South Melbourne really is the whole package, with good looks and a great personality. Old terrace houses line the suburbs streets while the South Melbourne Market brings the buzz. Today Postcoder strolls the streets to bring you the top shops in the area!
While South Melbourne Market isnt as sprawling as the much hyped Victoria Market, many would argue that its about a million times cooler. There are no outdated souvenir stalls or off the back of a truck handbags to be found. Instead, South Melbourne offers traditional market fare (meat, fruit, veg and flowers) alongside the SO:ME Space stalls, a bunch of trendy design and fashion based traders that bring the funky.
Crn Coventry and Cecil Streets, South Melbourne
Housed inside a converted warehouse space on Coventry Street, Chez Dre sums up everything there is to love about South Melbourne; its classy without being stuffy and stylish without being overdone. The caf and bakery are always pumping, and the sweets display is never without its ring of drooling spectators. You can be guaranteed a standout meal here and great coffee to match.
285-287 Coventry Street, South Melbourne 3205 |(03) 9690 2688
If you feel its important to match your linen to your bathrobe, then a visit to Nest is a must. Specialising in that most luxurious of natural fibres, Nest makes beautiful linen things to fling around your house and fling over yourself. Tasteful in the extreme, you wont find any shocking colours or terrifying patterns at Nest, just lovely, easy on the eye palettes that scream refinement. Add to that furniture and homewares, and you have an excellent store to linger in!
289 Coventry Street, South Melbourne 3205 |(03) 9699 8277
You can take your pick of Mr Darcy stores on Coventry Street there are THREE to choose from! Our fave is Pomegranate, the homewares shop that peddles classy interior bits and bobs, like Armadillo rugs, SunnyLife inflatables for the pool and fab wall art. Sure, the prices might be on the $$ side, but quality doesnt come cheap at least is South Melbourne!
251a Coventry Street, South Melbourne 3205 |(03) 9686 9110