Melbourne/Naarm AW22 Market Highlights!

The Finders Keepers Market returns to Melbourne at the Royal Exhibition Building NEXT WEEKEND! You’re invited to join us for 3 MEGA days of conscious shopping, creative connection and supporting small. We’ve got an incredible lineup of over 200 local and interstate creatives including 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned and operated businesses, all ready to welcome you with their wares. It’s going to be an extra special one and we can’t wait to see you, after TWO WHOLE YEARS AWAY! We’ve missed you Melbourne!

What’s on this weekend

Shopping Highlights

Top L – R: Leaf Candle Co, Flock Curiosity Assembly, XFillustrations, Chimerical, Cardigang, The Craft Kit.

We are so thrilled to bring back our curated lineup of independent designers, artists, makers and foodies under one roof. Start your maker wishlist, join the conscious shopping revolution, and invest in your community by shopping small and local. Want more? The full design directory is right here.

Indigenous Program

Top L – R: Taka Gin Co, Clothing The Gap, Emma Stenhouse Art, Ngarga Warendj, Pop Wilder, Gammin Threads

As we return to Melbourne during NAIDOC Week, we’re excited to be expanding our Indigenous Program with the support of Aboriginal Melbourne and City of Melbourne, welcoming 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned and operated businesses to the line-up! Discover the full Indigenous Program Lineup here.

Finders Keepers X Peppermint Magazine

Photos by Samee Lapham from the AW22 Brisbane/Meanjin Market.

The wonderful team from Peppermint Magazine are travelling down from Brisbane, joining us as our 2022 media partner! We’re big fans of this locally made mag choc-full of sustainability gems, brands doing good and free sewing patterns. We think you’ll love them too and for your chance to WIN one of 5 annual subscriptions, just pre-purchase an online ticket to Finders Keepers Melbourne and you’ll go in the running! Come along and say g’day to their wonderful team in person, snap a selfie, grab a sewing pattern and flip through their mags in the NEW Read & Refresh Lounge.

The FK BAR is BACK! Plus we’ve got a DJ!

Moon Dog Fizzers, DJ Small Fry (Photograph by Bri Hammond) & Minimum Wines

Join us Friday the 8th of July to escape the weekend crowds and shop with drink in hand as DJ Smallfry soundtracks the night. Our Melbourne mates Moon Dog and Minimum Wines will be at the FK bar all weekend long serving up refreshing bevvies to celebrate our market return.

For the kids

Snaps from Adventures in Cardboard by Mini Mad Things creator Eleanor Ford

We’re so lucky to have Mini Mad Things popping up at the Rathdowne entrance with an amazing activation for kids to discover and enjoy! Did somebody say cardboard cubbies? YEW!

Meet you at the markets!

Tickets: Pre-purchase tickets here or grab a ticket at the door.

Venue: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton – How to get there and parking info can be found here.

Opening Hours:

Friday 8th July 4pm – 9pm
Saturday 9th July 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10th July 10am – 5pm

Get Social:

Don’t forget you can follow along with all the action on our social media pages. We have our Facebook Event here (invite your market mates!) and 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. We’ll be re-sharing our favourites all weekend!

All set for an inspiring weekend? It’s time to BUY YOUR TICKETS and get ready to reconnect with Finders Keepers this July!

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