Here's our guide on where to go:
If you need to do a clothes shop but feel overwhelmed by the idea of spending time in an enclosed mall, then William Street is a great alternative. The street spans for several kilometers, so it helps to start at one end and work your way down. With plenty of parking around the Roe Street end, it’s a good place to start and you’ll find most of the clothing stores up that way too. For vintage hunters, there’s stores like Vinnies Retro and Fi & Co to browse through, but if a local designer is what you’re after, check out stores like Chachi, Ruck Rover and Periscope .
If you get hungry, there’s plenty of spots to stop on the way like Hongkies Kitchen, La Cholita, or Bivouac. Towards the tail end of William Street, you’ll find street art supplies and apparel from The Butcher Shop and useful designer gifts at William Topp.