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Boxing Day sales Melbourne 2019

With so many places to shop in Melbourne, find out where you can get the best savings this Boxing Day.

Boxing Day is a time when retailers offer huge discounts for shoppers looking to grab a bargain post-Christmas. But it's easy to fall into a sales trap. Some retailers see Boxing Day as an opportunity to cash in on shoppers who don’t do their research and turn up to the sales grabbing at anything with a discounted price.

That's where we come in. We've got all the best shopping spots around Melbourne that offer a huge variety of different stores, so that you can shop around and find deals that are worth your Christmas cash.

Where to shop the Boxing Day sales in Melbourne

We've found the best Melbourne retailers bringing huge discounts this Boxing Day. Can't wait? Shop all the Boxing Day deals on our Boxing Day sales page.


Swanston Street

One of Melbourne's major thoroughfares, Swanston Street is home to many free-standing stores. These include Jeans West, Ripcurl, Tarocash and Jack London.

Trading hours: Trading times will vary from store to store. Make sure to do your research and check out individual retailer websites to see their Boxing Day hours.


Melbourne Central

One of Melbourne's larger shopping centres, Melbourne Central sports all the big names including A|X Armani Exchange, Alannah Hill, Calvin Klein Jeans, Colette, David Lawrence, Espirit, FCUK and more.

Trading hours: 8am-10pm


Highpoint

Located in Maribyrnong, Highpoint is a shopping centre with just about everything. Shop for Boxing Day deals at adidas, Apple, Bonds, Cue, David Jones, Dick Smith and more.

Trading hours: 7am-11pm


Doncaster Shopping Town

If you're a fan of Westfield, your go-to shopping destination should be Doncaster. With discounts and deals across its stores even before Boxing Day, why not scout out what you like now in preparation for the big shop?

Trading hours: 8am-10pm


Northland Shopping Centre

Heading to Northland? They've got heaps of on-trend brands like Esprit, Glue, Forever New, Industrie and Lorna Jane to suit all your fashion needs.

Trading hours: 8am-7pm


Chapel Street

Boutique lovers should make a beeline for the Chapel Precinct on Boxing Day. With stores like David Lawrence, Alannah Hill, Napoleon Perdis and Marcs, you're bound to find some amazing pieces and grab yourself a bargain.

Trading hours: Trading times will vary from store to store. Make sure to do your research and check out individual retailer websites to see their Boxing Day hours.


Chadstone Shopping Centre

They call themselves the fashion capital and we're inclined to agree. Stocking brand names like Chanel, Burberry, Prada and Tiffany & Co, fashionistas should keep Chadstone in mind come Boxing Day. They even offer a free fashion shuttle to take you from Federation Square and back. Now that's service.

Trading hours: 6am-10pm


Clarendon Street, South Melbourne

Another one of Melbourne's famous shopping streets, Clarendon is better known for its specialty shops offering everything from electronics to music products.

Trading hours: Trading times will vary from store to store. Make sure to do your research and check out individual retailer websites to see their Boxing Day hours.


Boxing Day deals and coupons

Lululemon Lululemon

Up to 40% off clearance sale

Lululemon offers up to 40% off from their ‘We made too much’ clearance sale. Bag yourself a bargain with these great offers. Exclusions apply.

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$20 off when you spend $100 + FREE shipping

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Up to 50% off selected items + FREE shipping

Save up to 50% on selected items during the End of Season Sale at Charles & Keith. Plus, FREE shipping on your orders. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off fashion, shoes, accessories, homewares & more

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FREE skincare duo + FREE shipping

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Up to 60% off

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What to buy at online Boxing Day sales

It’s difficult to know what to buy at the Boxing Day sales as they fall just after the biggest gift-giving day of the year. Before you start your shopping, have a think about the items that you'll be needing for the year ahead. This is the time to stock up or get pricy items at a discounted rate.


How to find the best Boxing Day sales in Melbourne

Boxing Day is not just a big day for shoppers, but for retailers as well. This is the biggest day of the year for them and, as such, they will get super competitive, trying to bring you the best deals and the biggest range of products. This competition can be overwhelming for shoppers as they are inundated with discounts and sale sections.

To help you determine where the best Boxing Day sales in Melbourne are and how to avoid falling into sales traps, we’ve written a quick little guide. Here’s how to get the most out of Melbourne’s Boxing Day sales.

Discounts

The problem: Stores find various ways to lure shoppers in and it's usually by quoting huge discounts. But don’t judge a store by its discount. Some stores only apply these discounts to a limited range of products, or they trick you by marking up the price before Christmas and then discounting the inflated price. Even if you do find a product that is hugely discounted, don’t fall into the trap of buying something you don’t need just because it's on sale.

The solution: Most stores will list their Boxing Day sale discounts online beforehand so have a shop around to find the best deals before you head to the shops.

Quality

The problem: A lot of stores will use the Boxing Day sales to offload their low-quality items that didn’t sell well before Christmas. Take a look at the kind of products they have on sale and see if they are worth buying. If a store has a huge stack of the same product for a hugely discounted rate, then this is usually a sign that it's a low-quality or unpopular product.

The solution: You don't necessarily need to avoid lower-quality items, but keep your wits about you. If the item is something you are sceptical about, take the time to assess the quality and ask yourself if you would buy it if it wasn't on sale. If the answer is no, it's best to leave it and move on.

Crowds

The problem: If you are shopping the Boxing Day sales you are going to encounter crowds. Sometimes these crowds can help you find where the best sales are – huge crowds on Boxing Day usually form around huge discounts – but to find the best Boxing Day sales, crowds may also prove to be a huge hindrance.

The solution: Shop online. If thousands of people scrambling around for discounts doesn’t sound appealing, then shop from the comfort of your own home. Online stores often have the same Boxing Day discounts as they do in store, meaning you can still take advantage of the sales, but without compromising your comfort.


Quick tips for Melbourne Boxing Day sales

  • Take public transport to the shops or arrange for someone to pick you up to save time and money on parking.
  • Get started early so you don’t miss out on any good deals and so you can get your shopping done quicker.
  • Make a plan with whoever you are heading to the sales with to make sure you get the most out of your time there. Organise which shops you’re going to go to and what you need from each shop.
  • Set a budget so you don’t overspend.
  • Shop online to bag early Boxing Day bargains and avoid the crowds.

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Stephanie Yip

Stef is the Travel Editor at finder.com.au and has been writing about travel for over a decade. She's visited over 50 countries and has had some incredible experiences, including hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, hitchhiking across Romania and seeing the Northern Lights (twice!). And while she’d never say no to a luxury escape, she's far more likely to stretch her travel dollars as far as they can go by keeping her ear to the ground for unbeatable travel bargains. And she'll tell you all about them, too! Stef has had articles featured on Travel Weekly, Escape and Hostelworld.

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