I'm not sure if this is standard across all Australian malls, but the stores are all high quality, no Old Navy type retailers and no Forever 21 disorganised nightmares. They were mostly small stores that had a boutique-y feel. Also, the food courts were unusually classy, and to our delight, clean! It wasn't just fast food- there were real restaurants that served food on real plates, not just a tray. There was even a sushi restaurant that featured a Sushi Train where the food rotated around the bar-like seating area and you took what you wanted as it came. It was really cool. We chose a burger place that was quite good.
On our way home, we stopped in a small shoe store that played loud rap music (not common here for the stores I have been in at least) and had kind if a funky layout:
Another impressive day of Melbourne shopping!