Born overachievers of retail, these savvy shops earn accolades for bringing you more than one great business offering under the same roof.
White Rabbit Record Bar
Just near Kensington Railway Station you’ll find White Rabbit Record Bar – a relaxed place to eat, drink and shop for vinyl until your ears are itching to listen to your new purchases. There’s also the odd trivia night and guest DJ, so it’s definitely worth keeping this chilled hangout on your radar.
General Store & Co.
The folks at General Store & Co. on Franklin Street have you covered when it comes to – well, everything. Inspired by North American trading posts of yesteryear, you can buy books, shoes, clothes, food and grog, or even get your hair cut – however we don’t suggest doing that after a few drinks.
Captains of Industry
Captains of Industry is a fairly bold name to self-apply, but given you can get a haircut, coffee and custom-made shoes all in the one place, we reckon they’re entitled to a bit of swagger.
This super laidback West Melbourne shop will take care of all your bike needs. Buy ’em, build ’em, fix ’em or just pop in for a chat with owner Sasha about two-wheeled possibilities. Pony Bikes also serve up good coffee made from their signature blend, and you can make like Fonzie and shoot some pinball while you wait.
Other overachievers include:
Culture Kings – Men’s clothing, barber service and a DJ.
City Wine Shop – Combination restauraunt and wine shop.
Wunderkammer – A museum where you can take the exhibits home with you.
What’s your favourite one-stop shop in Melbourne?