Quality Hotel Melbourne Airport
265 Mickleham Road
Melbourne, VI 3043
Phone: (61) 3 93359300
Fax: (61) 3 93383818
DFO Essendon offers upscale outlet shopping with an impressive collection of 100 designer and name brand outlet stores. Enjoy a huge margin of savings every day. Stores include goods by: Adairs, Birkenstock, Charcoal, Colorado, Esprit, Converse, Nine West, Fila, French Connection, Quiksilver, Puma, Polo Ralph Lauren, Just Jeans, Max Power, Tommy Hilfiger, Timberland and many more. Various food courts and snacking areas cater to your hunger pangs. Visit their website for the complete list of stores, sales & events and more.
Tucked away in the rather unlikely suburb of Essendon, this is Australia's largest water-skiing specialist store. With a best in knee-boards, wetsuits, water-skis and everything else you need for water sports. If you are new to the sport the staff here will be only be too happy to advise you on what to buy, how to use it and where you can try out your new purchases!
Pipeworks Fun Market is definitely a fun market and tailored most specifically to children. Take, for example, the rides, pony rides, video games, dodgem cars, mini golf, trout fishing and a jumping castle. What more could the kids want? Adults are kept out of the little ones fun zone with a veritable treasure trove of bargain shops and stalls. There are also relaxation outlets, such as a licensed bar, food courts and live entertainment at this market situated at the Mahoneys road. It is loud, busy and hectic but, do not be afraid, just be prepared. Try to get there early.
This huge shopping complex draws the celebrities, as well as the residents of the northern suburbs. Highpoint has seen the likes of the Spice Girls and local teen favorites, CBD play on center stage. With over 500 stores, some people even consider this center too big. There is plenty of parking though, plus a Hoyts Cinemotion Theatre, three supermarkets, Myer (department store), Billy Guyatts (major electrical retailer) and Target (department store). Whatever you do, try not to get lost!
From its small beginnings, this organic and bio-dynamic store, delivery service and community education and activism organization has grown into a thriving success. The Green Linehas an astounding list of natural food products. Although you do not have to be a member to shop here, members receive regular newsletters, seasonal catalogues and free delivery in the Melbourne metropolitan area.
Although a little way out of the city center, Luda Productions Pty Ltd is worth a visit for its great variety of Australian souvenirs. Accessories and souvenirs are wonderful her at this store. Since shoppers are buying directly from the manufacturer/wholesaler, prices are very reasonable. The range of soft toys, such as koalas and kangaroos, is very good. Call for details.
Enter the jeans paradise and find that perfect fit. Dejour Jeans offers all type of designer jeans that can be tailored to suit your body type. Variations include high, mid and low waist jeans with a number of colors to choose from. Let the expert designers and attendants of the shop guide you to the denims that suit you the best and get the designer boutique treatment for a very reasonable price.
One thing Italians know how to do very well, is cook. Mediterranean Wholesalers' food emporium's supermarket section has the staples; tinned vegetables, pasta, arborio rice, and olive oil by the gallon. You will also find delicious relishes and pickles like sun-dried tomatoes with chilli, wild marjoram, basil and garlic. The bakery has fresh Italian breads, including focaccia, Pastadura and Ciabatta, as well as sweet biscuits, such as Cannoli with ricotta filling. If that is not enough, stop by the deli and cheese sections for fresh produce. The liquor section stocks local, as well as Italian wines and spirits.
La Manna Fresh is a vast, supermarket style store that offers aisles of nothing but fruit, vegetables, herbs, roots and the like. Apples of every kind and color, pineapples, bananas, radishes, kiwi fruits, nectarines, the list is endless! Being located in an immigrant neighborhood, and a diverse one at that, there are all kinds of interesting fruits and herbs from all over the world. Your fruit salad has never looked so adventurous! There is also a modest range of cut flowers on sale.
Specializing in second-hand books and sheet music, Well Read Books and Music has a range of goods from novels to cookbooks, non-fiction titles, children books, arias, pop sheet music and film scores. The shop itself has a dusty old treasure trove atmosphere, you never know what you might find if you poke about in there long enough. It is also close to several other bookshops, including Barricade Book and Info Store and Greek Book Imports.
If your wardrobe is in need of a total revamp, Sir Menswear will cater to your requirements. From casual to office wear, the store sports a range of colorful sporting wear for the weekend including bright singlets. Baggy hip-hop style clothing like jeans and basketball tops, shirts and suits for the office, are all available at the store at reasonable prices. Call ahead for more details.
Arabic and Turkish cuisine may be best known for kebabs, dips and other savory dishes, but Middle Eastern countries also offer fabulous desserts, as Constantinople Cake Shop would like to point out. There is a range of imported lollies, pastries and cakes on offer here. Coffee is also served. As you would expect from a store largely patronized by the local Middle Eastern community, all food is prepared in line with halal standards.