Malls definitely have their benefits; in a couple of hours you can get your hands on everything you need (more like want), but it’s fair to say the experience can get a little… samey. So where to shop when you want to find something that little bit different? Sydneysiders, I may have the answer.
Based in Sydney’s St Peters, Precinct 75 is a vibrant creative precinct comprising of 12 character buildings dating back to the early 1900s. With old-school charm, Precinct 75 is home to 70 businesses — from furniture showrooms to a micro-brewery, urban winery and florist.
To celebrate this diverse hub and get you prepped early for Christmas, Precinct 75 will be hosting a Summer Design Pop Up over the weekend of November 11 and 12 from 10am-to-5pm. The premium shopping festival will host both current design tenants (including Uashmama, The Society Inc, Design Twins, Inartisan, Watertiger, Quercus & Co and so many more) plus a raft of guest homewares and fashion brands including Pony Rider, MJG by Mr Jason Grant, Bailey Nelson, Major Minor, Bondi Wash, Addition Studio and Byron Bay Hanging Chairs. Excited yet?!
“The Summer Design Pop Up will play host to an incredible selection of hand-picked independent designers,” explains the director of Precinct 75 Paul Apostoles. “This is part of a collective movement taking place in Australia right now, where likeminded brands want to band together to create an offering much bigger than any one name. It’s exciting and retail like we have not often experienced in this country.”
The festival-style event, which launched last year, will offer a range of delicious food options (Vietnamese street food by Rice Pantry, coffee by Sample Roasters, Oysters and wine by Urban Winery and sweet treats by Buttercream Bakery), entertainment for the minis and live music… not to mention book signings with stylist Mr Jason Grant and indoor plant advice from The Plant Society.
Make a day of it – bring the family and the pets… all are welcome at this free event!