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What we’re talking about: Autumn Leaves Market

Autumn Leaves Market

The Autumn Leaves Market will be held on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 May 10am-2pm at the Pearce Community Centre, Collet Place, Pearce. Sixteen stall holders will be selling a range of items just in time for Mother’s Day – pottery, jewellery, soaps, candles, cards, hampers, baked goods and more! The market will also be selling tote bags on the day which support Days for Girls – a charity working to “shatter the stigma” of menstruation around the world.

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren has announced it’s exclusively launching its RLX range at the Canberra Centre store – perfect timing for the cooler weather! The RLX capsule collection features outerwear has been designed for “maximum performance with minimal environmental impact” and is constructed with recycled fibres.

Ralph Lauren jacket

Eye health

Women are not prioritising their eye health, according to new research commissioned by Specsavers. The research found 48% of women in the ACT, Tasmania and the Northern Territory combined have put off making an eye appointment for a month or longer after receiving a reminder, and 26% have never booked after a reminder. Millennial women nationwide were the most likely to put off making an appointment for a month or longer, while 69% of women who cancelled or postponed an appointment did so due to family commitments. 

David Jones

Retail giant David Jones has today, Earth Day (22 April), launched a new initiative called BeautyCycle. In partnership with recycling social enterprise, TerraCycle, David Jones hopes to make the beauty industry more sustainable by providing a recycling option for beauty packaging that can’t go in the regular recycling bin. Drop off boxes will be in stores around the country where customers can dispose of their empty packaging.

Shopping habits

Did COVID-19 change your shopping habits? According to a YouGov global report, around 48% of Australians said the pandemic had changed the way they shopped for goods like food and personal care items. Australians have reported spending more on things like fruit and vegetables, frozen food and alcohol, but cosmetic products didn’t share in the increase, with only 9% reporting an increase in spending on cosmetics and 21% reporting a decrease. More people are now buying in bulk, and half of younger shoppers said they’d be heading online more often to make purchases for delivery. Two-thirds of shoppers said they would make more an effort to shop locally, and 51% said they would buy more sustainable products in the future.


Shoe retailer Platypus has announced it will be supporting its namesake by way of a collaboration with iconic boot brand Timberland. The two companies have teamed up for an exclusive, limited-edition boot made from 10% plant-based materials and featuring the Platypus-teal colourways and a “save the platypus” tag. $10 from every sale of the boot will be donated to the Australian Platypus Conservancy, to further their work in conserving the platypus and its freshwater habitats.

Platypus shoes
The boots will be available in-store and online for $319.99 until Monday 3 May.

Aesthetic treatments

According to the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), the return to ‘normality’ in 2021 has come with an increase in demand for non-invasive aesthetic treatments. CPCA president Michael Molton said the ‘Zoom boom’ – “I saw my face on Zoom” – is contributing to an increase in demand for services like anti-wrinkle injections and skin treatments.

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