What’s better than espresso martinis, designer fashion and discounts? Nothing. So get excited for August 15, as the Strand Arcade’s annual ‘Evening With Our Designers’ returns with a stylish soirée celebrating the best of Australian design. In its 19th year, Sydney’s historic Strand Arcade plays host to its prestigious designers for a one night only affair full of fashion, food, design and lifestyle. The evening will celebrate the ultimate in craftsmanship and authenticity, giving the public the opportunity to experience unparalleled access to designers, discover behind-the-scenes happenings and explore the prestigious Sydney retail destination.
This year’s event taps our cultural obsession with espresso martinis, with connoisseurs of coffee, Romolo Espresso e Cucina (located on the Ground Floor), serving up Espresso Martinis to all guests. But perhaps most exciting, are the offers. For one night only, the designers and retailers will be hosting offers for shoppers including exclusive previews, gift with purchases, and limited edition items from Dion Lee, Dinosaur Designs, Mecca Cosmetica, Lover and Jac+Jack and many more, plus the chance to meet and be styled in-store by designers from Aje, Akira, Manning Cartell, Bassike, Ginger & Smart, Rebecca Vallance and Thurley.
For the first time, Akira will showcase and sell incredible pieces from the archive, plus offer styling to VIP shoppers upon registration, whilst up on level 1, an indulgent foodie haven awaits with the holy trinity of dining decadence; Perrier-Jouet champagne, freshly shucked oysters and caviar. Back on the ground (floor), Mara and Mine’s coveted footwear by Jasmine Stefanovic and Tamie Ingham will be available to purchase for the first time globally.
And don’t forget to try and crack The Vault to win $5,000 worth of prizes from The Strand Arcade retailers including Aje, Aesop, Bassike, Camilla and Marc, Courtesy of the Artist, Dinosaur Designs, Dustins Jewellers, Le Creuset, Louis Cardini, Niessing, Rebecca Vallance, Rox Gems and Jewellery, The Restaurant Pendolino, and Zappacosta Jewels. Receive a code for every $300 spent in-store on the night at The Strand Arcade. Simply present your receipt at The Vault on level 1, outside Scanlan Theodore.
Along with the designer discounts and VIP offers, there’s also the chance to partake in an intimate conversation with some of the greats of fashion, with Powerhouse Museum curators Glynis Jones (Curator) and Roger Leong (Senior Curator) interviewing some of Australia’s pillars of fashion including Akira Isogawa, Genevieve and Alexandra Smart of Ginger & Smart and Edwina Forest of Aje over an Espresso Martini. Tickets are available at a maximum of 2 per person, by emailing TheStrandArcade.Info@vicinity.com.au with the designer session and number of seats of your choice. You can find the session times listed below:
Thursday, 15th August 2019
6.30PM AKIRA ISOGAWA, AKIRA
7.00PM ALEXANDRA AND GENEVIEVE SMART, GINGER & SMART
7.30PM EDWINA FOREST, AJE
Shaken, stirred and everything in between – you don’t want to miss this elegant evening of fine martinis and even finer fashion.
Don’t miss your chance to experience this unique shopping opportunity by registering at WWW.STRANDARCADE.COM.AU for updates and information on how to reserve your seat for the Espresso Martini With Our Designers.
What: “Evening with our designers”
WHERE: THE STRAND ARCADE, SYDNEY
When: Thursday, 15th August 2019
Time: 5.30PM – 9.00PM
for all the exclusive retail offers visit strandarcade.com.au. See you at the strand!