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Burch & Purchese Special Christmas Late Night Shopping


Burch & Purchese hosted a fabulous late night shopping experience bringing festivity to Chapel St and showcasing their stunning artisan sweet studio products. Darren and Cath have been working night and day to keep up with demand for Christmas, with corporate customers buying up as well as individuals. With a glass of Paul Louis sparkling in my hands the fun began...

Shoppers and Chapel Street passers by were treated to a stunning performance from Pacific Belles, award winning vocal group, pictured here with Owner/Manager Darren Purchese. Check out our You Tube channel for a spontaneous song for Darren Purchase, an absolute classic.

This was a party on Chapel St with customers and passers by enjoying the festivities. Even a few toots from Melbournians in the traffic. The World Loves Melbourne loved the vibe of sipping Paul Louis on eclectic Chapel St and listening to carols from the glam Pacific Belles. Here they are displaying the ever popular Chocpops.

Paul Louis anyone? Burch & Purchese are a sweet studio with a liquor license.

Burch & Purchese is a superb shopping experience with a treasure trove of magnificent products with Darren Purchese skilfully balancing flavour and texture by thoughtfully combining delicious components, such as jellies, sponges, mousses, cream, crumbles & spreads, layer upon layer, to create his finished work of sweet art. Combine with that top notch service by staff and second to none packaging excellence.

On this particular night staff roamed the store offering customers samples of their products and engaging them with warmth. My wife and kids visited the store later in the evening and were struck with the level of customer service.


Check out these exquisite edible Christmas decorations of Milk Chocolate and Rasberry Baubles. The B&P Mince Pies are also a sensation and famous about Melbourne. I couldn't eat enough of these on the night, the pastry as delightful as the fruity filling. 

Burch & Purchese are open from 10am to 6.30pm each day, with Christmas Eve 8am to 4pm. Due to demand the online store is closed temporarily to Jan 12 and sales are through the South Yarra store. Customers flocked for this special late night shopping event. Cath is pictured here with blogger The Chronicles of Ms I-Hua and The Boy.


Darren Purchese surrounded by Christmas packs and treats including Frosty the Snowman, Pablo the Christmas Penguin, and Miley the B&P Christmas Bear.


B&P's City Honey Honeycomb...


The World Loves Melbourne could buy up this whole display, so delectable. I bought myself some Salted Caramel (essential) before finding a jar in my gift pack. But you can never have enough Salted Caramel (great on pancakes etc.).


Check out social media with #bpXmas and @burchpurchese...


Even the gloves on Pacific Belles matched the pink of Burch & Purchese.


Christmas treats are exquisite...


Another great gift is Darren Purchese's book Sweet Studio: The Art of Divine Desserts...

Burch & Purchese is a world class sweet studio on the rise with a wow factor. Check them out for gifts and Christmas shopping. Highly recommended.