The ultimate guide to Shop the City

Melbourne’s premier shopping event, Shop the City, takes over the city once again on Wednesday 1 May. From 10am to 9pm find discounts, entertainment, exclusive giveaways and foodie freebies at this massive shopping event. Here’s a cheat sheet on how to make the most of 1 May.

Free G&Ts at Emporium Melbourne

Treat yourself at Emporium Melbourne as they roll out the red carpet at their exclusive, pop-up Lobby Bar. From 10am to 4pm you can indulge in a range of hot chocolates. And for evening shoppers, refresh yourself and take a load off with a G&T. All complimentary of course.

A busy multi-level shopping centre

Grab a free G&T at Emporium Melbourne

Pop-up laneway safari at QV

Grab the perfect selfie at QV City/Safari. In collaboration with artist Tom Ripon, the fine folk at QV will transform the centre into an immersive safari oasis. Get snapped with illuminated life-size safari animals in QV Square and experience a digital ‘scan, play and win’ city safari game. Navigate your way through QV laneways to collect the five safari animals for your chance to win a share in hundreds of prizes.

90s House Party at Melbourne Central

Grab your Walkman, and pop on some Cher as you get ready to turn back time at Melbourne Central’s ultimate 90s house party. Not only is there a free screening of 10 Things I Hate About You, but you can also deck out your denim at the Levi’s Tailor Shop, snap a group Polaroid selfie in your finest 90s attire, and enjoy a free Woo Woo cocktail along with fresh party snacks. Oh my god, we are totally buggin’.

A busy shopping centre shot from the top floor looking down at the various levels

Lose your mind in Melbourne Central at their 90s house party

Dessert canapes at The Strand and Melbourne’s GPO

The Strand Melbourne and Melbourne’s GPO have teamed up to offer you a decadent evening of complimentary dessert canapés from renowned Vue Events. Head in and satisfy your sweet tooth, before shopping up a storm with a swag of offers and freebies.

A building on the corner of a busy city street with large green trees in front of it

Dine on dessert canapé s at The Strand

Sugar Republic at Myer

Immerse your senses in a magical candy wonderland Insta-museum at Sugar Republic, located at the top of Myer Melbourne.  Enjoy two-for-one tickets so you can jump out of a life-sized birthday cake, swim in a giant ball pit and take a million sweet-themed photos to share. If that wasn’t enough, enjoy complimentary sparkling wine, beauty samples, DJs and more.

A large ball pit with a window behind it showing views of the city

Get two for one entry to Sugar Republic at Myer during Shop the City

Collins Street and City Precincts

The night isn’t over yet — head down to Collins Street, Little Collins Street and Russell place to snap up a bargain and enjoy the best the city has to offer. Treat yourself to some food and drink at some of Melbourne’s most famed bars and restaurants. It’ll give you the energy you desperately need to keep up your night of shopping.

Grab a friend and head into the city on Wednesday 1 May for this ultimate one day shopping event!