Monday, January 15, 2007
Shopping in Melbourne
Been going to Melbourne for work lately. There's a real Sydney-Melbourne rivalry much like the Vancouver-Toronto deal. Sydney/Vancouver has the better weather. Maybe, someone will say, but Toronto/Melbourne is the foodier, more cosmopolitan city. Whatever! I dig them all, oh, except Toronto.
Stayed at a girlfriend's in Windsor so had to go shopping on Chapel Street. Full of fantastic shops, cafes and bars. Highlights:
There's a Lululemon here! I was jonesing for some Groove Pants! Funny part is that as soon as I walked in the door and looked around, the Canadian guy (who seemed to be the manager) came over to me and said "It's exactly like home, eh?" I hadn't said a word! How did he know I was Canadian? Eerie! (It is a LOT like the Robson store.) Next time I'm in, I'm going back for some Still Crops.
A new fave of mine is Scanlan and Theodore. Found a lovely T-shirt then turned over the tag. $120 on sale?! My shopping partner reminded me that I had just bought yoga pants for $110 and I was only going to wear them to the gym and the top is a gorgeous blue with lovely cap sleeves. She was right. Had to buy the top.
Also picked up a cardie at Gorman. Very cute with all mismatched buttons. And stopped in at Kit for a new lipgloss cause I need more more more!
Anyhoo, love Melbourne. Love Chapel Street. I'm going back this weekend to get together with my new boyfriend Andy Roddick at the Australian Open.
Oh and I just watched Vancouver kick some Leafs ass. Who's the better city now? Ha!