Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas shopping covered at Uni Hill - and a giveaway!

If you know anything at all about me, you'd know that I love shopping. And I especially love grabbing a bargain. Well, who doesn't? Lucky for me, Uni Hill factory outlets is just down the road, so I can get my fix of bargain shopping any time I like. They offer big brands at up to 70% off retail prices, including Nike, Cotton On, Tony Bianco, Lorna Jane, Guess and heaps more.

Recently, I was offered the opportunity to go shopping at Uni Hill, so of course I jumped at it. Duh. I haven't even begun my Christmas shopping, but my family has a glut of birthdays at this time of year, so shopping is always on my mind. 

Where do you think I headed first? Hehe. Not buying birthday presents here...unless they're for meeeee.

Full price Lorna Jane gear? No thanks, I'll take the factory outlet prices!
I'm a bit of a regular at Lorna Jane. You can find me there every couple of weeks, browsing through the racks hunting down a super-special. On this trip I was very restrained and only picked up a crop top - you can never have too many of those....

Next it was onto Nike. They've just opened a new store at Uni Hill, and it's BIG. I grabbed myself a top and a pair of yoga pants, plus some Cool Max gear for Number One Son for his birthday. Sweaty boys, ugh.

Did I mention this place is BIG?

I was hoping to find a pair of shoes for myself, but was unlucky this time round - the ones I liked that were at rock-bottom prices weren't available in my size. That's the luck of the draw with factory outlets. Not to time for sure!

A couple of shops further along is Rivers. This is Bike Boy's favourite clothing store. I swear, he owns one of everything they sell. Polo tops, t shirts, shoes, jeans, undies, socks.... I found t-shirts and tops for myself for a tiny $5 and there was a huge range of casual and work wear for both men and women as well. 

Bargains galore!
You can even pick up shoes for teeny-tiny prices, or casual bags, hats, all kinds of bits and bobs.

Uni Hill has more than clothing though. There are shoes, handbags and luggage, homewares, perfume, books, electronic games, furniture and more.

Need sheets and towels?
How about shoes?
They have sports clothing well covered with at least six different shops offering brands like Converse, Russell Athletic, Adidas, Fila and more. And I can outfit my fussy teenagers at Jetty Surf or Surf Dive n Ski, PLUS satisfy my need to own Chuck Taylors in every colour. What? They regularly sell at the Converse store for $30 - that lets me buy THREE pairs for the full price cost of ONE.

I'm also a regular at Simone Perele down there. Gorgeous lingerie and the ladies there are geniuses when it comes to bra fittings. I love a lingerie saleswoman who can eye you up and down, guess your bra size and she's spot on!

There is also a food court, although it's a bit on the small side. The usual shopping centre offerings are there though - kebabs, donuts, Chinese food, sandwiches, etc. None of that really appeals to me, but luckily Nando's is right outside the front door and the fabulous Degani bakery cafe is just across the street, along with a sushi place and a couple of other options (There's also Cold Rock ice cream, but I try my best to pretend it's not there...).

Some of my loot
Uni Hill Factory Outlets is located on Janefield Drive, Bundoora, in Melbourne's north. It's just off the Ring Road (take the Plenty Rd exit) and the number 86 tram stops right outside, so getting there is a cinch. And you can find out what's happening there by following them on Facebook or Twitter.

There you go: your Christmas shopping has been made that bit easier.

Now here's the exciting bit: Thanks to Uni Hill, I have a $50 Simone Perele gift voucher to give away to one lucky reader. 

All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what you want for Christmas - easy, see? The competition will close on Tuesday 4th December at 5:00pm eastern time and is open to Australian residents. The winner will be drawn at random and announced on this blog.

Disclosure: I received some vouchers from Uni Hill to use on my shopping trip, but also spent some of my own cash.



Magda said...

Hi Kerryn,

For Christmas this year I want a day of mild weather. I'm entertaining a larger than usual group of extended family in an outdoor area (we cant all fit inside) and I want everybody to be comfortable and not sweltering. That is all.



MTB Girl said...

OK, I'm in! :) I'd like a lovely family gathering for Christmas, with lots of laughs and love. I'd also like to back up Magda's request for mild weather, then we both win :)

Unknown said...

Sounds fab! I would love a healthy family for Xmas - it seems as if we have been hit by every bug that has come along this year.... toddlers seem to be little germ factories!

Anonymous said...

All I want for xmas is to be well enough and to not have treatment booked so that I can spend it with my husband and his parents on the Sunshine Coast.

It's the simple things in life that matter most to me Kek. :) xxx

Sara said...

I liebstered you! BUT changed it up so that it's a much smaller commitment. Nobody I know has an hour to answer all those questions.

Liz N said...

All I want for Christmas is someone else to cook for me lol

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