If you’re like most Aussies, you’ve shopped online at some stage, but there’s nothing quite like getting hands on with your shopping. That new Marc Jacobs fragrance? You can’t test that through your monitor. Or those artisan truffles? You can only imagine how they taste while tapping at your keyboard. And you can bet no-one is popping up to serve you a barista-made brew while you’re going through the checkout.

It’s true that online shopping offers value, but the whole experience is just so two dimensional. Thankfully, it seems a new retail era is dawning with increasing numbers of consumers drawn to the ‘experience’ of shopping. We’re craving more personalised customer service and opportunity to smell, taste and touch our purchases in surrounds that inspire us to buy.

Assault your senses by checking out these unique in-store experiences.