Melbourne AW16 Market opens TONIGHT!


TONIGHT we fling open the enormous doors of Royal Exhibition Building for our first Melbourne market of 2016! Yes folks, the Finders Keepers Melbourne Autumn / Winter 2016 Market is back this weekend!

Visit our largest EVER market with 280 stalls under one beautiful roof!  Be first on the trend train by finding something special from a new, up-and coming-designer and support locally produced pieces while you’re at it.  Opening Friday night from 6pm to 10pm, and again on Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

As always, we’ll have our super impressive line-up of designers, tasty food trucks and treats from our artisan food stalls.  Kick back on one of the comfy Dann Event lounges while you’re listening to the sweet tunes from our live music stage.

Be sure to head to our Instagram Wall for a fun themed place to create special memories with friends.  Don’t forget to tag your photos #melbournefinderskeepers #thefinderskeepers!

All this for just $2 entry (and kids under 12 are completely free)!

Plan your route to the historic Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton and find all the information you need over here on our special Melbourne markets page.

Find your favourite designers by downloading our event map ahead of time here [Download pdf size 324kb] or better still, download our brand new FREE smartphone app, and hold the keys to the markets in the palm of your hand!

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Read on for more details about all of the awesome stuff you can enjoy this weekend.

Design Stall Highlights:

Melbourne AW16 Market highlights

Abbey Rich, The Little Moon, Charlie Bird Clothing, Handmaker’s Factory
Louie Couture, Peaches + Keen, Eat.Me.Do, Rara Studio
Two Sourced, Fat Poppi, BB Shoemaker, Cashmerism

Click here for the complete Melbourne AW16 Market Directory.

Feature Stalls:

Finders Keepers Melbourne AW16 Happy Hands Happy Heart

Happy Hands Happy Heart
Happy Hands Happy Heart produce a range of all natural scented playdoughs.  Their playdoughs are created using fruits/ vegetables/ herbs and spices, to create gorgeous colours, and each ‘flavour’ is scented to enhance the feeling of calm and well being.

Happy Hands Happy Heart are super passionate about encouraging calm creative play, in a natural and sustainable way so they are offering a large interactive place space as part of their stall, for kids and grownups to enjoy.  Make sure you pop by, say Hi and have a play.

TheSuperCool Melbourne Finders Keepers

TheSuperCool is an emporium of everyday objects carefully curated from around the world. They bring the best and most SuperCool finds including stationery, books, storage, homewares, textiles and posters. They recently launched TheSuperCool Kid which brings their brand of cool for little people including; clothing, toys, shoes, accessories, books and interiors. TheSuperCool support small independent brands and try to source brands that are trying to make ethically, locally and use organic materials where possible.

TheSuperCool began as mobile emporium and nearly five years on, now have a flagship shop in the South Melbourne Market. Shop local and stay SuperCool!  Also lucky for you, with any purchase from TheSuperCool during Finders Keepers, you’ll get a $5 voucher to spend in store!

Finders Keepers Melbourne AW16 Made590

Made590 is coming to Melbourne!  This July they will be packing up their very best for all their favourite Melbourne friends.

Made590 have created a very special range of brand new clothing to be released at the Finders Keepers this weekend!  Think warm merino knits, capes, dresses, skirts and tops in amazing prints, colours and textures.  To make their pieces even more special, all Made590 clothing is designed and made in limited editions in Sydney.  Made590 will also be bringing along lots of their stand-out and one of a kind homewares, stationary and gifts.  Just look out for the animal head mannequin, who is always a big hit.

Finders Keepers Melbourne Market AW16 Frankie Magazine
Frankie Magazine
Come meet the lovely folks that put together the wonderful-est mag in town: frankie. They’re going to have a bunch of pretty swag at nice prices, including their limited edition afternoon tea themed pins designed in collaboration with Kitiya Palaskas.
Also, if you subscribe or resubscribe to frankie at their stall, you’ll walk away with a delightful frankie designed Finders Keepers exclusive t-shirt or their special sweary tote bag. Swish!
Finders Keepers Melbourne AW16 Market Feature Stall Polli
Founded in 2002, Polli design studio has seen a number of refreshing changes since their move north to sunny Byron Bay in 2014.  Their small dedicated team have been designing and creating together what is just their 2nd collection released since introducing our new look last year.
Launching officially at this Melbourne’s Finders Keepers, our Modern Bohemian jewellery collection features experimental finishes and new elements not seen before from Polli.  Expect to find a new rose gold plated range, as well as playful tassels to add movement. Inspired by a celebration of everything bohemian; by tales of adventure and the beautifully eclectic free spirited lifestyle this new collection features a mix of clean lines and functionality of classic modern design blended with decorative patterns and motifs influenced by nature, tapestry, kilim rugs, ornate tiles and handmade elements.


Bespoke Letterpress
Bespoke Letterpress will be back at the Finders Keepers with a great big jumbo stall full of letterpress loveliness! We print the beautifully old fashioned way using lush 100% cotton papers, all hand printed on our family of big old printing presses – our oldest dating back to 1893!

We will have all of our stationery favourites, as well as lots of new goodies – gorgeous cards, gift tags, desktop stationery and new double sided wrap fresh off the press, we are ridiculously excited to show you what we have been working on the past few months!  Make sure you pop by, caress our lovely letterpress, and say hi to this bunch of paper obsessed printing nerds!

Food and Drink Stalls:

Melbourne AW16 Market Food Finders Keepers

We are excited to announce wonderful selection of food and drink offerings for you to enjoy at our market. Visit our blog post for the full tasty line-up.

Music Set Times:

Finders Keepers Melbourne AW16 Music

Friday 22nd July
6pm: Fabadelica (DJ)
6:30pm: The Twoks
7:30pm: Manny Fox
8:30pm: The Thin White Ukes
9:15: Fabadelica (DJ)

Saturday 23rd July
10am: May Day (DJ)
11:30am: Floyd Thursby
12:45pm: Cat House
2pm: The Electric Lemonade Test Jam Band
3:15pm: Melbourne Indie Voice
4:30pm: Phia
5:15pm: May Day (DJ)

Sunday 24th July
10am: Pat Monaghan (DJ)
11:30am: Bek Chapman (Kid Show)
12:45pm: Rich Davies & The Low Road
2pm: Empat Lima
3:15pm: La Rumba
4pm: Pat Monaghan (DJ)

Discover more about these talented musicians right here.

Social Media:

Don’t forget you can follow along all the action on our social media pages. We have our Facebook Event here (invite your friends!) as well as our Facebook page. We will be posting live updates from the market all weekend on our Instagram page and we’d love you to do the same.  Use the hashtag #melbournefinderskeepers and #thefinderskeepers to join in!

One Comment

  • nina kimpton says:

    Please put me on your list for other fairs, unfortunately away this weekend, but would love to come to the next one. cheers

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