Clarion Suites Gateway
1 William Street
Melbourne, VI 3000
Phone: (61) 03 92968888
Fax: (61) 03 92968880
Located more or less adjacent to each other on Flinders Lane, these two shops specialize in gear for the serious fisherman. Compleat Angler and Flyfisher offers a range of rods, hooks, snares and waterproof clothes and shoes. There is also an extensive stock of books and leaflets relating to fishing, and the expert sales assistants can tip you off to the best spots for any particular kind of fish. The stores also sell recreational fly fishing licenses.
Makers Mark Gallery is renowned for its fine quality craftsmanship and inspired design. Australia's best studio jewelers and artisans are represented, covering all styles from classic to contemporary. The studio specializes in made to order, remodeling and repair by master jewelers- -experts in gold and silver work, design and gem setting. You will find jewelery that captures the Australian spirit and beautifully interprets Australia's unique animals and environment. See Australian South Sea pearls in white and gold; black Tahitian pearls and Argyle diamonds from Western Australia. Makers Mark Gallery is particularly attractive to the overseas visitor and bilingual assistance is available.
Clothes made to measure in Australia from pure Australian fabrics. Buying a suit from Fletcher Jones is a great Australian investment! As well as made-to-measure suits, Fletcher's also offers a range of ready-made garments in fabrics from pure wool to gabardine. The styles are traditional, the quality is high and the prices reasonable. There is also a women's range.
This shop describes itself as selling "pre-loved clothing for men and women", an endearing way of saying second-hand! However these are not just any old second-hand clothes, but well cared for, designer label items. The clothes at Recycle are organized by size, making locating suitable gear very easy. The eager-bargain-hunter, with an eye for quality, will leave this store feeling very smug, armed with top quality garments, bought for a fraction of their retail value.
The Haunted Bookshop has a cozy Victorian feel, and encourages people to browse through its amazing range of books exploring all aspects of psychic mystery and the paranormal. Subject matter includes divination (tarot, palmistry and astrology), parapsychology, witchcraft, and clairvoyance. Staff members have areas of specialization and are involved in workshops, lectures and psychic readings. The workshops were created for people to explore various aspects of the paranormal and mystical in a practical and responsible way. You can also discover a secret history of Melbourne on the Haunted Melbourne Ghost Tour.
Founded in 1830, WC Penfold and its various branches have had almost two centuries experience in dealing with your office dilemmas! Whether you need pens, paper, envelopes or (in more recent decades) toners, computer disks or binding, Penfolds are the people to see! They offer an account service for regular customers.
Coles Express opened as a response to the growing popularity in city living. Melbourne's back streets and lanes are now full of renovated warehouses and apartments for those who love the excitement of living in the middle of the city. Urban dwellers, city workers and travelers now have a full-size supermarket to service their everyday needs; a supermarket that is buzzing with life around the clock. Here, you will find groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, a butcher, baker, delicatessen, health food, and much, much more. Call +1 800 06 1562 for more information.
Delve into one of the largest collections of punk, hardcore, ska, rock & roll vinyl and CDs around town. Half the Missing Link store is dedicated to relatively well-known independent artists, whereas the other half tends to take the term alternative quite literally. Nevertheless, one can find lots of new and second-hand local and imported vinyl, and unlike most cases, the imports are not the most expensive. Direct contact with local and US distributors allows most titles to remain at reasonable prices. Also available at Missing Link are a distinctive range of punk, hardcore and cult movie T-shirts.
Is vinyl gone and forgotten? Not in this shop! Relying mostly on the recommendations of satisfied customers, Collectors' Corner, which stocks an extensive range of music, has become a firm favorite with music bargain hunters and collectors of rare CDs and LPs. You will even find many of the pre-loved CDs are below half price. The owner guarantees that the second-hand vinyl albums and CDs are as good as new.
Minotaur Entertainment was one of the original comic, movie, and television specialist bookshops in Melbourne. It offers an incredible range of science fiction, music, horror, and fantasy books and magazines. You will also find movie and television memorabilia, calendars, postcards and videos. Upstairs, comic fans go crazy over the newest and latest issues, as well as classic collectibles. Whether you are into Batman, the Silver Surfer, South Park or Japanese style manga - this is the place to shop.
This family owned and operated business has built up an enviable reputation in the jewelry world. It sells a wide variety of hand-made and imported jewelry, including platinum and white gold pieces. Anton Jewelry's has specialized in diamonds and has recently added South Sea and Tahitian pearls to the collection. It also stocks leading Swiss watch brands for the fashion conscious man. On the spot repairs, valuations, watch repairs and re-modeling of existing jewelry are undertaken. All work is finished on the premises. The staff gives free advice on all jewelry matters.
At the turn of the century, when the locals talked about a shopping expedition in style, they said they were doing "The Block". When The Block Arcade opened in 1891, it established itself as one of Melbourne's grandest arcades. In fitting style this architectural masterpiece was completely restored in 1988, and is now a National Trust Treasure. It features thirty fascinating specialty shops and boutiques. The intricate mosaic floor and beautiful central dome will transport you to an era when parasol wielding ladies and bowler hatted gentleman strolled by.