The east enjoys a prime location in that sweet spot between the buzz of the inner city and the wide leafy streets of the suburbs.
But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a heap going on. There’s plenty to explore, from the the early art deco-style villages of Balwyn and Canterbury to the delicious eateries that make up Box Hill. And that’s not to mention the small bars and boutiques of Hawthorn and Camberwell.
In an effort to keep you shopping small and local, we have — with the help of American Express — sifted through the spots that should be on your eastern suburbs ‘shop small’ hit-list. This collection of great local businesses will make sure you’re always stocked up on boutique booze, lush candles and great shoes. Plus, each of them will kindly accept your American Express Card.