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Five Australian shopping experiences every woman must consider

Women with shopping bags.

Every woman loves a bit of retail therapy and luckily, Australia has everything from designer labels and vintage fashion stores to unique shopping tours.

Here are five Australian shopping experiences every woman must have.

Go Get Around Tours, Melbourne

Are you ready for a jam-packed day of some serious bargain hunting? Visit up to 15 factory warehouses of some of the most popular brands in Australia with Go Get Around Tours in Melbourne. The tour allows you to start at whichever warehouse you want and escort you around town.

Ugg – Meet the Maker Factory Tour

Tour the birthplace of the Ugg boot, one of Australia’s iconic fashion items. These comfy, warm and fuzzy boots are a part of almost every girl’s wardrobe. From the factory in Brunswick, watch workers craft freshly cut sheepskins into Ugg boots. You can even grab a pair while you’re there too.

Strand Arcade, Sydney

Built in the 1890s, the Sydney Strand Arcade is one of Sydney’s most beautiful buildings. Located in Sydney’s CBD, the historical building is home to stylish beauty salons and coffee shops. You’ll also find Australian designer labels such as Alex Perry, Alannah Hill, Fleur Wood and Victoria Buckley Jewellery. You could easily spend hours pouring through these high fashion stores, admiring the elegant architecture.

Op shopping in the big city

Snag a great second hand bargain in Sydney with an op shop tour. You’re not only giving once-treasured items a new life but you’re also supporting some worthy charities. Experienced guides take you to some of the best vintage stores, helping you pick out an extraordinary, unique outfit.

Brisbane’s Hidden Gems

Discover the city’s secret treasures with Brisbane’s Hidden Gems tours. A local guide takes you on a relaxed walking tour around the city, visiting local designers in the CBD and also exploring antiques and vintage designer fashion in Paddington’s lovely historical precincts. You’ll encounter many one-off shops that only the locals know about.


Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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