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Melbourne Design Market

Join other art and design lovers at the Melbourne Design Market this November. Profiling over a hundred designers, the market  has launched thousands of new products and is the perfect spot to find that unique gift for that friend or family member who has everything. Returning to the Federation Square carpark,  the Melbourne Design Market will give you the chance to meet the designers and get to know the unique craftsmanship behind their wares. The market will be complete with music, food and of course, the very best coffee. When: Sunday, November 8 12-5pm Where: Federation Square Carpark Visit the website here. 


Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

Spring is coming which means Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, one of the most anticipated events of the year, is almost here. Presented by City of Melbourne, MSFW will showcase why Melbourne is known as one of the fashion capitals of the word. Highlights include: Adult sized ball pit – Ground Level Emporium Reimagine your child hood ball pit, step into it and create your very own fashion moment to keep to yourself or to share on social media. Shop the City – Melbourne CBD, 28 – 30 August Kicking off with Vogue Fashion’s Night Out on the Friday, this weekend long shopping experience will offer exclusive sales and discounts in key retail precincts. Designer Runways – Melbourne Town Hall 1-4 September Held over four evenings this series of one-off designer runways will showcase Australia’s best fashion designers and highlight key colours and styles with their spring and summer collections. Emerging Designer Market  – 30 August Discover our city’s talented new fashion designers as you browse through their latest range of clothing, jewellery and accessories. Creative Bloggers Workshop …

Shirt & Skirt Market

The Shirt & Skirt Market

With the cooler months already here, rug up and come and browse some of the best independent emerging designer clothing and lifestyle accessories all in one beautiful space at the Abbotsford Convent. The next amazing market will be on Sunday 16 August. The Shirt & Skirt Market is one of Melbourne’s original design markets and for over eight years, it has fostered new ideas and new design talent from across Victoria. The market will showcase over 40+ independent designers with beautiful designer clothes, unique accessories and one-off items. When: Sunday 16 August, 10am – 4pm Where: Abbotsford Convent, St Helliers Street, Abbotsford Cost: Free Visit the website here.

Fashion Week

MSFW: Shop the City

Ever wanted to shop the Vogue Fashion Night Out in real life? This August, This August  Melbourne Spring Fashion Week is partnering with Vogue Australia to bring Vogue Fashion’s Night Out (VFNO) to Melbourne. VFNO’s debut at MSFW: Shop the City is the iconic, international shopping event’s first time in Melbourne, and marks its first stop in a circuit of 27 cities and 19 countries around the world. Get your credit cards ready and see the latest spring/summer collections at Emporium Melbourne, Melbourne Central, QV Melbourne, The Strand Melbourne, Melbourne’s GPO, Bourke Street Mall, Collins Street, St Collins Lane, and Flinders Lane. When: August 28th 2015 Where: Melbourne CBD

Captains of Industry

Captains of Industry

If Melbourne is known for its laneways, hidden cafes and secret shopping, then Captains of Industryis the epitome of this. Walk down a cobbled lane-way off Little Bourke St, climb up a rickety wooden staircase, enter a large, sunny warehouse and there you are – yet another cool café to chill out in, and if in the mood, do a little shopping. But this is no ordinary café; you can get your hair-cut, have leather shoes custom made or a vintage suit tailored to your exact measurements. Sadly for the ladies, the ‘captains’ only cater for the gentlemen, but thankfully the café welcomes all. The café is a simple affair, with 1930s style décor. If you were to have a cup of tea and a biscuit with your grandpa, then this would be the place. They even serve their water in those metal camping cups – it makes you want to tell a story. They are open 9am to 5pm all week, and the menu changes daily. On one of my first visits, when I asked …

Melbourne bargains

Shopping, Entertainment & More on a Budget

Melbourne is well known as the shopping and entertainment capital of Australia, but what’s not so well known is the incredibly diversity of places to shop and be entertained for far less than you would expect to spend.  Here are just a few ideas that will not put too much of a dent in your holiday budget: Half Tix – choose from the daily changing list of live shows playing in town, but don’t pay full price for your seat.  Half Tix sells heavily discounted tickets on the day of the performance.  Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston St, Melbourne City. Mag Nation – got some time to spare, enjoy a lazy afternoon browsing the shelves at Mag Nation, with over 4,000 magazine titles in stock there is surely one or two that will take your interest, and the best thing about it is that you don’t have to buy! 88 Elizabeth St, Melbourne City.