Melbourne will once again welcome a new fashion chain Uniqlo, reinforcing the city's reputation as the fashion and retail capital of Australia.The Japanese fast-fashion chain is set to open its first Australian store in Melbourne early next year representing the company's first foray into the southern hemisphere.
Leading international home furnishings company, Williams-Sonoma Inc. has opened a West Elm store in Chapel Street, Prahran, the first company owned, stand-alone West Elm operation outside North America.
Victoria's reputation as the fashion capital of Australia was further confirmed this week with the opening of an Italian luxury fashion house in the Mayfair building on Collins Street.
Swedish retail giant H&M is setting up shop in Melbourne's iconic GPO building.
Agilent Technologies has opened of a Spectroscopy Technology Innovation Centre with cutting-edge training, research and testing laboratories in Mulgrave (south east of the Melbourne city centre).