Factory Outlets

Factory Outlets or Direct Factory Outlets (DFO) are of great value because you can buy all your favourite famous designer labels at reduced prices. In Melbourne these have sprouted out in various parts of the city in recent years, I suppose mainly because of the demand for affordable designer labels. Given below are some of the top spots for these outlets. Once your there you don't need to go anywhere. Shop Shop till you drop !!!
  1. DFO Moorabbin -
    Ph: (03) 95830344

    This is on the corner of Grange road & Centre Dandenong road, Moorabbin near the Moorabbin airport. As there are no trains or trams in this part of Melbourne the best way to get here is to catch bus 826 to 828 which runs on Centre Dandenong Road. Open 7 days 10am to 6pm. The designer clothing range is extensive and range from clothes, shoes, handbags to Manchester etc. If you have kids and a bit of time the kids will love you for taking them to the Kingston Heath Reserve right across the road where they have a fabulous play area for kids of all ages.

  2. DFO Essendon -
    Ph: (03) 99377222

    Located off the Tullamarine Freeway at 100 Bulla road, Strathmore, next to the Essendon airport is this direct factory outlet & can be reached by car from either Tullamarine freeway or Bulla road or bus 479 Sat Sun. There are numerous specialty designer shops with bargain prices

  3. DFO Spencer -
    Ph: (03) 86897555

    This is located at 201 Spencer Street, Docklands, and the closest DFO outlet to the city. There are more than 100 big designer names with about 50 - 70% off prices. Just take any train from Flinders street to Spencer Street and you're there!

  4. Brand Smart Nunawading -
    Ph: (03) 98940811

    Is situated on 286 Whitehorse road, Nunawading. There are two ways to get here. One is to get the Belgrave or Lilydale line trains and get down at the Nunawading station and walk from there, the other is to get bus 684 which runs on Whitehorse Road and get down near the crossing of Whitehorse Road & Springvale Road, Nunawading. It's just a short walk from there. This place has about 45 -50 designer stores with prices up to 70% below the normal price range.

  5. Australis -
    Ph: (03) 95531365

    Located at 892 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin, this outlet offers discount Cosmetics, Toiletries, Fragrances, Skincare, Gifts etc at up to 70% below retail prices. Take the Frankston line train to Moorabbin walk across the Nepean Highway to get there.