Keeping up with men’s week at Couturing, it’s time to explore an assortment of shopping for menswear in Melbourne. This isn’t just for the men, ladies! We know it can be a daunting task shopping for partners, especially when you are not sure where to start along with the abundance of women’s shops distracting you.
Couturing narrowed it down to our top 10 stores for menswear in the local city of Melbourne.
GO2 Melbourne GPO
350 Bourke street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000 (03) 96500201
Acne Studios, located in Melbournes GPO is a Swedish brand with an integration of fashion and denim. Acne merges inventive denims with an adaptable wardrobe for men and women. Their collections range from the basics of soft well-fitted t-shirts to luxurious accessories, shoes and tailored classic jackets. Anyone is bound to find their perfect pair of jeans with the multitude of textures, cut, wash and colours to decide on. This label is a must see with simple clean designs, classic style and immaculate quality, eventually you will have to be trying something on.
201 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, 3000 (03) 96633002
Shop G18 Melbourne’s GPO, Bourke St, Melbourne, 3000 (03) 96541114
With stores scattered around flinders lane, chapel st and Brunswick st Alphaville is making an impact on melbournes fashion scene. Their standout monochromatic colour palette helps create fresh classic stand out pieces last through seasons. Emerging from a brother and sister duo the alpha60 collections have grown into a respected sophisticated brand with a touch of quirkyness.
399B Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 (03) 9416 4298
Autonomy is a unique, dynamic label for men who value independence and celebrate style. A former graphic designer Nick Demkiw’s label started out as a t-shirt brand, but now comprises of denim, knitwear jackets and accessories. Autonomy ranges are innovative, imaginative and strictly limited combining the finest fabrics from across the globe with the power of creative design. This boutique is definitely a winner for stylish contemporary menswear.
Shop 222, Level 2, Lonsdale Street building, Melbourne 3000 (03) 9650 9443
Shop 3, 218 – 242 Lt Collins Street, Melbourne 3000 (03) 9654 8826 483 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Victoria 3141 (03) 9826 4394
Calibre has been delivering clean cut, professional and well- tailored styles to men for over two decades. Their pieces range from signature tailored casual garments through to exquisitely made, sharp suiting. An extensive selection of bags, wallets, hats, gloves, scarves, shoes, sunglasses, ties, cuff links and belts are also available. Be prepared to come out of this store looking sharp classy and the epitome of dapper.
Shop G03 338-352 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000, (03) 9650 2330
Fat is a boutique chain, originally helping young Australian designers and artists develop when it first opened around ten years ago. Distributing unique labels from emerging and established designers such as Chronicles of Never, Claude Maus, Pam, Bassike and even lomo cameras and eccentric accessories, Fat is a great gift shop for the man that seems to have everything.
101 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000 (03) 8660 7888
Situated on the prominent Collins st, Harrolds is an extravagant realm of well known designers such as Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Pierre Hardy, Tom Ford and lots more all exuding classic style. Fitting men in outfits for business or lifestyle, there is an expertise of knowledge and experience coming with the encounter of such a luxurious boutique. Don’t be scared off from the security at the door this place is definitely worth a look.
7. Kings of Carnaby
338 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065 (03) 9415 6863
Melbourne designers Michael Lamacchia and Nick Tologlou, friends since high school united their desire for the perfect vintage find and a well- fitting suit inventing Kings of Carnaby. Taking inspiration from the 1960’s mod era, the collections imitate a preppy, elegant mod look with a modern Melbourne twist. Their store is really spacious scattered with vintage finds set to intrigue the curious shopper.
Shop 6a, 274 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000 (03) 9663 9933
Established by twin brothers Brian and Vincent Wu who are inspired by their love of travel, international brands and emerging Australian talent. Their boutique is a mix of these concepts with informed customer service, a dynamic layout and a store dedicated to details. Including designers such as Comme de Garcons, vanishing elephant, Clark’s originals and many more Incu provides wardrobe essentials made to impress.
1st Floor Royal Arcade 314 Little Collins St, Melbourne 3000 (03) 9639 0314
Inspired by the eclectic Parisian quarter from which it takes its name, Marais is a blend of modern style, intellect and an elegant aesthetic creating a cosmopolitan fashion experience. With designers Balenciaga, Victor and Rolf, Givenchy, Wooyoungmi, a visit to Marais holds a sense of mystery that will transport you to a French enchanted world.
534 Chapel St, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141 (03) 9827 1666
Influenced by the “one stop gentlemen’s stores” from the old days, Pierucci Mens Outfitter is a new independent menswear specialist in Melbourne. Offering the finest suiting, casual wear, footwear and grooming accessories, quality items are created using the best raw materials available. Specializing in suits, ties and shirts made in Italy within the Pierucci brand, other international labels sit alongside including Andersons, Barnaby Black, Closed, Edwin, Saltbox and more.