A Comprehensive Summary of Australian Men's Online Clothing Retailers
Almost 7 years ago, I made a spreadsheet of almost all the mens online stores in Australia, based off a list from /fa/, which currently lives in the sidebar of aMFA. I've now updated it, as well as added additional information (shipping fees, number of brands/products stocked, location etc.) to be a more useful resource, and also removed the shitty 4chan slang.
Why? I think Mens shopping in Australia is far behind the rest of the world - there are so many great, quality brands in the world, many of which receive a spotlight on MFA, but often only a few stores in Australia stock them. There are also loads of great Australian brands, and new ones launching, that are also impossible to find. I've also included a few major international sites that ship to Australia, but note the shipping price.
Why have I ranked them by tier? As many great stores exist in Australia, there are also loads of low quality chain stores that permeate every Westfield and Stockland. I'm hoping to bring light to some of the smaller, better shops to support them in this trying time, however I appreciate some of the opinions are quite subjective.
This Reddit table looks like shit! Sorry that's not my fault - I've published the excel version here, which includes even more details on each store (ie. what brands they stock, how many products they have online, etc.)
Where's X store? Let me know any shops I've missed, I'm sure there's a few I haven't covered. I've tried to make this exhaustive, but I've also purposely left off quite a few dadcore clothing (Gazman, Sportscraft, Rodd & Gunn) and boring shoe
(Aquila, Windsor Smith) brands.
Before I get into it - there's a few interesting facts I've noticed when compiling this data:
33% of stores from the original list have closed down - not just smaller ones, but some of the biggest ones (eg. Topman) have been swallowed up as well
Many new stores have popped up - sneaker stores have seen the biggest growth
David Jones has a better range of high end brands, while Myer has gone downhill - they used to be comparable and now they're worlds apart
The full table is below - scroll to the right to see Shipping costs, Store
locations, Store size and more:
|1st Product||Low||Small selection of some basic brands and collabs, some nice sneakers||Website|
|ABC.H||Low||Circular fashion label based in Melbourne. Interesting range||Website|
|Abicus||Mall/Fast Fashion||Newcastle based store, stocks basic brands eg. Assembly, Levi's, Wrangler.||Website|
|Above the Clouds||Medium||Streetwear, lots of hypebeast brands||Website|
|Annex||Low||Is Bondi-core a thing? Decent linens at a pretty good price.||Website|
|ASOS||Mall/Fast Fashion||For the home brand (ASOS) quality can be variable, although as the price entails it usually isn't the best. The site also offers items from higher-tier brands. Frequent sales. ASOS also bought Topman early in 2021 and stock their products.||Website|
|Assembly Label||Mall/Fast Fashion||Nice linen shirts, a lot of branded gear, nice colours, pretty trendy||Website|
|Bassike||Medium||Quality basics, interesting fits||Website|
|Big Trouble||Medium||Stocks a lot of Japanese streetwear, some great stuff, small selection. Garments are engineered.||Website|
|Blue Works||High||American/Japanese style workwear, stocks some high end GYW brands as well (eg. Trickers), great selection of denim||🔒|
|Brick and Mortar||Low||Stocks the bigger skate brands, small range.||Website|
|Buster Mcgee||Low||Stocks some decent brands (eg. NN07), simple clothes||Website|
|Cabinet Noir||High||High end Perth based store, stocks some rarer brands that are hard to find elsewhere.||Website|
|Collector Store||Low||Small selection of some basic brands, some cool shirts.||website|
|Concrete Jungle||Low||Melbourne-based streetwear shop, great range of sneakers, mainly carries pretty standard brands but a few unique ones in the mix.||website|
|Connor||Shit||Similar to YD except worse, tries to do menswear, but often poorly fitted and terrible build quality. Every man and his dog shops there though, avoid at all costs.||Website|
|CONTRA||Medium||Some cool sneakers and techwear, some higher end stuff (Marni, Arcteryx)||Website|
|Corlection||High||Japanese workwear, one of the few places to find brands like 3sixteen, Blue Blue Japan, Momotaro in Australia.||Website|