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Lilydale Marketplace Pop Up Shops

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
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It's a pop-up bonanza
Christmas is coming, but pop-up shops have arrived in shopping centres, big and small.
Lilydale Marketplace
Market Place entrance.


The Lilydale Marketplace on Hutchinson Street has no fewer than eight pop-ups selling a huge range of items that would make great Christmas presents.

pop ups
Some of the pop-ups.

Most of the items for sale are not seen in permanent shops, so it makes it easy to buy something unusual, different and novel for your loved ones.

pop-ups
More pop-ups.

Ice Towel. As the name implies, ice towels are their main stock in trade.

ice towels
The Ice Towel shop.

A large range of other cooling products are available, such as insulated carry bags, some of which look like colourful designer handbags.

ice towel.
Individually wrapped.

Rasling Raw. Specialising in homemade soap, hair and skin care. A huge range of products to care for your body and hair.

rasling raw
The sign says it all.


rasling raw
Rosanne arranging her merchandise.


soaps
Soaps for all occassions.

Your spiritual care is catered for with a large range of healing stones, books and salt lamps.

books
Books and salt lamps.

Sand & Stone Creations. You can look at these products for a long time, especially the cute ones.

sand & stone items
Service with a smile.


kissing
From the cute department.

I can imagine them as an interior decoration or a garden ornament. They would make the garden gnomes jealous!

angry figurines
I think they would frighten the gnomes.

The metal plaques are ideal to cover a bare wall inside or outside, without being dominant.

metal decorative plaques.
Some of the metal plaques.

Buckle O'Bills. Bill sells real leather goods. Belts, hats and braces.

Belts and buckles.
Buckle O'Bills pop-up.


colourful belts.
How colourful are these.

Add to this is a huge range of buckles, and country & western jewellery. The name certainly has a country & western ring to it.

decorative buckles
Decorate your belt.

5 Toes. Strange name for a pop-up until you notice they sell socks and colourful ones at that.

socks
Colourful socks.


socks
Very colourful socks.

For your other end, a large range of hats await your selection, for both him and her.

hats
A hat for any head.

YA Collections. Jewellery is the major merchandise sold in this pop-up. Many colourful pieces and very reasonable prices.

YA collections
YA Collections pop-up.


jewelry
Many to choose from.

A small selection of colourful dresses are displayed as are many carry bags.

dresses
Dresses & carry bags.

Gift Girl Imports. Their business card reads, home, garden, giftware & mancave. That just about describes all their merchandise.

man cave products
It's a large pop-up.


lamps
Turn these on to brighten up your day.

They have a huge range of products with many, more than suitable for a man cave.
mohawk helmet
A mohawk for the hairless.


These pop-up shops add an interesting mix of merchandise, without competing, product wise, with the permanent shops.

After you do your normal shop, put your shopping in the car and go back to peruse these pop-ups. Even if you don't buy anything, a pleasant half an hour can be spent window shopping, without windows.
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Why? It's an add on bonus to your everyday shopping.
When: Normal shopping hours
Where: Lilydale Marketplace. Melways map: 38. E.5.
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