Buy handmade this Christmas at our Member's pop-up shops

Around this time of year, Melbourne bursts at the seams with markets and pop-up retail spaces, giving us ample opportunity to purchase gifts for others (or for ourselves!) direct from the makers themselves. How lucky are we? Here are a couple of upcoming retail events run by our members, that will guarantee a beautiful shopping experience in stark opposition to brightly-lit suburban shopping malls, and of course put a smile on the gift recipient's dial :)

Abbotsford Convent Pop Up Shop


Some of the clever tenants who are working at the Convent have banded together to provide a unique retail experience. The large space in the Sacred Heart courtyard (where the nuns used to do the ironing!), is now a funky and enticing shop that is filled with different products; from ceramics to books to clothes and paintings.

The artists involved will be in the shop at different times so you can talk to them about how they make their work. With any purchase made, the entire amount will go to the artist making the artists' professions more sustainable.

Open 11am until 8pm Thursday-Sunday through November and December Scared Heart Courtyard Abbotsford Convent 1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford VIC 3067

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The Shop that went Pop Bang Sparkle



For one night only, contemporary jewellers Liz Ickiewicz, Anna De Kretser, Susan Ewington, Anastasia Grace and Eli Speaks will sell their wares and preview their new ranges.

Tuesday 3rd December, 6-9pm Upstairs at The Alderman, 134 Lygon St, Brunswick East, Victoria {Cash only}

For more information email or see sneak peeks on Instagram via the hashtag #popbangsparkle