(Market Collective by Shi / The Bay Centre)

Autumn has arrived and with it the cooler weather, giving us all of the cozy fall vibes and craving those familiar creature comforts that go along with the season.

With shopping looking a little bit different this holiday season, many markets have been put on pause which is exactly why the Bay Centre’s newest retailer is the perfect happy medium for all those craving that market feel, but want to experience it in a safe and COVID-19 friendly way.

Market Collective by Shi Studio is now open on level 2 of the Bay Centre, and hosts over 60 local makers, designers, artists and food producers of Canada’s handmade movement; and 50% of those are from the Island and the mainland. All are Canadian hand made!

Luckily for you, if you haven’t experienced Market Collective by Shi Studio yet, the Bay Centre is giving away a carefully curated gift pack valued at almost $100! You can check out the contest details below.

What’s Market Collective by Shi Studio all about?

(Market Collective / The Bay Centre)

Market Collective by Shi Studio looks to showcase a collection and pairing of grassroots to Canadian professional artisans and makers, and provides a space for local creators while in person markets have been cancelled.

The all-new store is a partnership between Cory Judge, Designer and Creator of Shi Studio and Katrina Dwulit, Manager of the Esquimalt Farmers Market and Vanessa Gaudet, artist and owner of Lady Dragon Glassworks.

The shop was created to help mitigate some of the extensive financial losses predicted for many of the featured artist/artisans, and the shop is a response to the need for venues for local creators to be available for holiday shopping.

They look to create a connected community space (with safety measures in place) and an in-person and tangible alternative to shopping online.

Market Collective by Shu Studio is also hosting a Grand Opening event on Saturday, October 17, where they’re giving away the chance to win one of FOUR $50 gift certificates, so make sure you stop by!

What you could win

(Market Collective by Shi / The Bay Centre)

The curated gift pack from Market Collective by Shi Studio valued at $95 courtesy of the Bay Centre includes:

o   Westcoast Tin Candle by Sealuxe Organics

o   Earth’s Herbal Chai Tea

o   Marta’s Delectables Shortbread

o   Wychbury Ave Soap

o   Yooyoung Yong ceramic mug

All items are from local makers in Victoria with the exception of the Yooyoung Yong ceramic mug, which is made in Vancouver!


To enter to win a $95 prize package from Market Collective by Shi Studio in the Bay Centre, please head on over to our Instagram page to enter:

  1. LIKE the post on Instagram (1 entry)
  2. FOLLOW @TheBayCentre on Instagram (1 entry)
  3. COMMENT below telling us who you’d share this prize pack with! (1 entry for every comment)
  4. SHARE this in your IG stories and tag @TheBayCentre  and @Victoria_Buzz (1 entry)

Don’t have Instagram? No problem! Just share this article on Facebook for your chance to win – and don’t forget to tag a friend.

Contest entries will be accepted from time and date of publishing until 11:59 p.m. PST on October 21st, 2020. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they enter within 24 hours of the contest closing. Good luck!

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