Soulless suburban shopping malls with bad music just not your style?
Then you’ll find the Docklands’ shopping experience refreshingly different. There’s not a mall in sight at this vibrant retail, dining and entertainment precinct on the waterfront adjacent to Melbourne’s CBD.
The shops here are mostly open-air, with many located along attractive laneways.
Docklands Shopping – Harbour Town
Those with a nose for a bargain and an eye for style head to Docklands for the fantastic outlet shopping.
The big draw card is Harbour Town Shopping Centre, which has around 120 brand direct outlets and 70 specialty stores.
Here you’ll find bargains in men’s, children’s and women’s fashions, bags and luggage, health and beauty, home-wares, gifts, and more.
Many well known fashion brands have factory outlet stores at Harbour Town, including Levi’s, Industrie, Esprit, and Forever New. There’s also a good selection of sports stores, including Helly Hansen, Sporting House Direct, and the awesome cycling super-store Bike Force Australia.
Opening hours at Harbour Town Shopping Centre
Mon: Thurs: 10am – 6pm
Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sun: 10am – 4pm
Public hols: 10am – 5pm
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Docklands Shopping Services for Out-Of-Towners
If you’re a visitor from the country, interstate or abroad, you can avail yourself of the excellent free services and amenities thoughtfully provided by Harbour Town’s Tourism Lounge.
The Tourism Lounge is a bit like an airline’s members’ club. You can kick back in a comfortable chair, free drink in hand, and have a nice relax while you plan the next leg of your shopping expedition.
Staff at the Lounge can answer your questions, and point you in the right direction if you’re looking for something in particular. They’ll even mind your luggage and parcels for you while you’re shopping.
Strollers and wheelchairs are loaned out free of charge at the Tourism Lounge. Other complimentary services for non-locals include prayer rooms, taxi phone, tourism information, and a discount card for Docklands shopping.
Find out more at Tourism Lounge.
Dockland Shopping – Spencer Outlet Centre
Although not as big as Harbour Town, this Docklands shopping centre is closer to the CBD and offers good bargains from a diverse mix of shops, including popular high street brands Cotton On Body and Windsor Smith. You’ll also find speciality brands such as Kathmandu and Smiggle.