What we’re talking about: shop local

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Shop local

Get in the spirit by supporting local makers and see what Canberra has to showcase this Christmas with Canberra-based Pop Up Shop throughout December in New Acton. Thanks to Tea Garden Co, Way Point Tea Co and Crush Skin Care Co, the vendors have all linked up to host a Canberra only pop-up experience. With a large number of other local makers, items range from tea, chocolate, skincare, alcohol, ceramics, illustrations, textiles, candles, jewellery, condiments and more, with brands including Pialligo Estate, The Canberra Distillery, Saint Valentine Floral Design, LLL Design, Leaves and Fibres, Enigma Chocolates and Jasper + Myrtle.

Open 10am-6pm daily until 23 December, New Acton.


Festive fun at Cooleman Court

Cooleman Court will play host to an abundance of festive fun for all the family this Christmas. Get immersed in all the activities and join a special guest from the North Pole as Christmas is celebrated in abundance this December.

Get snapped with Santa: Take the perfect picture for free with Santa Claus where your high-resolution image will be sent directly to your email address. Santa will then be available for photos and collecting Christmas lists on: Friday 14 and 21 December 3-6pm, Saturday 15, 22, Sunday 16, 23 December and Christmas Eve 10am-2pm.

Make a difference: Donate a new, unwrapped gift for an adult or child with all proceeds going to [email protected] to help disadvantaged families in our community. Drop your gift at the donation box located opposite the lift next to Woolworths.

Free crafts and face painting: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December 10am-1pm

Free fairy elf dancing: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December 10-10.45am

Story time with Mrs Claus: Saturday 22 December 10am-12pm

For more information, visit www.coolemancourt.com or find coolemancourt on Facebook.


New brands in town

Canberra is officially the newest addition to the global Superdry network, opening its doors on 6 December to the fashionable retailer. Famous for its high-quality products that fuse vintage Americana and Japanese-inspired graphics, the brand offers a unique product offering to Australia’s capital city. With customers lining up from 5am to be one of the first 50 to transact to win leather jackets, backpacks and more, Superdry Canberra aims to be a significant addition to the local retail space. Canberra marks the 17th Superdry store in Australia, with the British retailer making plans to further expand the network across Australia in coming months. The opening comes off the brand’s recent sponsorship of the Invictus Games Foundation which saw both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wearing Superdry on their visit to Australia to launch the Games.

Meanwhile, Vans and Levi’s were both set to open at Canberra Centre this week with a range of launch festivities and deals on offer to celebrate their arrivals.

Vans, the original action sports company that has emerged as one of the world’s largest youth culture brands, opened on Wednesday 12 December.

On Friday 14 December, Levi’s, a brand that epitomises classic American style and effortless cool, will open one of their biggest Australian stores, at 205 sqm, allowing Canberra fans to shop a huge selection of their favourite Levi’s, from original icons such as the 501, Trucker Jacket and Western Shirt to newer styles such as the Wedgie, 511 and the innovative 700s range.

Visit canberracentre.com.au to find out more.

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