Located in Wilson Street, Essence takes South Yarra’s rich fashion culture as its inspiration. Offering the best in contemporary urban living, it combines elegant public spaces, outstanding vertical
gardens and an emphasis on quality and timeless design.
For nearly 100 years, the South Yarra end of Chapel Street has been the darling of Melbourne’s fashion scene. Starting as a bustling hub of trade and commerce,
Chapel Street quickly evolved into a patchwork of late-Victorian architecture and illustrious emporiums.
By the 1960s, a new wave of fashion stores emerged, which were inspired by London’s wonderful boutiques. By the ‘70s, Chapel Street was one of Melbourne’s most important fashion hubs, bringing an eclectic, boho vibe to the city’s retail landscape.
This spirit of bohemia still continues today with a distinct mix of boutiques and independent shops of all kinds: from high-end fashion, to interiors and lifestyle, beauty and health, to antiques and art. There is no shortage of eating or drinking haunts either. Intimate restaurants, cool cafés and bustling markets seem to satisfy all appetites and preferences.
Just a block from Chapel Street, Essence places you right in the heart of the action. With close access to nature, retail, food and culture, it is one of Melbourne’s most prestigious locations.