A Stylish Stroll Down The Arcade laneway

Sometimes the best finds are down the path less travelled. Visit The Arcade on level 2 between Sheike and Portmans

Sometimes you need to go off the beaten track to discover something truly special. In Melbourne, you never know what gems you’ll find hidden down its many laneways; and the same can be said for The Arcade here at Eastland. Located within the centre, it’s home to some lesser known stores that are well worth a veer off your usual path.  

Tucked in The Arcade is a curated collection of boutique shops starring local and international artisans, experts and up-and-coming designers that break away from the norm. Always evolving, it is an eclectic mix of inspirational souls and stores that few may know, but for those that do – you’ll keep coming back for more.

Inspired by the laneways Melbourne is so famous for, The Arcade offers the same allure and intrigue – you never know what great new piece you might uncover next. It is the place you go when you’re looking for something unique, unexpected or that one treasure that is missing from your collection. From creative craftsmanship to makers with a flair for adding luxury to your wardrobe and beyond, something special can always be found.

If you like to fill your wardrobe and home with items unbeknown to the masses, or enjoy supporting emerging brands with raw talent, The Arcade is where your next shopping trip should begin. As you stroll down its glossy tiled lane, you get a sense that you’ve come across something only the locals are privy to. The setting is luxurious and there’s a calmness in the air that makes you feel like you should take your time to wander.

There’s wonderful things just waiting to be found at The Arcade. Artisans, experts and up-and-coming designers that break away from the norm.

Sisko Chocolate

Why settle for a chocolate bar when you can devour a cocoa masterpiece?! Sisko Chocolate has been Melbourne’s chocolate master since 2009 and continues to push the boundaries on what wonderful things can be created with the hero ingredient. Sisko Chocolate is probably best known for their chocolate flowers (their founder, Christina Tantsis happens to be a former floral designer), and are truly delicious works of art, although their chocolate spheres are equally impressive. It’s all about attention to detail, immaculate presentation and a flare for the unexpected. But if you’re less after wow factor and instead are seeking indulgence of the highest form, they deliver on that front, too. Be warned – all willpower to resist temptation will be lost at the door.

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Sisko Chocolates

2 plus A

The beauty industry isn’t the only one to have benefited from the creative minds coming out of Korea. 2 + A’s collections of men’s and women’s apparel and accessories take inspiration from Korean and South East Asian fashion to deliver the latest in international fashion trends before the rest of the world even catch on. Think cool finds, high quality yet reasonable prices so you can keep coming back for more.

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2+A

Stul

Stul’s range of hand crafted wood watches are simple and stylish, designed to compliment everyday living and individual style. With a minimal and modern aesthetic, peruse a range of leather and fabric bands and truly make it your own.

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Stul Watches

Love Me Twice

Too many wedding gowns are left in cupboards or boxes to be occasionally admired while slowly wearing away. Love Me Twice are here to give gowns a second chance to be loved all over again, stocking a gorgeous range of luxury preloved, upcycled and designer wedding gowns. Prefect for the ethical and eco-friendly bride, you can arrange to give your own gown a second chance, or if you're ready for your big day, book your styling session or fitting appointment and the Love Me Twice team will help you find your perfect style. The experienced and knowledgeable team offer tailoring and alterations services to truly make it the dress of your dreams.

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Love Me Twice

Artisan Home

Artisan Home has curated a stunning collection of handmade homewares and thoughtful lifestyle products. Discover hand blown glassware, artisan soap, earthy homewares, hand painted ceramics, crafted mirrors, selected prints from Australian artists, essential oils, Melbourne made candles and more. Designing and sourcing pieces that bring colour, design and joy into your home, Artisan Home invite you to experience the local and global makers' stories, and fill your home with new ones.

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Artisan Home

Theodore Designs

Theodore Design offers a range of luxury accessories from cufflinks to ties, and wallets to jewellery. Their stylish collection extends both men’s and women’s designs, with options to suit many personalities.

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Theodore Designs

Bellissima

When you say Bellissima you think beautiful and Bellissima has a truly unique collection of bespoke homewares. The glittering gold from the store window will catch your eye, inviting you in to discover a stunning collection of Christmas decorations and homewares to adorn your home for the holiday season.

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Bellissima