The mild weather right through autumn has seen sales plummet in the department stores so they started their June sales early. T. is now 37 weeks but we still managed a trip into town to pick up a few things. Here's how we did it: Drive to Carlton. Park near St. Jude's on the north side of Elgin. Fifty metres to Lygon Street. Pass ten shops. Look in a few windows. Reach Ti Amo. Time for coffee! The coffee at Ti Amo is as good as you'll get. It hasn't changed in twenty years, probably thirty. If you go for lunch, try the spaghetti carbonara. Next: walk another hundred metres to the tramstop outside university. A ten-minute trundle down Swanston, off at Bourke. Into David Jones , elevator to second floor. Babywear. Pick up a few things. Stroll up to furniture for a quick look. Didn't buy anything. Check out the new food hall. Another short stroll to ladies shoes, then down to fragrances and cosmetics. Pick up few more things. Out the back way into Little Bourke Street.