Smith Street, forming the boundary between Fitzroy and Collingwood to the east, has charity shops, ethnic butchers and cheap supermarkets among New Age bookshops, quirky cafés and revamped pubs. North of Johnston Street you’ll see a clutch of sportswear factory-seconds outlets. Collingwood and the adjacent suburb of Abbotsford have a large gay population, with gay bars and clubs clustered on Peel, Gipps and Glasshouse streets.

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