There are three main shopping areas I personally like to visit in Melbourne.
Bridge Road, Richmond
Bridge road has a good variety of stores including some outlets. I love the Body Shop outlet (the only one in Australia I believe) and Macro Wholefoods (which Brisbane sadly misses out on). Kitty loves the Mimco outlet, aptly named ‘Mimco Aisle’.
Brunswick Street & Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
The Fitzroy stores are more eclectic than the stores at Bridge road. The Brunswick Street Bookstore (business card below) is a good place to visit, so is Industria at 202 Gertrude Street. The original T2 store is in Brunswick Street too.
Little Collins Street has some great little stores, one of them being ‘Little Salon’ (below). DFO at Southern Cross station is worth a visit as it is so handy to the city.