Shop at pop-ups, get freebies from your favourite stores and go into the draw to win exclusive prizes on a wintery weekend in Melbourne’s CBD.
Put on your puffer jacket and work out your budget. From Friday June 3 to Sunday June 5, Shop the City returns to the CBD, bringing with it exclusive offers at some of Melbourne’s most beloved boutiques and shopping hubs, as well as immersive light installations and food giveaways. If you need to take a breather, you’ll also be able to grab deals at bars and restaurants dotted across the city. From discounted cocktails and canapes at Bar Margaux to a $10 betel and beer or bubbles deal at Longsong, there are plenty of great deals to explore.
At the Collins Street Precinct, you’ll sip on free hot chocolate at Howey Place while sitting among (fake) snowflakes. At 80 Collins, The Vault will give shoppers the chance to win a range of fashion prizes and vouchers to Broadsheet favourites Society, Yakimono, Nick and Nora’s and more.
QV Melbourne is where you’ll find the Automated Treat Machine (ATM), which is exactly what you think it is: a machine dispensing prizes like cocktails, desserts and massage vouchers. Expect a DJ playing live music to further sweeten the experience. Parking will be discounted and if you spend $200, you’ll be able to grab a $20 gift card.
At Melbourne Central, spend $200 in centre and be rewarded with a $20 gift card. A discounted parking offer will also be available.
Luxuriate at the cosy pop-up winter lounge at The Strand and feast on snacks and drinks. You’ll go into the running to win winter capsule wardrobes styled by influencers and receive a limited-edition tote bag. Myer will be offering special Shop the City deals and giveaways on the door. The best bit? A churro cart that will be serving up toasty churros covered with warm chocolate sauce to any customer in-store.
Have a moment at the Spencer Outlet Centre’s Winter Rainbow Wall and visit the Mystery Reward Station to win gift cards up to $100. Most importantly, get your mitts on a complimentary, freshly-made doughnut from Walkers Doughnuts.
Finally, wander through the winter laneway market at Docklands from 2pm to 9pm on Saturday June 4. The undercover market will offer a range of art, craft and music, with plenty of food and drinks.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with City of Melbourne.