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COVID-19 Update 1/07/2020

To our Australian community,


Following the recent announcements in Victoria, 10 postcodes in Melbourne will return to stage 3 stay-at-home laws from midnight Wednesday 1st July.  We send our love to our community in Australia as we all try to navigate through these challenging times. Our people and our customers are our highest priority and with this recent update, we must champion this. 


Our Merchant 1948 Highpoint Store will close its doors at 5:30 pm Wednesday 1st July. We will not reopen this store until Wednesday 29th July or until further notified. 


Please note: Our other stores Chadstone, Doncaster, Melbourne Central and Southland will remain open during this time. We will continue to keep you updated on these stores should any changes in guidelines be announced.


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In an effort to keep you safe while shopping in our Melbourne stores, we have the following practices in place:

- 1.5m social distance must be kept at all times (that’s about 2 steps!) so bear with us if there is a bit of a wait to get into the store

- Sanitisation stations have been set up and are available for use

- We’ve gone cashless but still accept EFTPOS, credit and now paywave

- We've enhanced our cleaning practices and will be cleaning surfaces often throughout the day so that you can browse and try on safely



Our online store is remaining open. Any orders placed will be sent out to you as usual but there may be some shipping delays, especially for suburbs within the 10 postcodes in isolation. There may also be some delays in receiving returns. If anything changes we will let you know immediately. Happy online shopping!


Take care and be safe, Australia. We look forward to welcoming you back into our Merchant 1948 Highpoint store soon.


With love,

The Merchant 1948 Family