“If you want to surf, go to Sydney. If you want to shop, the answer is Melbourne,” says Travel and Leisure.
Shopping is like “a citizenship right” for people to express their creativity and style through a carefully-crafted outfit, says Eat Pray Love Travel, “whether it’s dripping in designer, full leather, a mustard yellow cardigan or Glad bags donned as a cape.”
Melbourne is chock-a-block full of op shops, second-hand emporiums and retro bazaars, but not all are created equal, explains The Urban List. “Some are treasure caves, teeming with unexpected gems, while others have a low stock turnover and a weird seepy smell that’s somewhere between a primary school and a retirement home.”