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Get Race Day Ready in Moonee Valley

Check out our top eight places in Moonee Valley to get race day ready, including options for the gentlemen and kids.

Spring racing season is in full swing, so what better place to get kitted up than in Melbourne’s north-west — right where the Cox Plate, Stakes Day and of course, the race that stops the nation transpire. Check out our top eight spots to get ahead in the fashion stakes, including options for the gentlemen and kids! 

1. Chilli Clothing, Essendon 

For ultra-chic women’s fashion, you can’t go past Chilli Clothing [1075 Mt Alexander Road, Essendon]. Here, you’ll find an awesome range of both local and international brands, curated with the Melbourne fashionista in mind. Hunt through the racks stocked with the likes of Manning Cartel, Ginger and Smart, White Suede and Staple the Label. In addition to beautiful Camilla & Marc dresses, Chilli Clothing also stocks a range of footwear and accessories, ensuring your outfit is sorted, from head to toe. 

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Chilli Clothing, Essendon

2. Piink, Niddrie

If you or the lady in your life are looking for a floaty, floral number to turn heads this racing season, Piink [326 Keilor Road, Niddrie] has you covered. Think beautiful batwing midi dresses in lightweight fabrics, on-trend jumpsuits in this season’s hottest colours and, of course, a range of striking fascinators, hats and flower crowns. 

3. Raspberry Soda, Essendon

Get the kids kitted out in the cutest clothing from Raspberry Soda [2 Leake Street, Essendon]. The attire available here is sure to have them in contention for Stakes Day’s Fashions on the Field. You’ll find dresses so adorable that you wish they were made in adult size, and getups for the little boys that will have them looking like dapper young gentlemen. The range includes outfits for newborns right through to tweens, making it the perfect place to shop for race wear, if you have a few younger ones in tow. 

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Raspberry Soda, Essendon

4. David Marcs, Moonee Ponds 

For designer menswear for even the most discerning dressers, a pit stop at David Marcs [112 Puckle Street, Moonee Ponds] is a must for your race day attire. David Marcs brings together high-quality fabrics and exceptional craftsmanship, with modern, yet timeless cuts. Here you’re bound to find a suit that will not only carry you through the racing season but will also become a wardrobe staple. Don’t forget to check out their range of bright, eclectic ties, for a fun pop of colour to your outfit.

5. Two Byrds on Union, Ascot Vale 

Like your style with a slightly quirky twist? Two Byrds on Union [188 Union Road, Ascot Vale] stocks a range of local designers that create precisely that. In addition to the classics, discover a range of dresses and coordinates in contemporary, flattering cuts, with fabric in fun prints. Be sure to check out the jewellery and accessory displays for a statement piece to add to your race day outfit. 

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David Marcs, Moonee Ponds

6. Berserk, Ascot Vale 

Make a spring racing statement with a unique outfit from Berserk [133 Union Road, Ascot Vale]. Choose from a range of pieces in incredible vintage prints that you won’t find elsewhere, all in cuts to flatter every shape and size. The styles under Berserk’s label are created in a studio right behind the store, so shopping here will see you wearing a true Melbourne design. Not only will you be impressed by the clothing, but you will be shopping at a store that supports local and independent design, as well as ethical manufacturing. 

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Berserk, Ascot Vale

7. Tabitha, Moonee Ponds 

Tabitha [Moonee Ponds Central, Puckle Street, Moonee Ponds] is your one-stop-shop for on-trend womens wear with a flirty and youthful feel. Fashionistas will love sifting through the range of up-to-the-minute styles that are reminiscent of the looks you see your favourite influencers rocking. Race day fashion is all about getting out of your comfort zone and trying new things, so don’t forget to peruse Tabitha’s range of statement jewellery, including the ever popular tassel earrings. The best part? The price tags here won’t break the bank. 

8. Hidden by Me, Flemington

If you prefer your style to encompass more of a vintage vibe, Hidden by Me [2 Pin Oak Crescent, Flemington] is the spot to find your race day attire. The range of accessories available at Hidden by Me is perfect for adding interest to your outfit. Browse through the eccentric crotchet brooches, pleated hats, colourful jewellery and on-trend basket weave clutches. 

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