Itâ€™s Spring Racing time and if youâ€™re after that special little outfit to stand out from the crowd, then odds are youâ€™ll find it in one of the many fashion outlets in The Royal Arcade. This time of year, itâ€™s high stakes for spring fashions and youâ€™ll find everything for both the fillies and the boys to keep you up with the latest trends.
More Royal fashion than Ascot
Stylish gentlemen can keep on track with the latest suits from Studio Italia, ties, shirts, trousers and socks at Woodstock Menswear. Itâ€™s a sure bet youâ€™ll look a million dollars without paying a millions dollars.
Or for something quite special for both men and women, try the elegant fashion of Marais. This is a sophisticated fashion experience for those devoted to luxury designer wear. Two superb floors filled with designer brand names including Givenchy, Kenzo, Lanvin and Loewe.
Speaking of somewhere special, check out Somewhere, a pioneer retailer of fashion with Nordic bloodlines, bringing together the cream of local talent with emerging and established designers from around the world.Â
Hill & Dale is strictly for the ladies with bright fashions like sweet summer dresses, along with scarves, jewellery and the cutest sock collections. The odds are youâ€™ll find something colourful and fun.
There’s more colour to be found at the Silkstore with beautiful silk clothing and scarves. And for luxury leather pedigree, you can’t go past Habbot studios and theirÂ gorgeousÂ range of leather shoes, designed in Australia and made in Italy.
Drop by the team at EvansÂ to protect or repair your favourite leather shoes, handbags and clothing. They can ensure your race day shoes are non slip, so you only need to worry about choosingÂ a winner.
And to ensure the perfect fit? Head upstairs to the team at Continental Tailors for any clothing alterations and repairs you need.
The jewels of the racing crown
They say clothes maketh the man, but what about a stunning watch! Thomas Jewellers, Melbourneâ€™s iconic jewellers in Royals Arcade have a fabulous range of the best watch brands for both men and women. But thatâ€™s only the beginning with a wonderful range of diamond and fashion jewellery, including Swarovski and Thomas Sabo, that will make any Spring Carnival outfit a dazzling success.
Youâ€™ll find some more Spring sparkle at Secrets to add a little lustre and elegance to your racing outfit with stunningÂ diamond simulantÂ jewellery. Or tryÂ their exclusive, limited edition Viktoria Novak designed headpiece.
For some jewellery fit for royals, drop intoÂ Tivoli JewellersÂ to see an impressive line up of rings, pendants and necklaces featuring diamonds, opals, pearls and precious gemstones, in yellow and white gold.
If luxurious is more your spring racing style, see the range of fine jewellery at Canturi, designed by Stefano Canturi. CreatingÂ handcrafted, artistic pieces for over 25 years, CanturiÂ has the timeless quality of iconic jewels.
Also at the Little Collins St entrance,Â McAndrew Jewellery is a charming and eclectic jewellery store, including new and antique jewellery, with something to suit all tastes.
New to the arcade, Abrazi Jewellery specialises in European bridal and evening wearÂ jewellery, designed in Amsterdam and manufactured in Italy, encasing the beauty of Swarovski crystals. New earring designs have just landed, perfect for spring racing.
If you’re after some colour, try Jeeba Jewellery for a treasure trove of beautiful pieces made locally and sourced from all corners of the world. You will find exquisite precious jewellery, pearls, amber, opals, marcasite, exotic beaded creations and many other designs set in gold and silver.
Try Paint ‘n Powder for some great fashion jewellery and accessories and find your signature scent for spring racing amongst their impressive perfumery collection.
Or drop into Love ItÂ for a huge range of contemporary and fashion jewellery in sterling silver and semi-precious stones.
So hereâ€™s the tip. Before you head off to the races this Spring, head into the Royal Arcade and look like a winner at the track.