Christmas somehow manages to creep up on us every season, and it’s easy to leave shopping for friends and family to the last minute. This year, why not beat the rush and the crowds and head to the much anticipated Melbourne Central One Day Shopping Festival on 21 November.

With over 200 retailers on site, you can knock of all your shopping in one go! To help you with your shopping, Melbourne Central is launching a Stylist Program featuring four top Melbourne stylists, Raquel Ryan, Elaine Marshall, Sally Mackinnon and Prue Chilcott, in Centre to give you tips on the hottest trends and help pick the best fashion gifts to suit every style.

The one day shopping festival is part of Melbourne Central’s Art of Christmas campaign which aims to turn the chaos of the silly season into an organised chaos.

Not only will there be lots of opportunity for shopping, there will also be pop-up food and drink bars so you can make a day and night of it! The Caribbean Bar by Belize is sure to be a popular spot, serving a delicious mix of coconut water and rum to keep you refreshed and relaxed during your shopping trip. If you need to take a moment to rest your legs, why not stop off at Jurlique’s pop up Beauty Bar where you can indulge in a bit of pampering! You can also freshen up your locks with a free 15 minute makeover at Toni & Guy or treat yourself to a free gift bag from the brand new Self Centered Day Spa. If you are in the mood for even more beauty treats, you can check out the discounts from Gorgeous Cosmetics, Kiehl’s, Perfect Potion and more.

Shopping can be hungry work so why not treat yourself with some food from some of Melbourne’s cult food trucks! The Taco Truck, Beatbox Kitchen and Round The Way Bagel Burgers will make sure you have enough energy to shop long into the night.

Melbourne Central’s One Day Shopping Event will be running from 10am to 10pm so there is no excuse not to drop by and get yourself organised this season!

Caribbean Belize Bar – From 6pm, Level 2, The Corner

Jurlique Beauty Bar Pop Up – From 10am, Shot Tower Square

Melbourne Central Stylist Program Launch, From 6pm, Level 2 outside Witchery

Hoyts Free Movie Screening, 10:15am, Level 3 Hoyts

Food Trucks, 10:30am – 3:30pm: Taco Truck & Beatbox Kitchen, 4:30pm – 9:30pm: Round The Way Bagels Burgers

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GIVEAWAY

To celebrate Melbourne Central’s One Day Shopping Event, Couturing have a $100 Melbourne Central voucher to giveaway! All you have to do is email your address to [email protected] to enter. Entries close 5pm 19 November 2013.

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About The Author

Lisa Teh

Lisa Teh is the Editor-in-chief of Couturing.com, one of Australia's top fashion, beauty and lifestyle resources. She has worked on campaigns with brands including David Jones, Myer, Mecca Cosmetica, Simone Perele, Lenovo and L'Oreal. She recently appeared in Couturing's exclusive Australian Fashion Week reality web series, The Frow, alongside top industry names including Toni Maticevski and Maybelline Creative Director Nigel Stanislaus.

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