All posts tagged: shopping

Time to do your Christmas shopping

You either love it or hate it, Christmas is a fantastic time of year for focusing on the people you care about, reflecting on the year that’s been and relaxing before the new one begins. We’ve made the task a little easier by recommending some of our favourites for getting your joyful, joyful on in preparation for the happiest season. Festive Decorations If you’re inclined to skip the queues on Bourke Street Mall and look locally for unique decorations, Christmas Kingdom is the place to be. With 3 locations in Mentone, Flemington and Ringwood, you’ll find an enormous selection of ornaments, lights and collectables. Christmas Feasts Whilst you can’t go past the iconic Queen Victoria Market for unreal Christmas table produce, wander around the corner to the DOC Delicatessen (Lygon Street, Carlton) for an impressive cheese and wine selection, and the Spring Street Grocer for specialty sauces, spreads and condiments. The Perfect Gift Whether you’ve got tricky or simple recipients, a select few to shop for or a horde or thousands, keep your mind open …

Big Fashion Sale

Cult designer clearance event Big Fashion Sale is back in Sydney and Melbourne this October.Bigger, bolder and better then ever, the sales will feature a selection of top Australian and Bigger, bolder and better then ever, the sales will feature a selection of top Australian and International designers, discounted up to 80%. Featuring a fresh line up of brands, the Big Fashion Sale will house over 50 premium Australian and International fashion labels with discounted prices set to delight even the most the seasoned shopaholic. There is something for everyone with prices starting as low as $20, and a selection that ranges from Ready to Wear, footwear, swimwear, jewellery and accessories. Featuring a custom paper insta photo booth installation by paper artist Benja Harney from Paperform – this is a premium sale experience unlike any other that you won’t want to miss! Get ready to snap up celebrated Australian designers and prestigious International labels, including: Alexander McQueen | Anna Quan | Aquazzura | Deadly Ponies | Dries Van Noten | Erdem | Ex Infinitas | First Base …

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Launch

Today marks the official launch of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. The launch was held at RMIT Design Hub and the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle introduced the program and the official MSFW Ambassador for 2016, actress and model, Isabel Lucas. “Isabel is an internationally renowned talent and her fashion credentials make her perfect for the role of MSFW Ambassador,” the Lord Mayor said. Asked why the fashion festival is so important to Melbourne, Doyle replied that it’s an opportunity to showcase local talent, and the fashion on the runway can be worn by everyone, unlike some of the other international runways. Fashion Week runs from Friday 26 August to Friday 2 September, with a packed program full of fashion shows, festivities, markets and talks. The first official event will be the Emporium Melbourne’s Opening Runway on August 26th, a free event which will see Little Bourke Street transform into a runway like no other. Last year more than  60,000 people attended the festival so make sure to book your runways early! When: August 26  – 2 September. Where: Various venues across …

Finders Keepers

The Finders Keepers Market

Etsy lovers, your favourite arts and craft market returns to Melbourne this July. The Finders Keepers Market will take over the Royal Exhibition Building for a massive three day event, featuring over 250 independent art and design stalls in the world. Since launching in 2008, the markets now promotes and supports over 1200 sellers each year. Expect to find some lovely local makers from Melbourne, as well as talented favourites from all around Australia. Once you’re all shopped out, stick around for the good food and live music, and make a day of it! When: July 22 – July 24 Where: Royal Exhibition Building Visit The Finders Keepers website.

The Fashion Shuttle

  One main contributor to Melbourne’s claim to be the ‘Fashion Capital of Australia’ is the famous Chadstone Shopping Centre –  The Fashion Capital. With 3 floors of up to 530 shops, spanning over an area 171, 217 meters squared, Chadstone holds the title of being Australia’s largest shopping complex, boasting all the luxury brands such as Prada and Tiffany & Co, major department store icons Myer and David Jones, boutique specialist Ted Baker and Sass & Bide and featuring a Hoyts Cinema of entertainment. However, one of the problems with Chadstone is getting there if you don’t have your own car, as the public transport route is not the easiest journey to take, especially for some visitors new to Melbourne. Enter The Fashion Shuttle, a direct and free coach service running back and forth from the city (Federation Square) to Chadstone Shopping Centre throughout the day. This is by far the most comforting and stress free option, no need to worry about topping up the Myki card or getting on the wrong bus, just …

Winter Fashion in Melbourne

Stuck with old hoodies and track pants this winter? Then we have the perfect five Melbourne CBD stores to visit that will have you setting the fashion standard this winter. Dangerfield – Funky, vintage, alternative, fun and unique. These are just some of the terms that come to mind when stepping inside a Dangerfield shop. They offer a great variety of seasonal fashion and accessories to stand out from the crowd this winter, including classy throw backs from their revival and princess highway ranges or the Dangerfield range that brings out the inner grunge.    224 Flinders St, Melbourne Topshop – Need a complete rebuild of your winter wardrobe? Then the ever popular Topshop is a must. As one of the worlds biggest fashion retailer brands, Melbourne Emporium’s multi-level store will have you overwhelmed with the wide range of sleek on-trend selections, from formal business attire to casual hip street wear. Either have a light browse by yourself or book an appointment with one of their personal shopping assistants, specially picked to help you find …