South Yarra/Prahran, Melbourne
Concierge.com's insider take:
Melbourne's most concentrated style strip, Chapel Street, links the fashionable suburbs of South Yarra, Prahran, and Windsor (www.chapelstreet.com.au). The street bristles with sleek boutiques, including the flagship stores of most of Australia's name designers (homegrown luminaries Bettina Liano, Roy Christou, and Scanlan & Theodore all have outlets here), as well as bookshops, cinemas, and gift shops. Prahran Market, on Commercial Road, is a local institution, and a good source of fresh and gourmet produce (61-3-8290-8220; www.prahranmarket.com.au; closed Mon. and Wed.).