Melbourne wouldn’t be the country’s fashion capital if it didn’t cater to both genders, and although men’s stores are harder to find among the flashy window displays and countless advertisements pushed by women’s brands, they do, in fact, exist. Venture down laneways and through arcades and you’ll discover the boutiques where Melbourne’s most dashing dudes come to shop. We’ve curated a list featuring some of the best shops our city has to offer for the men in Melbourne.
Situated above Marais on the second floor of the Royal Arcade is the Scandinavian store Somewhere. The little brother of Sydney‘s store Somedays, Somewhere has been selling ‘nice things, in a nice way to nice people’ since 2005. Among those ‘nice things’ are the brands Dr Denim, Handsom, Rolla’s, Royal Republiq and Our Legacy, and the best part is that a trip to Somewhere won’t break the bank. While in the store, be sure to check out their in-store, contemporary gallery.
Since 1985, two generations of the Poulakis family have been dressing Melbourne’s most debonair men in made-to-measure and ready-to-wear labels. The impeccably curated range encompasses local Australian designers and sought-after international brands, including Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Raf Simons and YSL – we also recommend checking out the sneaker wall. The herringbone parquetry and black cabinetry exude quality, but don’t be intimidated by the security guard at the door. The only thing you have to fear is the damage to your bank account, but trust us, it’s worth it.
Harrolds, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia, +61 3 8660 7888