TONIGHT we fling open the enormous doors of Royal Exhibition Building for our first market of the Spring Summer season! Yes folks, the Finders Keepers Melbourne Market is back this weekend!
With over 270 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.
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 296kb] or better still, download our brand new FREE smartphone app, and hold the keys to the markets in the palm of your hand!
Read on for more details about all of the awesome stuff you can enjoy this weekend.
Design Stall Highlights:
Bisuketto Studio, Shannon O’Neill, The Gently Unfurling Sneak, Corner Block Studio
Strayhome Homewares, Solid State, Ada Hodgson and Jenna O’Brien, GLDNAGE.DESIGN
Will & Bear, Julie White, Mi Goals, The Golden Heart Gift Company
Click here for the complete Melbourne SS16 Market Directory.
Come meet the lovely folk that put together the wonderful-est mag in town: frankie. They’re going to have 100 advance copies of their very first book called Something to Say: Stories to make you laugh awkwardly in public, their brand new diary and calendar, their limited edition afternoon tea pins designed in collaboration with Kitiya Palaskas, and their usual bits and pieces. Also, if you subscribe or resubscribe to frankie at their stall, you’ll walk away with a delightful frankie goodie bag worth $80. Swish!
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 and the launch of our 2016 Christmas stationery range gets off the press! With gorgeous cards, gift tags, desktop stationery and 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, stationery loving printers!
Polli is so excited to be back in Melbourne town for Finders Keepers this weekend! There has been so much playing here in our sunny Byron Bay studio experimenting with fun new finishes that we are super excited to say we’ve decided to bring these uniquely made, one-off pieces with us to Melbourne to share in the good times we’ve had creating! Inspired by our Fiesta pieces yet to be released – these one-off designs will be exclusive to the markets – so be sure to come along and grab one of these special little pieces – we feel it will be your new fav essential go-to!
The Polli brand is proudly made in Australia with a strong sustainability focus.
For The Kids:
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.
Food and Drink Stalls:
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:
Friday 14th October
6pm: May Day (DJ)
6:30pm: The Way North
7:30pm: Hana Maru
8:30pm: The Thin White Ukes
9:15pm: May Day (DJ)
Saturday 15th October
11:30am: Ta-Da (Kids Show)
12:45pm: Ruby Whiting
2pm: The Electric Lemonade Test Jam Band
3:15pm: The Twoks
4:30pm: Rich Davies and The Low Road
Sunday 16th October
10am: Pat Monaghan (DJ)
11:30am: Floyd Thursby
2pm: Allysha Joy
3:15pm: La Rumba
4pm: Pat Monaghan (DJ)
Discover more about these talented musicians right here.
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!