Shop Small Movement – Supporting local businesses

Last month TVG was among 20 Australians invited to partake in the American Express 2014 Shop Small movement supporting local businesses in local communities. After spending 18 months living and working in Surry Hills, my choice of community was a no brainer, and compiling a list of my favourite local businesses took a matter of minutes, mostly due to the strength of offering in the area across dining, shopping and nightlife.

The team at American Express have spent the month of October compiling maps for all 20 of our Shop Small Walks from across the country and they’re finally live for your viewing pleasure. There’s a great selection of businesses from the online men’s publications with TVG sorting Surry Hills, Man of Many covering Darlinghurst and D’Marge covering Melbourne’s CBD.

You can check out the full list of Shop Small ambassadors here and TVG’s Shop Small Walk here (including our must trys and buys). You can share your support of your favourite small businesses with the hashtag #ShopSmallAU and find out more about the offers and merchant rewards for the month of November at

We’re also going to be giving away a handful of prizes in mid November so stay tuned for that!

Terms and Conditions for our Facebook Promotion can be downloaded here: AMEX TVG Terms and Conditions.


James is the Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.

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