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“Best department store ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of David Jones

David Jones
Ranked #79 of 372 things to do in Melbourne
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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108 reviews
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“Best department store ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Your store is nothing compared to Myers, and keep it that way. Don't sell the same brands as they do. You have the cheap and expensive area and have updated fashion. I love how you have so many stores all over Melbourne and Sydney; and have a lot of things in it. Keep expanding the make up place - insert more brands in here like Jo Malone. Maybe put a new Godiva or Fritz Knipshitz or Cafe Ganache in here!

Visited February 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Its a big store!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

David Jones is probably more remarkably because of its location on the Bourke Street Mall (amongst other entrances) than as an amazing store. In this age of online shopping and huge suburban shopping complexes, it is just another big department store.
I was more interested in photographing the building and the street than trying to track down a bargain. For shopaholics, maybe... otherwise, probably not.

Visited August 2011
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“Typical Big City Department Store”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2008

Maybe I'm biased against department stores in general -- I didn't think this (or it's main competitor, Meyer, which was next door) was anything special or distinctive-- if you like Macy's, you'll like this.

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“Pleasant and immaculate shop assistants and good ranges”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2008

Historically a Sydney-based department store, David Jones expanded its tentacles to the southern state of Victoria about 20 years ago.

Its Bourke Street, Melbourne store fronts the mall of the same name on both sides.

The recently refurbished Food Hall, in the basement of the more southerly DJs store, is a major attraction. Its utility has been enhanced by now American-owned Myer's 2007 decision to close its Food Hall.

While DJs prices are rarely (except at sale time) competitive with department stores in the Manilas and Singapores of the world for clothing and footwear, its range is excellent.

Most of all, you will find courteous shop assistants who call you 'Mr', 'Mrs' or Miss' as the case may be, which is a welcome change from the poor service many shoppers receive in developed nations in the 21st century.

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