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William Street Laneway Festival

The boutiques along this landmark Paddington street will be hosting events to lure you away from the mega-complexes this Saturday.
By Rachel Fuller
September 17, 2011
By Rachel Fuller
September 17, 2011

Saturday September 24 sees the closure of William Street to cars and the spilling of fun and frivolity onto the tar for the annual William Street Laneway Festival. All of the shops along this strip have events, special prices, drinks, food and deals galore to lure you away from the mega-complexes and back to the simple joy of wandering and shopping in Paddington's home of unique boutiques.

Not just a day for the girls (although you could bring your fella and dump him at The London when he starts to stare blankly at your 'What do you think?') there will be a ping-pong tournament at Nudie Jeans, live music at Di Nuovo, a sausage sizzle at bams & ted and plenty of lounge areas scattered up and down the street for sitting and drinking and soaking up the atmosphere.

The whole day has a decidedly carnivale feel with a circus extravanganza at Poepke (with an incredible 70% off sale), tarot readings at Tigerlily, fairy floss at Lucette and free evil eye charms for those who spend over $300 at Pierre Winter Fine Jewels. And if you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of Mr. Darcy, the resident Russian Blue at Pierre Winter. And you will know him by the pearls he wears.

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