Melbourne Central The Art of Christmas Shopping
Melbourne Central has begun the silly season with ‘The Art of Christmas’ presenting an assortment of interactive themed activities, becoming a part of the Centre’s unique canvas this December.
Melbourne Central is celebrating The Art of Christmas with an amazing contemporary tree drawing the eye up and displaying the history of Melbourne Central. What a colourful and engaging display! Menzies Lane is adorned with handcrafted hanging wreaths, box sculptures including carnival bulbs, LEDs and fairy lights are suspended from Shot Tower Square, while a unique 11-metre-high tree crafted from scaffolding and wound with lights has been revealed.
We have enjoyed many shopping visits to Melbourne Central with its premium brands and parking accessibility. It's right in the heart of the action in the CBD, and is a "one stop shop" for your retail shopping needs.
The Tour started off with a visit to T2 - @T2BT, a premium tea destination with a bevvy of gift ideas. Packaged loose leaf teas and T2 gifts are perfect for Christmas.
Then it was on to #Give and #Many Happy Returns... From Boxing Day – 8am, Shot Tower Square.
STREAT is serving excellent coffee 7 days a week from its location in Melbourne Central. It's a great place to visit during your Christmas shopping expedition for that caffinated recharge!
Says #STREAT - "We just ran a survey of our customers, and get this: most people say that they drink our coffee because it tastes good. Seems logical, but this is cause for celebration for a social enterprise. We want to be known for the quality of our product, not the pity story that might convince people to purchase with us once. So without further ado, let’s talk about our coffee."
We also visited @MoziAustralia and @Limedrop were amazing stylish destinations where you can purchase unique gifts.
Established in 2005 by Melbourne-based sisters Camilla & Olivia Tipler, MOZI celebrates the world's beauty through colour and theme. MOZI applies their distinctive designs to delightful ranges of functional and affordable products that are whimsical, charming and fun.
Pop up shops - like Limedrop are an exciting development. This is the 5th popup. Limedrop impress with their range and use of resin and rosewood, as well as their overall colourful visual appeal. Limedrop is an Australian fashion label that captures the imagination and spirit of possibilities. The brand is known for its use of clear lines, bold colours, structured pieces and exclusive prints peppered with a sense of playful irreverence.
Also exciting is that Melbourne Central are three weeks into launching Personal Shopping - with four personal stylists to choose from! The stylists offer that desirable tailored & educational experience, appointments via Melbourne Central website.
Whether you're browsing in a group, shopping for a special occasion or just hunting for the hottest heels, why not enlist the help of one of Melbourne's top-tier stylists? Fashionistas Raquel Ryan, Sally Mackinnon, Elaine Marshall and Prue Chilcott are now on hand to help you navigate the city's premier fashion offerings – both in Melbourne Central and beyond.
Offering citywide professional styling and personal shopping services for men and women!
1.5 hours: $150
We checked out the hashtags of the stylists, #MCSTYLISTS and #STYLE_SPACE.
We then visited @helloemilygreen for the Wrapping Station. The gifts are wrapped professionally using premium paper. Don't forget this stop when you shop at Melbourne Central. Emily Green is a designer and jewellery maker of note. A gold coin donation is all it takes to have Christmas gifts adorned with Emily Green’s stylish splashes of colour with all proceeds donated to Melbourne’s homeless youth training and support enterprise STREAT. From Friday 13 December – Ground Floor and Level 2.
We then enjoyed a brief visit to the #on3entertainment level of Melbourne Central, where you can see movies or enjoy cocktails in the bars, for example. Even more fun for your shopping trip!
The next visit on the tour was a personal favourite, @Cupcake Central. There are so many treats to be devoured here, notable Red Velvet cupcakes!
Says Cupcake Central - "We’re different here because we actually do what we preach. We use free-range eggs, high grade Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla, Belgian Callebaut chocolate & cocoa, Philly cream cheese, Riverina Full Cream Milk and the list goes on. We don’t want our customers biting into a pretty cupcake only to be disappointed by an artificial cheap taste. That’s not what we’re about. We want you to be able to taste the flavour of the cupcake and indulge properly."
Cupcake Central - gorgeous vintage feel with stunning and delicious cupcakes.
Cupcake Central run a decorating masterclass and children's cupcake decorating during the school holidays...
Melbourne Central is a stunning place to visit for your Christmas Shopping. Amazingly in the last 2 years Melbourne Central have added another 50 stores!
Thanks to Melbourne Central for a great tour and for gift box goodies including @Gormanclothing, @T2BT, @CrumplerHQ, and #SelfCentredDaySpa.