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Works are ramping up around the CBD, but it’s business as usual for your favourite shops.

Festival of Independents

From food to fashion, the inaugural Festival of Independents will celebrate the CBD neighbourhoods that are the secret jewels in Melbourne’s shopping crown.

Held on Thursday 6 December from 4pm-9pm, this event – presented by the Metro Tunnel Project – will run at the following city centre precincts: Flinders Street, Campbell Arcade, Degraves Street, Flinders Lane, Centre Place, Manchester Lane, Scott Alley, Nicholas Building and Centreway Arcade.

Visit the Flinders Quarters Facebook page for details.

Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street

Cathedral Coffee

Cathedral Coffee

Nicholas Building - Cathedral Arcade

Tucked away inside the Cathedral Arcade, Cathedral Coffee Roasters serves Ethiopian single origin and Acevedo espresso roast to a steady stream of creative types. Whether you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up, or want somewhere to enjoy your sacred lunch break, there’s gozlemes, chicken schnitzel rolls and a delectable selection of sweet treats sure to to satisfy!

For more information, check out their Instagram.

Retrostar Vintage Clothing

RetroStar Vintage Clothing

Nicholas Building, Level 1

RetroStar Vintage Clothing is home to an extensive range of vintage clothing, shoes and accessories. Specialising in the 1940s through to the '80s, it's a curated gallery of psychedelic prints, floaty dresses and vintage denim from around the world.

For more information, check out their website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Kuwaii

Kuwaii

Nicholas Building - Cathedral Arcade

Kuwaii produces beautiful, intelligently designed clothing and footwear for women as an alternative to mass-made fashion. Kuwaii incorporates locally produced fashion with ethical design and production techniques. In addition to the clothes and shoes, the store offers a carefully sourced selection of vintage and locally-designed jewellery.

For more information, check out their website, Facebook, and Instagram.

Vintage Sole

Vintage Sole

Nicholas Building - Cathedral Arcade

Vintage Sole provides quality used clothing as an ethical alternative to fast fashion. Vintage Sole aims to bridge the gap between eccentric retro and on-trend vintage clothing, footwear, and accessories. Their stock includes a variety of cowboy boots and Levi jackets, mixed with a curated selection of contemporary trends.

For more information, check out their website, Facebook, and Instagram.

Arthur Daley's

Arthur Daley's

Nicholas Building - Swanston Street

Arthur Daley's on Swanston Street is a discount retailer that meets the needs of the budget-conscious. The shopping basement is modelled on the department store bargain basements of yesteryear. Whether you’re after Halloween outfits, cutlery, or craft goods, Arthur Daley's will surely have it!

For more information, check out their Facebook.

Dean's Souveniers

Dean’s Souvenirs Australiana

Nicholas Building - Swanston Street

Dean’s Souvenirs Australiana has a great selection of tourist items – from Ugg boots to boomerangs and plush toys. Don’t forget to head downstairs as well to browse their enormous collection of didgeridoos.