A wet (pop up) weekend in Perth
A scout-around Perth, to see what’s popping up…
I think we brought some Melbourne weather for our visit to Perth…last weekend was pretty wet and wild (we didn’t expect the wind and hail !) And when I suggested we might take that weather back east… the locals said “yes !”
So we had a quick tour around the city and suburbs of Perth, visiting several locations which often host short-term installations. Here’s a quick summary of our shopping tour…
140 Perth (corner William and Murray Street Mall, CBD) hosts a variety of interesting and interactive activities – such as a new monthly event “throwing back and celebrating all things retro…”. Yesterday’s 140Thursday featured giant games, street food, 80’s music and free yo-yo’s !
Claremont’s St. Quentin’s Avenue was buzzing on Saturday (but I can’t say the same for Northbridge…)
I stumbled across a couple of pop ups trading on the tourist trails of Fremantle – a fashion store now open on Market Street (near the railway station) and a Morrison “clearance pop up store” on Bannister Street.
Also in Fremantle is Many 6160 – housed in the old Myer department store, offering short-term retail and co-working opportunities… an initiative of Spacemarket (“paring disused spaces with useful people…”)
For those seeking to join others in a collaborative outlet… Common Ground Collective (Fremantle and Margaret River) hosts small brands, with “an ethos based on supporting local labels… anything from jewellery to clothes, from cards to candles, and from prints to canvases”*
Another business also doing pop ups around Perth is Montage Collective – their Facebook page is regularly updated with news of local events… (there’s been 12 Montage shops to date – although it seems they haven’t popped up with their own store lately, not yet in 2016…)
source* : Common Ground Collective
images : 1st 2 from 140 Perth, next 2 by popUPshops, then Many 6160 and Montage Collective (May 2015)
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