Well, I live in Paris, luxury shopping overseas isn’t my thing 😛
You’ve got all my favourites listed here!
Stashy would love Chemist Warehouse hahaha.
I love Sportsgirl especially as they often lean towards a bohemian style..but I find Zara much more affordable and better quality 🙂
Indeed, right? I am rather confused by the Zara price in AUS. It’s a lot more expensive than in EU.
Stashy will be in shit if this is in CA 😛
I’ve just booked a flight to Melbourne and am packing my bag… XD
Wahaha so dangerous for you, Stashy *LOL* Aren’t you on no buy? 😛
Gosh, you have to remind me of my No Buy at every turn! You’re like the No Buy police… 😛
You are welcome ????
I WISH we had a drug store like that. We only get pharmacies, small/modest-sized shops that almost always never have what I need and needs to be ordered (for pick-up later).
Or perhaps it is better that you don’t have such a magic store near you? Can you imagine the mass destruction to your bank account? 😛
Thankfully for medications it’s no problem as they’re deducted (even prescriptions for our dogs!) when filing taxes! My husband makes me save every receipt (even for aspirin) 😆