Named after Paris’s aristocratic district, this contemporary boutique is the definition of luxe. Custom chandeliers, a spiral marble staircase and mirrored ceilings almost steal the eye from the fashion – almost. Marais stocks some of the finest designer labels in the world, many of them exclusively in Australia. Spend some time exploring all the smaller stores within the store – Rick Owens, Alexander McQueen, Viktor & Rolf and Jean Paul Gaultier are all there, as well as shoes and accessories by the likes of Lanvin and Erickson Beamon. There’s even a special lingerie area with pink marble, silk and tulle covered walls. It’s every woman’s fantasy.
This busy end of Bourke Street in the Melbourne CBD is packed with restaurants and bars. After your spending spree head up for a fanciful cocktail at garden-inspired Madame Brussels. You’re also not far from the historic part of the Melbourne CBD, home to Parliament House and the Old Treasury.
Marais | 73–77 Bourke Street, Melbourne | +61 3 8658 9555