I have also recently returned to Australia after living in Europe for 10 years. I find myself increasingly disappointed by the range, quality and most of all the prices here when it comes to quality clothing. I have taken note of the odd suggestion given on this thread, but cannot get rid of my ultimate frustration.
I have since resigned myself to ordering online and or buying on overseas trips.
Good to know I am not the only frustrated 'Aussie' out there.