FLASHBACK: Melbourne Shopping Centres As They've Evolved

Happy 2018 to you, from all of the Euroswift team! As we welcome in a new year, I've dug out this old Herald Sun article that looks at how Melbourne retail has changed over the years. 

 Myer melbourne circa 1955

Reprint - Herald Sun, April 1, 2016

How Melbourne’s shopping Meccas have evolved across the decades

BEFORE brand ambassadors and the Boxing Day crush, Melbourne’s shopping Meccas looked vastly different.
Chadstone was largely an open air mall, produce was stacked to the ceiling in Bourke St and there was always a parking spot at the newly opened Southland.
We delved into the picture archives to find out what shopping was like in the days of pounds and pence and shortly afterwards.
Chadstone Shopping
The open-air Chadstone mall in 1960 and Chadstone shopping centre as it is now. Pictures: State Library of Victoria / HWT archive
Chadstone Shopping Throwback
The Chadstone Shopping Centre building in 1960, and the same location as it is now. Pictures: State Library of Victoria / HWT archive
Chadstone Shopping Aerial
An aerial photo of Chadstone Shopping Centre in 1969, and in 2013. Pictures: State Library of Victoria / HWT archive
Myer Emporium melbourne
The Myer Emporium in the 1930s, and the building as it appears in 2016. Pictures: State Library of Victoria / HWT archive
Myer Melbourne
Pictures: State Library of Victoria / HWT archive
Myer  Melbourne Christmas Windows
The 1961 “Wonderland” display in the Myer Bourke St Christmas windows, and Jennifer Hawkins with last year’s display. Pictures: State Library of Victoria / HWT archive
Southland Cheltenham
The Southland Shopping Centre in 1969, and in modern times. Pictures: State Library of Victoria / HWT archive
Eastland Ringwood
Eastland in 1969, and after the major 2015 facelift. Pictures: State Library of Victoria / HWT archive
Northland Preston
Northland Shopping Centre in 1967, and as it appears now. Pictures: State Library of Victoria / HWT archive

 

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