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What’s On: Evening with Our Designers – Strand Arcade

The Strand Arcade is holding its much-anticipated annual Evening with Our Designers shopping event next Wednesday, 21 August, Sydney Social can’t wait to go!

If you’re into fashion and love to support local designers, we suggest you get involved!

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WHAT:            Strand Arcade Evening with Our Designers

WHERE:           The Strand Arcade, 412-414 George Street, Sydney

WHEN:            Wednesday, 21st August 2013, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

The Strand Arcade will celebrate the launch of Spring Summer 2013 as it invites customers to come and meet the makers – the unique designers and artisans behind its retailers – at the arcade’s annualEvening with Our Designers event.


The night brings together some of Australia’s biggest names in fashion: Lover, Akira Isogawa, Manning Cartell, Michael Lo Sordo, Christopher Esber, Ellery, Ryan Storer, Terry Biviano, Dinosaur Designs and Leona Edmiston amongst others.


Stunning illuminated floral archways by Grandiflora’s Saskia Havekes will welcome guests before they are treated to exclusive in-store offers from the Strand Arcade’s leading stores and an acoustic performance by in-demand songstress Emma Louise.


The Strand Arcade will also unveil the debut issue of 1891, a quarterly paper curated by super stylist Meg Gray that highlights the covetable style found at the iconic shopping destination. The publication includes a We Are the Makers profile series shot by renowned photographer Hugh Stewart capturing the masterful skills held by Lover, Dinosaur Designs, Andrew McDonald Shoemaker and Pendolino Restaurant.


Chandon, Cointreau and San Pellegrino bars will be set up throughout the arcade with sparkling wine, cocktails and mineral water served to customers along with mouth-watering roasted Tamari almonds from the Nut Shop and creamy nougat from Bon Bon Fine Chocolate.


Other activity on the night includes screening of the We are The Makers videos presented in the Samsung Smart Lounge with an Instagram treasure hunt and live feed; MasterCard Priceless Sydney VIP Pamper Suite complete with mini manicures, lipstick touch-ups and fragrance spritzing; and the Strand Hatters’ celebration of 100 years of the Akubra with hat making demonstrations.


Plus spend over $250 on your MasterCard to receive a bespoke 1891 gift bag packed full of the Strand Arcade’s best of the best including goodies from Haigh’s Chocolates, Aveda, Dinosaur Designs, Gorman, Leona Edmiston, Funkis, Akira, Farage, Cointreau and Emma Louise’s album Vs Head Vs Heart just to name a few.


Adding to the buzz new retailers to the Strand Arcade Scanlan & Theodore, Hunt Leather and Skin & Threads will be holding launch parties on the night as well as The Corner Shop in its new space.




Hashtag: #EWOD

Twitter: @strandarcade

Instagram: @strandarcade



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