ShoppingNew residents are always looking for the hottest spots for shopping and Victoria is full of great areas. Whether you need to go blow a few hundred dollars or you just want to compare prices, there’s plenty of local markets, malls and shopping districts throughout the city. Here's a list of the top places to spend your time and money shopping.

Yates Street and Johnson Street

Found just past Bastion Square, Yates Street and Johnson Street provide some of the best shops in the area. You'll enjoy the old-town atmosphere with exclusive fashion boutiques and stores carrying the best and most recent designs.

Antique Row and Mosaic Village

Antique Row is found on Fort Street and provides a home for many antique stores and auction houses. This is a great place to find older items, but it's also full of bookstores, jewelers, coffee shops, boutiques restaurants and more. Mosaic Village is found nearby at the intersection of Fort Street and Cook Street. This is a great place to find rare items and so much more.

Government Street

Gifts and souvenirs are often found past the Inner Harbour up Government Street. This area is full of great places for tea, coffee, chocolate, jewelry, fashion and more. If you want to find a major shopping centre, this is the right area to explore.

Bastion Square

Bastion Square was once the site for the Court House, Law Chambers and a brothel, but now it's a shopping district full of great stores, restaurants and more. This is an artisans paradise and a place consumers can find handmade crafts, art and attend events, such as the Festival of the Arts.

These are just four of the best shopping areas throughout Victoria. Many other areas, such as Trounce Alley, Off the Beaten Path and Chinatown also provide great areas for shopping.

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