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10 Best Men’s Fashion Retailers in Melbourne

Just in case you didn’t notice, the weather is starting to turn and it’s undoubtedly caught some of us by surprise (myself included). The next few week s are the perfect time to start getting your winter wardrobe sorted before it gets too cold to leave the house. We’ve listed the 10 Best Melbourne Men’s Retailers that are guaranteed to help us look sharp this winter. (FYI – These are in no particular order)

Retailer #1 – Harrolds ($$$$)
For the distinguished gent in all of us, you can’t go past Harrolds. It’s a Melbourne institution showcasing the finest in international sartorial fare, e.g. Brioni, Luciano Barbera and Tom Ford. It’s worth a visit for the service and grandeur alone.

Retailer #2 – Godwin Charli ($$$)
A home-grown label, Godwin Charli has been designing and making slick threads that really cater for the modern Australian man. Smart on the outside with a playful & quirky inside best describes their offerings. Godwin Charli have 3 stores in Melbourne. 

Retailer #3 – Assin ($$$$$)
Literally an underground establishment, Assin is a favourite of Melbourne’s most individual and stylish. Stocking selected collections from the likes of Dior & Lanvin, to obscure designers like Damir Doma. You are sure to find something new and intriguing from their gallery below.

Retailer #4 – P. Johnson Tailors ($$$)
If budget allows, heck even if it doesn’t, we’d recommend that a man should have a piece of clothing tailored at least once in their lives. The guys down at P. Johnson are renowned for great service, and with a good selection of European fabrics at hand you’ll be sure to have a great wardrobe in no time.

Retailer #5 – Double Monk ($$$)
Double Monk is the newest & best port of call in Melbourne for a gentleman’s footwear needs. Tempting as the bar may be (yes, I said bar). The eyes are drawn naturally to the quality and fine selection of the imported footwear on display.  (Picture Credit: Broadsheet)

Retailer #6 – Marais ($$$$)
Marais is aptly named, as it stocks a good chuck of labels found in that little corner of Paris and its surrounds. It’s kind of a designer Narnia: hard to find at first, but once you’re there it can be very hard to leave.

Retailer #7 – Beggar Man Thief ($$$)
A stone’s throw away from the CBD in South Melbourne is Beggar Man Thief. Their website quotes: ‘Melbourne’s finest footwear’ and they’re not wrong. The wide ranging selection from causal & sporty, to formal & smart will have your feet covered for all occasions.

Retailer #8 – Chiodo ($$$)
I stumbled across Chiodo years ago whilst running out of a hailstorm, and left a few dollars lighter. Once you head downstairs you will find the best selection of alternative, wearable designs from all over the world. (WWW)

Retailer #9 – Incu ($$)
Originally from Sydney, Incu has made a name in Melbourne as the place that has almost everything you need from top to bottom. At two ends of the CBD and open late on Fridays, they are definitely a saving grace if you need a quick change of look before a night out.

Retailer #10 – M. J. Bale ($$$)
Situated off Melbourne’s famous Flinders Lane, the NSW based company of M.J.Bale have set up a quiet and unintimidating boutique catered exclusively towards the discerning man about town. You will find suits, shirts and all that goes with them. (WWW)

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Retailer #11 – Up There Store

If cool street wear is your thing and first dibs on exclusive sneaker drops then pop in and see the Mitchell and Brendan at Up There Store. Stocked brands include Converse, New Balance, 3Sixteen, Noir and more. Up There Store is located at Level 1, 15 McKillop Street, Melbourne.

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10 Apr, 2013

Audric Cheah

Style Contributor