Melbourne Shopping Tips & Clothing Haul

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Melbourne plus size shopping haul: Emme from A+ Markets

When I went to Australia for Melbourne Fashion Week Plus recently, it was pretty much a given that while I was in Melbourne I would be scoping out the shops and seeing what great plus size brands I could find. There were a couple of things that made my life a lot easier while I was there that I wanted to share, plus I thought this would be a great chance to share a few of the things that I picked up on my journey.

Shopping essentials

TRANSPORT: I used a myki Public Transport Card to get around while I was in Melbourne. I’d also highly recommend downloading the PTV app before you go – that made figuring out where and when I could catch the tram I needed to be on super easy.

CREDIT CARD: Having a credit card made it super easy for me to stay on budget, and I felt a lot safer not having to carry a lot of cash. It also made checking into my hotel a lot easier! I have a Warehouse Money Visa Card, which I can also use at home in New Zealand (and it saves me 5% on almost all of my purchases at The Warehouse, which is rad because I shop there a lot).

Melbourne shopping essentials: Myki public transport card and Warehouse Money Visa Card

My Melbourne shopping essentials

Melbourne plus size shopping haul: Mink Denim from Myer

Mink Denim Basics Striped Tee (26) and Soft Loose Pants (26) from Myer

Where to shop

MYER: This is a department store with lots of plus size brands including 17 Sundays, City Chic, Estelle, TS, Mink Denim and Levis Plus. There was a lot of clothing to choose from, the changing rooms were large and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Melbourne plus size shopping haul: Estelle from Myer

Estelle South Top (22) from Myer

CITY CHIC: This was the same as the City Chic stores I’ve been to in New Zealand but with much nicer changing rooms. The staff were friendly and helpful in both the Bourke Street store and at the counter located in Myer.

TARGET: The plus size women’s section in the store I visited wasn’t very big but I did find a few pieces I liked the look of (including activewear). They also have a plus size men’s section with clothes up to an 8XL.

Melbourne plus size shopping haul: Belle Curve from Target

Belle Curve Striped T-Shirt Dress (26) from Target

HARBOURTOWN MELBOURNE: There were a few plus size stores at this outlet mall, including Autograph, Crossroads and City Chic. I highly recommend checking out Priceline as well, for cosmetics, skincare and haircare.

DFO ESSENDON: This is the outlet mall near the airportĀ  – I don’t think they have any plus size stores, but I know they have great shoes and accessories! I’ve also found out that there is a DFO SouthWharf which wasn’t too far from my apartment in the city, so I will have to check that one out next time I’m in Melbourne.

A+ MARKETS: Located in Shed C at the Queen Victoria Markets, this market (held quarterly) is a treasure trove of local designer and preloved plus size fashion and jewellery.

Melbourne plus size shopping haul: Emme from A+ Markets

Emme Charcoal Leopard Print Dress (L) from A+ Markets

Have you been shopping in Melbourne before?
Let me know any tips you might have or places you like to shop.

xo Meagan

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8 Comments

  1. September 25, 2016 / 12:52 am

    South Wharf is great. My Size has an outlet shop in Richmond. It’s a bit hit and miss but worth checking out. City Chic also have an outlet shop but it’s a long hike if you’re staying in the city. Best and Less is good if you are looking for some cheaper stuff too.

    • September 25, 2016 / 3:58 pm

      Next time I’ll have to check out South Wharf for sure! I didn’t even think of Best and Less! I think I need to go back, stat.

  2. September 18, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    Great post! Just discovered your blog. Looking forward to reading more!

    Ena

    • September 19, 2016 / 11:00 am

      Thanks for stopping by Ena, nice to have you here! x

  3. Cindy Harrison
    September 17, 2016 / 10:45 am

    Emme is a my size brand! Beme is Rockmans and is worth checking out as well! Was so lovely to chat to you!
    Cindy

    • September 17, 2016 / 3:32 pm

      Ahh, I thought Emme might be My Size. Great to meet you too, thanks for coming to say hello! x

  4. Vicki
    September 16, 2016 / 5:12 pm

    Looks like you’ve done well in the limited time. Next time you’re back or otherwise in Australia check out Maggie T stores. I find their shirts are very good and have picked up a nice dress on sale. There’s also Be Me (plus size version of Rockmans), and My Size. I’ve never bought from either store but I always browse online just in case. BeMe advertise heavily in Woman’s Day. Good to meet you at A+. Am heading back to Auckland tomorrow for a visit – shall look out for you in Mt Eden.

    • September 16, 2016 / 5:21 pm

      Thanks Vicki! I really wanted to check out Be Me and My Size but I couldn’t find any near me and I really only had one day free for shopping! I haven’t heard of Maggie T but will look them up next time I’m over! Make sure you come and say hello if you spot me around Mt Eden x