Some of the finest shopping in central Melbourne can be found in the Laneways and the two downtown arcades: the Block Arcade (282 Collins Street) and Royal Arcade. Both are beautiful, old and as much about the experience as the shops. Centres such as Emporium Melbourne (287 Lonsdale Street) and The Galleria Shopping Plaza (385 Bourke Street) are popular downtown malls. Queen Victoria Market is the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere and has been trading here since 1861. Friday morning is the time to see the market at its bustling best. There’s a whole scene emanating from Rose Street Artists' Market (60 Rose Street, Fitzroy), where you can pick up some original local art.
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