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Top 5 Shopping Experiences in Australia

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Here are our top 5 shopping experiences in Australia:

1. Sydney

Sydney’s most popular shopping precinct in undoubtedly centred around vibrant Pitt Street in the CBD, complete with subways and walkways linking the various shops and arcades. The best place to find designer boutiques and the latest European fashions is the Queen Victoria Building. This historic building was built specifically to house the classier boutiques and has kept its fine reputation over the years.

The Strand Arcade is also worthwhile visiting, with many of Australia’s best designers having boutiques here. Outside of the CBD, Double Bay and Mosman (on Sydney’s North Shore) are also known for their exclusive boutiques.

2. Melbourne

Melbourne is often considered the place to be for the best of the best – the finest designer fashions, the finest dining and the finest art, music and culture. It’s no surprise then that there are several places in Melbourne where you can be assured of finding the latest designer outfits and accessories.

If you want to combine your shopping experience with a touch of celebrity spotting, make sure you visit the designer label boutiques along Toorak Road. Nearby Chapel Street is known as the place to be for up-and-coming Australian designers, although you can also find many of the younger labels at Melbourne Central, a stylish arcade on the corner of Swanston and LaTrobe Streets. You will discover exclusive one-off boutiques and delightful cafés along bustling Flinders Street and in The Walk Arcade in Bourke Street.

The majestic Block Arcade is a magnificent Victorian building in Collins Street where you will find the very best in glassware, leatherwear and upmarket clothing.

3. Brisbane

To experience the best shopping in Brisbane you should begin in the Queen Street Mall in the very heart of Brisbane’s CBD. The best shopping can be found in the various arcades that branch off the Queen Street Mall. Head to the bottom end of the mall, away from the casino, to the Wintergarden where you can discover the upmarket boutiques with labels such as Midas, Mambo, Guess, GANT, JAG, Liz Davenport, Carla Zampatti, Liz Ho, Tony Barlow, Kookai and many other exclusive stores. For the best shoes, visit the nearby Broadway and head to Mollini.

Another of Brisbane’s most prestigious arcades is the Brisbane Arcade, home to designers such as Kerri Craig, BORA and Maggie Sheppard. Meanwhile Hunt Leater and MARCS designs can be found in the Tattersalls Arcade. Queens Plaza is where you can discover treasures such as Tiffany’s, Louis Vuitton, Mecca, JigSaw, David Lawrence, Saba, Max Mara and many more stylish designer boutiques.

4. Perth

If you are shopping for classy, high quality items in Perth then The Colannade, in trendy Subiaco, is the place for you. Often referred to as Perth’s Centre of Style, The Colonnade is a chic retail complex that combines the best of the best – the best fashions, food, health and beauty. Here you can indulge in gorgeous clothing from designers such as Versace or Morrissey, along with accessories from Gucci and Moschino. In addition to the best shopping, relax and be pampered at Day Spa at Belen or one of two top hairstylists – Be Ba Bo or Ambyance.

5. Adelaide

For the best shopping in Adelaide, head to Unley Road. This is one of the more upmarket shopping precincts in Adelaide where shoppers can delight in a range of high quality goods, from the latest fashions to precious antiques, modern galleries and gourmet delicacies.

The exclusive boutiques of Unley Street mingle with funky cafés and fine dining alike, and are framed by heritage listed buildings and magnificent mansions. You can be sure of finding well-tailored items for your next business function or outfits that are perfect for staying at a five star resort.

For the best in exquisite European antiques, Magill Road in Norwood and Maylands is the place to be while Melbourne Street in North Adelaide is home to many Australian fashion designers’ stores.

Australia Cash Advance And Payday Loan

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

The terms of cash advance and payday loan in Australia may differ from 10 to 18 days depending on the lender. There are many online lenders who provide payday loans. If you are short of money on your next payday, you can extend your loan to your coming payday. Most lenders provide this service as well.

Cash advance and payday loans are widely-used services in Australia. The fees on payday loans may again differ depending on the lender. The higher your loan the more you have to pay for the fee. In general, the fees are usually in the range of $20 to $100. When compared with other services like credit cards etc, it is quite reasonable given that you can obtain the loan instantly with no credit check required.

The Requirements for Cash Advances and Payday Loans in Australia

You have to meet some requirements to apply for online cash advances and payday loans in Australia. In general, you must:

– Be Australian citizen or resident
– Work at a regular job with steady income
– Have a bank account in good standing
– Have direct deposit of your pay into your bank account

Once you meet the above requirements you will need to fax some documents:

– Latest pay slip stub
– Latest bank account statement
– Copy of driver’s licence

You will only need to do this when you submit your FIRST application. Once the lender gets your details they will record them into an automatic approval system so that next time you use the service your application will be instantly approved with no fax required.

How to Apply

Getting cash advance and payday loan in Australia is very easy. You can either fill in the application online or give the lender a call to get the loan. A good lender should have a facility to allow you extend your loan if necessary. Paperwork is only needed when you first time submit your application. After that, all verifications should be done automatically through an online system.

Cash advances and payday loans, if used intelligently can be used to clear off your late payment penalties to avoid borrowing money from friends and relatives etc. It can be used when people have a short-term need for money.