We have all heard of direct factory outlet stores, whether they are in a shopping complex or on a popular shopping street such as Smith Street, Collingwood, often they turn out to be more like a normal store than a discount warehouse. The relatively new DFO centre located at South Wharf, right near the Melbourne Convention Centre, has some real hidden bargains. This huge three-story complex has something for everyone.
Whether it's the sports outlets that catch your fancy, the home makers' floor, or the fashion section, there are massive savings to be had. While some stores have prices not all that different to those that you find at your local shopping centre, many are home to some serious discounts. If you need a break from all that shopping, be sure to visit one of the two food courts in the centre, or get yourself a bucket-sized coffee at Villa & Hut if you need a real pick-me-up.