If there’s one thing we love here at Prince and Mercer, it’s the opportunity to get behind small and independent businesses. We love the big brands, don’t get us wrong, but there’s something uniquely special about locally designed, handmade, and Melbourne-centric goods and services. When approached to manage the social media for Flinders Quarter’s inaugural Festival of Independents event, we jumped at the opportunity.
Encompassing the area of the city bordered by Flinders, Swanston, Collins and Elizabeth Streets, including Campbell Arcade, Centre Place, Cathedral Arcade, Manchester Lane, Scott Alley, Centreway Arcade and the iconic Nicholas Building, The Festival of Independents is an opportunity for Melbourne residents to support small and independent businesses within the Flinders Quarter.
With meet the maker style events, jewellery exhibitions, special offers and samplings, the businesses have rallied together to ensure the event represents all facets of the precinct, from hats to homewares, coffee to cocktails, and accessories to artworks.
As we head into the Festive Season, we encourage you to think locally in your purchasing decisions. With such a wealth of talent at our doorstep, choosing to support just one local retailer can ensure the survival of the small and independent businesses that make Melbourne such a unique city.
The Festival of Independents will be held on Thursday December 6th from 4pm - 9pm.
For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/FlindersQuarter
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