Spencer Outlet Centre at Docklands, and right at Southern Cross train station is a surprisingly good locale to shop for the little ones. Formerly DFO Spencer Street, and the Spencer Street Fashion Station; the Spencer Outlet Centre has been revived in order to be quite kid-friendly.
To begin with, there is a bright candy store with a candy vending machine outside. The fun does not end there. There are a couple of clothing stores where you wonderful parents will be able to spend at least an hour inside, shopping for your little one/s. Cotton on Kids is just fantastic. All of the merchandise is well displayed, and with terrific prices. Then again, many of the big brands are here together under one roof offering discounts on quality goods at up to 70% off.
Additionally, when it comes to clothes shopping for all different children; do not go past Trade Secret. This is a large department store like outlet that tends to remind you of K-Mart or Best and Less. The clothes are rather trendy while catering to the budget conscious. The range of Jelly Belly jelly beans available is rather extensive. Clothes for babies, infants/toddlers and teenagers are available right at the back. The shoes are rather cute here too.
For cool and quirky stationery items, Smiggle is your one stop shop. The bright colours are awe inspiring and ever so inviting in this cool space. There are a fair few coin operated pony and car rides available, and if your little ones need a rest; centre management have them in mind with a range of kid-friendly cafes and food outlets scattered throughout this large floor of shops.
If your little one/s like Timezone and other game arcades, they can try their luck at winning a plush toy at one of the toy game machines. At the time of writing, the kids of Melbourne have a cool opportunity to win a plush toy or two from the Rio 2 movie.
Surprisingly kid-friendly, and the layout of this shopping space is structured in a way to save you valuable shopping time.
Address: Level 1, 201 Spencer Street Docklands VIC 3008.
Monday to Thursday: 10am to 6pm
Friday: 10am to 8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 6pm