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the race is on to pop up !

No surprise, this weekend has seen a whole lot of pop up activity in Melbourne – and beyond… It’s the start of our summer (almost the end of the year) – and not long ‘till Christmas… Welcome to the silly season.



The Cool Hunter opened The Cool House – the first in a series for different cities, offering (for purchase…) a neat collection of homewares, furniture and gadgets.

Open :                    29th November to 2nd December – Collingwood


The Design Files brought us their annual event – The Design Files Open House. Once again, they moved into (then took over / made over) a suburban house and filled it to the brim with a myriad of goodies for sale.

Open :                    29th November  to 2nd December – Windsor


Pop up Store on the Park arrived last Wednesday, open ‘till Monday… on the edge of Fawkner Park. Showcasing a range of gift items, just in time to start on the Christmas list…

Open :                    Monday 3rd December, 9am to 6pm

Where :                  65 Toorak Road West – South Yarra


The People’s Market has just launched their 2012/12 summer season – see our earlier post at popUPshops Melbourne

Open :                    1st December to 28th April 2013 – Collingwood


A little out of town – Retro Heaven has opened a vintage clothing pop up shop in Bendigo

Open again :         Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th December

Where :                  upstairs at 13 View Point – Bendigo


In (nearly) the same direction… Pop-Up Shop Ballarat had a great opening last week and looks like they’ve been busy ever since ! More details on our fancy a day trip post


Back in the city – at Melbourne’s GPO there was a 2 day Designer Sample Sale by Romance Was Born, Therese Rawsthorne, Christopher Esber and Elke Kramer


The Colour Box Studio Pop Up Shop has been going a few weeks already – and so popular that it has now extended right up until Christmas…The pop up showcases over 20 local artists and has included a variety of crafty workshops – silk painting, flower arranging, make-a-mug….

When :                  Monday – Saturdays, to 6pm

Where :                  236 Nicholson Street, Footscray


And tomorrow another one pops up ! The Pop Up Bicycle Shop is a family-run business, usually selling their bikes, cycling accessories, parts and clothing on-line. For the next few weeks they’ll open a physical store in the beachside suburb of Hampton, taking advantage of a vacant space in their own neighbourhood, supporting the local retail community – and offering ideal Christmas gifts at clearance prices !


When :                  Monday – Fridays 9am to 5pm, Saturdays & Sundays 9am to 4pm

Where :                  271 Hampton Street, Hampton



featured image : Pop Up Bicycle Shop


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