Geelong Shopping

  • Sweets and Bargains!
    Sweets and Bargains!
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    Sanity
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  • Westfield Bay City
    Westfield Bay City
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    Westfield Bay City: Main Shopping Centre in Town Pt. 1

    by Marpessa Updated Apr 11, 2009

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    Westfield Bay City
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    In my opinion Westfield Bay City has a better variety of shops than Market Square and the centre itself looks a lot nicer too. Recently famous english fashionistas Trinny and Sussanah visited the centre and did a walk around tour (April 2009). For shopping in central Geelong this is the place to come.

    Some of the stores in Westfield Bay City include:
    Myer (department store)
    Borders (Books, Music, Movies, Magazines - Gloria Jeans coffee shop inside)
    JAG (Mens and Womens clothes)
    Jeans West (Mens and Womens clothes)
    OPSM (Eyewear)
    Bevilles (Jewellery)
    ESPIRIT (Mens and Womens clothes)
    Country Road (Mens and Womens clothes)
    Bras 'n Things
    Just Jeans (Mens and Womens clothes)
    Betts (shoes)
    Sanity (Music and Movies)
    %National Geographic
    Big W (like Kmart)
    Lolitta (young women's fashion)
    Dotti (young women's fashion)
    Walkmans (shoes)
    Target (department store)
    Optus (phones)
    Angus & Robertson (bookstore)
    Priceline (cosmetics, healthcare)
    Pumpkin Patch (kids clothing)
    Newsagency
    Bendigo Bank
    Colorado (Mens and Womens Clothing)
    Ezy DVD (not a rental shop)
    My Chemist
    Body Shop (perfumes, soaps, etc.)
    Vodaphone (phones)

    The food court here as a nice variety: Subway, KFC, Donut King, Asia Hut, Jesters Pies plus other fast food places serving pizza, chips, seafood and asian cuisine.

    ATMs are located in the centre.

    Normal opening times for the centre are:
    Mon-Thurs: 9am - 5.30pm
    Fri: 9am - 9pm
    Sat: 9am - 5pm
    Sun: 10am - 5pm (not all stores are open)

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    Market Square: Main Shopping Centre in Town Pt. 2

    by Marpessa Updated Apr 11, 2009

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    Market Square - Mall entrance

    Market Square is a large shopping centre in the heart of Geelong. Unfortunately it is not as good as it once was, and you can usually find better shops in the Westfield centre across the road. Half the businesses have either closed or are under construction. Compared to Westfield it always feels empty in here.

    In this centre you will find the following stores:

    Sanity (music store -featured in tip below)
    Sportsgirl (young womens clothing and jewellery)
    Cotton On (Men and Womens clothes)
    Adairs (Bedware, linen etc.)
    JB Hi-Fi (music, electrical goods)
    Australia Post (Post Office)
    Speaky's (Surf/clothing shop)
    My Chemist
    Lincraft (sewing/craftwork store)
    Forever Now (young women's clothing)
    Priceline (Pharmacy)
    Harris Scarfe (small department store)
    Tattslotto
    Newsagency

    The food hall here is currently under construction.

    ATMs are located within the centre.

    Normal opening times for the centre are:
    Mon-Thurs: 9am - 5.30pm
    Fri: 9am - 9pm
    Sat: 9am - 5pm
    Sun: 10am - 5pm (not all stores are open)

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    Sanity: The best music store!

    by Marpessa Updated Apr 8, 2007

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    Sanity

    Sanity is one of the better music stores in Geelong. They have a huge range of CDs and DVDs. If they don't have it in instore then they offer to order it in for you.

    There are often many great sales (like 2 CDs for $44 or 3 DVDs for $50). They have excellent customer service and the staff are always friendly and helpful.

    Sanity also has a free magazine out every 3 months. It has all the latest on the CDs and DVDs coming out.

    Sanity also has a digital kiosk. It's where you can create and compile your own CD from over 500,000 songs - it is also legal downloading (so the artists still get paid, and the quality is the same as on a normal CD - the only thing is that you don't get the cover art).

    Please remember if you are from overseas, a lot of DVDs will only work for a certain 'region' of the world. Australia is Region 4, and unless it says on the DVD that it is '0' (All regions) or you have an 'all regions' DVD player, then the DVD will only work in Region 4 (which includes: Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, South America, Central America, Pacific Island and the Caribbean).

    While Sanity's competitor JB Hi-Fi may have cheaper prices sometimes (although, unlike their slogan - they are *not* always cheaper), they have a huge lack in their customer service skills. If you want help while shopping and people who will give you an honest opinion, go to Sanity.

    What to buy: Hmmm...

    Try some Australian artists:
    'Wolfmother' - Wolfmother
    'Young Modern' - Silverchair
    'Standing On The Outside' - Songs Of Cold Chisel (various artists covering their songs)
    'Black Fingernails, Red Wine'- Eskimo Joe
    'The Hard Road' - Hilltop Hoods
    'Here Come The Drums' - Rogue Traders

    (Or see my homepage for some of my favourites!)

    What to pay: On average:
    $6 for a CD single
    $25 for an album
    $30 for a DVD

    Although, like I said, they usually have a sale going and can have some great bargains.

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  • Gorgeous Jewellery: most gorgeous jewelry store !

    by purplicious Updated Jul 2, 2006
    some gorgeous stuff

    I have travelled the world and I have to say this is one of the best stores I have come across!
    Mainly jewelry, but not just boring stuff. Every style you could think of. For every age and budget. Heaps of vintage too. The staff were also gorgeous. They also had a second store in another suburb which I took the time to go and visit WOW!!. GORGEOUS TO THE MAX! It is just amazing, a big store but cleverly still had a great atmosphere. Nothing ordinary in sight! Clothes, shoes, boots, bags, accessories of every kind. I was lucky enough to meet the owner the day I went , and she was so lovely. Her and her husband run it together...all credit to them.

    What to buy: Fashion jewellery, clothes, bags, accessories.

    What to pay: Very reasonably priced!

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    Camera House: Photo Quality

    by Marpessa Updated Jan 17, 2006

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    Camera House

    Camera House is a large shop that deals with cameras (digital and compact), scanners, printers, frames, photo albums, telescopes, binoculars, mobile phones, batteries (lithium, battery chargers, etc.)

    They print photos from film, memory cards, CDs - anything you have a photo on. Depending on the amount of photos you want printed you can sometimes get them printed in an hour (slightly higher charge).

    You can now also send your photos into be printed on-line (you just need an internet connection and to download the 'print@camerahouse' software onto your computer). You pay for them on-line, and can then pick them up at the store or get them sent to your nominated address (See the website for full details).

    What to pay: Their prices are very competitive and usually have great deals. (they are on the cheaper side)

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    Pratt & Osbourne, Geelong: Geelong, Pratt & Osbourne

    by cassiejoy42 Written Oct 22, 2005

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    Pratt & Osbourne - Motorbikes, helmets, more

    Get your motorbikes, helmets, four wheelers, and motorbike gear here.

    Pratt & Osbourne have been in Moorabool Street, at the top of the hill, on the corner of Moorabool St and Myer Street for as long as I can remember.

    What to buy: This is just one of the well known motor bike shops in Geelong.

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    Geelong Car Sound: Geelong City, General Shopping

    by cassiejoy42 Written Oct 22, 2005

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    Geelong Car Sound
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    I saw this shop and just had to take a photo of it.

    It was just the nicest shop front.

    This shop is across the road from the Mercure Hotel.

    This shop is usually open - I snapped this photo on Geelong Cup Day and most shops were closed for the day.

    What to buy: Car sound items

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    DeGrandi Cycle and Sport: All your sporting needs

    by Marpessa Updated Mar 21, 2005

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    DeGrandi

    DeGrandi is a large sporting goods store, they have everything from AFL, Rugby, cricket gear, Netball and gym equipment. They're also a good place to go for people with bicycles, as they have a cycle store (bike repair).

    What to buy: How could you come to Australia and not take home a football (AFL football of course!)

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    Just Sweets and Bargains: Aussie sweets

    by Marpessa Written Jun 15, 2004

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    Sweets and Bargains!

    Well the shop is as it suggests. It is full of chocolates and lollies and all at cheap prices. Some brands you may know, others you may not (depending what country you're from). There's: Mars Bars, Snickers, Maltesers, Tim Tams, Cherry Ripes, Strawberry Ripes, Willy Wonka bars and many other assorted goodies that can make a nice present for family and friends (as long as they don't melt on the way home!).

    What to buy: I like the cherry ripes - but that's just me!

    What to pay: As little or as much as you want!

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    Bay City Plaza and Market Square: Local shopping complexes

    by Jarra Updated Mar 24, 2004
    Market Square

    Bay City Plaza and Market Square shopping centres are Geelong`s main multi-level retail complexes. Both are fully air-contitioned and have plenty of off-street parking. Bay City Plaza, Malop Street, is a bright centre with two levels built behind the facade of one of Geelong`s wool stores. It has more than 80 speciality shops, including two department stores and a supermarket.

    Market Square Shopping Centre is just across Bay City Plaza, occupying a large site bounded by Malop, Little Malop, Yarra and Moorabool streets. It also has a significant historical link, being on the site of the city`s original marketplace. With more than 90 stores, including a major department store, leading supermarket and extensive food court, Market Square offers great variety and value.

    What to pay: Totally depends on you as always.

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    Music Den: Musical Instruments

    by Marpessa Written Feb 2, 2004

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    The Music Den

    The Music Den sits at the top of Moorabool St. It's front windows display all kinds of guitars and different drum kits. They also have: pianos, keyboards, saxs, violins and much more. You can find sheet music there and they can also give you advice on lessons.

    The staff is friendly and their prices are competitive - look out for sales!

    What to buy: If you're backpacking - something you can carry with ease... so, no piano.

    What to pay: Depends on instrument and brand.

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    Pottage or National Wool Museum souvenir shop: Hematite Jewelry

    by Marpessa Written Feb 2, 2004

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    Hematite necklace 'folded' in half

    Hematite is 100% Iron Ore, from Australia and made in Australia. Hematite means: pertaining to the blood. Wearing jewelry made of hematite is supposed to have a positive effect on your bloodstream. "It increases resistance to stress and helps circulate oxygen throughout the body".

    It is also very beautiful and comes in many styles.

    What to pay: $6 for earrings, $15 for a necklace. (minimum)

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    Pottage: Souvenirs

    by Marpessa Updated Jan 31, 2004

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    Pottage is a good place to get souvenirs from. They have your usual plush koalas/kangaroos/wombats, aboriginal painted crafts. But they also have an extensive range of handmade jewelry, like chokers, necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings.

    What to buy: Anything made locally!!

    What to pay: Depends on what you buy.

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  • Wombat Fudge Factory: Freshly Made FUDGE

    by Billy_26 Written Jun 5, 2003

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    Fudge Flavours

    The Fudge in the shop is 80% Fat Free and is also Gluten Free.

    It is freshly made on the premises.

    What's more, it is delicious!

    What to buy: FUDGE !!!
    Chocolate,Choc-Mint, Cuppacino, Caramel, Apricot, Ginger, Hot Chocolate, Strawberry & many many more flavours

    What to pay: A$3 per 100gm

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    Enlarge Photo to see it...: Unusual Stores...

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Apr 27, 2003

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    Only in Geelong....

    As you can see, Geelong has some very unusual stores... I couldn't resist getting a photo of this particular one...

    Ok, ok.... this is a very reputable store, believe it or not, so all you ladies who are about to jump on a plane and head down this way for a bit of shopping.... think again... ha,ha,ha....

    What to buy: This might be worth another rating... so please continue... ;-))

    What to pay: The sky is the limit..... ;-)

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