There has been an explosion of Pop-Up shops in Melbourne in the last few months. For young, underground or established labels looking for some street cred the formula is a proven one. You get to distil the essence of your brand into an espresso version of your long-black vision.

This summer the GPO is ground zero and Level One the epicentre. We’ve already seen Limedrop’s philosophy bear fruit. Their oversized shirts and tees will be happy in any hip wardrobe. Plus it gives these guys a chance to show their entire collection in one spot. So check out the jewellery, the soft jersey jackets and lighter than light dresses.

Overlooking Elizabeth Street, their pop-up store is bright, airy and welcoming and a great way to introduce yourself to these aspiring designers.

Same level, down the way a little, Swensk is getting ready for some summer trade too. Their usual blend of subtle and quirk, Swedish style, is a nice way to bring in the warmer weather and at some great prices too. Pop in and see these guys while you can; their philosophy of good quality and slow fashion is worthy of the extra attention. It'll be short lived though - just until the new year.

And if you miss it, their main store off Little Collins Street is still a beacon to all things cool calm and Scandinavian.

Limedrop Pop Up
Until the end of January.

Swensk Pop Up
Dec 17 - Dec 31

GPO Christmas Trading Hours
Mon 14th - Fri 18th 10am-8pm
Sat 19th - Sun 20th 10am-6pm
Mon 21st - Wed 23rd 10am-9pm
Thu 24th (Christmas Eve) 10m-6pm
Fri 25th (Christmas Day) – Closed
Sat 26th (Boxing Day) 9am-6pm
Sun 27th 10am-5pm
Mon 28th - Wed 30th 10am-6pm
Thu 31st 10am-5pm
Fri 1st – Closed