David Jones at Bourke Street Mall, you definitely host a little leaven of love for the kids of Melbourne. You get it. Nearby Swanston Street is full of people, and Bourke Street Mall has that reputation for the adult shopper and local in mind. Luckily, the iconic Australian retailer - similar to the likes of Harrod's in London is a treasure trove for parents and their child/children in this area of town.
On the Bourke Street Mall side of David Jones, where tram routes 86 and 96 are heading towards both Docklands and St Kilda respectively, the food hall area is sweet paradise for the little ones - not to mention all of us.
On the left hand side as you head down the escalators near the mens clothing area; colourful candies to the likes of jellies and other gum treats will keep the little ones happy. Even the cookies available on the opposite side are delicious.
Cross the tram tracks, and make your way to the Myer side of David Jones at Bourke Street Mall, and head right up to level five. Parents, you will be in heaven. There are an abundance of clothes available, both designer and a little lower end for babies, toddlers and other infants. Who would have thought that reputable fashion houses such as Burberry, Ralph Lauren and Industrie to name would ever bring out luxury clothing for children. If you have not been to this David Jones store before, you'll be forgiven for thinking that you're shopping at Chadstone - not in the CBD.
Fun for the little ones does not end there. An abundance of plush toys welcomes families to the toy section - where any type of toy can be discovered and purchased here. You will (highly likely) discover a few toy brands you didn't know existed, as well as spot the popular ones: LEGO, Barbie and The Wiggles to only name a few.
Head back towards the escalators, and those of you parents in the market to buy a pram and/or a cot are in sweet city luck. Such products are also available to also purchase on level five, and for David Jones American Express cardholders, you may get to enjoy some additional discounts on cots and prams to name. Irrespective of the age of your child/children; buying toys, clothes and other accessories for them here at David Jones at Bourke Street Mall is literally your one stop locale.
Address: 310 Bourke Street Melbourne VIC 3000.
Monday to Wednesday: 9:30am to 7pm
Thursday and Friday: 9:30am to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 7pm
Sunday: 9:30am to 7pm